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The Bigger Linux Metaphor

Who was it that said that Linux was like lumber? Was that Doc Searls? I don’t think it was Mad...

Bash Script

Bashing Your Shell: Shell Scripting Boot Camp

Spend enough time on the command line and you’ll eventually want to do many tasks…that take some intricate commands…repeatedly. A...

Switching to Linux

Making the switch from Windows to Linux

I have been helping folks break away from Windows and switch to either Linux Mint or Ubuntu for a while...

Awesome Window Manager

Exploring Tiling Window Managers

If you have a low-resource computer, one with a small screen like some laptops, or are even someone just looking...

Managing User Accounts and Passwords

Back when I was just another user…. While reviewing the video that goes along with this article, my mind drifted...

SSH

How to Setup SSH Keys on a Linux System

On September 9th, 2015 Chris L. asked… Hello Matt and the Freedom Penguin staff! I have a question about generating...

Using Command Line Aliases – Frequently

Back in 1994, when I had been using SunOS for three years and Linux for almost two years, people started...

Pogoplug_Mobile

Schedule FiOS Router Reboots with a Pogoplug

There are few things in life more irritating than having your Internet go out. This is often caused by your...

tmux with weechat, mc and w3m in panes

The X First Aid Kit For Linux

If you spend some time on Linux-based social media sites or forums, you inevitably see posts where a user is...

Samba

Sharing Files with Samba the Easy Way

Yeah, I hear you talking but I don’t believe a word. “You say you’re gonna keep it simple.” “You say...

interfaces

WiFi Without Network Manager Frippery

Back in my day, sonny…there was a time when you could make your networking work without the network manager applet....

Fox Character Shruggin at the Reader

Why Open Source Software?

Hi, my name is Albert Westra. Back when I was around 12 years old, my best friend introduced me to...

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