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GOM Mix Max: Is the new video editing software any good? (Read till the end for a special giveaway!)

As I anticipated a few days ago, GOM Mix Max's brand new video editing software has been launched on November 30th, 2021. Developed by GOM & Company, GOM Mix Max aims to […]

Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions Review: Pop!_OS

Pop!_OS is rated as number five on the popular rankings site, Distrowatch, based on number of hits to the Distrowatch page for the OS, not based on actual downloads / user-base. You […]

Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions Review: Linux Mint

If you’ve done any research into the Linux world you’ll no doubt have heard of Linux Mint. Linux Mint is rated number four on the popular rankings site, Distrowatch, based on number […]

Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions Review: Manjaro

Manjaro Linux is rated number three on the popular rankings site, Distrowatch, based on number of hits to the Distrowatch page for the OS, not based on actual downloads / user-base. Check […]

Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions Review: EndeavourOS

Continuing on with our review of the Top 5 distributions listed on the popular site Distrowatch, is the #2 according to the rankings (based on hits to the Distrowatch page for the […]

Surfshark VPN Review: good performance, good options

Surfshark VPN is a commercial VPN service based in the Netherlands, initially release in 2018. Surfshark is available for MacOS, Windows, and Linux, as well as browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, and […]

Distrowatch Top 5 Distributions review: MX Linux

It was suggested by some Ghacks visitors that I do a review of the current top 5 Distributions listed on the popular ranking (based on hits to the distrowatch site, not downloads) […]

A Look At Alacritty The OpenGL Powered Terminal Application

There are more terminal applications for Linux systems than you can shake a stick at... And frankly, most of them are like choosing what socks to wear; very little difference, save maybe […]

Installing KDE On Linux Mint Cinnamon Base

If you’re like me and really enjoy using the KDE Plasma desktop environment, especially as it’s become very lightweight over the last year or two compared to the past where it was […]

Ubuntu 21.10 Released

The next version of Ubuntu, 21.10 “Impish Indri” has been released, with nine months of support since it is not an LTS release. This version of Ubuntu comes with some new features, […]

Arch Linux vs Ubuntu: which to choose?

Arch Linux and Ubuntu are two major Linux distributions that both get a lot of attention, have dedicated fanbases, and are used base-distributions for other systems that are forked off of them… […]

FontOnLake Malware Can Target Linux Systems

Documentation released by internet security company, ESET, on October 7th, has given details to what was lesser known malware family that emerged this past May, including details that are very relevant to […]

IPVanish VPN Review: good performance, but not the cheapest

IPVanish is a commercial VPN service based in the USA that has been established since 2012. There are desktop programs available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, as well as apps for iOS […]

Disabling the Nouveau open-source Nvidia driver to use the proprietary driver in OpenSUSE Leap 15.3

Recently, I decided that I wanted to give OpenSUSE a try, as it’s been nearly ten years since I ran it on my home system for any longer than an hour or […]

kdenlive

A Look at Kdenlive Libre Video Editor for GNU/Linux

I have done my fair share (or more) of video editing in my life, primarily using Adobe Premiere Pro as I was taught in college. However, I try not to use Windows […]

proton

How to use Proton with Steam in GNU/Linux for AAA Gaming

I’ve been a gamer since the days of DOS. I remember playing Commander Keen, Police Quest, Duke Nukem 3D and the original DOOM – The last of which I still remember the […]

A Look at Redcore Linux: Gentoo based Linux Distribution

Many people in the technology world have heard, at least in passing, of the Linux distribution Gentoo. Gentoo is one of the most famous distributions to the point of becoming a joke; […]

MX Linux

A look at MX Linux 18.3

I’ve been doing a little bit of distrohopping in the last week or so to take a look at new systems being developed and to try a few I haven’t had a […]

pavucontrol

Fix for no sound issue on Linux when using headphones

So, I recently did a bunch of distro-hopping to test out some systems I am unfamiliar with, and I found an issue that persisted regardless of what I was running; if I […]

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Leaving Windows for Manjaro KDE: Post-Installation First-Steps

Previously I wrote an article where I recommend Manjaro KDE Edition for Windows 7 Refugees and I felt like I should follow-up with some changes and first-steps that I think would make […]

Best Linux Distro for Windows 7 Refugees: Manjaro KDE

With the impending destruction  of Windows 7 (read: loss of official support) looming in the horizon, many users may find themselves in the debate of moving to Windows 10 or jumping ship […]

