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Installing Linux on a Chromebook isn't difficult--if you know what you're doing.
Can your PC run Linux? Probably. But here's how to find out for sure.
Windows 10 or Linux Mint? You can have it both ways, but there are a few tricks for doing it right.
Installing Linux isn't as easy as it used to be, thanks to the Secure Boot requirements enforced by recent versions of Windows.
Linux is famous for its open-source nature, but sometimes you just need to use proprietary drivers or codecs. Here's how to do so on many of the top Linux distros.
Nvidia's power-saving Optimus technology is available on Linux, but the experience is far from smooth out of the box. Here's how to fix it.
PPAs are a great way for Linux users to install software that's unavailable in central repositories, but carry some risks you need to be aware of.
Trying Linux is easy--you can even install it on a USB drive or disc to try it out before committing. Enter the world of open-source here.
You could pay someone to take care of these repairs for you, but you'd be surprised how easy they are with a little patience.
Sure, you can run Windows and Linux, or two versions of Windows, all on the same PC. Just follow these steps to do it right.
Just as Windows 10 is finally adding virtual desktops, many Linux environments are hiding workspaces by default. Here's everything you need to know to start using one of Linux's best features.
Sick of seeing shopping results for the movie "The Terminator Theme" when you search Ubuntu for "Terminal"? Here's how to disable those annoying online search results.
Virtual memory can expand your PC's capabilities, but it will also slow it down. Understanding the swap file will help you make the right decision.
Get Microsoft's beta operating system on a virtual drive or right on your hard drive.