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Buying Your First Dedicated Linux PC

Today Cheryl writes in, Hello Matt, I’m wondering about buying computers for Linux. I have had Macs for the last ten years, and I know folks like to bash them, but I have had zero problems running Linux with them. I’m now totally committed to Linux, and it doesn’t matter to me if it runs… Read more »

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A Proper Linux Workstation

Today Joshua writes: Can you give a walk-through of your current setup? The last I heard from LAS is that you were on Ubuntu MATE – is that still the case? Thanks! Joshua   Boy, I don’t know how exciting this is (or isn’t). So in addition to my hardware and desktop environment, I’ll also… Read more »

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Linux Mint Mate 18 or Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Today Bob writes: I am trying to decide between Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and Linux Mint Mate 18.0. I am moving from Windows 7 to Linux. My computer is a 6 year old HP DV6 Pavilion laptop with 4 GB RAM, 320 GB HD. I have watched video reviews of both and both seem to have… Read more »

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Bryan Lunduke and Matt Hartley – The Boys Are Back

After some “going back and forth”, Bryan and I have decided it was high time we did a proper show together. Here are the details you need to know. Yes, it’s actually happening! New show, baby! New weekly show! I’ve teamed up with the ever-adorable +Matt Hartley to create a video-only show we call “Lunduke… Read more »

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Flash Isn’t Dead Yet

Adobe Flash Is like a creepy uncle. Sure, it may give us the creeps while annoying us to no end. Hell, it may even be a danger to those around it….but it also gives us access to cool stuff. Anyone claiming Flash is no longer needed is not taking media consumption into account. Your local… Read more »

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Ubuntu on Macbook Black Screen

Today Fael writes: Matt, I’m tired. I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my macbook pro early 2011 with El Capitan, but, no matter how I try to boot it from USB Pen Drive, it always stucks at the first screen getting totally black as I choose to install or test Ubuntu. No article… Read more »

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TeamViewer Alternatives for Linux

If you follow tech news at all, you’ve heard about “the happening” over at TeamViewer and of the “stuff” the victims of this exploit inadvertently purchased for the bad guys. Now, some of you might be thinking that this is old news. After all, this was like a month ago. What’s in the past stays… Read more »

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Linux With Amazon Music

Today Carey writes: Hi Matt, I’ve been a Linux convert since April 2015 and have tried several OS’s beginning with Chalet, then Peppermint, Zorin, Q4OS, Lite, Ms-15, Manjaro and now Ubuntu Mate 16.04. I even bought a laptop, dumped WIN 10 and loaded all of the above listed Os’s and now finally just Mate 16.04…. Read more »

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Locked into Outlook on Linux

Today L writes, I use LinuxMint MATE on a 2nd pc dual booting with Ubuntu Unity 14.04 (soon to be MATE 16.04) but my main pc runs Windows 8.1 (pardon the expression…) The only thing keeping me from ditching Windows is that i use Outlook 2010 and have many .PST files with email, calendar, and… Read more »

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Linux Audio Podcast Software

Today Ole writes, Hi Matt, I have checked out the list of software on Datamation, but I did not find much more than audacity for recording podcasts, can you please help me? I need good recording software and a program for making the podcast feed, thanks. Hi Ole, The good news is that you asked… Read more »