My Plans for 2017

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I asked IT professionals from the Rallypoint community what topics I should cover in future Linux and FOSS related podcasts. I got great suggestions involving security: Sandboxing applications Backups and disaster recovery Firewalls and antivirus software And more, but my favorite response suggested something much broader: “a series where you start teaching as if someone is completely…

5 Reasons I Enjoy Linux Distro Hopping

Linux Distros - Aug 5 2016

DistroWatch.com lists over 200 operating systems, or distributions (distros), built on top of the Linux kernel for many different purposes – older and smaller laptops, multimedia production, data rescue, security, and more. “Distro hopping” refers to whenever a Linux user switches from one Linux distro to another – same concept as ditching Windows for an Apple computer but you don’t…

5 Reasons To Use Ubuntu Studio

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Linux Ubuntu Studio is open source, completely free, and an awesome Linux distro for anyone that works with music, graphics, and videos. Here are five quick reason to try Ubuntu Studio. 1. Creative applications Over a dozen open source programs for artistry are pre-installed, though you can change that pre-installation – graphic design, photography, video editing,…

Linux For the Rest of Us Help

Linux Distros - Aug 5 2016

For immediate help, contact me using the form below. This tutorial will cover how to use a GNU/Linux Operating System, also known as Linux distribution or distro, for free without overwriting any data. I’ll be assuming you’re currently running Windows for this tutorial but that affect most of the steps. Please keep in mind this project…

Shutter for Linux Screenshot

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For Linux distros, XFCE4-Screenshooter (or Screenshot) seems to be the norm based off the few distros I’ve used. It does what the average user would need it to do – in the GUI or CLI. Capture all screens Capture the last window you used Capture a rectangular region (Think Windows Snipping Tool) However, after you…

Why Distro Watch Rocks

Distro Watch is a user-friendly site where you can find info and reviews for over 100 Linux and BSD distributions. There are four reasons why this is awesome: You can search for Linux and BSD Distros by intended purpose, DE, and more. I run to Distro Watch every time I’m ready to distro-hop to another…