How to Restart KDE Plasma Desktop without Rebooting

KDE Plasma is a modular desktop and one of the best Linux desktop environments available. It is also one of the most customizable Desktop environments, and users can fine-tune everything from the panel to the icons (the widgets). Even though recent updates and changes have seen KDE (KDE Plasma 5) list among the most Lightweight Desktop Environments, running a Linux distribution with KDE Plasma desktop sometimes can be slow when left on an extended period.

How to mount USB drive in Linux

This post will give you a step-by-step guide on mounting your external USB Drive to your Linux system via the Terminal or command-line. If you are using an up-to-date Linux system with a modern Desktop Environment, your USB drive will show on the File Manager, and you can easily mount it by just clicking on it. This way, you don't have to use the Terminal or the shell command-line.

Linux vs. BSD: 10 Key Things You Need to Know

Both Linux and BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) are free, open-source, and based on Unix. Both systems also use many of the same applications and strive towards the same goal - developing the most stable and reliable operating system.

10 Linux Based Mini PCs to Buy in 2020

It won't be wrong to say that mini PCs have all the potential in the world to take over the computer market shortly. Not only do they save a lot of space on your computer desk but also work in a very power-efficient manner while also causing less noise. Although they could be a tad more expensive than regular desktop PCs, they will actually save you some money in the long run.

Ubuntu Vs. Fedora: Which One Should You Choose?

Both Ubuntu and Fedora are among the most popular Linux distros on the market. As such, there is an on-going debate in the Linux community concerning the better distro among the two - Ubuntu vs. Fedora.

Top 20 Linux Terminal Commands to try for a Beginner

Linux Terminal commands may give an impression of being complex to use for a beginner, but as you learn, you realize how easy, powerful, and effective they are. Tasks that could undergo multi-step processes through GUI can be executed quickly by typing commands into the terminal.

How to install (and uninstall) XFCE on Ubuntu

Xfce is an open-source and free desktop environment for Linux operating systems. Xfce is full of great features that make it easy to use. It consumes minimal memory and CPU, making it lightweight and fast compared to other Linux desktops, like GNOME and KDE.  An Xfce has two panels that hold the most used application launchers.

Linux Kernel 5.9: What’s New and How to Upgrade

The Linux Kernel 5.9 is now out and available for the masses. Like any other release, Kernel 5.9 introduces fantastic features along with updated drivers. The development of Linux kernel 5.9 started about two months ago when Linus Torvalds announced the first release candidate (RC) milestone.

Ubuntu Vs. Fedora: Which One Should You Choose?

Both Ubuntu and Fedora are among the most popular Linux distros on the market. As such, there is an on-going debate in the Linux community concerning the better distro among the two - Ubuntu vs. Fedora.

How to Manage Startup Programs on Ubuntu

On booting your Linux Operating System, the basic functionality's services are loaded immediately to the Linux Kernel and continue to run until the login screen appears. On logging-in, other services, including the desktop programs, are loaded. These are called 'startup applications' or 'startup programs.' We are not referring to services like the network manager; we talk of programs like Skype, torrent clients, browsers, and other such programs.

How to use Ctrl+Alt+Del to launch Task Manager on Ubuntu

If you have used the Windows operating system, you have probably used Ctrl + Alt + Del combination to launch the task manager. By default pressing the keyboard shortcut keys, CTRL+ALT+DEL in the Ubuntu system prompts a logout dialogue box of the GNOME desktop environment.

Ubuntu 20.10 New Features Review and How to Upgrade

The wait is finally over (almost) for all you Ubuntu fans out there. The latest version of Ubuntu, 20.10 codenamed "Groovy Gorilla," is currently available in the beta version. I have tested out the distro myself, and it is stable enough to take out for a spin.

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Linux vs. BSD: 10 Key Things You Need to Know

Both Linux and BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) are free, open-source, and based on Unix. Both systems also use many of the same applications and strive towards the same goal - developing the most stable and reliable operating system.

Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix Review

The Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix brings together Linux Mint's Cinnamon desktop with the Ubuntu Core. While some users are welcoming the new flavor of Ubuntu with open arms, others are scratching their heads, wondering where it fits in.

10 Linux Based Mini PCs to Buy in 2020

It won't be wrong to say that mini PCs have all the potential in the world to take over the computer market shortly. Not only do they save a lot of space on your computer desk but also work in a very power-efficient manner while also causing less noise. Although they could be a tad more expensive than regular desktop PCs, they will actually save you some money in the long run.

How to play League of Legends on Linux

League Of Legends is a game made into a snap, meaning that the software package can be installed and executed across different Linux distributions. Being among the largest footprints of any game in streaming media communities on platforms like Twitch and YouTube, installing it in your Linux system will be great. For our case, we will install it in Ubuntu distro.

How to install and use Slimbook Battery Saver on Ubuntu

Linux systems can be optimized into having longer battery usage, courtesy of Slimbook battery saver. Slimbook battery saver is an open-source tool which was created by the Slimbook hardware manufacturer (Manufactures and sells laptops running on Linux based operating systems). It is effective in GNOME, KDE, Cinnamon, Unity, and MATE desktop environment.

