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A Linux User Revisits Windows

I recently acquired a few computers with valid Windows licenses. For a variety of reasons, I decided to try Windows 10 and see what state it’s in these days. Microsoft seems to have cozied up to open-source and a lot… Continue Reading →

Why Isn’t Linux More Popular?

For years, fans of the Linux OS have asked a simple question. Why isn’t Linux more popular? Many theories have been put forth. Some of them involve perceived failings in the Linux OS. Others involve software availability and support resources…. Continue Reading →

Linux Isn’t Hard

One thing I’ve grown accustomed to hearing over the years is that Linux is too difficult for the average user. Ten years ago, I would have agreed with this statement. But after some recent experiences with macOS and Windows 10,… Continue Reading →

Linux Desktop Environments Have a Lot to Learn

Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away … Or maybe ten years ago in this galaxy … two main Linux desktop environments were dominant: GNOME and KDE. Sure, there were smaller segments of users who chose something like XFCE,… Continue Reading →

Silly Operating Systems and their Lost Ways

I came across an article the other day claiming that Linux had lost its way. I immediately wondered which “way” it happened to lose. It’s kind of a silly statement if you think about it. How do operating systems lose… Continue Reading →

The Problem With Ubuntu

Some Linux users are distribution hoppers. They’re kind of like church hoppers in that they are always upset about something vile this or that development team did. The grass is always greener until you get there. There will always be… Continue Reading →

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