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What Are the Hidden Files in my Linux Home Directory For?

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Oct 18, 2017 8:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Do you know that your Home directory in your Linux system contains a lot of hidden files and folders? Here are some of the uses of the hidden files in Linux.

How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Gnome

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Oct 12, 2017 12:08 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME, Linux
HiDPI screens have been a sore spot for Linux users for a long time. GNOME 3.26 introduced fractional scaling to help improve the Linux desktop experience.

10 Free Linux Productivity Apps You Haven’t Heard Of

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on Oct 10, 2017 3:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Productivity apps can make your work easier. If you are a Linux user, these 10 lesser-known free productivity apps for the Linux desktop can help you.

10 Games You Can Play on Linux with Wine

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Oct 6, 2017 10:18 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Games, Linux
Wine doesn’t get the credit it deserves for bringing great games to Linux. Here are 10 popular games that you can play on Linux with Wine.

How to Install Wine Gallium Nine in Linux for Near-Native Gaming Performance

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Oct 4, 2017 9:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Gaming in Wine on Linux can be cumbersome. The Gallium Nine patches let you play Windows games with DirectX 9 at near native levels of performance!

How to Use the ZFS Filesystem on Ubuntu Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 29, 2017 11:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
ZFS is an excellent filesystem for storing your data. Learn how to install and use ZFS and its powerful capabilities on Ubuntu Linux.

8 Tools to Easily Create Your Own Custom Linux Distro

  • Make Tech Easier; By Ada Ivanova (Posted by damien on Sep 27, 2017 9:36 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
You may want to create your own custom Linux distro for your mum or dad to use. Here are 8 of the best tools to customize and create your own Linux distro.

How to Install and Use Kliqqi on Ubuntu to Create Your Own Social Community

  • Make Tech Easier; By Jackson Mwendwa (Posted by damien on Sep 25, 2017 5:06 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Kliqqi is a content management system that allows you to create your own social networks. This article will show you how to install Kliqqi on Ubuntu.

How to Get Desktop Notifications from the Linux Command Line

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 21, 2017 2:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
It would be helpful if your Linux scripts and terminal commands could send you desktop notifications. Well, they can, and it's super easy to set up!

How to Set Up and Use AbanteCart on Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Jackson Mwendwa (Posted by damien on Sep 21, 2017 10:20 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
AbanteCart is a free open source shopping cart software that you can use to start your own online shop . Learn how you can install, setup and use AbanteCart on Ubuntu.

How to Restore the Legacy System Tray in GNOME Shell

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 20, 2017 2:31 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: GNOME
GNOME 3.26 completely removes the legacy system tray at the top of your desktop. Learn how to bring it back with the TopIcons Plus extension.

5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives to Build Your Own Small Computer

The Raspberry Pi is not the only single board computer available. There are several others that are worth a look. Check out these Raspberry Pi alternatives.

How to Create Color Schemes to Match Your Wallpaper on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 16, 2017 6:42 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Wal is a script to change the color scheme of your Linux desktop when you change the wallpaper. Learn how to easily create a color scheme to match your wallpaper in Linux.

How to Integrate KDE Connect with GNOME Shell

Learn how to integrate KDE Connect with GNOME Shell desktop using MConnect to take advantage of all of the awesome Android integration that it provides!

Essential Tools for Producing High Quality Podcasts on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Alexander Fox (Posted by damien on Sep 7, 2017 2:24 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Mac and Windows users have plenty of options for podcast production. For Linux users here are some awesome tools for producing high-quality podcasts on Linux.

How to Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in Ubuntu

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Sep 6, 2017 2:41 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Two-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to your accounts. Learn how you can easily set up two-factor authentication on Ubuntu.

How to Manage Nvidia Optimus Chipsets in Ubuntu with Bumblebee

  • Make Tech Easier; By Jackson Mwendwa (Posted by damien on Aug 31, 2017 9:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Bumblebee allows you to use the dedicated nVidia GPU for rendering when needed and to power it down when not in use. Learn how to use Bumblebee in Ubuntu.

How to Monitor Linux System Health and Performance with Netdata

  • Make Tech Easier; By Jackson Mwendwa (Posted by damien on Aug 30, 2017 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Roundups; Groups: Linux
Looking to monitor Linux system performance? Netdata is a lightweight tool for health monitoring & distributed real time performance of Linux machines.

How to Connect to a VPN Automatically on Linux

  • Make Tech Easier; By Nick Congleton (Posted by damien on Aug 29, 2017 3:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Most Linux distros come with a VPN client for you to connect to VPN manually. This tutorial shows you the way to connect to a VPN automatically on Linux.

How to Fix a Bootloop on Your Android Device

  • Make Tech Easier; By Robert Zak (Posted by damien on Aug 26, 2017 8:01 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Android
If you are experiencing a bootloop issue after flashing a custom ROM, here are some ways to help you get out of the bootloop to get your phone working again.

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