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5 of the Best Linux Educational Software and Games for Kids

  • Make Tech Easier; By Kenneth Kimari (Posted by damien on Aug 14, 2018 11:54 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Linux comes with plenty of educational software and games for kids. These are 5 of the best Linux educational software to keep your kids ahead of the game.

The Beginner’s Guide to the dpkg Command in Debian-Based Linux Distro

  • Make Tech Easier; By Michael Aboagye (Posted by damien on Aug 11, 2018 7:57 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian, Linux
Dpkg is the low-level tool that every Debian-based distro uses to manage their software. Here we show you the basics of the dpkg command and its usage.

Why and How to Edit Your Sudoers File in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Aug 7, 2018 10:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Within your Linux system, there’s a file called “sudoers” which permits or denies users from gaining super-user access and holds some special preferences for sudo.

5 of the Best Linux Games to Play in 2018

  • Make Tech Easier; By Robert Zak (Posted by damien on Aug 2, 2018 9:46 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
There are plenty of games released for the Linux platform this year. From indie hits to glorious RPGs, here are our choices of the best Linux games so far.

How to Choose a Linux Distro (Without Trying them All)

It might be hard to choose the Linux distro that suits you most. Here are some common factors to consider when choosing your distro of choice.

7 of the Best KDE Plasma Themes for Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 31, 2018 9:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: KDE, Linux
KDE Plasma truly is a beautifully-designed Linux desktop. With so many themes to choose from, these are some of the best KDE Plasma themes around.

How to Mount an ISO File in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 28, 2018 9:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
ISO files are a common way of shipping software installers and storing data. Mounting an ISO file on Linux is simple, whether you use your desktop or the CLI.

How to Force User to Change Password in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 27, 2018 5:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
There are a number of good reasons to force a user to change their password on Linux. Find out how to perform this vital security task.

How to Flush the DNS Cache on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 26, 2018 11:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Flushing your DNS cache can help to clear things out and possibly speed up domain name resolution. Learn several ways to clean out your DNS cache on Linux.

The Beginner’s Guide to the pwd Command in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Michael Aboagye (Posted by damien on Jul 25, 2018 10:17 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
The pwd command is one of the most basic commands in Linux. Here we will learn how to use pwd to output the full path name of your current directory.

How to Install and Play World of Warcraft on Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 24, 2018 2:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
World of Warcraft is still easily the most popular MMORPG. Learn how to install and play World of Warcraft on Ubuntu.

How Linux Makes Your Life Easier

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on Jul 20, 2018 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Linux is always perceived as complicated and hard to use. On the contrary, its philosophy and functionality can actually make your life easier.

What is Hostname in Linux and How Can You Change It?

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 17, 2018 3:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Hostnames are an important piece of the Linux networking puzzle. They let you easily access Linux systems across a network with a name instead of an IP.

Opening Graphical Application with Root Permission – gksu Alternatives in Ubuntu 18.04

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 12, 2018 5:54 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
If you still need to open applications with root permission, these are some gksu alternatives in Ubuntu 18.04.

How to Manage Your User Password from the Terminal in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Jul 11, 2018 11:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Passwords in Linux can be managed directly with the passwd command. This will show how you can use it to manage your user password in Linux.

How to Check for Open Ports in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Michael Aboagye (Posted by damien on Jul 10, 2018 11:38 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
When you are troubleshooting networking issues in Linux, you will need to know which ports are open.

How to Run Windows Apps on Android with Wine

  • Make Tech Easier; By Tracey Rosenberger (Posted by damien on Jul 7, 2018 2:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Android
A new Wine Project has rolled out which is compatible with your Android devices. Learn how you can run Windows apps on your Android device now with Wine.

Mastering the “Kill” Command in Linux

  • Make Tech Easier (Posted by damien on Jul 6, 2018 5:17 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
When an app misbehaves, it is best to kill it before it crashes the system. Check out the various ways you can use to kill a process in Linux.

How to Make Your Server Invisible with Knockd

When you have a server that is publicly accessible, hackers can easily scan your IP address and check for open ports (particularly port 22 that is used for SSH) on your server. One way to hide your server from hackers is knockd. Knockd is a is a port-knock server.To prevent hackers from accessing the open ports in your Linux server, you can use Knockd to hide running services.

The Beginner's Guide to pstree Command on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Jun 27, 2018 8:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
pstree is a useful command for displaying running processes in Linux. Find out how it works in this article.

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