kdenlive

A Look at Kdenlive Libre Video Editor for GNU/Linux

I have done my fair share (or more) of video editing in my life, primarily using Adobe Premiere Pro as I was taught in college. However, I try not to use Windows […]

proton

How to use Proton with Steam in GNU/Linux for AAA Gaming

I’ve been a gamer since the days of DOS. I remember playing Commander Keen, Police Quest, Duke Nukem 3D and the original DOOM – The last of which I still remember the […]

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 […]

keyboard shortcuts

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 […]

manjaro

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 […]

lsblk

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 […]

A look at KompoZer Web-editor in GNU/Linux

Some people code HTML/CSS oldskool in software like Atom, Notepadqq, or even nano/vi, but others enjoy using what’s called a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get. KompoZer, is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG […]

Mixxx

A look at Mixxx in GNU/Linux

Most people tend to think of DJ's using Macbooks alongside their equipment when picturing a DJ who uses a laptop in today's world, but little do most realize that GNU/Linux systems can […]

ip-addr-show

Back to Basics Part 6 -- Using the ip command in GNU/Linux for beginners

For years, people used the ifconfig tool to handle their command line IP / network interface related tasks. However, ifconfig is long dead, and has since been replaced with the IP tool, […]

GNOME Maps

Avoid Google Maps with GNOME Maps on GNU/Linux

So, it’s not really any secret nowadays, that Google saves pretty well anything you ever do using their services. It’s also no secret nowadays, that many people try and avoid using Google […]

Catfish Search

Catfish File Search for GNU/Linux

In previous articles, I've discussed how to search for files through other means, like using the command line, but I thought I'd give a quick review of the GUI search tool, Catfish. […]

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 […]