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Using Linux, especially for the first time, can prove to be very difficult. Check out our top 5 Linux tricks for newbies, and spread the word.
5. X11 Forwarding:
Did you know that you can run graphical X11 programs remotely, without using a program like remote desktop? This is really useful if you are a university student, and you need to run MatLAB, or any other X11 program, but you don’t have time to run to the Uni.
Here’s the quick coles notes way to run graphical programs from other computers:
ssh into the remote computer with the -X option, then, simply run your graphical app from the command line, and it will popup, provided that the server has X11 fowarding enabled.
If you would like to run your own ssh server from home, or work. Check out this handy guide to getting X11 forwarding.
4. The power of the TAB button: