5 Linux Mint Issues For Windows Users

5 Linux Mint Issues For Windows Users

5 Linux Mint Issues For Windows Users. Any Windows user considering the switch to Linux Mint would be wise to consider the following points before taking the leap into a new Linux distribution. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to have you join us! But there are issues to consider before switching from Windows over to Linux Mint.

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  1. Why are you switching to Linux Mint? Before you try a new operating system like Linux Mint, consider your motivation first.
  2. Windows software doesn’t run on Linux Mint. Not saying it’s impossible to run Windows software on Linux Mint, rather that it requires addition software and some know-how, first.
  3. Hardware is handled differently on Linux Mint. There is no device manager in Linux Mint, unlike Windows. That said, you can do this to troubleshoot driver issues in Linux. In this example, we’re going to look for a wifi driver.
    sudo lshw -C network

    (lists available network devices, gives IP, speed capable, driver module name, etc.

    In the case that network manager isn’t detecting the wifi card, you might see something like network UNCLAIMED, then the name of the wifi device. We simply grab the name of the wifi device from the command above, head to another computer and Google it. With the Linux recognized name in hand from your query, run the following command:

    modprobe nameofdriverhere

    Then make sure it’s loaded.

    lsmod | egrep -v "\s0"

    (to list loaded modules). That’s it.

  4. Windows updates can overwrite Linux Mint. It’s not that widely known, but there have been instances where a Windows 10 update has wiped out a Linux Mint (and other distros’) boot record. Just Google search windows 10 update removed Linux boot record.
  5. Linux Mint isn’t for everyone. Hey, Linux Mint is great. But perhaps it’s not your cup of tea. Even more to the point, maybe you’re happy with Windows. That’s okay, too.

5 Linux Apps I’m Excited About

Linux Apps I'm Excited About

5 Linux Apps I’m Excited About. It’s difficult to keep track of the various apps (applications/software) out there for Linux since there are more choices available than what we see in our distro’s repositories. That said, there are some apps that have me more excited about using Linux than ever before. Here’s my top 5 Linux apps I’m excited about.

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5 Linux Apps I’m Excited About

Emby – (https://emby.media/) Emby is one of those media server applications that I believe give Plex a real run for its money. Not as modular as Kodi mind you, but pretty amazing none the less.

Cinelerra GG Infinity – (https://www.cinelerra-gg.org/) Based on Cinelerra-HV and having made contributions to Cinelerra-CV, Cinelerra GG is considered to the most frequently developed version of Cinelerra for 2018-19.

Krita – (https://krita.org/en/) Krita is a painting program with GIMP/Photoshop likely functionality built in. It’s running a great new interface that has the capability of producing professional level painting results. Krita is in my opinion, more than a simple painting app. It’s an all out design program for creating amazing works of art.

Vivaldi – (https://vivaldi.com/) Vivaldi is basically the web browser than made me fall in love with surfing websites again. Fast, modern and full of highly customizable features I expect from a decent Linux web browser in 2019.

Akira – (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alecaddd/akira-the-linux-design-tool/description) Akira is not merely an app like GIMP or Krita, it’s a design suite being developed for professional UX/UI creation. It needs your support however. So if this is an application you’d love to see made available for Linux enthusiasts, I suggest showing your support with their Kickstarter asap. Akira has the opportunity to be an amazing addition to those needing more creative software on their Linux distros.

Ubuntu vs Windows

Ubuntu vs Windows

Ubuntu vs Windows. What is the difference between Ubuntu and Windows? Today I examine how Ubuntu and Windows compare.

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Ubuntu vs Windows differ in these key areas:

  1. Cost. Ubuntu is free, Windows is not. Does this matter?
  2. Customization. How do Ubuntu vs Windows compare in terms of customizing the user experience
  3. Rebooting. Which OS has the best track record for needing to reboot after an update or change has been made?
  4. Security. Ubuntu vs Windows – which is more secure and why?
  5. Software. Installation, maintaining and of course…overall software availability with Ubuntu vs Windows.

10 Reasons Why I Use Linux

10 Reasons Why I Use Linux

10 Reasons Why I Use Linux. While my choice of Linux distros may vary, my decision to remain with popular Linux distros as a platform is stronger than ever. Today I talk about my top 10 reasons why I use Linux exclusively.

  1. Linux only updates when I choose.
  2. I can choose the Linux distro layout, feel and features.
  3. Linux supports more hardware.
  4. Linux is fixable.
  5. Linux is free as in free beer.
  6. Linux is secure and safe to use.
  7. Linux is stable.
  8. Linux is simple to maintain.
  9. Linux support is excellent.
  10. Linux is perfect for sharing and collaboration.

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