5 Resources Musicians Should Know

Some resources are amazing for the simple fact that they function as a fact checker for your research and others’ advice. Here are 5 I wish I’d known about years ago. Open Source Software Instead of paying $300 for Fruity Loops (FL Studio) or Pro Tools, I could’ve been using LMMS and QTractor cost-free instead – both bundled with more audio production…

10 Sites to find Open Source Alternatives

I’m always looking for newer and more efficient solutions to accomplish a task rather than simply forcing ways to accomplish new issues with older solutions. Here are 10 websites to check out when you want to think outside the box with not only Free and Open Source (FOSS) but substitute applications. 1. AlternativeTo AlternativeTo.net is the first place I…

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…