How to Install Mesa (OpenGL) on Linux Mint

Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification – a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics. Technically, OpenGL is just a specification, implemented by your graphics driver. There’s no such thing like an OpenGL SDK library. There’s just which comes with your driver. To use it, you need bindings for your programming language … Read more

How to Install Debian sid

Debian sid is the permanent unstable development version of Debian. It is where the latest versions of programs being considered for inclusion in a Debian release are uploaded and tested. Because it has no official install media, and the few netboot images that are built often don’t work, even people who are willing to risk … Read more

How to Use Cygwin

Cygwin is a free command line interface that allows programs that were written for things like Linux and Unix to run on Windows. In other words, it provides an environment where Windows applications and tools can run alongside those from Unix or Linux and, for someone familiar with Unix environments, it can mitigate the need … Read more

How to Install Debian

This minHour teaches you how to install the latest version of Debian Linux on your PC. Debian, like most other Linux distributions, is a free and open source operating system for both desktop and server use, spawning several notable offshoots such as the Ubuntu operating system. Learning how to install Debian is a relatively straightforward … Read more

How to Share Files Between Linux Computers Using NFS

Nearly all Linux distributions come with the ability to set up a Network File System (NFS) that allows the different Linux computers on the network to easily share files. NFS is only suitable for networks comprised entirely of Linux computers and servers, but works on the system level for fast, efficient transfers between computers. Creating … Read more

How to Install Arch Linux

This minHour teaches you how to replace your computer’s current operating system with Arch Linux, which is a rolling release distribution focused on simplicity. Luckily, the Arch installation is too hard as long as you know what your doing. You can install Arch Linux on both Windows and Mac computers. Booting into the Installer Back … Read more

How to Encrypt an External Hard Drive on Linux

Encrypting your internal or external hard drive can help prevent unauthorized access to your personal data. Hard drive encryption in Linux can be tricky, so we’ll walk you through the commands, step-by-step. Encrypting an External Hard Drive Check whether cryptsetup is present: Type sudo cryptsetup –version into the terminal. If, instead of printing a version … Read more