Is Microsoft Windows Broken Beyond Repair?

  For some time now, Microsoft has gone to significant trouble to point out the high satisfaction rating of its newest Windows operating system, Windows 10. But deeper research shows that there’s trouble in paradise. Microsoft's Aggressive Promotion of Windows Products The way that Microsoft has marketed Windows 10 to its customers has been extremely … Continue reading Is Microsoft Windows Broken Beyond Repair?

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Ubuntu Linux: One Distro to Rule Them All

  I've been running Ubuntu on several computers for the last few years. Prior to that time, I was a hardcore Windows addict. But that's not the beginning of my story. I got started with computers back in the 80s when I took a class in a room chock full  of 12-year-olds and TRS-80s. My … Continue reading Ubuntu Linux: One Distro to Rule Them All

8 Reasons Why You Should Give Linux a Try

  These days, Microsoft Windows holds a near monopoly on the operating system market for desktop and laptop computers. Mac OS holds a very small share of the market, which varies between 10 and 15 percent.  Linux, on the other hand, holds only a minuscule share of the operating system market, usually hovering somewhere between … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Give Linux a Try

Solve Problems in Ubuntu and Debian the Easy Way

There may come a time when your Ubuntu or Debian Linux installation starts to run very slowly or suffer frequent crashes. This can happen when Debian "packages" get broken during or after installation. When this happens, a little bit of basic maintenance can solve the problem quickly and easily without poring through log and crash … Continue reading Solve Problems in Ubuntu and Debian the Easy Way

GIMP Photo Editor Tutorial: How to Brighten Yellow or Dark Portrait Photos Using the Curves Tool

If you take a lot of photos like I do, chances are you have quite a few pictures that are too yellow or dark. This can happen when you take pictures under low light conditions such as a room with a light bulb or light coming through a closed window.  This technique can also be … Continue reading GIMP Photo Editor Tutorial: How to Brighten Yellow or Dark Portrait Photos Using the Curves Tool

My Favorite Linux Distribution

When I first got started with Linux, like most people, I started with Ubuntu. I did this in part because it's easy to install dual-boot with Windows. But I also like Ubuntu because of its elegance and ease of use. You don't have to worry about hosing your operating system with a simple update. But … Continue reading My Favorite Linux Distribution

How to Create a Bootable Flash Drive to Install or Run Linux

One of the easiest ways to install Ubuntu Linux on your computer is to create a bootable USB stick. You can do this with a simple little program called UNetbootin, if you're running Windows, Linux or Mac OS. This tutorial will show you how to use the program in Windows. You may need to change … Continue reading How to Create a Bootable Flash Drive to Install or Run Linux