GNOME Twitch

Watch your favourite streamers from GNU/Linux with GNOME Twitch

Streaming is a big deal nowadays in the gaming world; what used to be boring and weird, watching someone else play a videogame, is now something that millions of people spend their […]

Hiri Calendar

Hiri – Office365 and Exchange for GNU/Linux

If you’re like me and use Microsoft Exchange or Office 365 for work or school, you’ll quickly find out how much of a pain it can be, trying to find a solution […]

Top 5 AAA Native Linux Steam games, you need to play now

Gaming on GNU/Linux systems is becoming more and more feasible, with updated video drivers coming frequently from both major sides of the market, and more people learning about and using GNU/Linux based […]

RocketLeague

Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for PC+Rocket League+Ubuntu=Awesome

I’m a gamer. I’ve been playing PC games since DOS, and have no plan to ever stop, thankfully there are an increasing number of wicked games available on GNU/Linux systems, like Rocket […]

Ubuntu Budgie

A look at Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie

I’ve been really wanting to like Budgie, but haven’t had the best experiences with using it on various systems, as you can read in my look at Solus and an attempt at […]

Lutris

A look at Lutris – Open Gaming Platform for GNU/Linux

There’s plenty of gaming platforms out there nowadays, from Steam to Origin, it seems like you need to have almost as many gaming platforms as you do games installed. GNU/Linux users are […]

WoeUSB

Easily make a Windows bootable USB from within Linux Mint with WoeUSB

WoeUSB is an application for GNU/Linux that enables you to create bootable USB media for Windows from Windows ISO images or DVDs. So, there’s many different tools out there for all operating […]

manjaro

The fight of Manjaro Budgie

So, I’ve been gone for a little while to finish school (I did well!) and got a new (to me) computer. I had issues with it from the moment I bought it, […]

Spice Up Presentation

A look at Spice-Up presentation software for GNU/Linux

As a student, presentations are second nature to me. I can’t even count the amount of times I have had to make visual presentations and slides of information over the course of […]

A look at Scribus – Open-Source Desktop Publisher on GNU/Linux

As a print journalist by trade, I’ve had to use more Adobe InDesign than I care to get into. I swear I kern text in my dreams or something at this point. […]

focus writer

A look at FocusWriter distraction free text editor on GNU/Linux

Writing has always been something I enjoyed throughout my life, and nowadays I practically write for a living. You’d think that being a professional writer, I might have some kind of hyper-focus […]

peek

A look at Peek screen recorder for GNU/Linux

Have you ever found yourself wanting to record something on your screen for a few moments, to show someone else? I’m not talking videogame streaming or anything on that big of a […]

lsblk

The simplest way to make a LiveUSB from within GNU/Linux

I change distributions like people change socks, because I’m stubborn and refuse to test things through virtual machines and would rather run it pure and dry off my hardware. I have this […]

A look at KompoZer Web-editor in GNU/Linux

Some people code HTML/CSS oldskool in software like Atom, Notepadqq, or even nano/vi, but others enjoy using what’s called a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get. KompoZer, is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG […]

Mixxx

A look at Mixxx in GNU/Linux

Most people tend to think of DJ's using Macbooks alongside their equipment when picturing a DJ who uses a laptop in today's world, but little do most realize that GNU/Linux systems can […]

ip-addr-show

Back to Basics Part 6 -- Using the ip command in GNU/Linux for beginners

For years, people used the ifconfig tool to handle their command line IP / network interface related tasks. However, ifconfig is long dead, and has since been replaced with the IP tool, […]

GNOME Maps

Avoid Google Maps with GNOME Maps on GNU/Linux

So, it’s not really any secret nowadays, that Google saves pretty well anything you ever do using their services. It’s also no secret nowadays, that many people try and avoid using Google […]

Catfish Search

Catfish File Search for GNU/Linux

In previous articles, I've discussed how to search for files through other means, like using the command line, but I thought I'd give a quick review of the GUI search tool, Catfish. […]

Solus

A Look at Solus 3 Budgie, GNU/Linux Distribution

The last time I tried Solus, it was still in its infancy stages, and it wasn’t to my tastes really. I had been thinking of which Linux distro to take a look […]

Nextcloud-Finish-Setup3

Connecting to a Nextcloud server on GNU/Linux

I'm sure by this point, it's no question what 'cloud storage' is, essentially a file locker on a remote machine. We are at least mostly familiar with famous brands such as Google […]