Must Have Linux Mint Software

I must admit that I’m still shocked at how popular Linux Mint has become. The reasons why are covered in my “Why Linux Mint won” article. But there’s more to Linux Mint than the distro itself. There are also what I’d call “must have” applications. This article will share my own must have applications that … [Read more…]

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…]