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

A Screenshot of the Latest Ubuntu Desktop (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) Licensed CC BY-SA 4.0

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

Daydreaming about macOS alternatives in my future

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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.

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

Ubuntu is a sexy operating system

Ubuntu just keeps getting better. I am not quite convinced to abandon Mac OS but I definitely want to install Ubuntu onto something so I can play with it. I am tempted to install it on my old black MacBook which my Mom is using. Mac OS Lion is really slowing that machine down.