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Facebook Twitter - Linux Hardware Compatibility Lists & Linux Drivers. Knoppix by aleosd. Best Free Software for Linux. Linux, occasionally referred to as GNU/Linux, is an open source and free operating system predominantly known for its use in servers, but has increasingly become commonplace in desktop, notebook and netbook computers in recent years after newer and enhanced versions of Linux distributions, Ubuntu or Linux Mint for example, are developed and offered free to users.

Best Free Software for Linux

While you can get the Linux system and use it for free, you can also run on the system a wide range of free applications such as well-known and commonly-used software including Firefox web browser and the LibreOffice application suite. Among various free applications, here you might find the best free software for Linux, including those products reviewed and recommended by our editors in the various sections. This is a multi-page article. To quickly find what you want, either check out the Page Index below or view everything as one huge page by clicking here Page Index: Read this article in Spanish (Español) New and Updated Apps: HowToMD5SUM. When one has downloaded an ISO file for installing or trying Ubuntu, it is recommended to test that the file is correct and safe to use.

The MD5 calculation gives a checksum (called a hash value), which must equal the MD5 value of a correct ISO. The program is designed to verify data integrity using the MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm 5) 128-bit cryptographic hash. MD5 hashes used properly can confirm both file integrity and authenticity. In terms of integrity, an MD5 hash comparison detects changes in files that would cause errors. The possibility of changes (errors) is proportional to the size of the file; the possibility of errors increase as the file becomes larger. In terms of security, cryptographic hashes such as MD5 allow for authentication of data obtained from insecure mirrors.

While security flaws in the MD5 algorithm have been uncovered, MD5 hashes are still useful when you trust the organization that produces them. Check the iso file Manual method. How to Get Help With a Command from the Linux Terminal: 8 Tricks for Beginners & Pros Alike. Whether you’re an inexperienced terminal user or a grizzled veteran, you won’t always know the right thing to type into the Linux terminal.

How to Get Help With a Command from the Linux Terminal: 8 Tricks for Beginners & Pros Alike

There are quite a few tools built into the terminal to help you along. These tricks will help you find the command to use, figure out how to install it, learn how to use it, and view detailed information about it. None of these tricks require an Internet connection. Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with Ubuntu. Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), Reviewed In Depth : Introduction. Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) has arrived, and we have the scoop on everything you need to know about Canonical's latest Linux, along with the usual review and benchmarks.

Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), Reviewed In Depth : Introduction

Is this the change we've been waiting for, or is the Natty Narwhal a fail whale? A couple of weeks ago, Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, launched Ubuntu 11.04 'Natty Narwhal', one of the most highly anticipated and controversial desktop Linux distributions ever introduced. What makes Natty a landmark release is the inclusion of the brand new Canonical-developed Unity user interface. Unity replaces the GNOME 2 shell that served as Ubuntu's default UI since the distribution's inception. The timing of Canonical's decision polarized both the Ubuntu and GNOME communities, as the GNOME project also recently finalized GNOME 3.

Some Ubuntu resources for beginners. Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [for Ubuntu 12.04] Ubuntu is a free operating system or a Linux distribution ("distro") which currently receives the second highest hits after Linux Mint at DistroWatch .

Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [for Ubuntu 12.04]

Starting from the version of 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu used Unity as a default user interface for the GNOME-3 desktop environment. The Ubuntu guide for displaced Windows users. With Windows 8 pushing a “touch-first” desktop interface—Microsoft’s words, not ours—and with Valve’s Steam on Linux beginning to bring much-needed games and popular attention to the oft-overlooked operating system, there’s never been a better time to take Linux out for a test drive.

The Ubuntu guide for displaced Windows users

Dipping your toes into the penguin-filled waters of the most popular open-source ecosystem is easy, and you don't have to commit to switching outright to Linux. You can install it alongside your current Windows system, or even try it without installing anything at all. The Power User's Guide to Unity. 12 Things I did After Installing New Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal released, reviewed.

12 Things I did After Installing New Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal"

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal beta is already here and in a few days time, the final release will happen. We have already reviewed the latest Ubuntu 11.04 and we think it is ready for prime time, well, almost. We did encounter some amount of instability in the new Ubuntu Unity mostly because of Compiz, but overall we believe Ubuntu 11.04 is going to be a release to look forward for. My Effort at Writing Help for Unity. I told the kind folks in #ubuntu-doc that I'd give it go, writing up some documentation for Unity.

My Effort at Writing Help for Unity

Here's a first draft of my best effort. I'm hopeful that the real pros at this can mine this material for making nice official documentation. I'm hoping that thay can cut and paste from here into their docs, or at least can edit the content to something they like, but maybe get going a little faster since there is something to change, rather than having to start fresh.

Linux. Unity (Ubuntu 11.04) 17 Essential Linux Resources That You Shouldn’t Miss. Technology, Software, Tips and Tricks, Downloads and a bit of fun A New Morning 17 Essential Linux Resources That You Shouldn’t Miss by Umar on May 25th, 2009 · 11 Comments Linux is one of our favorite topics, have covered some nifty topics on linux in the past. Today, we are covering a Wide Collection of Linux Apps which include Image Viewers, Video Editors, News Aggregators, Backup Tools & Guides etc. Beginners. The best site to learn about choosing, using and installing Linux for beginners. Glossary. Ubuntu and other Linux distributions often use a number of terms that are unfamiliar to Windows or Mac users.


This glossary is a concise guide to this terminology for new Ubuntu users. If you quote external content, please add a suitable reference. 3D - Having three dimensions; height, width and depth. See also: Wikipedia 3D disambiguation page, with many 3D related articles. add-on - Software that can be added into an installed application. Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know.

An operating system that doesn’t cost a dime, runs well on both old and new hardware, has a gorgeous user interface with modern effects, and offers a staggering variety of modern software – what’s not to like?

Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know

And yet, making your first steps into the world of Linux can often feel like a daunting experience. These days, Ubuntu and other modern Linux distributions usually install without a hitch (and without requiring any knowledge), but as you move forward using them, you will inevitably come across all sorts of terminology that isn’t always clearly explained. That’s why I’ve prepared a quick list of the most important Linux terms and definitions that you should know, each explained in the simplest possible way. They’re arranged in order of priority, rather than alphabetically: I’ve tried to put the most common or important terms first. Getting Started with Linux: The Complete Guide.