Most Linux users are happy to use mainstream distributions that are readily available. Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSUSE being the obvious choices. But there comes a time when you begin to want and expect more from your Linux operating system.
Sound is one of those portions of the Linux operating system that is often unappreciated and not even given a second thought. When examined from a technical perspective, the sound frameworks and architectures used within Linux are quite fascinating.
We live in a land of multiples. In the post-modern computer era, geeks were happy with their trusty old computer and a 56k dial-up modem. And for most households, that’s all that was available to them. And not all families and households had one. In fact, there was a time when if you had a computer, you […]
It’s often associated that open-source is referred to Linux and FOSS (Free and Open-Source Software). But as equally as important is the community. And what I want to touch base on is not only the open-source community, but how “open” the development community is as opposed to the development community of Microsoft Windows. And particularly at a […]
We live in a flashy world when it comes to the world-wide-web. With most websites carrying a lot of flashy graphics, banners and advertisements. Sure, we can minimize the amount of graphics that our browsers present us, with the use of ad-blockers. But this is somewhat limited.
I like to think that Linux is about a flexible an operating system as you can find. But it can be easy to forget just how flexible it is. We can get ourselves stuck in our computing habits and stick with the old and familiar. And sometimes, just trying something new can sometimes seem daunting […]
I have been quite absent from Unixmen for almost 2 weeks now. I do apologize, but have been very busy with other work tasks and projects. I actually started this article during my absence, but there was a reason it has taken me so long to finish. Read on and see why. There’s an ugly […]
Linux. It’s really not a hard operating system to learn. In fact, that very first statement is wrong. Linux is not an operating system. Linux a kernel which is used as the very core to build an operating system around. But these are the things that children of today are not learning. Not in public […]
I have to be honest here and admit that my intention for this article was to spend 1 week using and solely relying online and cloud applications for my work and productivity. But only 2 days in to my experiment, things changed and many things become apparent to me. So read on, you may find […]
It’s time to take another look at what is happening with the development of Ubuntu 12.04. As it stands, the first Beta of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ‘Precise Pangolin’ has been released (Official Announcement), there is still no official announcement yet (Beta1 ISO has been uploaded). I just updated my own system.