Unlike Windows and OS X, Linux allows you to fully customize not only the look and feel of your desktop, but also its functionality as well as settings, through different "desktop environments". Today we'll do a brief overview of the most popular Linux desktop environments to give you an idea about what each has to offer and what suits you the best.
While it may seem antiquated in this day and age of modern operating systems, the command line remains the most flexible and powerful way to perform tasks in Linux. In this follow up article to our command line series we go a bit deeper to discuss file metadata, permissions, timestamps, some new tools like tee, Vim, and more.
There are a number of uses for running live Linux environments from a USB drive, from simply test driving Linux to troubleshooting a Windows PC, or working on the go securely from someone else’s computer. There are two options when it comes to running Linux from a USB drive: from within Windows using virtualization software such as VirtualBox, or creating a boot disk. This quick guide details both methods in a few easy steps.