Overcoming Ubuntu Wi-Fi Not Working

One of the biggest issues I still see cropping up for Ubuntu (and other distributions) are challenges connecting to Wi-Fi networks. This article will provide actionable solutions to overcome common Ubuntu Wi-Fi issues. Excellent networking stack – befuddled configuration? Despite what you might read elsewhere, the networking stack for today’s Linux distributions is very good. While there are certainly exceptions,… Read more →

Ubuntu Bluetooth Headphones Fix

After extensive testing and research, I have put together a complete work-around for playing high-quality audio through Bluetooth headphones using the Blueman Bluetooth application. I haven’t bothered testing this with other Bluetooth applications. If memory serves me, the alternative Bluetooth apps lack the ability to choose audio profiles – but I might be wrong. Going forward, just understand that this… Read more →

Is 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop?

Setting aside how often we hear the phrase “year of the Linux desktop” in reference to the coming year, you might find yourself actually wondering what could be different in 2017. In this article, I’ll explain why this is less of an issue than you might think and where I think it’s headed as we travel into the upcoming year.… Read more →

Home Recording with Ubuntu Studio Part Two: Install-O-Rama

Home Recording with Ubuntu Studio is a three part series of articles that discusses how to create an affordable home recording studio with free and open source software. In Part One: Gearing Up, I discussed the hardware components that are integral to home studio recording, and demonstrated how you can acquire this equipment for under $1,000. In part two of… Read more →