Danny is a senior at the University of North Texas who enjoys all aspects of open source software and Linux. He is also a contributor for the Fedora Project. You can check out his personal website or follow his Twitter account here.
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There are custom Linux distributions that are made for everyone imaginable. Students, scientists, and even various artists can enjoy special Linux distributions made just for them. The joy of the flexibility Linux provides is that any person with the right skills can take an existing distribution and change whatever they want about it to release […]
The great thing about the Nexus devices like the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 is that they’re easily upgradable, they’re free of any bloatware provided by vendors and carriers, and they’re made to be tinkered with. Google knows that nerds would want to get customize devices like that, so they don’t try to get in the way of such actions — the bootloader on Nexus devices is easily unlockable, which opens up a world of possibilities with the effort of a single command. Depending on your own needs from your Nexus device, there are a few ways of rooting, unrooting, and unlocking the device.
Until recently, Linux only had GIMP as an acceptable photo editing tool. That’s changed, thanks to a couple new tools that provide impressive features: Darktable and Shotwell. The great thing about these two tools is that they are specifically developed for editing photos, rather than general image manipulation. This ultimately provides a better-designed interface and […]
Sennheiser, a German-based audio company, has produced some great audio equipment, including the Sennheiser HD 598 headphones that I reviewed not too long ago. I wanted to see what other kinds of innovative headphones they had, and the seemingly “all-in-one” package found in the MM 550-X spiked my interest.
Linux’s capacity for configuration is exceptional — while it’s pretty known that you can configure it to however you like (such as with SUSE Studio), that capacity isn’t limited to just the selection of used software (ranging everywhere from the graphics stack to the desktop environment to the office suite). In fact, one of the great benefits of Linux’s flexible nature is that you can put the software on any computer imaginable, from high-powered supercomputers to netbooks to embedded systems such as aircraft entertainment systems.
Is it a ghost file? Is it a clone? It’s a symbolic link, and it’s so useful it just might blow your mind. Every operating system has a helpful feature called symbolic links. This offers you a lot of benefits when combined with other applications or techniques. The ability to create symbolic links is a […]
Looking for a Linux email client? Here’s a breakdown comparing the four best options. Webmail use is still on the rise, and it’s not hard to understand why. There’s Gmail’s webmail-specific features, the ability to always see all of your email, and the convenience of viewing your email anywhere with just a browser and login […]
If you’re someone who writes code regularly, it’s highly important that you use a code editor that you’re comfortable with. Under Linux, there is a large selection of editors to choose from, each one aimed at different types of programmers. Choosing just two editors to compare is really hard, but I chose my two favorites: Eclipse and Geany.
Archive managers may seem pretty simple at first glance, but they could potentially offer a lot more than you think. I compared the two default archive managers for Linux, File Roller and Ark, based on their interface, ease of use, functionality, and the amount of supported archive types.
How hard is it to get a decent gaming PC without breaking the bank? If you go out and buy yourself a pre-assembled name-brand computer, chances are, it won’t be powerful enough to be a viable gaming computer, or you’ll spend a lot more than you would prefer. Essentially, neither of these two possibilities are ideal, and it seems like you have no other options. Maybe if you put it in a little labor into building your own computer, you might be able to find a middle ground where you get decent gaming performance at the right price. We’ll be giving away this custom gaming PC, so there’s no reason not to continue reading right until the end then join the giveaway!
Wsers of competing desktop environments will notice that they’re using different file managers — an important part of desktop productivity. Surprisingly, there are a lot of things that can go right or wrong with a file manager, so these applications do a lot more than simply show where your files are. I compared Nautilus, Gnome’s default file manager, with Dolphin, KDE’s default file manager, to see which one is the easiest to use and which one is the best for productivity.
If you’ve taken the step to install a flavor of Linux such as Ubuntu, congratulations! Generally speaking, your computer is a very usable state right after a fresh installation of Ubuntu, but there are a few things you can do after the installation to get the operating system running really well on your computer. Here are six different system tweaks you may be able to apply to get the most out of your computer while running Ubuntu.
Although discs are slowly becoming obsolete and being replaced by simple transfers or downloads over the Internet, there are still plenty of reasons for burning or copying some discs. In some cases, your Internet connection may not be sufficient enough to download the files you want. In any case, you need a trusty burning utility to do the job, and Brasero and K3b are your top choices.
I’ve always loved simulation games for as long as I can remember. They can involve so many different aspects of the topic in question and can keep you entertained for hours. However, a common downside to any great simulation game is the price to purchase it. Thankfully, there are open source equivalents which aim to replace their costly proprietary cousins — examples include FlightGear and LinCity-NG as alternatives to Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series and SimCity games respectively.
To test out whether a TV can be feature-filled yet affordable, I bought myself a Vizio E320i-A0 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV, which came in at $288 ($290 at retail price). I tested it out based on its design and features for the price to see whether I felt it was a good pick, even as a budget TV. At the end of this review, you’ll be able to enter for a chance to win one for yourself!