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 No 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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March 10th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Roundtable published on March 6th 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…

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March 8th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on October 6, 2010. The original can be found here. Lately, I’ve been doing some audio recording. In addition to a couple of podcasts that I work on, I occasionally like to record my own musical compositions. While there seems to be no shortage of high-end audio editing applications on either…

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March 5th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on October 6, 2010. The original can be found here. Open source software (OSS) is great. It’s powerful, community focused and, lets face it, free. There is not a single day that goes by that I don’t use OSS. Between Firefox, Linux Mint, Thunderbird, Pidgin, Pinta, Deluge, FileZilla and many, many…

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March 1st, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on October 29, 2010. The original can be found here. Overview and Introduction I’ve been dabbling with managing a VOIP server for the past year or so, using CentOS, Asterisk and FreePBX on a co-located server. Recently Dave and I needed to move to our own machine, and decided to use…

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February 26th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on September 26, 2010. The original can be found here. Windows?? *GASP!* Sometimes you just have to compile Windows programs from the comfort of your Linux install. This is a relatively simple process that basically requires you to only install the following (Ubuntu) packages: To compile 32-bit programs mingw32 (swap out…

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February 25th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on July 4, 2010. The original can be found here. Recently I decided to try out PowerTOP, a Linux power saving application built by Intel. I am extremely impressed by how easy it was to use and the power savings I am now basking in. PowerTOP is a terminal application…

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February 24th, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on April 21, 2010. The original can be found here. Recently I have started to mess around with the Vorbis audio codec, commonly found within the Ogg media container. Unlike Theora, which I had also experimented with but won’t post the results for fear of a backlash, I must say…

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February 23rd, 2017 No comments

This post was originally published on February 19, 2010. The original can be found here. Just wanted to share a link to a great table that I found – the practical reference of linux commands is a handy little table of terminal commands organized by task. I’ll add it to our sidebar under the ‘Useful Sites’…

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February 20th, 2017 No comments

Are you a Linux user? Thinking about trying your own Linux experiment? Have you ever come across something broken or annoying and figured out a solution? Or maybe you just came up with a really neat way of doing something to make your life easier? Well if you have ever done any of those and…

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February 18th, 2017 No comments

It’s been a busy little while, so I haven’t had time to get this written up. So lets see what I can still remember. Installing Ubuntu Server was as easy as you’d expect. Booting into it wasn’t. Turns out that the BIOS on this box is setup not to boot from the ODD SATA port….

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February 17th, 2017 No comments

With the hardware sorted (bar some jiggery-pokery to get the ODD to SSD bay converter to fit properly), I set about deciding what I want this box to do. The list I came up with looks like this: Media serving to my Kodi devices (2 Raspberry Pi systems, my android tablet, and a new Ubuntu…

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February 16th, 2017 No comments

I’ve had it in mind to start learning linux for a while, and now I’ve found the perfect project to help me do just that: building my own NAS. Until November I was perfectly happy with my business grade Draytek router. I bought it about 6 years ago,  particularly because it could host its own…

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February 11th, 2017 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Let’s Encrypt, Cryptocurrencies published on February 7th 2017. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here.

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