Fedora Directory – Interesting and Useful Software and Tweaks

I tend to use Fedora as my main operating system these days, although I do occasionally use Windows when needs must. If you have never tried a Linux distribution before, then I would recommend Fedora as good starting point. I tried Ubuntu too, but for desktop environments I much prefer Fedora. At some point I might write about why. . .stay tuned. Below are some of the tools and programs that I tend to install on a new Fedora system. For my own benefit, and hopefully yours too.

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VPN (Virtual Private Network) – What is it and do I need one?

A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is basically an encrypted/secure connection to a remote server. This allows you to access the internet anonymously. The question is, if I am a normal law abiding citizen do I need one? The simple answer is yes, and I will explain why in this article.

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How to make Broadcom bluetooth work in Linux (Fedora, Ubuntu)

In my experience Broadcom bluetooth works out of the box on Linux (unlike Broadcom wifi). However, after some system updates it has ceased to function, which is quite an annoyance when your mouse works via bluetooth! There is however a way to fix this issue and it basically involves resetting the correct driver. 

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Cryptocurrency Beginners Guide – What are they, should I get some, and how does it work?

The aim of this article is to get you up to speed on the basics of cryptocurrencies. I will go over some of the main terminology, and try to give you a good idea of how to get hold of some, and how to store it properly. Pointing out the differences between standard “fiat” money like dollars / euro / pounds and cryptocurrencies will also feature. Once you get to the end of the article I hope you will understand what all the fuss is about, and have a better idea of why it is much more than a speculative money making investment.

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Linux – Should I switch from Windows to Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora) or not?

Linux still has the reputation of being a geeky alternative to Windows and Mac that snotty little know-it-alls use to make everybody else feel inferior and stupid. I would say this reputation is wrongly attributed, and in its current form Linux provides a real alternative to Windows for most people. I will do my best to explain why I think this is so…

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Crowdfunding – What is it and are sites like Kickstarter safe?

Crowdfunding is an exciting way of purchasing cutting edge design and technology, whilst also getting hands on in the development of some interesting and unusual ideas that typical investment routes may not favour or produce. The question is, whether crowdfunding is an exciting and enjoyable journey, or a black hole of lost money and bad experiences?

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