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  • 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 you’re gonna stick to just having one Linux machine to play around with and you’re not gonna need to think too much about networking.” Well, let me tell you that it just doesn’t work that… Read more »

  • 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. Not that I’m saying the NetworkManager program is bad, because it actually has been getting better. But the fact of the matter is that I’m a networking guy and a server guy, so I need… Read more »

  • 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 the operating system we all know and love (and grieve for) Mandrake. Back then, I wasn’t really all that interested in open source software. Heck, all I really cared about Mandrake was the fact that… Read more »

  • Web Server File Permissions Mystery Solved

    Ever wonder if this whole Linux thing is actually unholy devil worship? If you’ve ever worked on web server file permissions, you might think so. They take the right amount of searching and just short of not too much coffee for solving when a problem presents itself. (Already, I’ve probably had too much coffee, as… Read more »

  • Recommended Linux Distro

    On August 10th, 2015 Jory asked… I’ve taken on Linux a few times, tried everything from Ubuntu to Mint, even tried setting up and running Gentoo on my own. In the end however, I always default back to Windows. I don’t know if it’s because I’m an avid gamer and installing games on Linux can… Read more »

  • Builder

    Building My Own Ubuntu

    You probably don’t need to build your own distribution of Linux. There are already so many to choose from and with a bit of research, I bet you can find one all prepackaged and ready to download that will do what you want it to. Right? Then again, why shouldn’t you? Even well seasoned Linux… Read more »

  • What do you do with bugs?

    Software bugs are an everyday fact of life, and the sad truth is we’re never going to be free of them. What causes them, and what we can do when we encounter them is what we’ll explore here. Anyone who develops software starts on their own computer. They have a specific make and model of… Read more »

  • Transcribe Speech To Text With Linux And Google

    Sometimes in life, you run into situations where turning a voice recording into a text document is necessary. Perhaps this is from an interview for a news publication or perhaps you need to transcribe a verbal lecture from school. On Windows and OS X, there are a number of software programs that can help with… Read more »

  • Introducing Jed Reynolds

    I’m honored that Matt Hartley asked me to contribute to Freedom Penguin. In upcoming articles, I’ll be sharing some stories about things I’ve learned during my journey as a professional programmer analyst. I program in multiple languages like Java, Perl, bash, and also write end user documentation in PHP and do my own CSS. I… Read more »