Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Review: They Did it Again!

Linux Mint is one of the most popular (GNU/Linux) operating systems around, and according to Distrowatch.com‘s popularity ranking factor, for many years now Linux Mint has been on the top 3 most popular distributions (now it’s actually the number one!, surpassing Debian and Ubuntu. By the way, Fedora’s ranking is sinking fast, no surprise there though. Fedora … Read more

Install Variety (Wallpaper Changer) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 15.10, 15.04…

Variety is a features rich wallpaper manager (changer) that is available for Ubuntu and many other GNU/Linux distributions, and it’s probably the one that’s in active development that runs smoothly on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I said that because even though others of its kind, such as ‘Wallch’, which are also available for Ubuntu (from older versions to all … Read more

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

After 6 months of development, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has been released. This release features a couple of few somewhat major changes both in the Unity desktop shell and in the operating system core. For instance, after all these years of criticism, Unity desktop now allows users to move the application launcher to … Read more

Simplenote Text Editor Now Available for GNU/Linux & Windows

Simplenote is a minimalist looking and a versatile syncing text editor that was only available for Mac OS previously. Not anymore though, because Simplenote developers have just released a new version finally enabling the application to natively run on both Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux operating systems. You can use Simplenote for creating reminders, taking notes or for even creating … Read more

‘Linux’ Performance Monitoring (& Tuning) Tools Maps – Because a picture is Worth a Thousand Words

As GNU/Linux system engineers or administrators, knowing the type utilities that can be used to monitor, troubleshoot and fine-tune a system is a vital part of the skill one should posses. However, unless one will be using many of these tools each and everyday, it’s difficult to memorize all of them. That’s why Brendan Gregg, who’s a senior … Read more