The 10 Best Linux Hex Editors

An Hex editor is a program that allows the user to view, edit, and manipulate binary files, which contain data that is readable by machines, but not humans. This is where hex editors come into play because unlike other programs and tools which interpret data from files, hex editors, on the other hand, offer the user an opportunity to edit the physical binary contents of a file.

The 10 Best Linux NAS Solutions

For those unfamiliar with what NAS is, it is an abbreviation for Network Attached Storage. It is a storage solution that is affordable and can be quickly built by anyone. Furthermore, servers are pretty expensive, and for small businesses, NAS offers the perfect data storage. However, if you are familiar with Linux, chances are you already know what you are doing since Linux is mostly used by people familiar with the tech.

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Nohup Linux command with examples

Typically, in Linux, when your connection drops or user log out from the system, your session will terminate, and all the processes executed from the terminal will stop. If you want a program or command to keep running in the background even after log out or exit from the system, you may have to use the nohup command.

Top 20 Linux Terminal Commands to try for a Beginner

Linux Terminal commands may give an impression of being complex to use for a beginner, but as you learn, you realize how easy, powerful, and effective they are. Tasks that could undergo multi-step processes through GUI can be executed quickly by typing commands into the terminal.

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How to install GUI to Ubuntu Server

Most server operating systems, including the Ubuntu Server, don't come with a Graphical User Interface. The main reason behind these is that the GUI takes much of the system resources to run essential server tasks. However, that doesn't mean you can install a GUI on your Ubuntu server.

Nohup Linux command with examples

Typically, in Linux, when your connection drops or user log out from the system, your session will terminate, and all the processes executed from the terminal will stop. If you want a program or command to keep running in the background even after log out or exit from the system, you may have to use the nohup command.

Top 20 Linux Terminal Commands to try for a Beginner

Linux Terminal commands may give an impression of being complex to use for a beginner, but as you learn, you realize how easy, powerful, and effective they are. Tasks that could undergo multi-step processes through GUI can be executed quickly by typing commands into the terminal.

How to Restart KDE Plasma Desktop without Rebooting

KDE Plasma is a modular desktop and one of the best Linux desktop environments available. It is also one of the most customizable Desktop environments, and users can fine-tune everything from the panel to the icons (the widgets). Even though recent updates and changes have seen KDE (KDE Plasma 5) list among the most Lightweight Desktop Environments, running a Linux distribution with KDE Plasma desktop sometimes can be slow when left on an extended period.

FreeBSD 12.2: What You Need to Know and How to Upgrade

The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team just announced the release and availability of FreeBSD 12.2 to the masses. It is the third and final release of the stable/12 branch. This post will cover the features and changes you can expect with FreeBSD 12.2 release. We will also give you a step-by-step guide on how to upgrade from your current version to FreeBSD 12.2-RC3.

How to mount USB drive in Linux

This post will give you a step-by-step guide on mounting your external USB Drive to your Linux system via the Terminal or command-line. If you are using an up-to-date Linux system with a modern Desktop Environment, your USB drive will show on the File Manager, and you can easily mount it by just clicking on it. This way, you don't have to use the Terminal or the shell command-line.

How to work with Files in Python

Python is an amazing programming language for most tasks such as web development, AI, automation, or any general programming. Working with files and folders is important because we have to use them to automate tasks or store data and various other similar tasks.

Working with Numbers in Python

In this tutorial, we will learn about the processing that can be done with numbers in python. To work with this tutorial, it is recommended to install the latest version of python. You can refer to our tutorial for installing the latest version of python on Linux. If you use other operating systems, switch to python official website and download a binary from there.

How to play League of Legends on Linux

League Of Legends is a game made into a snap, meaning that the software package can be installed and executed across different Linux distributions. Being among the largest footprints of any game in streaming media communities on platforms like Twitch and YouTube, installing it in your Linux system will be great. For our case, we will install it in Ubuntu distro.

How to create Cron Jobs on Linux

Cron or Cron job is a time-based scheduler common in Linux/Unix systems. It schedules specified user tasks to run periodically in fixed date, time, or intervals. Most of these tasks are scripts to perform functions like backups and more. To create these cron jobs, we use the crontab commands. A crontab is a UNIX command/utility used to create and manage cron jobs.

Distro Flashback: What happened to Cub Linux?

If you're a hardcore Linux enthusiast, the chances are that you would have at least heard of Cub Linux at some point in your life. However, if that's not the case and you feel like learning more about it, allow FOSSLinux to tell you guys all about what Cub Linux stood for, its history, and what it had to bring to the table.

How to install (and uninstall) XFCE on Ubuntu

Xfce is an open-source and free desktop environment for Linux operating systems. Xfce is full of great features that make it easy to use. It consumes minimal memory and CPU, making it lightweight and fast compared to other Linux desktops, like GNOME and KDE.  An Xfce has two panels that hold the most used application launchers.

Linux vs. BSD: 10 Key Things You Need to Know

Both Linux and BSD (Berkeley Software Distribution) are free, open-source, and based on Unix. Both systems also use many of the same applications and strive towards the same goal - developing the most stable and reliable operating system.