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What is keeping you on Windows?

What applications are you still using that are keeping you tied to the Microsoft Windows operating system? For me Photoshop is one of the only applications I use that won't run on Linux. My gaming library for Linux has been growing by leaps and bounds. As of October 2014 I have 181 Linux supported games in my Steam library. With the in-home feature I can play any of my games on my Linux machine.

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Using speedtest.net from Linux CLI

As a server admin I have times when I would like to know the real-time calculation of a server's upload and download speeds. Speedtest.net is a great site, but, it normally requires a GUI and browser that supports Flash to run the testing application. I ran across a great python script that will run Speedtest.net from a command line and give you the link to the image file showing your results.

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The Power Of Steam

Having been a member of Steam since mid 2009 I have had some time to build up a decent game collection. With right around 300 paid games linked to my Steam account I have found myself anxious for the Steam Box. When I see a good deal on a particular game, whether I need it or not, I buy it. …

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Using CCleaner to clean up your Windows PC.

A great application that many people don’t know about is CCleaner. This application will clean out your temporary files, optimize your system registry, and increase your privacy with a number of products you use. Many people don’t realize it, but, you are accumulating files on your computer with typical daily use that don’t need to be there. Internet browser temporary …

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DD-WRT–Linux based router firmware

I figured I would “nerd out” a little for this article and talk about a program that can unlock the capabilities of your home router. The program is named DD-WRT. It is a Linux based OpenSource firmware that can be put on quite a few WLAN routers and embedded systems. It has a graphical user interface much like what your …

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