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Which Linux Package Manager (and Distro) Is Right for You?

As a new Linux user, you may be completely overwhelmed with the sheer number of choices you have when it comes to distributions you can install to your computer. What is the difference between Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Sabayon, or Arch? Ultimately, the short answer is: package management. Each distro offers users a unique method of… read more »

Linux Mint vs Ubuntu: Which Distro Should You Choose?

Linux Mint and Ubuntu are both known as two of the most newbie-friendly distros around. Ubuntu is the most popular — so much so that Linux Mint is based on it. But there are real differences between the two. Which one is right for you? Background Ubuntu began in 2004 when millionaire Mark Shuttleworth founded Canonical…. read more »

Tweak Your Own Custom Linux Distro with These Four Tools

Like Windows and Mac OS X, Linux offers a wealth of options for anyone wanting to tweak their operating system. But the nature of the open source world means that you can also create your own distro, burn it to disc and install it. These four tools will get you started. Tweaking Linux the Easy… read more »

10 Awesome GNOME Apps that Didn’t Come With Your Distro

The GNOME desktop is one of the most complete and accessible desktop environments in the Linux ecosystem. It’s the default experience in popular distributions like Fedora and Debian, and it’s one of the primary options available in most others. Regardless of which distribution you choose, when you fire up a GNOME desktop, the default applications… read more »