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  • New To Linux?, Let's Install Your First Linux OS.

    Now I don't normally do new user content to be honest, but I thought now might be the time to do it, so here we install Ubuntu 18.04 for the first time Linux user just to show you how easy and quick it really is for a first timer...nice

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  • Chasing Perfection? - My Top 5 Distros of 2018

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  • 6 Lightweight Linux Distros for Old PCs (2019)

    Not all computers are born equal, and if you have a lower-end rig you may need to look at lighweight Linux distros that will work well on older computers. There's so much variety on the Linux platform that it can actually be hard to choose the best lightweight distro for your purposes, so we've picked out six of the best of 2018.

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    Lubuntu - https://lubuntu.net/

    Puppy Linux - http://puppylinux.org

    TinyCore - http://tinycorelinux.net/

    LXLE - http://www.lxle.net/

    Arch Linux - https://www.archlinux.org/

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  • The Truth About Linux

    People are accusing Linux content providers, such as myself, of "lying about Linux." Well, here is the truth about Linux as I see it in late 2018.

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  • Mac OS vs Linux | Which is better for you?

    In this video, I compare Mac OSX vs Linux and go over its history and which is truly the best for you. Before we do a straight comparison we need to understand where they come from and the differences between them.

    Timestamps:
    1:01 Linux History
    2:11 Mac OSX History
    4:35 Why Choose Linux?
    6:18 Why Choose Mac?

    History

    Unix
    To understand either OSX or Linux you need to know about UNIX. It is basically the father to many of what we see today, but there is a reason no one uses Unix anymore. In the late 80s and early 90s AT&T held the UNIX Licenses for part of the kernel and ip stack and proceed to litigate anyone that used UNIX without paying. AT&T effectively killed UNIX.

    Linux
    First off, Linux is NOT UNIX and is NOT a fork of UNIX. It originally looked and acted like UNIX but this is a common misconception. It originated from a collaboration done by Linux Torvalds with the GNU (GNU is NOT UNIX) Project (Richard Stallman from MIT) and Minix (Andrew Tanenbaum). Both these projects were coded entirely from scratch with completely free licensing. From here it has been developed from the early 90s to today.

    Mac OSX
    The first Macs from the 80s and 90s used a FAR different version than today. This kernel is nothing like OSX today. Macintosh 1 to 9 was not UNIX based and was very proprietary. I suggest watching Jobs, Pirates of Silicon Valley, or various other films to get a broad understanding of them. In 2001 Mac OS 10 was born, and it was based on UNIX or to be more specific NeXTStep which acquired in the late 90s. NeXTStep was based on BSD which used some UNIX code but in 1991 it managed to strip out all the AT&T code and also convert to Free licensing.

    Use Cases

    Linux
    -Free
    -Great for Gaming
    -Tons of Selection and Customization

    Mac
    -$30
    -Adobe suite
    -Microsoft Office
    -Expensive App Store
    -Walled Garden - If its here it runs well and is very clean, but you can only play here
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  • How to Use Ubuntu (Beginners Guide)

    This tutorial will show you how to get started using the Ubuntu Linux operating system. If you’ve never used a Linux based operating system, Ubuntu is a great entry level Linux distribution that’s user friendly for beginners, especially for those of you that have been using Windows or MacOS. In this beginner’s guide, I will show the basics to help you get started using Ubuntu.

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    0:24 Download and Install
    1:08 User Interface Tour
    2:26 Using the Dock
    3:22 Adding Programs to the Dock
    3:46 Using Workspaces
    4:16 Install New Software
    5:18 Web Browsers
    5:38 Default Apps
    6:23 Settings

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  • DEEPIN LINUX 15.8 - First Impressions with Deepin Desktop Environment

    As I continue my tour of different Linux desktop environments, I'm going to start playing with Deepin, or Deepin DE. Let's see how it works !

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    First experience
    Deepin greets you with a very simple desktop,, with just a dock at the bottom of the screen. You get the option to use "fashion mode", which is just a dock at the bottom, with some system indicators such as network or battery life, and system menus, or the "efficient mode", which resembles Windows, with a task bar, indicators on the right, and a "show desktop menu".

