The Best Linux Laptop: A Buyer’s Guide with Picks from an RHCE

If you don’t posses the right knowledge & the experience, then finding the best Linux laptop can be a daunting task. And thus you can easily end-up with something that looks great, features great performance, but struggles to cope with ‘Linux’, shame! So, as a RedHat Certified Engineer, the author & the webmaster of this blog, … Read moreThe Best Linux Laptop: A Buyer’s Guide with Picks from an RHCE

Ubuntu 17.10 Review: A Little Slow While Booting (Compared to 17.04) But Quite Stable

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system comes with a major change, it no longer includes Ubuntu’s Unity desktop shell as it has been replaced with Gnome 3 (3.26.1 to be precise). There are many reasons behind this, but the most obvious one is that Ubuntu has failed to get its ideas accepted into the GNU … Read moreUbuntu 17.10 Review: A Little Slow While Booting (Compared to 17.04) But Quite Stable

Manjaro 17.0.2 KDE Review: Looks Gorgeous, Responsive & Power Efficient (A Little Slow to Boot, Though)

Manjaro is no alien operating system to me for I have reviewed it three times in the past. First I reviewed Manjaro ‘Ascella’ XFCE edition back in 2013, then I reviewed Manjaro KDE (4.12.2) edition back in 2014, and then in December 2015 I again reviewed Manjaro KDE edition (Capella) which featured KDE 5.5.1. I actually tried … Read moreManjaro 17.0.2 KDE Review: Looks Gorgeous, Responsive & Power Efficient (A Little Slow to Boot, Though)

Ubuntu 17.04 Review: Except for the Horrible DNS Issue (now ‘fixed’), a Good Release. Oh and, Farewell Unity!

Apparently, the recently released Ubuntu operating system (17.04) will be the last time Ubuntu will feature its own desktop shell ‘Unity’ which was first introduced back in 2010. So, it survived 7 years, almost. It actually did not ‘survive’, in my opinion, even though I myself was too quick to criticize it (well, back then I … Read moreUbuntu 17.04 Review: Except for the Horrible DNS Issue (now ‘fixed’), a Good Release. Oh and, Farewell Unity!

Websites Not Loading (dns issue) After Installing Ubuntu 17.04? [fix]

I can’t believe that I haven’t written anything for the past 4 months for my website! But I promise that I’ll add fresh content in the future (yes an Ubuntu 17.04 review is on the way). One reason why I was not able to add new ‘Linux’ operating system reviews was because after I switched to a … Read moreWebsites Not Loading (dns issue) After Installing Ubuntu 17.04? [fix]

Fedora 25 Review: A Stable Release, But Slightly Slow to Boot (on rotational disks)

The last version of Fedora operating system I reviewed was Fedora 23, and I quite deliberately skipped Fedora 24. The main reason was that starting with Fedora 22, Fedora developers had decided to abandon a core utility (‘systemd-readahead‘) that was capable of speeding up boot-up times quite significantly on rotational hard disk drives. The reason for … Read moreFedora 25 Review: A Stable Release, But Slightly Slow to Boot (on rotational disks)

Ubuntu 16.10 Flavors Comparison: Ubuntu vs Ubuntu GNOME vs Kubuntu vs Xubuntu

As promised in my earlier Ubuntu 16.10 review, I have come up with an Ubuntu 16.10 flavors comparison as well, although, I was planning on coming up with this comparison much sooner (but hey, it’s here!) Unlike in my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS flavors comparison which only included two main Ubuntu flavors (Ubuntu GNOME & Kubuntu), this time, I’ve … Read moreUbuntu 16.10 Flavors Comparison: Ubuntu vs Ubuntu GNOME vs Kubuntu vs Xubuntu

Ubuntu 16.10 Review: Not Bad, But if You’re Happy with 16.04 LTS, Stick with it!

After the previous 16.04 Long Term Release, Ubuntu has rolled out its latest ‘short term’ (my own naming convention for the non-LTS releases) version 16.10. Mainly, the ‘short term’ releases are only supported for 9 months and usually include software applications with their recent updates. When you release a new version of your operating system within every … Read moreUbuntu 16.10 Review: Not Bad, But if You’re Happy with 16.04 LTS, Stick with it!

Supercharge Your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with XanMod Kernel (includes BFQ)

XanMod is a custom built kernel for Debian and Ubuntu operating systems that comes with couple of tweaks for optimizing the performance. According to the authors, the Kernel has the potential of increasing the performance of high-performing Workstations, Game playback, Media Centers and such like. Tweaks are applied to the existing core utilities of Linux, … Read moreSupercharge Your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with XanMod Kernel (includes BFQ)

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 moreLinux Mint 18 Cinnamon Review: They Did it Again!

Enable Motion Interpolation in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) Using SVP

Motion interpolation is a technique that can be used to increase the frame-rate (up to 60 frames per second, which roughly equals doubled frame rate for most video files) of a video file. Now what’s in it for the end-user? Simple, without having to re-encode, edit or make any changes to the video file, the end-user … Read moreEnable Motion Interpolation in GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS) Using SVP

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