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15 Tar Commands You Should Try in Linux

Sometimes you need to pack multiple files and/or directories into a single file. It’s easier to transfer a single file over a network and even a USB stick (creating thousands of files on flash memory can be slow). On operating systems such as Windows, this is typically done by archiving into .zip (zipping) or .rar files.

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 11:25

The 10 Best Linux Games You Can Play for Free

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Are you just setting off on your Linux gaming adventure? Then you need to know about the best Linux games you can play for free. So many great Windows games are available on Linux, and there’s even a few unmissable titles that are only available on Linux. So, if you’re looking for the best Linux games to play for free, here are 10 titles to get you started…

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 08:00

2019 Reader's Choice Award: Cast your vote

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 03:00

Solving the Year 2038 problem in the Linux kernel

Penguins with space and stars overlayBecause of the way time is represented in Linux, a signed 32-bit number can't support times beyond January 19, 2038 after 3:14:07 UTC. This Year 2038 (Y2038 or Y2K38) problem is about the time data type representation. The solution is to use 64-bit timestamps.

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 03:02

Booting Linux faster

Tux with binary code backgroundOf all the computers I've ever owned or used, the one that booted the quickest was from the 1980s; by the time your hand moved from the power switch to the keyboard, the BASIC interpreter was ready for your commands. Modern computers take anywhere from 15 seconds for a laptop to minutes for a small home server to boot. Why is there such a difference in boot times?

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 03:02

Get started with TaskBoard, a lightweight kanban board

a checklist for a teamThere seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Monday, January 21, 2019 - 03:03

Get started with HomeBank, an open source personal finance app

old school calculatorThere seems to be a mad rush at the beginning of every year to find ways to be more productive. New Year's resolutions, the itch to start the year off right, and of course, an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude all contribute to this. And the usual round of recommendations is heavily biased towards closed source and proprietary software. It doesn't have to be that way.

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Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 03:00

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