Switch your family to Ubuntu Linux, it may be less confusing than Windows

As my family knows, I clearly prefer Linux over Windows, and if we didn't have the option of using macOS computers, we'd be using Linux, likely Ubuntu. With that in mind, I enjoyed Simon Frey's post "How switching my parents over to Linux saved me a lot of headache and support calls", partly because I…

An alternative to Israel’s expensive Microsoft licensing dilemma

Interesting article on OnMSFT: Israel, scared off by Microsoft subscription deals, won’t renew Office licensing agreements: Under the current deal with Microsoft, Israel pays about $27 million a year for Office on the desktop, Windows, and server software being used across the government. The ministry issued a bold statement, saying “This will also encourage government…

Daydreaming about macOS alternatives in my future

I often find myself thinking about possible macOS alternatives. I have a 2011 MacBook Air which I have loved using. Still, it is more than 5 years old and Apple hardware doesn’t seem to age particularly gracefully.

Official BitTorrent Sync Linux packages now available

I just saw BitTorrent's post titled "Official Linux Packages for Sync Now Available" and rejoiced. Now, we are happy to present official Debian-based and RPM-based Linux packages for Sync. Packages are also available on our repositories, where they will be updated once we push a new Sync version to auto-update. Not being able to easily…

Ubuntu, Debian and other Linux things that confuse me a little

I just read a newsy post about Ubuntu 15.04's release and Debian 8.0's release tomorrow and it reminded me about something that I'm curious about as a Linux user: is it possible to run Debian on top of Ubuntu or are they mutually exclusive? Is it more appropriate to talk about replacing Ubuntu's UI with…
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