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4 Ways to Use Whatsapp Messenger on Your Computer

Whatsapp was initially designed to work on mobile phones. As in Telegram and other mobile messengers, your account with Whatsapp is your phone number. But does it mean that a mobile device is the only way to use Whatsapp? As in the Telegram case, the answer is "no".

4 tools to play Windows Games on Linux?

When it comes to gaming then Windows leads Linux somewhere. What does that mean, can't we play games on Linux? Well it's not true and today we can easily play most of the Windows games on our Linux system. Here I will showcase some tools that will convert your Linux machine into a gaming ware.

5 ways to use the Telegram messenger on your Linux computer

Telegram is available on your mobile phone AND on your desktop both, which is quite convenient when you share your time between both. It is quite clear how you can use your messenger on the phone. But how can you run Telegram on the desktop?

How-to video: Removing old kernels in Ubuntu

This video shows you the way to remove old obsolete kernels from your Ubuntu installation.

Manjaro Linux 15.09: the user-friendly Arch

There are several distributions in the Linux world that many users have heard of, but are scared to try. Examples? Slackware, Arch, Gentoo, maybe even Debian. They all have a geeky aura. They have a reputation of being less user-friendly. Too many people prefer to stick to Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora or Mageia.

Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon quick screenshot tour

With the newest version of Linux Mint 17.3 released just few days ago, it is no wonder a big part of Linux community is interested in it.

Let me give you a quick screenshot tour through the Cinnamon edition of this distribution.

Sabayon 15.11 KDE: hot, hotter and burnt

Sabayon is a distribution not famous among majority of Linux fans. Although, it still has a decent army of followers. It is in Top 30 of distributions, according to Distrowatch.

Ubuntu GNOME: the typical part of the family

If you like GNOME3, you will find that Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 is a good and reliable system for you. Apart from small performance issues in the browser, I had nothing major to report in the "problems" area.

Chalet OS: good idea, bad design

Let me introduce you to Chalet OS. The web site of this operating system says that their main target audience is fresh Linux converts who come to the Linux world from other operating systems. Isn't it the same audience that Zorin OS is aiming at? I was baffled and intrigued!

How-to: headless radio player on Raspberry Pi 2 and SolydX RPi2

I started with a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B, a WiPi wireless adapter, an 8GB microSD card and a low cost case. I downloaded the SolydX RPi2 edition and extracted it onto the microSD card. Once done and inserted into the RPi2, I booted the system

Xfce Smooth: the smooth variations

You won't find this distribution's name in Distrowatch. They have no official web site. Does this distribution even exist? Once upon a time I asked this question about Zorin OS. Yes, this distribution exists and you can download it from the Sourceforge page. The name is Xfce Smooth.

Simply Linux 7.0.5: Love from Russia

Simply is not an independent distribution. Instead, it is based on the ALT Linux, a distribution from a team of Russian developers. While ALT Linux is a KDE-oriented distro, Simply uses Xfce. Both of these distributions share the same platform, called Sisyphus.

What you should not expect when switching to Linux

You are now convinced that you want to switch to Linux. What you should NOT expect from this switch?

Austrumi 3.2.2: a nice stranger

Austrumi is a Linux distribution that is based on Slackware and developed by a small team from the Latgale region of Latvia, a small ex-USSR Baltic state.

Knoppix 7.4: whom is it for?

I faced no particular issue when working with Knoppix 7.4.2 in Live session. It was responsive, quick and more or less reliable. Though, I still struggle to find a place in the Linux world where this distribution would fit the best. Maybe you can give me the answer to these questions?

Linux Mint 17.2 KDE: do you have the hardware?

  • Linux notes from DarkDuck; By DarkDuck (Posted by darkduck on Aug 19, 2015 12:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: KDE, Linux, Mint
Linux Mint 17.2 KDE felt solid and responsive to me, apart from one occurrence that I mentioned in the article.

Zorin OS 10 Core: install and forget

It has been more than a year since Zorin OS 9 was released. And the 1st of August 2015 saw the release of the brand new distribution from the Zorin team: Zorin OS 10.

Working with Pivot Tables in LibreOffice Calc

A how-to video showing you details of working with Pivot tables in LibreOffice Calc.

Zorin OS, consider me a Linux fan for life

While I come across the "old guard" wanting to cling to XP for dear life as it drifts into the sunset and becomes even more prone to virus, malware and spyware attacks, consider me a Linux fan for life.

Emmabuntus 3: take it all

Generally speaking, Emmabuntus 3 felt quite solid and responsive as an operating system. There were no crashes or unexplainable delays. I would give Emmabuntus 3 a good mark, though I would not use it myself.

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