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Darktable

A look at darktable – RAW developer on GNU/Linux

I previously wrote an article about the tools I use for GNU/Linux and photography, and mentioned the ones I personally have made the most use of. One application that was only mentioned […]

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Tips and Tricks for KDE 5 Dolphin File Manager

Years ago when the KDE team decided to move from Konquerer to Dolphin in KDE4, it was controversial, with some people in support of the move, and others against it. Now, it’s […]

DigiKam

Three essential tools for the GNU/Linux Photographer

As a Journalist by day, and awesome cave dwelling Linux nerd by night, I take a lot of photographs with my Nikon D3300. That said, there are the obvious tools by Adobe […]

Back to basics Part 2 – Managing Users on a Debian base system

In part 1 of this little series we did some updating via CLI. Now, we will once again take a look at how to manage things via the terminal; like how to […]

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Back to Basics Part 3. Installing Third-Party Software in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Linux Mint 18.3 “Sylvia” is the latest iteration of the hugely popular distribution, featuring a few different desktop environments. I've really grown to enjoy the Cinnamon environment, regardless of what distro I'm using […]

Ubuntu Desktop

Ubuntu wants to collect more diagnostic data

Canonical's Will Cooke revealed in an email to the Ubuntu development list that the company plans to collect more diagnostic data from desktop. Many programs and operating systems collect diagnostic data. While […]

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A look at Linux Mint 18.3 KDE – The Last KDE Linux Mint

I wrote an article a while ago about how KDE was being removed as an official flavour of Linux Mint past 18.3, and so I thought perhaps a quick review of 18.3 […]

Kodi Add-ons

Installing Kodi using Ubuntu based systems

Kodi has become probably the largest media center application in use today across a broad range of devices. I remember first using Kodi when it was called XBMC for Xbox Media Center. […]

Gyazo

Tools for GNU/Linux: Third party screenshot utilities

I take screenshots more than I do real photos, and I’m a reporter for my college newspaper, as well as have my portfolio etc. That said, I’ve had my share of ups […]

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How to fix broken USB install damaging your Linux dual boot

Rather than a very straightforward tutorial type article, I thought I would tell you a true story of what happened to me immediately before writing this, and how I solved it. Tonight […]

Redhat aquires Kubernetes and Containers company CoreOS

On Jan. 30., Redhat announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc, for $250 million. CoreOS, is a major player in the containers and virtualization area of the corporate […]

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Skype released as Snap for Linux

Snaps are a type of container created by Canonical Inc., to serve as a universal installation package across distributions, so that developers and users alike, know that the software can run on […]

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Back to basics Part 1 – Updating your GNU/Linux system

So, it’s been suggested to me that I start a “Linux basics” series, and I think it’s a wonderful suggestion! That said, to me the most logical starting point after an installation […]

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Linus Torvalds calls Intel’s Spectre/Meltdown patches utter garbage

Linus Torvalds is the mastermind behind Linux, and well known for his very colourful opinions on things, like the time he flipped NVIDIA the finger. Yeah, he did that. This time, Torvalds […]

Google switches from Ubuntu to Debian as base for their in-house OS

For years now Google has used Ubuntu as the base for their own private in-house OS, Goobuntu, to what they are now calling gLinux, which will be based off the unstable Debian-Testing […]

RedHat

RedHat reverts patches to mitigate Spectre Variant 2

CVE-2017-5715 (variant 2), also known as Spectre, as most people know by now is a serious problem affecting a large number of computers across the world. RedHat previously released patches to mitigate […]

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Wine 3.0 with Direct3D 10 and 11 support

Wine HQ announced the release of Wine 3.0 today. The new version of Wine comes with support for Direct3D 10 and 11, improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support, and more features. Wine enables […]

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Check Linux for Spectre or Meltdown vulnerability

Devices running Linux are affected by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities as much as their Windows counterparts. Development teams work on updated kernels for the various distributions, and users need to update browsers […]