    The panel
    It hosts a launcher, which opens a GNOME like grid of all applications installed, a multitasking view shortcut, similar to what the elementary OS one does, spreading all windows for you to see, and showing virtual desktops, and then some application shortcuts.with the Deepin File Manager, Deepin Store, Deepin Music, Deepin Movie, Google CHrome, Control center, and "disk", which is a handy applet allowing you to see all available disks quickly. You can add app shortcuts just by dragging them to the panel, or by right clikcing its icon when the app is started, and selecting "dock".

    The desktop
    With Deepin, the desktop can store files, countrary to GNOME or elementary OS. With a right click, you get the option to create folders or documents, with handy templates already created for office documents, as well as accessing some settings, such as the corner settings, to select hot corner functionnality, from turning off the screen, opening the control center, showing all windows, opening the launcher, or simply showing the desktop.
    You can also get to the wallpaper settings through this context menu.

    Control center
    This is Deepin's implementation of the system settings. The first thing that you'll notice, is that it pops up from the right edge of the screen: it's not an application, with its own window, it's part notification center, and part control center, ressembling the Mac OS X equivalent, for notifications. It uses transparency and blur efficiently, and looks very good, although since it's monochrome, it isn't always easy to use muscle and visual memory to find what you're looking for. The settings are dispatched into neat categories, and you can just scroll from one category to another, which limits the number of clicks, but can be quite weird at first. I'll go into more detail about what is available in this control center, but it does look the part and is a new, innovative implementation of settings.

    Applications
    We'll go into more details in a separate video, but let's just say that Deepin likes to bring its own version of stuff. Almost everything, from the file manage,r to the music player, the video player, the application store, the terminal, text editor, calendar, image viewer, sound recorder, even the system monitor and the screenshot tool are custom Deepin applications. They all look quite consistent, with the same stark white theme, window controls on the right, and application menu left of the minimize button.

    Windows and desktops
    Deepin obviously uses application windows, with controls on the right, which look quite like the windows controls. It keeps the minimize, maximize, and close order, and adds an app menu, which lets you get to some quick options, such as the settings, or shortcuts to create a new window, or exit the application. All default Deepin apps also allow you to select a dark theme on a per-app basis, which persists after closing the window.. This is an awesome touch that I wish other distros would implement.

    The overview opens a complete view of all available windows, and virtual desktops, which you can rearrange by drag and drop, and customize with different wallpapers. The whole implementation is very straightforward and nicely animated.

    Performance was pretty good. Apps open quickly, the desktop reacts nicely, and all animations ran smooth as butter. Memory consumption seems to be around 1.2 to 1.4 Gb of RAM when Idle, which is high, but not terribly. CPU consumption was altogether very low as well.

    To conclude this first tour, I'm impressed with the attention to detail that went into Deepin. The desktop looks great and smooth, everything is nicely animated and uses vivid colors, and the basic features I need from a desktop environment are all very easy to find an comprehensible. Default apps seem nicely built, and apart from some translation hiccups here and there, everything was smooth and clean. With basic but easy to find customization options, the Deepin Desktop Experience is a welcoming one.

    I'll keep using Deepin for the next month or so, taking a tour of the applications, the system settings, the customization options, available software, and so on, so bear with me.

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  • "Does the success of other alternative Operating Systems help Linux?"

    Question: "Does the success of other alternative Operating Systems -- like Haiku, FreeBSD, ReactOS, etc. help Linux adoption?"

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  • How to Install Linux for Beginners

    This video goes over installing Linux for the first time. I will break it down into 3 parts:
    1. Choosing which version of Linux
    2. Installation Process
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    3. Basic configuration

    Choosing the right version or flavor of Linux
    -Latest Ubuntu Desktop LTS

    Installation Process
    - Downlaod ISO for ubuntu
    - Create a USB Thumb drive
    - Install

    Basic Configuration
    -Installing Software

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  • elementary OS 5.0 Juno Review - Linux Distro Review

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    The long awaited follow up to elementary OS Loki is here. Time to jump into version 5.0 Juno for a good swim around.

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