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…. DistroWatch.com: 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…. DistroWatch.com: 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 »