20 Jun 2019

Linux productivity: Why it’s needed and the top 10 apps

People choose Linux for a variety of reasons, be it as hobby machines, trying out new things, or due to professional requirements. It's becoming easier than ever to use a Linux OS, with positive news coming out every day, such as Chromebooks being able to run Linux apps and new Linux distributions coming out weekly.

All of this is leading to more Linux adoption across the world, from offices to home computers.

In this article, we will cover why increasing productivity on your Linux machine is important, along with the Top 10 apps to do so.

25 Apr 2019

10 Reasons To Change Windows For Linux In 2019

Probably many have already heard about the growing opposition of these two operating systems. The most popular Windows is gradually losing ground in the face of free software — GNU / Linux. Is this justified? Of course, I am not talking about the redistribution of the OS market, but the percentage of Linux users is growing steadily, which is only worth thousands of distributions that have appeared over these three decades. In general, today I decided to look at the situation from a certain angle, and present you ten reasons to change Windows to Linux in 2019.

Why it is worth changing Windows to Linux

Besides, before starting the article, I want to remind you that this is just a subjective opinion. It does not claim to be absolute truth, and if you want to express some opinion that is different from mine, then you are welcome to leave comments. It should also be noted that not all these ten reasons are the reason for changing one operating system to another. It is possible that explicitly in your case, Linux distributions may not have the necessary functionality. In this case, however, preference should be given to Windows.

4 Apr 2019

Linux For A Slow Laptop

Examining Old Desktop
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There are old laptops in each house that can no longer function fully. Using standard operating systems, for example, Windows or Linux becomes almost impossible. However, you can still use the old laptop effectively.

Now many distribution packages will make Linux for a slow laptop the best option in comparison with other operating systems.

Several Linux distribution packages will work effectively on slow laptops. We will consider the most successful ones.

28 Feb 2019

Addressing Security Issues on Linux Home Computers

Linux is known for being a safe and secure operating system, but it's not impervious to attacks. As Linux gains more market share and becomes an option that large companies choose for their systems, malware creators turn their attention to creating code that can compromise this operating system. People relying on Linux for their home computers should be aware of the best practices that can protect them from malicious applications and other security issues.

14 Feb 2019

9 Best Linux-Based Security Tools

Information security specialists and sysadmins need to be sure their networks are sealed against malicious attacks. This is why the practice of penetration testing is commonly employed, to sniff out security vulnerabilities before malicious hackers. Home Linux users should also be wary about the security of their systems. There are a huge variety of tools for accomplishing this, but some stand out in the industry more than others.

In this article, we are going to highlight 9 of the best Linux-based security tools, which every pentester should be familiar with. Note this is only a list of some of the most widely used tools - if you're interested in the latest security news, you can regularly read this website, which covers a lot of great infosec topics. Most of the tools on this list are also bundled with Kali Linux (specially designed for information security professionals, but not for home users or Linux newbies), but you can check out this literally massive list of all things related to hardware, security, programming, and other computer-related fields of interest to infosec people.

31 Jan 2019

Linux Backup Types Explained and Best Practices

In today's technical world, the importance of Linux seems to be increasing. And there are innumerable reasons behind this popularity, including stability, box security, rock-solid reliability, and much more. If you are a freshly minted Linux administrator, one of the primary challenges in front of you would be to implement a dependable and reliable backup system, isn't it?

Whether you use bootable flash drives for this task or any other sturdy place, the importance of backup cannot be denied. Considering the number of options available out there, selecting one can be quite overwhelming of a process. Having said that, here are some of the best backup types that you can try out.

24 Jan 2019

What Makes Linux More Secure Than Windows?

When you browse around old school computing forums, you will find the Linux vs. Windows debate raging in full force. People have been discussing this topic for years, arguing over which of the two systems is better for each kind of user, along which offers the best security. Unfortunately for most, Linux has long provided a better option for those who are more security conscious. How exactly does Linux manage to stay ahead of a company as large as Microsoft, though?