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Locked Up with Linux

The sheer versatility of the Linux kernel truly knows no bounds. It can be found, literally, everywhere. From your local...

Keeping Linux Clean

One of the great things about Linux is how stable it is over time. The biggest challenge with Linux is...

Skimming Files Before You Grep Them

Grep is a utility to find string patterns in text files. I cannot show you all the magic that grep...

Old iMac Ubuntu Studio Installation

On September 3rd, 2015 Joseph asked… Hi Matt, I have the opportunity to install Linux at work on a 5...

Extracting and Organizing with Bash

Extracting and Organizing with Bash

Long week? Yeah, me too. I have my heavy metal Linux band in the motel room and no customers to...

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...

Have We Passed Peak Distro?

There have been a lot of news reports and blog posts that have been making waves in my pond lately:...

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Shazam Music Search Alternative For Linux

Growing up in a time of vinyl records and 8-track cassettes, it’s safe to say that I have an appreciation...

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Learning The Linux File System

Before we get started, let’s avoid any confusion. There are two meanings to the term “File System” in the wonderful...

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Open FOSS Training

Over the years, I’ve ranted and complained about the state of FOSS documentation and the barrier to entry for the...

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Speeding Ahead with ZFS and VirtualBox

In total, I have about 20 virtual hosts I take care of across a few workstations. On one system alone,...

What Are Linux Meta-packages?

What Are Linux Meta-packages?

I was recently in a discussion about meta-packages, and realized many users don’t know what they are or what they...

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