10 Reasons Why Desktop Linux Isn’t Mainstream. Yeah, the title is totally link-bait. However, it’s worth noting that I actually deliver what the title describes and then some. Linux is awesome, but sadly, most people haven’t heard of it. Here’s why. 1) Brick and Mortar availability (https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ubuntu-linux-linux/8888563.p?skuId=8888563, https://www.computerworld.com/article/2534618/operating-systems/best-buy-stores-to-sell-boxed-version-of-ubuntu-linux.html) 2) Legacy software expectation (MS Office, Autocad,… Read more »
Is systemd on Linux Evil? How does it compare to alternatives like runit? I discuss some considerations with systemd and below are the links I reference in the video. + systemd_vs_runit – https://www.slant.co/versus/12956/12960/~systemd_vs_runit + The Story Behind ‘init’ and ‘systemd’ – https://www.tecmint.com/systemd-replaces-init-in-linux/ + Use runit – http://www.mikeperham.com/2014/07/07/use-runit/
Linux Apps On Chromebooks. Does this present a compelling reason to buy a Chromebook or instead, is this too little too late for Google? We discuss. +Linux apps on Chromebooks – https://www.computerworld.com/article/3273905/chrome-os/linux-apps-chromebooks.html
Cherrytree is a A hierarchical note taking application, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or sqlite file. Follow along as we look at the features of this great notes program.
I recently returned to Elementary OS as my daily driver, and in this video I take a look at some of the high points of the distro, as well as a few things that needed some work.
1 – Linux isn’t Windows. There is no magical company to go to,things will behave differently. If you expect a parity experience, you’re going to be disappointed. Software types, source of software or installing a new driver. 2 – Linux does what it’s told to. Something isn’t working? Odds are, it’s just not working as… Read more »
Facebook Data Collection. Should we stop using it? If we continue to use Facebook, what can be done to minimize the privacy impact – does it even matter? We discuss. About Facebook Privacy Issues – http://variety.com/2018/digital/features/facebook-privacy-crisis-big-data-mark-zuckerberg-1202741394/
Are Our Routers Secure Enough? Do we take the boxes that sit between the Internet and our home networks seriously? Should we be mindful of the firmware running on said routers? Perhaps instead, we should be building our own using dd-wrt or Pfsense. Today, the Gold level Patreon members discuss.
Email was a significant improvement over its predecessors. Instead of physical messages passing hands several times, a message could be sent at the speed of light as a series of packets to anyone attached to the same network. Email changed the world. Now email is old tech. But things that are old have a way… Read more »
What’s Holding Linux Back? Obviously we’ve seen some growth, but it does feel like there may be some things that hold Linux back a bit. We discuss.