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…

Why would you need Linux?

As we learned Linux is a free (as in beer) operating system. The software is free as well which enabling you to try as many programs as you like without breaking the bank. Linux is mostly virus free so it’s more secure. Linux works with few processes in the background so your computer runs faster. Unlike Windows…

What is Linux?

Linux is a Unix-like and mostly  computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel, an operating system kernel first released on 5 October 1991 by Linus Torvalds. The Free Software Foundation uses the name GNU/Linux to describe the…

Who needs Windows?

Chromebooks and Linux computers are great but they are not for everyone. If you are a professional graphical artist and the firm you work for uses PhotoShop you will need a PC or Mac for that. If your firm uses Adobe Premiere to edit video than you need Windows.  Many serious amateur and professional photographers use…

Chocolatey, Apt-Get for Windows

Chocolatey  is a Machine Package Manager, somewhat like apt-get in Ubuntu Linux, but built with Windows in mind. You can use Chocolatey to safely install free software in a command-line environment. There is up to 3719 free programs that can be installed using this fantastic utility. If you get tire of using the commandline you…