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How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free

XP user, I am talking to you. In April 2014, your favorite operating system stopped being officially supported by Microsoft. Now, there's no reason for panic, but this is a good opportunity to start considering alternatives. Without going into too many details, the free and exciting option is to try Linux.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 17 to 17.2 - MATE Edition]

 

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Linux MintLinux Mint is one of the top free operating systems widely used in the world and currently receives the highest hits at DistroWatch.

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Put your virtual machines in Boxes

There are a lot of virtualization solutions. We even discussed a whole bunch here, some time back. A handful of these technologies are oriented at more advanced users, while others are suitable for newbies, too. If you ask a typical user, they will probably tell you they are using either VirtualBox or VMware, and possibly considering giving KVM or Xen a spin. How about bridging the gap? How about using an advanced tool with a simple interface?

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Tips and Tricks for Ubuntu after Installation [Ubuntu 14.04 - 15.04]

 

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Ubuntu UnityUbuntu is a free operating system or a Linux distribution ("distro") which currently receives the second highest hits after Linux Mint at DistroWatch.

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Rsync-based backup tools worth considering

One of the most overlooked aspects of computing is the sore, critical issue of keeping backups of personal data. Too many people ignore this, until it's too late, and then, all there's left to do is weep silently in front of a blank monitor. Whether it's negligence, innocent mistake, or a disk failure, the data is gone, forever.

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APTonCD lets you save bandwidth, speed up installations

Most Linux distributions pack a decent load of programs and tools, so when you install one, you do not really have to spend too much time tweaking and polishing and adding new stuff. The multi-hour ordeal of fixing the base operating system, the kind of thing that is rather popular with Windows users, is not a must with most Linux distributions. However, sometimes, no matter how well packaged the base image is, some customization might be necessary now and then.

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From newb to expert - best Linux distro for YOU!

You know how I like to rate distributions at the end of each year? Yes, you do. However, while I do try to make those articles be as impartial and fair as possible and encompass as broad spectrum of users as possible, they ultimately reflect one man's experience, me. Not bad, given my awesomeness, but still.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - MATE Edition]

 

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Linux MintLinux Mint is one of the top free operating systems widely used in the world and currently receives the highest hits at DistroWatch.

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Tips and Tricks for Linux Mint after Installation [Mint 13 to 16 - Cinnamon Edition]

 

Introduction

Linux MintLinux Mint is one of the top free operating systems widely used in the world and currently receives the highest hits at DistroWatch.

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