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Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.

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2017 could be the year of the sandboxed app

AppImages, snaps, and flatpaks will all try to make installing and running software on desktop Linux easier and safer.

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Bye bye, 2016: The Linux, Chromebook, and open-source stories of the year

A lot has happened in the world of open-source in 2016. Let's recap.

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4 easy Linux projects for newbies and intermediate users

Try a new Linux distro, create and OpenPGP keypair, set up your backup scheme, or build a NAS. Any of these projects will help you become a more experienced Linux user.

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5 gifts under $50 for open-source geeks

Want to do some last-minute shopping for the Linux and open-source nerds in your life? Here are five great ideas.

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Support open-source projects this giving season

There's a long tradition of donating to charities during the holidays. Open-source projects, which freely provide so many useful tools, are a deserving cause. Here are a few suggestions of how you can show your gratitude and give back.

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Fedora 25 makes Linux easy enough for anyone to try

Ubuntu, eat your heart out. Fedora 25 makes installation and setup simple enough for Linux newbies.

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Microsoft just joined the Linux Foundation, but end users won't notice right away

Under Satya Nadella, Microsoft has changed its tune regarding Linux, but don't expect to see Microsoft applications on a Linux deskotp.

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3 encryption tools for Linux that will keep your data safe

Know the pros and cons of Linux encryption methods, whether it's PGP, full-disk encryption, or an encrypted container.

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5 terminal commands every Linux newbie should know

Sometimes you'll need to use the terminal, but it's not as scary as you think.

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5 reasons to opt for a Linux rolling distro vs. a standard release

When it comes to Linux distributions, there two main methods for releasing software: a versioned system or a rolling release. Know which one is better for your needs.

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How to keep your Linux PC safe from exploits

The 9-year-old Dirty COW vulnerability was recently fixed, if you're running a patched kernal. Here's how to know if your Linux is safe.

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How to recover lost data using TestDisk

This free open-source tool can save a partition that's been overwritten and recover lost files.

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How to benchmark your Linux system

While the most common PC benchmarks are specific to Windows, there are a number of benchmarks available to Linux systems, and most of them are free.

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How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

You've paid good money for a high-resolution display. Here's how to enjoy it with Linux's GNOME desktop.