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A Look at Linux Lite

A YouTuber I have followed for years just posted a series of videos about the new monster Linux computer he just built. This thing has an eight-core processor. Each core is multi-threaded, so his System Monitor reports 16 cores, mind you. It has 32 GB’s of memory, a video card with two cooling fans and… Read more »

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Schedule Tasks with Cron

I tell people who are curious about Linux that you really don’t need to open a terminal to run a Desktop. The terminal is a scary thing for noobs. They get the willies when you start talking about it. While it is true that modern desktops provide pretty much all the point-and-click functionality you could… Read more »

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Divided Over Ubuntu’s Unity

I find it very ironic that one of the most divisive things that ever hit the Linux scene is a Desktop Environment called Unity. For those of you who are late to the party, Unity was introduced by Canonical in 2010 and became the default desktop experience on Ubuntu with the release of Ubuntu 11.04…. Read more »

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Manage your Linux Box with htop

There is one application that I simply must have on every Linux system I install and that’s htop. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a virtual machine or installed on hardware. It doesn’t matter what distribution it is or whether the system is running a GUI Desktop Environment or not, I gotta have htop. It has… Read more »

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Thinking Outside The (Linux) Box

My washing machine has a leaky valve, it has had this problem for a while now. It comes and goes. Sometimes I hear it dripping water into the tank, sometimes I don’t. Now, some folks would run to call a service technician, or the more “DIY-minded” might attempt to replace the offending valve themselves. I,… Read more »

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Learning To Love Learning Linux

As 2015 comes to a close, I have come to realize a great truth: the best thing I ever did was to dump Windows and switch completely to Linux. I speak from my own experience but I also speak for many of my EzeeLinux clients who feel the same way. Of course, your mileage may… Read more »

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Making Backups with Grsync

Again and again, we are reminded by computer gurus to be sure to backup anything on our computers that we don’t want to lose. Still, you’d be amazed at how many users, both personal and professional, don’t bother to do so. I once had a nightmare scenario play out in a radio facility where the… Read more »

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The Dual Boot Deception

Traditionally, Linux developers have had a major obstacle to overcome to get folks to try Linux – the fact that the prospective user will have to install it. These days, most computers come pre-loaded with an operating system like Windows or Apple’s OS X. All you have to do is take the computer out of… Read more »

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Keeping Linux Clean

One of the great things about Linux is how stable it is over time. The biggest challenge with Linux is getting it installed, finding and configuring the software you need to get stuff done. Once you get that accomplished, it pretty much just runs. There’s not much in the way of system maintenance you have… Read more »

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Ubuntu Is BORING! And I LOVE it!

I have a friend who has a passion for bicycle racing. He has teenage boys who do very well in the sport and have won a lot of races. One of his sons flew to Belgium to compete this last summer. As you can imagine, he was a very proud father. I once casually showed… Read more »