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MacOS-like tweaks on elementary

The elementary OS team is very thoughtful about the default workflow, and so I would recommend new users to this operating system to try using the default settings before making too many tweaks. However, there are always some preferences that one will like to adjust, and especially for those coming from MacOS,… Read More »MacOS-like tweaks on elementary

Linux turns 30

30 years ago today, Linus Torvalds sent out an email announcing a new “hobby” project, a free operating system. This project is what turned into Linux, which today has the largest installed base of all general purpose operating systems (largely due to Android being based on the Linux kernel). Interestingly, while Linux… Read More »Linux turns 30

Gaming on elementary OS

It is fairly easy to set up gaming on elementary OS. For games on Steam, you are just a few clicks away from playing after a fresh install of elementary. For games not available on Steam, Lutris is a popular game manager that has thousands of titles, and it can be installed… Read More »Gaming on elementary OS

A Journey Into Linux

I am posting this from a 2015 MacBook Pro running the Linux distribution elementaryOS, and honestly, this is the most exciting experience of computer use that I can remember. This blog will share tips and suggestions for others interested in journeying into Linux. Apple makes great hardware. Apple trackpads are simply unrivaled,… Read More »A Journey Into Linux