Author Archive | Mike Turcotte

antergos package manager

So, I’ve mentioned a few times for my love of Arch Linux and Manjaro, but there is another player in the mix that deserves due diligence, and has actually won over my personal use vote as well; Antergos. The main difference between Antergos and Manjaro is updates and repositories. Manjaro holds updates for further testing, […]


Samsung Dex

Imagine being able to place your cellphone into a small little dock, and be able to run your favourite Linux distribution on a monitor with proper mouse and keyboard, use it as you desire, then switch over to android; still using the mouse and keyboard. Once all was said and done, you could undock the […]


Pulse Daemon

So, regardless of what distribution being used, there are things that I do after every single install I do, and I thought perhaps I would share some of them with you; perhaps something I do is missing from your setup and you might like to include it! I am going to leave out the things […]


Linux Mint Blog

In a blog post written Oct 25, the Linux Mint team has announced that Linux Mint will be ending the KDE flavor after 18.3 is released. “In continuation with what’s been done in the past, Linux Mint 18.3 will feature a KDE edition, but it will be the last release to do so.” Linux Mint […]


Error

I’m going to preface this review, and say that I liked Ubuntu 17.10 after using it for a few days. However, there were multiple issues with it, that ultimately ruined my experience; however, your mileage my vary. Ubuntu 17.10, code-named Artful Aardvark, is the latest Ubuntu Linux release from Canonical, and was released Oct. 19. […]


Move example

In a previous article we talked about some simple commands for people to learn to do in a Linux terminal like changing directories, or copying files. Today, I’ll be showing you some more useful things the terminal newbie may or may not know how to do, like renaming files, shutting down and rebooting your machine, […]


PyCharm Splash

Python is one of the most amazing languages one can learn to code. Python is very simple to learn when compared to some other languages out there, but yet, it’s still very powerful, and is one of the most widely used languages for some programs and websites you may not even know used it, such […]


Timeshift

In a previous article it was stated that the next version of Linux Mint would include a piece of software called Timeshift, a very popular and powerful backup utility. However, currently Timeshift is not included with Linux Mint, and so an article about how to install it, and use it, is in order. What is […]


Ataribox

Atari has recently announces that they are coming back into the console market, and are releasing a console dubbed the “AtariBox” and the kicker is; it runs Linux! On Sept. 26, Atari released a new photo of the Ataribox, made of real wood, and I must say that it looks absolutely gorgeous! A video of […]


SUSE Studio

If you’ve never heard of SUSE Studio, it’s a service offered by SUSE that allows users to create their own respins of their GNU/Linux Operating System; OBS, is a tool designed for easing package distribution. Both tools use the same engine, and so SUSE has decided to merge the two into one product and rebrand […]


Ubuntu Dropping 32bit Mailing List

Unsurprisingly, Ubuntu has planned to follow the same path that other major distributions have, and drop 32bit ISO images for upcoming releases. Dimitri John Ledkov from Canonical, sent out a message through their mailing list to the release team, instructing them to not release a 32bit ISO for the upcoming Ubuntu release. Ledkov says, “Dear […]


Manjaro logo

In a not very surprising move by the Manjaro Linux developers, a blog post was made by Philip, the Lead Developer of the popular distribution based off Arch Linux, On Sept. 23 that reveals that 32-bit support will be phased out. In his announcement, Philip says, “Due to the decreasing popularity of i686 among the […]


Timeshift

Linux Mint Project Leader Clement Lefebvre, otherwise known as “Clem” released a blog post on Sept. 18, giving some information about the upcoming release of Linux Mint 18.3, dubbed “Sylvia.” In his blog post Lefebvre gave some ideas to some of the pieces of software and changes that will be coming, such as the inclusion […]


Tails

It’s no secret that using GNU/Linux is generally safer than using Microsoft Windows, however, there are specific distributions of GNU/Linux that are even more focused on privacy and safety than the usual distros like Ubuntu. In a previous article, I showed of Qubes OS; and now it’s time to look at TAILS. What is TAILS? […]


Terminator

There are more terminal applications than one can shake a stick at, so I'll say it's a little hard to really think, "Why should I use X instead of Y?" But, Terminator is definitely worth looking into and there is a reason why so many people speak highly of it. Terminator can be installed from […]


GNOME SystemMonitor

CTRL+Shift+ESC... END TASK END TASK END TASK............ Seem familiar? Yeah, Windows. Thankfully, it's pretty rare (at least in my experience) that GNU/Linux suffers from applications freezing or hanging. However, it does happen! But besides freezes and hangs, there are other needs for process management in GNU/Linux, and most beginners do not have a clue on […]


GParted Main

GParted is one of the if not the most popular partitioning tool for GNU/Linux, when it comes to GUI tools. Powerful, easy to navigate, and straight to the point; GParted does what needs doing and it does it well. However, for users who aren't familiar with it, or are not used to doing custom partition […]


linux audio

One of the things that I found pretty confusing about GNU/Linux during my transition from using Windows as my primary OS to using GNU/Linux, was how audio worked. In Windows, you don’t really have to think about anything, or know how to configure any specific utilities for the most part; audio just works. You might […]