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…]

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…]

Why The Ubuntu Phone Failed

In April 2017, Canonical’s Mark Shuttleworth announced that their support of the Ubuntu phone convergence was no longer something they were going to invest in. Looking back on this decision, I can understand where they were coming from. Let’s face it, we live in an Android/iOS landscape and all other entries into this space are … [Read more…]

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…]