Linux Reviews

  • TrueOS: Linux or Windows Alternative

    TrueOS is a Windows or Linux alternative based on the FreeBSD operating system. In this video I install TrueOS in VirtualBox, and also try out a range of applications.

    The TrueOS website here: http://trueos.org/

    You may also be interested in my related videos:

    Setting Up a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyi-NuqiLr0

    React OS: Free Windows Alternative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne88Is2cymQ

    Kdenlive Free Video Editor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huZQwS1-eh4

    You may also enjoy my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Seven Linux Distros

    Linux distro comparison of Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Manjaro, Slacko Puppy, Lubuntu, Zorin OS, and Debian Jessie with the Raspberry Pi Desktop!

    All distros were downloaded as an ISO image and written to USB media (for testing and/or full installation) using Etcher, which is available from: https://etcher.io/

    The different distros featured in this video can be obtained from the following links. Please note that all of the below are provided in good faith, and that testing and/or installing a new operating system should be done with care. Testing a distro from a USB drive should not delete files or otherwise damage your computer. However, actually installing a new operating system will replace your existing one unless you decide to dual boot, and this can cause issues . . .

    Linux Mint: https://linuxmint.com/download.php

    Ubuntu: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    Debian Jessie with Raspberry Pi Desktop: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-desktop/

    Manjaro: https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/

    Slacko Puppy: http://puppylinux.com/index.html#download

    Lubuntu: http://lubuntu.net/

    Zorin OS Core (scroll down): https://zorinos.com/download/

    You may also be interested in my video “Linux Mint Week” – in which (well, OK, you can probably guess that this video is about): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EAes8DDWQE

    More videos on computing andrelated topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Top 8 Raspberry Pi Distros

    Raspberry Pi operating systems overview, including Raspbian, Retropie, OSMC and many more cool distros. And I even play a homebrew NES game!

    #raspberrypi #explainingcomputers #retropie #motioneyeos

    You can see installs and demos of some of the Pi OS included here in my following videos:

    motionEyeOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUM7jio6dk

    Ubuntu MATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bA9d6xgCN0

    OSMC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9vgJ4u4saI

    I also have an SBC OpenMediaVault head-to-head here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsCgXQjaviM

    Links for downloading the distros included in this video are as follows:

    Raspbian: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    Ubuntu MATE: https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/

    RetroPie: https://retropie.org.uk/

    OSMC: https://osmc.tv/download/ (see “Disk Images” at end of page)

    OpenMediaVault: https://www.openmediavault.org/

    Pi MusicBox: http://www.pimusicbox.com/

    motionEyeOS: https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos

    FlintOS: https://flintos.io/download/

    BladeBuster homebrew NES game for RetroPie: http://hlc6502.web.fc2.com/Bbuster.htm

    You may also like my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”, which includes a history of computing: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Running Windows Programs on Linux

    Running Windows software on Linux using Wine, PlayOnLinux, Winetricks and CrossOver, and demonstrated on the distros Zorin OS and Linux Mint.

    The Wine website is at: https://www.winehq.org/

    The PlayOnLinux website is at: https://www.playonlinux.com/en/

    The Winetricks website is at: https://wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks

    The Codeweavers CrossOver web pages are at: https://www.codeweavers.com/

    If you are interested in the free Windows programs I ran in this video, they were:

    NoteTab: https://www.notetab.com/ -- the free version is NoteTab Light

    Sculptris: http://pixologic.com/sculptris/

    Sketchup: https://www.sketchup.com/ -- the free version is Sketchup Make.

    You may also be interested in videos:

    Seven Linux Distros: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYFcTix56e8

    Embracing Linux: Mint Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EAes8DDWQE

    Embracing Linux: Bootable USB Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vq_v0oGPH8
    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Linux Mint 19 For Windows Users

    Linux Mint 19 install and demo aimed at Windows users thinking of migrating to Linux. Includes setting up Timeshift, the Update Manager, installing applications, installing MS core fonts, and an explanation of drives in Linux.

    The Linux Mint website is at: https://linuxmint.com/

    The Etcher website is at: https://etcher.io/

    If you enjoy this video, you may be interested in my video on Ubuntu Studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txVIlioe2xU

    You may also like my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture

    #LinuxMint19 #LinuxMint #ExplainingComputers
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  • Ubuntu Studio: Creative Linux Distro

    Ubuntu Studio combines the Ubuntu Linux operating system with a wide range of free creative applications. In this video I install the software and demonstrate the Audacity audio editor, Yoshimi synthesizer, Hydroden drum sequencer, GIMP photo editor, Inkspace vector graphics package, Krita and MyPaint digital painting programs, Scribus DTP package, Blender 3D modeller, and the Kdenlive, OpenShot and Pitivi video editors.

    You can download Ubuntu Studio from: https://ubuntustudio.org/

    The Etcher utility I use to create a bootable USB drive is at: https://etcher.io/

    My previous videos on some of the creative software shown here include:

    Kdenlive video editor:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huZQwS1-eh4

    Inkscape vector graphics package:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzLy7mLGywM

    Krita painting package:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3c2wQYX6I

    You may also enjoy my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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