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How to Emulate Android Apps on Linux

If you’re a hardcore Android fan, you’re probably aware that your favorite mobile operating system descends from Linux. We’ve covered in the past how Android is based on open source components, and that the Linux kernel is one of those. It stands to reason then that if they’re so close, it should be relatively easy… read more »

3 Best Cheap Linux Laptops to Save Money

Linux often gets associated with being cheap. It’s a bit unfair, but it’s true that you can save some big bucks if you buy a computer with a free operating system. So how inexpensive can you go? Check out these best cheap Linux laptops to save money. Yes, you can install Linux on just about… read more »

Why You Should Try Switching Linux Operating Systems

If you’ve ever felt your current Linux operating system lacking in some ways, there are a number of things you can do to help fix this. It’s easy to adjust your desktop’s look and feel, for example, sometimes to amazing degrees. Switching regularly between different Linux operating systems (better known as distro hopping) is one… read more »

8 Ways Linux Can Improve Your New Year

A new year is upon us. For many, this is a time of change and reflection. This isn’t just a matter of adjusting what we do, but what we use. What we use just so happens to impact what we do. That’s why it’s great to be a Linux user as we go into 2018…. read more »

5 Electron Apps for Linux You Should Try Today

Programs written using the Electron framework don’t have the best reputations. A lot of this has to do with the way they seem to use up a lot of resources. They are, after all, based off Google’s Chrome web browser, with all the benefits and trappings of it. That’s not to say that all of… read more »

You Can Now Install Spotify on Linux as a Snap

Linux users rejoice! As Spotify is now much easier to install on most Linux distributions. This is because the Spotify desktop app is now available as a snap, which makes it really easy to install and use without the need to install any other software first. It seems Christmas has come early. Spotify has been… read more »

8 Gift Ideas for Linux Lovers to Fit Every Budget

Linux users are a discerning bunch. Part of the reason they choose this operating system is because they like things just so. Open source software allows them to tweak things to achieve that. It follows that they might be the same way in other areas of their lives, which means they’re probably difficult to buy… read more »

Which of These 5 Linux Shells Is Best?

Happy using the bash shell in Linux? Or would you prefer to try out an alternative? There’s tsch, fish, KornShell, and Z Shell to choose from. But which of these Linux shells is best? What Is a Shell? Usually, when you write an application, it’s done in a high-level language that humans can understand. Examples… read more »

Switch from Windows to Linux and Get Up and Running in Minutes

I’ve long dual-booted my computer with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04, but a recent issue with a Windows driver left me high and dry. With only one operating system to choose from, I suddenly had to use Linux exclusively. Incredibly, it took just a few minutes to get up and running. Now I’m using Ubuntu… read more »