Creating a Unified Ubuntu Experience

On it’s own, Ubuntu is a solid desktop Linux experience. It offers ample application choices and it’s easy to use. But one area I would like to see greater focus is mirroring one desktop to another. That is, being able to find the same documents and other files I use on both desktop machines. In … [Read more…]

Hardening Ubuntu Security

Ubuntu security isn’t difficult: Hardening your Ubuntu installation is usually a straight forward process. Yet sometimes in our haste, we forget to address important security measures early on. In this article I’ll share my essential Ubuntu security hardening techniques. (Read the rest at

State of VoIP in Linux

Like most people, I find myself using the same VoIP options everyone else is using. Thankfully, these days there are far more options available than what we might think. Today, I’ll look at these options and also explore up-and-coming alternatives as well. (Read the rest at

15 Must Have Ubuntu Enhancements

Anytime I’m forced to use Windows or OS X I instantly find myself missing the specific features I enjoy on the Linux desktop. More specifically, it’s the post-installation enhancements that make using someone else’s computer near painful. In this article, I’ll share my favorite Ubuntu Linux enhancements and how I use them to get more … [Read more…]

Linux Remote Desktop Roundup

Over the years I’ve found that a significant hurdle to getting family and friends to switch to Linux comes from its lack of familiarity. This is especially true when it comes to troubleshooting any issues. Obviously, when a malfunction occurs it’s not always possible to be there in person. However thanks to the wonders of … [Read more…]

Married and Amused Break

So where the heck in the next episode? Coming soon — Amanda has been fighting off a nasty cold. If all goes well, we hope to be back into the swing of things in the coming week or perhaps the coming weekend. Show’s still very much alive, just been fighting off the last of winter’s … [Read more…]

The Reality of the Ubuntu Phone

By now, most of you have likely heard about the new Ubuntu phone selling out fairly quickly after its release. In a crowded mobile market, any new entries to the smart phone operating system space must find their niche fairly quickly. We’ve seen how failing to address this can lead to mediocre results with Windows … [Read more…]

The Dangers of Boutique Linux Distros

Every time a new boutique Linux distro rolls out into the limelight it seems the same two thoughts cross my mind. First, the distro’s developer must be excited to present their vision to potential uses and work hard to provide the best distro possible. Second, this also means that if something happens to the developer … [Read more…]

Best Linux Software of All Time

Over the years, there have been a number of claims that the Linux desktop is lacking in terms of good, highly useful software. Today, I’m aiming to put this myth to bed once and for all. Continue reading for my list of the top ten best applications for Linux.   1. Sublime Text – It’s … [Read more…]