Zorin Linux – As a Windows OS (and MacOS) Replacement

This article has been edited and updated from the original 2014 article. For 2019, I still recommend Zorin Linux as a Windows OS replacement and now as a MacOS replacement. Five years later and I’m more confident about this recommendation.  You’ve probably heard about or been affected by the retirement of Windows XP support on April 8, […]

Best Linux Distro 2019, for desktop [Sorted by: easy, satisfying, challenging]

Searching for the best Linux distro in 2019, for your desktop computer, workstation or laptop? This article will probably be most useful to those who don’t know what /etc/fstab is used for. This post does not cover Linux server distributions, but instead focuses on the best Linux desktop distros (distributions). One great way to increase your familiarity with Linux […]

Quick Tips for a more stable Arch Linux experience

Disclaimer: Everything below has been published previously online in the Arch’s extensive wiki. However, for what ever reason there’s still a lot of misinformation about Arch’s stability and many users are not aware that these published tips exist. This short article aims to raise awareness on the best paths for a more stable Arch Linux experience. That’s not […]

Kali Linux non-root install w/ screenshots

NOTE: If you are here for a penetration testing install guide of Kali Linux, this guide is NOT for you. The default install of Kali Linux contains many tools which can only run with root privilege. You should instead follow Kali’s default install method for root install and understand the risks. This guide will walk you […]

Temporary change #ArchLinux to #Debian

Update Jan 15th 2015: I’m back on Arch Linux. Debian was great, but Arch is better, for now. Between the front page news, Arch Wiki and the official forum, nothing is impossible to solve or find an existing solution to. I use Terminator (terminal windows can be split as many times as needed) for ssh access to servers […]

Gedit replacement – medit

If you are looking for a good Gedit alternativre. Have a look at medit text editor as replacement for Gedit! I’m using xfce4 desktop manager and without gnome, gedit (GNOME text editor) doesn’t display correctly. In fact it’s pretty ugly. Simply remove gedit and replace with medit (pictured below). Also check out Sublime Text as a good alternative. […]

Listen to Pandora Free without the Ads – Pianobar

Website: http://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ GitHub: https://github.com/PromyLOPh/pianobar To install, there are community provided packages available for most Linux distributions. Search your distribution’s package manager. For Arch Linux you can simply use use pacman or packer: sudo pacman -S pianobar Then launch it by typing: pianobar …Done!

Trackpoint Replacement

Its been 3 years that I’ve been using the Lenovo x301. The ONLY issue I’ve had, is the trackpoint caps. They don’t last that long. Or maybe 3 years is a bit long. Anyway, I really love this laptop and although I use both the Trackpoint and Trackpad, its safe to say that I use the […]