Within the community of Linux users and fans, there’s a term called “distro hopping”, which refers to the act of constantly jumping around between different distributions, or “distros”, of Linux. A few examples of popular distributions are Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), or Fedora. Back in the days when I ran Linux on … Continue reading Blog Platform Hopping
A week agoÂ I had a bit of downtime, because I decided to switch hosts. Previously, I was using DigitalOcean, with a droplet running Ubuntu 14.04. I paid $10 a month for a 30GB SSD, 1 CPU core, and 1GB of RAM. This used to beÂ alright for me, because I was just running this website, which … Continue reading Recent Downtime
Before I begin my examination of various distros, I’d like to retrace my steps and discuss some of my past experiences with the few distros that I’ve tried. When I first got into Linux and started using it, I went with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. All of my Google searches pointed to it being the most … Continue reading Deciding on a Linux Distro
Just over a year ago, I downloaded and installed Linux onto my computer for the first time. I wanted to learn to program and I had read that programming on Windows was pretty tough, particularly for newbies, and that Linux would be much easier to get going with, especially considering I didnâ€™t have the money … Continue reading I Just Canâ€™t Stay Away From Linux
When Amazon first released the Kindle, I wasn’t overly impressed. My opinion of it at the time was that it was an over-simplified tablet, capable of nothing more than opening eBooks. My tablet can do that, and it can surf the web, play games, and watch movies. What could be so great about a tablet … Continue reading The Amazon Kindle: A Review
tl;dr Linux is great if you are on older hardware, just getting started, or like the most control over your system. OSX is great if you appreciate quality design can get past the price. Windows is great if you like to have a wide variety of choices and/or are on a budget.