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Linux Operating System

What Is the Android Operating System?
Google's Android operating system is a version of Linux customized for mobile devices, developed by the company Android Inc., which was purchased by Google. It has gone through many updates, each version give the name of a different dessert. More ...

Linux Server Hardening
For today's computing platforms, ease of access and openness is essential for web based communications. This is at odds with the increased necessity for comprehensive security measures in a world full of malware and hacking threats. More ...

Setting Up a Linux Modem
Almost all modems manufactured today are software modems, usually referred to as winmodems. Even though we pay a lot for a winmodem, they are cheap to manufacture because they use very little electronics. More ...

Migrating to Linux: Installing Software
The typical approach to get software installed on your computer is to get it from a vendor and run the install program. With Linux there is a central repository of software. Just about any program you might want will be in a list of available packages that you can install. More ...

Easy Way to Install Linux
Windows, Apple MAC OS, and Chrome are operating systems designed primarily to be marketing devices that wrestle you to their stores. May people are getting fed up with this, that's why Linux is becoming so popular. More ...

Basic Linux File and Directory Commands
This article explains the basic Linux file and directory commands used in their simple forms. How to determine you location in the directory hierarchy, create a directory, delete a directory, create a new file, move a file, copy a file, delete a file, and more. More ...

What is Linux?
Linux is an operating system that was not created by a corporation or by someone out to make money. The Linux core was created by Linus Torvalds who wanted to create a Unix-like system that would work on home computers. More ...

What You Need to Know to Set Up a Simple Firewall in Linux
Like any other OS, Linux needs to be protected with a firewall. Essentially, a firewall is a protective fence that keeps unwanted external data and software out and sensitive internal data and software in. More ...

Welcome to the world of Knoppix
Knoppix is a bootable CD with a collection of GNU/Linux software, automatic hardware detection, and support for many graphics cards, sound cards, SCSI and USB devices and other peripherals. It is not necessary to install anything on a hard disk. More ...

Setting Up a Basic Ethernet LAN on a Linux PC
When you install most the Linux distributions on a PC connected with an Ethernet card, the Linux kernel automatically detects the Ethernet card and installs the appropriate drivers. The installer also lets you set up TCP/IP networking. More ...

How to Dual Boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 8
If you want to have access to both a Windows and Linux environment on your computer, this guide will show you an easy way to have that using Windows XP and Ubuntu 8. It is assumed that you already have Windows XP installed on your computer and that you have Ubuntu 8 Desktop Edition downloaded and burned onto a CD already. More ...

How to Protect Files and Directories in Linux
In Linux, you can protect the files through file ownership and the permission settings that control who can read, write, or execute the file. More ...