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’s always going to be a time when there’s some technological reason why you can’t log in to your bank account. If there is, these steps will hopefully help you resolve it.
Gnome and KDE (or even Xfce and LXDE) aren’t the only desktop environments out there for Linux. Openbox and xmonad are just two lightweight window managers you could use instead. Both are very lightweight (yes, lighter than Xfce or even LXDE), which is perfect for squeezing every ounce of performance out of your system while possibly increasing your […]
Is LibreOffice the only worthwhile office suite for Linux users? Possibly not, thanks to KDE’s Calligra. LibreOffice, and its predecessor OpenOffice, have long been known as the leader in free office suites available for all Linux. While it’s certainly the most popular choice among Linux users, it certainly isn’t the only full-fledged office suite available […]
Do you often get distracted by SMS alerts on your mobile while working on the computer? Switching from one device to another is major interruption of your work flow, so tools that help you stay on one device can significantly increase your productivity. Lucky for you, if you’re on Android, there are a handful of great tools which can do exactly this, whether you’re using Windows, Linux, or a Mac. If you’re on iOS, there’s really only one possible option for you.
School time can become stressful for both students and teachers, especially in high school and later in college. Therefore, it’s absolutely crucial that you stay as organized as possible so that you know where to find the information you need and make things as easy as possible for yourself. Evernote is a fantastic tool to take care of all of this.
Is Thunar a better file manager than Gnome’s default, Nautilus?
Always wished you could embed Facebook posts in your blog? Now, just about anyone can take a post and embed it into a website. This way, you or your friends can show off a funny moment to others, even if they don’t use Facebook, or post other cool content that is usually only found on Facebook.
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.