July 23rd, 2017 No comments

I have a Drobo, basically a consumer grade NAS or network file share device, that I store the majority of my media and documents on. The files are accessed via an exposed Windows share folder and because Linux doesn’t always play the nicest with that I’ve taken to force mounting these shares on my machine…

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July 22nd, 2017 No comments

Some Background Years ago I wrote about my interest in switching away from proprietary binary blob formats (primarily things like Microsoft .doc, .xls & .ppt formats) and instead move to their more open alternatives (OpenDocument .odt, .ods & .odp and Office Open XML .docx, .xlsx & .pptx). The genesis for this drive was an article…

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July 12th, 2017 No comments

In the previous posts, we talked about some of the basic Linux commands, today we continue our journey, and we will talk about something very important in Linux which is Linux Environment Variables. So what are Environment Variables and what is the benefit of knowing them? Well, the bash shell uses a feature called Environment Variables to…

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July 11th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Rust published on July 10th 2017. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. To subscribe to the podcast add the feed here or listen to this episode by clicking here or choose from one of the following direct links: FLAC MP3 OGG You…

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July 9th, 2017 No comments

In the previous post, we discussed some Linux commands and we saw how to show files, traverse directories, make them, and much more. Now, that was just the first level of the basic Linux commands. Let’s take one more step and see more of the basic Linux commands that you will use. We talked about the ls command in…

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July 2nd, 2017 No comments

In my previous post I mentioned that I installed Zorin OS onto an older laptop I had lying around. Since that post went up I have been messing around with Zorin OS and decided to run a system update to make sure I had the latest packages and security fixes installed. Unfortunately after the update…

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July 1st, 2017 No comments

I have an older Lenovo X60 laptop lying around that I don’t really use for anything these days and I decided that it might make for a decent computer to use to play around with some random distributions. It’s not the best machine in the world but does come packed with an Intel Core2Duo (T7200)…

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June 21st, 2017 No comments

In the previous post, we discussed how to install Linux, now we are going to talk about the most powerful features in Linux which is Linux commands or shell commands. For the whole documentation of Linux Commands, you can check Linux Documentation. If you will use Linux, you should know that the power of Linux resides in its…

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June 7th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Saltstack, XMPP published on June 5th 2017. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. To subscribe to the podcast add the feed here or listen to this episode by clicking here or choose from one of the following direct links: FLAC MP3 OGG You can…

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May 15th, 2017 No comments

SoundConverter is an excellent little utility that makes it super simple to convert from one audio format to another. As an example case I had some WAV files that were taking up far too much space and so I wanted to convert them to FLAC files instead. After firing up SoundConverter I clicked Preferences and selected…

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May 7th, 2017 2 comments

What Is Linux File System? As we’ve talked about Linux on the previous post and we have chosen the best Linux distro already and also we learn how to install Linux not it is the time to dig down and understand Linux from inside and we will start with what we’ve  mentioned on load post which is…

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May 7th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Functional Programming and Haskell published on May 1st 2017. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. To subscribe to the podcast add the feed here or listen to this episode by clicking here or choose from…

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May 7th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of OSSIM, A Brief History of Linux and Open Source published on April 3rd 2017. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. To subscribe to the podcast add the feed here or listen to this episode by clicking…

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March 29th, 2017 No comments

Linux – The open-source OS we’ve all come to use and love and then use some more. I’ve been using Linux since 2009 at least and I have got to say, it’s capabilities have always managed to one-up my expectations. This is one operating system where I learn something new every other day. Across the…

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March 19th, 2017 No comments

I’m back at it, looking for the latest open source alternative software gem. This time around I’m trying out the QupZilla web browser. Never heard of QupZilla before? Well it’s another alternative web browser but this one is built on top of Qt WebEngine, comes with a built in ad blocker and strives to have…

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March 18th, 2017 No comments

How To Install Linux? By Video Before we dig into how to install Linux lets review what We’ve talked about choosing the best Linux distro that fits your need on this post Best Linux Distro and hope you choose the one that is suitable for you If you want to install Linux there are 2 ways…

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March 15th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on December 8, 2010. The original can be found here. Note that while you can still write GTK+ applications on Linux using Objective-C as outlined in this post you may want to check out my little project CoreGTK which makes the whole experience a lot nicer 🙂 As sort of follow-up-in-spirit…

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March 13th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on June 15, 2014. The original can be found here. Note that there are other direct, compatible, alternatives and proper successors to TrueCrypt these days, including VeraCrypt. This post is simply about a different option available to Linux users. With the recent questions surrounding the security of TrueCrypt there has…

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March 11th, 2017 No comments

What Is The Best Linux Distro For 2017? So what is the best Linux distro? If you know Linux you may know that there are a lot and a lot of Linux distros out there and you can check most of them from distro watch website https://distrowatch.com/   You may try few of them so…

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March 11th, 2017 2 comments

Historically linux distributions have created a dedicated partition to be used as swap space and while this does come with some advantages there are other issues with it as well. Being a fixed size partition means it is relatively difficult to later change your mind about how much swap your system actually needs. Thankfully there is another…

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