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Linux is an Open Source computer operating system designed primarily for the PC but also available for a wide range of other systems. These tutorials can be of benefit to beginners looking to get started in the world of Linux computing.

 

Switching from Windows to Linux
4th September 2016Linux
Windows 10 has been out for over a year now, and for the most part, it has been accepted well. Still, some people aren't happy with the privacy issues and the sheer amount of tracking, not to mention the security issues, and so may be looking for an alternative...
Using Grep to Search for Text in Linux
22nd August 2016Linux
Grep is a Unix tool used for finding text within files. This tool is very simple to use, much misunderstood and very powerful. It is an essential command to master when using Unix and Linux.
Beginners guide to Reading and Finding Files in Linux
21st August 2016Linux
Linux contains many, many, ways for accessing files, reading and writing to them. In this article, we look at a few ways to read and write files using basic Linux commands.
Understanding Linux File Permissions
24th July 2016Linux
Linux File Permissions specify who can do what with files or directories and in this tutorial, we'll look at how to set Linux permissions on files and directories and how ownership works.
How to Archive, Compress and Extract files in Linux
24th July 2016Linux
It's often useful to be able to archive multiple files into a single file, for backup or organisation reasons. These archives are often compressed to save disk space. Read on and find out how to archive, compress and extract files in Linux.
Linux Piping and Redirection
18th June 2016Linux
Every program which is run on the command line has three data streams and piping and redirection can be used to connect these streams between programs and files to direct data in interesting and useful ways.
Installing MCrypt and cURL on Ubuntu Server
16th July 2013Linux
For some unknown reason, the default installation of PHP on Ubuntu Server does not install two popular (and often required) extensions - MCrypt and cURL. This guide shows you how to install and configure these two extensions.
Long Delay After Entering Username via SSH
16th December 2012Linux
For a while now I have been plagued with long delay after entering username each time I log into my Ubuntu server via SSH. Very annoying!