How to Become Root in Linux

The “root” user account on Linux has full administrative privileges over the entire system. If you want to edit system configuration files, install software, add users, or virtually anything else outside of your home directory, you’ll need root access. For most tasks, you won’t need to log or switch to the root user account—you can … Read more

How to Use Wine on Linux

This minHour teaches you how to install and run Wine on a Linux computer. Wine is a program that allows you to run Windows applications on a non-Windows computer. Installing Wine Open the Terminal. Select the application from your computer’s Menu or Applications list to do so. On most Linux versions, you can also open … Read more

How to Install Software on Linux: Packages, Compiling, & More

If you’re new to Linux, you might be a little confused about installing programs. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to install software packages on Linux, no matter which distribution you’re using. Many Linux distributions come with graphical package managers you can use to install programs with a single click. You can also use easy commands … Read more