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If you are ready to take a plunge into Linux, FOSSLinux has covered most of helpful tutorials starting from beginner level to the expertise level. This section is a good starting point. While we thrive to provide you the best content, you can suggest topics you want us to cover and we will try to get it published for you.

The 6 Best Ways to View Files in Linux

Text files are an essential and integral part of any given computer system. Configuration files, programming scripts, and even documents created by users are all simple text files. Also though now there are several document formats, in the initial days of Linux, there were mostly plain text files in use. Consequently, there had to be several ways of reading text files in Linux.

5 Things to do when your Linux system GUI freezes

All operating systems freeze at some point and, Linux distributions are no exceptions. In this post, we are going to look at five methods you can apply to your frozen system before thinking of plugging out the power cable or holding down the power button to power off the PC.

What is UID in Linux, How to Find and Change it

If you have interacted with Linux systems, there is a probability you have come across these two words, UID and GID. If you have no clear idea about them, then follow along with this article.

Cinnamon Vs. GNOME: Which one is for you?

One great thing about Linux based systems is the variety of choices that the users have to choose from as per their liking. Users get a lot of options to choose from in the case of almost every aspect of the system, be it package managers, desktop environments, applications, and even bootloaders (if your hardware supports them).

Decentralized Web and P2P Networking Explained

Do you send an image to one of your friends through an online service? The image that you sent is actually uploaded to a central server of the service that you are using. Your friend basically gets a link to that file and can see it or download it from there. Is your file safe and who owns it now? This is how decentralization and p2p networking affects what you do on the web.

What are Linux logs, and where to find them

All Linux distributions store log files for boot processes, programs, and other key events that take place on your system. These files may be a useful resource for troubleshooting system issues. Typically, the Linux log files are saved in plain ASCII text format. In today's tutorial, we're going to guide you through different types of Linux logs, how to find them, and how to read them.

Bash For Loop statement with practical examples

Tne essential feature of every computer programming language is the ability to execute a piece of code repeatedly. It saves a lot of time and also reduces the lines of code in a program. Bash programming enables users to run a task again and again by use of Loops. In this article, we will look at the For Loop statement.

How to check all the running services in Linux

When using any Linux distribution, some processes and services run alongside. Some can be running in the background even without users' knowledge. Having unnecessary services running can consume much of the system resources or also pose a security issue if measures are not put into consideration.