Windows vs Ubuntu: A Look Before You Switch

When I first thought about writing an article on Windows vs. Ubuntu, I decided pretty quickly that I would avoid trying to get people to switch operating systems. The fact is, that’s a deeply personal decision that I simply don’t need to influence. Instead, this article is written for someone who is considering switching from … [Read more…]

The year of WINE on Linux

WINE is a tool that allows Linux users to run select Windows applications without the need for a Windows installation. Yet historically, even with this tool, running Windows software with WINE on Linux has been very hit and miss. However now that WINE 2.14 is available, I believe we may finally see the year of … [Read more…]

Linux Careers: Getting Started

Linux careers offers plenty of possibilities. At the time of this article, a simple search of ‘Linux’ on Indeed.com yields nearly 72,000 jobs with 52,000 of them being recently posted. Clearly, Linux is a space where a good, solid long term career is possible. But there are some things you should know before you decide … [Read more…]

Linux Laptop: Buying New vs. Used Laptop

There are few things in a Linux enthusiast’s life more fun than buying a new Linux laptop. One could even argue that the mere act of “spec’ing out” a new unit is more exciting than the actual use of the laptop itself. In this article, I’m going to walk you through the decision making progress … [Read more…]

How to Fix Linux Problems

Linux problems? I’ve got answers. I’ve been answering Linux related questions for years. During my time offering others assistance, I’ve found one thing to be a constant roadblock – most newbies don’t really ask for help effectively. This isn’t a negative comment about newbies, as I’ve seen this same issue on other platforms and their … [Read more…]

Why Linux Mint Won

Despite my preference for other distros, Linux Mint remains a leading distro in terms of newbie popularity. And now with Ubuntu shifting most of its focus onto cloud computing, now is the time for Linux Mint to shine. This article will examine what draws people to Linux Mint over other distro, how it differs from … [Read more…]