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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the logsave command

In today’s 2-minute Linux Tip, we’re going to look at a command that you might never have heard of. It’s called logsave, and it allows you to selectively add command output to a file.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the ping command

In today’s 2-minute tip, we’re going to look at the ping command – a favorite tool for some very easy troubleshooting.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the crontab command

Today’s 2-minute tip covers crontab – the tool used to schedule tasks that will run automatically on the day and time that you specify.

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Why not the best? Why not Linux Mint?

All of your arguments against desktop Linux are outdated and irrelevant.

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How to make Windows go Linux with Cygwin

It gives you a Linux-like environment and access to thousands of Linux programs.

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Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

Decisions made years ago about which operating system to roll out can affect corporate security today. Of the big three in widespread use, one can credibly be called the most secure.

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The 5 best Linux distros for the enterprise: Red Hat, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and more

A variety of high-quality Linux distributions allow you to expand your Linux OS deployments beyond the data center. Here are five that fit the bill.

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Seven Linux apps that will change how you work

Here are seven killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about – everything from GnuCash for accounting to GIMP for image editing to GnoTime for time management.

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10 obscure (but useful) desktop Linux distros

You’ve likely heard of Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora, but there are strange, lesser-known versions of Linux worth knowing about.

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Chrome Remote Desktop [How to connect two devices remotely]

Want to access a computer from another desktop or a mobile device? Here's how to use Google's Remote Desktop to make the connection.

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Step aside, Windows! Open source and Linux are IT’s new security headache

The Equifax breach is the latest example of attackers targeting open-source software in the enterprise.

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5 free screen-recording apps for Linux

All of these open-source software tools for Linux let you record video of what’s happening on your screen, and some let you live-stream it to YouTube or Facebook Live as well.

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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Lenovo's new workstation is 'Tiny' but packs a punch

Windows users working in tight spaces who are looking for a small workstation with multiple display ports and solid processing power have a new contender to check out: the ThinkStation P320 Tiny.

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS -- with containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Microsoft wants to control your Windows 10 desktop. Now are you ready to try a Linux desktop?

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Which Linux distros should newbies use?

A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use.

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Eleven-year-old root Linux kernel flaw found and patched

Linux system administrators should watch for kernel updates for their distributions and apply them as soon as possible because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

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