Linux Turns Thirty Years Old

Linux has turn 30. In those thirty years it has become the most used operating system in, servers, phones, notepad type computers, cars and internet connected things of all types. It has not become very popular as a desktop computer operating system, only used by scientist, and computer enthusiast. The Linux kernel is a free and open-source, Unix-like operating…

Must Have Free Software

There is lots of free software out there but is it and is it really good, and where can you safely download it? Here’s some of my favorite programs… VLC VLC is a video player and so much more. First of all I use it as my default media player, because it is much lighter…

DaVinci Resolve, Maybe The Best Free Video Editor

DaVinci Resolve is a free video editing software from Blackmagic, a high end video camera hardware manufacturer. Many of these used by major TV and movie production companies. One might ask, “If DaVinci Resolve is so good why is it free?” The answer is, the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, the model many TV news crews use…

Best Alternate Software

There is a lot of great commercial software out there from Microsoft, Adobe and others but they can cost many hundreds of dollars. Here are some favorite alternatives to the commercial stuff… LibreOffice – a great alternative to Microsoft Office. This suite of products will do almost anything you want. It includes a word-processor, a…

Free Tax Software

Hardly anyone uses tax software anymore because it has to be up-to-date always. This is done much easier in the cloud so nearly everyone has move to web applications. this being the case you could still try this program: OpenTaxSolver (OTS) is a free, safe + secure program for calculating Tax Form entries and tax-owed…

Pinta, A Simple Image Editor for Linu

Pinta is an open-source, cross-platform bitmap image drawing and editing program inspired by Paint.NET, a similar image editing program which is limited to Microsoft Windows. Pinta has more features than Microsoft Paint. Compared with open-source image editor GIMP Pinta is simpler and has fewer features. READ MORE

Get Started With GIMP

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free and open-source raster graphics editor used for image retouching and editing, free-form drawing, resizing, cropping, photo-montages, converting between different image formats, and more specialized tasks. You can get GIMP at GIMP.ORG and Ninite. There are many resources to learn how to use GIMP including: Lynda – Get…

Linux Mint 18, Cinnamon

The latest Linux Mint “Sarah” is a sleek and stable OS. It is a long-term support release which will be supported until 2021. Here are some of the new features that come with this release: Linux Mint 18 features the latest Cinnamon 3.0. Here’s a video showing some of its new features. New themes X Apts –…

Getting and creating virtual machines in Virtualbox

VirtualBox is a hypervisor (a piece of computer software that creates and runs virtual machines). With it you can run any version of Windows, DOS, Linux, BSD or Solaris on your Windows, Macintosh or Linux machine. There are many reasons someone may have a need for a virtual machine like: running old apps, access virus-infected data,…

What is Virtual Machine?

In computing, a virtual machine (VM) is an emulation of a particular computer system. Virtual machines operate based on the computer architecture and functions of a real or hypothetical computer, and their implementations may involve specialized hardware,software, or a combination of both. There are different kinds of virtual machines, each with different functions. System virtual…