Mike Turcotte-McCusker, Author at gHacks Technology News

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]