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…]

Get to the Cloud!!

When you sit down with consultants, or if you listen at any AWS conference, they’ll state that there is a right way and a wrong way to migrate. They’ll explain that it is vital to refactor your applications before moving them up to the cloud. They’ll tell you that trying to move your applications without … [Read more…]

How to move Linux Home to ZFS

Recently, I had an issue with a P2V VM (physical PC converted to virtual machine) where /home was running out of space and needed to be expanded. My /home in this case was a completely separate virtual disk (sdb) that was 10GB, and I needed to restore a multiple-GB Thunderbird email archive. I was originally … [Read more…]