Linux Mint is a bit of a darling in the Linux world right now. Originally intended as an improvement on Ubuntu, Mint is slick and is a finalist in the “it just works” category for first-timers and more experienced folks.
It comes stock with Continue reading
First off: this is a difficult concept to describe. I will do my best.
Windows has taught us that what you see when you boot up your computer is the same as anyone else running that version. Not counting personalization like screensavers, wallpapers, etc. The START menu is in the same place, icons act the same way, the taskbar looks about the same. (Windows 8’s ‘Metro’ interface is an exception and is discussed below).
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Continue reading
I got custody of the white kitchen towels before I moved here. They are fully serviceable but permanent stained after years of use.
Rather than replace them I figured I’d try to Continue reading
PCLinuxOS (“pee cee lihn-icks oh ess”) is frequently mentioned when people ask about leaving Windows XP for a non-Windows system.
This is because it looks and acts like Continue reading
I’m going to use a scored system for evaluating linux distros for first-timers. It will be something like this: Continue reading
distro is short for distribution. Sometimes users call it a flavor, a spin, a version.
The idea is central to how linux is different from Windows. Linux is free (as in “free beer”) and Continue reading
I’ve been working on this giant hackberry stump.
It was cut off/down leaving a 4ft monster stump (!). Happened before I got here so I can’t explain why it went that way. Continue reading