Mike Turcotte-McCusker, Author at gHacks Technology News
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 […]

ss

Using SS to monitor connections in GNU/Linux for new users

The ever popular Netstat tool, has been depricated for quite a few years now, and newer tools have been developed for the command line to replace it; namely, ss. Using ss is […]

Flowblade

A look at GNU/Linux exclusive Flowblade video editor

As a journalism student, I deal with both print but also multimedia forms of journalism, on a daily basis. Generally speaking, I have always used various Adobe software for my needs, such […]

Docker

Docker founder steps down from daily operations

Solomon Hykes, the founder of the major container company Docker, announced on March 28, that he will be stepping down from daily operations within the company, via blog post . Hykes started […]

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition released for GNU/Linux (and Windows)

I'm a gigantic fan of RPG games. I love a good gripping storyline, that draws you in with great character depth and a deep and intriguing plot. Neverwinter Nights was an absolutely […]

krita 4

Krita 4 released: digital painting program

Krita is a well known digital painting program, available for Windows Mac and Linux, but is primarily known for its Linux side. On March 22, Krita 4.0 was released, which features some […]

PulseEffects

Enhancing audio in GNU/Linux with PulseEffects in Linux Mint 18.3

I stated previously in my article about things to do after installing a new distro, that I love to make my sound as beautiful to my ears as I can. Sure, users […]

KDE Applications Settings

How to set default program file associations in KDE5 Plasma

One of the many tedious tasks when setting up a new system, or if you've just installed new software to replace something you used previously, is to change the default software used […]

Dragora Linux Libre

A look at 100% free modern GNU/Linux distributions

It's a common misconception that Linux Mint, is entirely free; just for example. This statement could be taken as true, if looked at from the perspective of cost to the end-user, you; […]

Elementary Applications Menu

A look at Elementary OS 0.4.1 – Loki

So, I’ve taken a look at a number of distributions so far, like Linux Mint, Manjaro and KDE Neon, but I figured I should show another distribution that I’d highly recommend for […]

netstat -l

How to use netstat in GNU/Linux

Netstat is a very powerful utility that will list all of the TCP and UDP connections, as well as unix socket connections currently listening for connections as well as currently connected. While […]