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Using Samba to Share Your Linux Folders with Another PC or Virtual Machine

by Rob Williams on April 15, 2014 in Linux, Software

Creating a network share on Linux is quite a bit different than on Windows, but that doesn’t mean that it requires a degree from Tux U. In this article, we take a look at installing and configuring Samba, creating some shares, and then accessing those shares across a variety of platforms.

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A Look at the SteamOS Beta on a Custom PC

by Rob Williams on December 17, 2013 in Gaming, Linux

Valve’s much-anticipated Linux distribution, SteamOS, is here – at least in beta form. Despite it being early days, we couldn’t wait to see what the OS brings to the table (at this point), and what it’d be like installing it to a custom PC (hint: it’s hit-or-miss). One thing we know for sure: Linux’s gaming future is bright.

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Mastering rsync and Bash to Backup Your Linux Desktop or Server

by Rob Williams on October 4, 2013 in Linux

Keeping good backups of your data is important; don’t be the sucker who loses important files and has to deal with it afterwards! In this in-depth guide, you’ll learn about using rsync and lftp to transfer files, writing your own scripts and automating them, and backing up to external storage, a NAS, and a remote server without passwords.


Securely Erasing Your SSD with Linux: A How-To

by Rob Williams on July 22, 2013 in Linux, Storage, TG Tip

Tired of dealing with slowed performance or some bizarre partition error with your SSD? Sometimes, the solution is as simple as a secure erase – that is, to bring the drive back to its innate, factory-fresh state. Thanks to Linux, getting this job done is easier than ever. Join us, as we cover multiple methods for getting the job done.


An In-depth Look at Steam for Linux

by Rob Williams on February 1, 2013 in Gaming, Linux

Though still in beta, Valve’s Steam client for Linux is stable, fast, and from what we can tell, matches the feature-set of the Windows and OS X clients 1:1. That being the case, there felt like no better time than the present to dive in, give a tour and relay our experiences with both the client and a slew of games.

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