IT - Linux

7 Of The Best Linux System Cleaning Tools
Make Tech Easier, February 15th, 2021
Many of us have to deal with slow and unresponsive systems due to improper maintenance and bloated software. This can have a negative impact on productivity and hampers the overall experience

"Luckily, there are several ways to tackle unresponsive Linux installations. Cleaning up the system is arguably the most useful among them. This list includes some of the best Linux system cleaning tools...

1. Stacer

2. BleachBit

3. Sweeper

4. GCleaner

5. Ubuntu Cleaner

6. FSlint

7. Synaptic Package Manager

I haven't looked at the Solus Linux distribution in quite a long time. The recent new release is just the impetus I needed to take another look

"I first wrote about Solus Linux and the Budgie Desktop exactly four years ago. I haven't done much with it since then, it was always installed and occasionally updated on at least one of my computers, but because of the other activities I had going on I didn't spend much more time on it. Now that I have time, and they have just announced the release of Solus 4.2, this seems like a good time to take a fresh look.

Why Solus?..."

'It's kind of an open-source victory,' says NASA expert

"The landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars was not just a victory for science, but also for open source software, the team behind the project has revealed.

In its bid to use software that was 'safe and proven', NASA turned to Linux and open source. 'This the first time we'll be flying Linux on Mars,' said Tim Canham, Mars Helicopter Operations Lead at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in a discussion with IEEE Spectrum..."

Why Everyone Should Try Using Linux, February 18th, 2021
If you're curious about Linux, the open source community makes sure it's easy to try

"In 2021, there are more reasons why people love Linux than ever before. In this series, I'll share 21 different reasons to use Linux. Let's explore why anyone can try Linux.

Linux can seem mysterious to the uninitiated. People talk about Linux like it's something only meant for computer programmers or sysadmins, yet people also talk about running Linux on laptops or mobile devices. Tech sites list the top 10 Linux commands you need to know, and yet there's just as much talk about how exciting the Linux desktops (plural!) are.

So what's Linux all about, really?..."

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