Best Linux Distro: Linux Experts Rate Distros

Choosing the best Linux distro is highly subjective. Getting this great truth out of the way, there are some Linux distros that are considered the best available. In this article, I’ll share my top distro picks. Ubuntu With the “official” adoption of Ubuntu MATE into the Ubuntu family, the introduction of Snap packages and the … [Read more…]

Is IoT the Future of Linux?

With Canonical refocusing on becoming profitable and new technologies, some among us have found ourselves pondering where Linux is headed in the future and whether or not IoT (Internet of Things) is the future of Linux? This article aims to address both issues head on. Mycroft runs Linux Unknown to most of the non-tech savvy … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

Debian vs. Fedora

Debian and Fedora both offer a lot to those who want to learn more about Linux. Both distros are considered to be more advanced than newbie friendly distributions, however, they also target completely different types of users. This article offers a contrast between the two distributions. Debian stable, unstable and testing One of the first … [Read more…]

Make Ubuntu Work Like ChromeOS

It might surprise some of you that with a little effort, you can make Ubuntu work like ChromeOS. Best of all, you can do so and still keep Ubuntu’s advantages. In this article, I’ll share some tips and thoughts on how you can run Ubuntu with similar features to those found in ChromeOS. ChromeOS apps … [Read more…]

Must have Ubuntu Packages

For most people, any default Ubuntu installation will meet their needs. Ubuntu provides users with Web browsing, email, along with various communication tools right out of the box. Heck, even basic backups are provided…although you must take the time to configure it. Putting all of that aside for a moment, let’s consider which “must have … [Read more…]

Missing Linux Components: Possible Fixes

In many ways, the Linux desktop is as close as I can get to the perfect computing experience. Don’t misunderstand, there are missing components that affect me on a daily basis. But for the most part it’s as good as I can make it. This article will address a negative aspect of something that usually … [Read more…]

How to Create Bullet Proof Ubuntu Install

Installing Ubuntu is an extremely simple process. If you can “read and click next,” setting up a new Ubuntu installation is quite easy. But once the distro is installed, how do you keep the data safe? Clearly, you need to create a bullet proof Ubuntu installation. This article will share my approach to protecting your … [Read more…]

How to Secure Your Ubuntu Network

In 2016, keeping your Ubuntu network secure is more important than ever. Despite what some people might think, there’s much more to this than merely putting up a router to protect a network. You must also configure each of your PCs properly to ensure you’re operating within a secure Ubuntu network. This article will show … [Read more…]