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LinuxMint Cinnamon Default

A Look at Desktop Environments: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is another desktop environment that began as a fork of a previous environment, this time a fork of the GNOME Shell. The developers of Linux Mint from how I understand it, […]

LXDE Default Desktop

A Look at Desktop Environments: LXDE

LXDE is known as one of the if not the lightest of the main desktop environments available for GNU/Linux. LXDE is extremely minimalistic and comes with very little to no special effects, […]

LinuxMint Default Desktop XFCE

A Look at Desktop Environments: XFCE

Xfce is yet another lightweight but highly customizable desktop environment many people use for GNU/Linux, and is the environment of choice for systems such as Xubuntu, and Manjaro (Although Manjaro does come […]

A Look at Desktop Environments: GNOME

Back in the day, what we now know as MATE was initially the GNOME 2.x desktop environment in all it’s glory. Nowadays, GNOMEis an entirely different animal, and one worth exploring for […]

Manjaro KDE Default

A Look at Desktop Environments: KDE 5 Plasma

This time around we will be looking at KDE: powerful, graphically beautiful, and filled with an array of useful software; but the most resource intensive of the major desktop environments. KDE has […]

MATE Desktop Default

A look at Desktop Environments: MATE

One of the most amazing things about GNU/Linux is it's customizability, both on a deeper system level but also on the surface with various desktop environments and window managers at the users […]

linux command

5 Things to learn how to do in GNU/Linux via Command-Line

GNU/Linux is powerful, very powerful, but truth be told it can also be a daunting experience when trying to learn to utilize the true power behind a GNU/Linux system; the terminal. Using […]

CSF Homepage

Setting up CSF Firewall front end for IPTables

Firewalls, commonly underused by home users yet probably one of the most important aspects of securing your machine; ever. Windows users have a HUGE array of options in front of them, but […]

Manjaro First Updates

Review of Manjaro XFCE Edition

Manjaro has always been one of my personal favourite distributions of GNU/Linux, it combines the speed and power of Arch Linux and its Pacman and AUR repositories, with the user friendliness and […]

Windows Administrative Tools

Setting up a Windows / Linux Mint Dual Boot using MBR

Windows is the reigning champion when it comes to operating system share percentages according to NetMarketShare. However, as the world is learning more and more, day by day, there are other alternatives […]

Linux Mint Download Page

Installing Linux Mint 18.1 Serena MATE Edition 64bit

There are many popular distributions of GNU/Linux to choose from, but it’s generally recognized among the GNU/Linux world that there are a few major players that people tend to gravitate towards more […]