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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 […]

Desktop Behavior KDE

Add eyecandy to KDE5 Plasma

In a previous article, I talked about theming KDE, and how powerful the environment is. I remember using Ubuntu back when an application called Compiz existed, with the Emerald theme engine. Those […]

New Looks KDE

Theming KDE 5 Plasma

For many years KDE has been known as a powerhouse of a desktop environment, boasting both plenty of features as well as a wide array of bells and whistles for the eyecandy […]

Linux archives commandline

Back to Basics Part 5 -- Working with archives in GNU/Linux

So, last time we learned to use the grep command to search through documents, searches, processes, etc, but what about working with archives? What good is working from the commmand line, if […]

ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Beta 1 Released

Many of the popular flavours of the famous Ubuntu Linux system such as Kubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu, have released beta downloads for the upcoming Long-Term Support release […]

lspci linux output

Things you’ll need when seeking GNU/Linux support online

You broke something. Congratulations! You’re one of the millions of people across the globe, who have broken their system, perhaps without having any clue whatsoever about how you even did it... Okay, […]

KDE Discover

A look at KDE Neon – a minimal mini-distribution

So, with the news of Linux Mint no longer providing KDE in future releases, some people have started to wonder where they might turn should the need / desire to change distributions […]