Feren OS Delivers Richer Cinnamon Flavor

Feren OS is a nice alternative to Linux Mint and an easy stepping stone to transition to Linux from Microsoft Windows or macOS. I am a long-time user of Linux Mint, but I am falling out of love with it. Mint is getting stale. It is annoyingly sluggish at times. I run it on a number of computers...

IT Resume Dos and Don’ts: Formatting for Readability

In my career as an IT resume writer, I've seen a lot of IT resumes cross my desk, and I'd like to share some common of the most common formatting problems that I see regularly. Of course, an IT resume requires more than great formatting. It requires well-written, targeted content, and a clear story of career...

Changing Up Your Linux Distro

This story was originally published on Feb. 27, 2018, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. It's common for Linux users to hop between distributions and survey the field, and I recently reached a point where I had to seriously rethink the one I was using most of...

$34B Red Hat Acquisition Is a Bolt Out of Big Blue

The cloud computing landscape may look much different to enterprise users following the announcement earlier this week of IBM's agreement to acquire Red Hat. IBM plans to purchase Red Hat, a major provider of open source cloud software, for US$34 billion. IBM will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Red Hat for $190...

Open Source Software: 20-Plus Years of Innovation

This story was originally published on Feb. 3, 2018, and is brought to you today as part of our Best of ECT News series. Open source led to a new software development and distribution model that offered an alternative to proprietary software. No single event takes the prize for starting the technology revolution. However, Feb. 3,...

Another Milestone Achieved: Run Linux Apps on a Chromebook

Linux apps now can run in a Chromebook's Chrome OS environment. However, the process can be tricky, and it depends on your hardware's design and Google's whims. It is somewhat similar to running Android apps on your Chromebook, but the Linux connection is far less forgiving. If it works in your Chromebook's flavor, though, the computer...

How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19 [Step by Step Tutorial]

Linux Mint 19 was released recently. If you like the new features in Linux Mint 19 you might want to start using it. While a fresh install is always an option, some of the existing Mint users have the option to upgrade to Linux Mint 19. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to upgrade to Linux Mint 19. How to...

18 Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint 19 Tara

Linux Mint 19 Tara was released about 2 weeks ago and it brought a handful of major improvements, fixes, and new features along, further solidifying its place as one of the best Linux distros for newbies and macOS and Windows users. The Ubuntu LTS-based distro comes with the MATE, Xfce, or Cinnamon Desktop Environment and since all environments received awesome...

Shedbuilt GNU/Linux: An Educational Distro Exclusively for ARM Boards

Since the introduction of the Raspberry PI, ARM boards have become very popular. Shedbuilt Linux is an infant distribution focused on ARm devices. What is Shedbuilt GNU/Linux? Shedbuilt GNU/Linux popped up on my radar while I was on a BBS of all things. (For those of you who didn’t live through the 80s and 90s, BBSes were the first form of...

Get Premium Linux eBooks Worth $571 for $1 [Humble Bundle Deal]

Humble Bundle is a digital e-store that provides limited-time massive discount deals on games, eBooks and audiobooks. Things that would normally cost you hundreds of dollars are made available in under $20. That’s not it. Part of each sale goes to a charity. In fact, they have raised over $100 million in charities so far. So you get awesome stuff...