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. … [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 … [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 … [Read more…]

Linux Networking with Connect2SSH

Connect2SSH is a BASH based script that allows for easier and quicker management of SSH and SSHFS sessions to unlimited hosts. Jeremy O’Connell at CyperWeb Solutions is like many system administrators out there. He rides heard on a lot of servers, Including the EzeeLinux web server. Jeremy transitioned his entire operation over to Ubuntu MATE … [Read more…]

Are You Ready For Linux?

Linux on the Desktop is well past the stage of being a plaything for computer hobbyists but it still isn’t at the stage where it could be considered completely mainstream. There’s still some way to go but Linux is fast gaining ground at an accelerating pace and lots of folks are looking at it as … [Read more…]

Ubuntu Wireless Internet Drop Off Fix

I’ll admit it. My ancient netbook and my wife’s 2010-era Macbook Pro don’t have any problem reconnecting to wifi after resuming from suspend on Ubuntu MATE 16.04. Sadly, however, I keep hearing of other people who, despite various updates, seem to still be struggling with it. Therefore, I’m going to offer two potential solutions that … [Read more…]