Refracta 8.0 Is a Pint-Sized Powerhouse

Refracta is a somewhat obscure Linux distribution that offers exceptional functionality and stability. Obscurity is not always a bad thing when it comes to Linux distros. You can find some very worthwhile alternatives to your current operating system. Refracta is a big surprise in a small package. Many look-alike desktop distros are difficult to distinguish… Read More »

Development Release: Linux Mint 18.1 Beta

The Linux Mint team has announced the availability of a new development snapshot. The new version, Linux Mint 18.1 Beta, features a new screen saver which allows the user to control the media player while the screen is locked, giving users the ability to control music playback without…. News

It’s All Aboard for Linux Gamers at The Final Station

Recognizing the growing market for The Final Station in the open source community, the developers have made their hot-selling title available for the Linux OS. The indie game, which Do My Best Games and TinyBuild launched for PC, Mac, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this summer, became available for Linux last week. Although the post-civilization… Read More »

Adding a Simple GUI to Linux shell scripts with kdialog

Shell scripts are incredibly useful things. They allow you to do something as basic as creating an easy command to replace a more difficult one with lots of flags, to batching up many complex commands to run from a cron job. They’re great because you can quickly fire them off in your favorite terminal, but… Read More »

Does Linux community trust Microsoft?

The hype of few past weeks was all about Microsoft joying the Linux Foundation as a platinum member. I purposely don’t put any link in here because only a lazy blogger missed that news in his blog. I am a lazy blogger. And I write about different things. Does actually Linux community like Microsoft? Does… Read More »

Distribution Release: Peppermint 7-20161129

Peppermint OS is a lightweight, Lubuntu-based Linux distribution. The Peppermint team has announced the release of an update (respin) to the project’s version 7 installation media. The new media offers a update to the Linux kernel, fixes multimedia keyboard keys, includes better HP printer support through the hplip…. News

Managing devices in Linux

There are many interesting features of the Linux directory structure. This month I cover some fascinating aspects of the /dev directory. Before you proceed any further with this article, I suggest that, if you have not already done so, you read my earlier articles, Everything is a file, and An introduction to Linux filesystems, both… Read More »