OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is an excellent rolling release Linux distribution. This updated guide for 2022 will take you through updating packages, adding additional repositories, gaining multimedia support, and installing software.
Pop!_OS is the popular Linux built by computer company System76. It is built on a Ubuntu base with many logical and helpful additions. System76 developers are gradually building a distribution with its own unique identity, separate from Ubuntu.
While there are more manufacturers offering stock Android like OnePlus or Nokia, many still offer bloated launchers by default. Other launchers have been available for years. They can add various levels of customization or simplicity. A launcher can even speed up your phone.
This getting started guide will help quickly set up Fedora 35 after a fresh install. It is my personal cheat sheet and I reference it for my own system.
Pop!_OS 21.04 is the latest release of the popular distro built by System76. It features a new Cosmic Desktop built with usability in mind.
The latest release of openSUSE Leap 15.3 brings the stability of SUSE Linux Enterprise to the community distro.
This getting started guide will help quickly set up Fedora 34 after a fresh install. It is my personal cheat sheet and I reference it for my own system.
Ubuntu and its related distros like Elementary, Mint, and Pop!_OS have access to an enormous software library. There are times when a particular program may not be available in an official repository or is lagging behind in updates. Ubuntu developed Personal Package Archives (PPA) as a way to easily create small personal repositories to deliver software that either doesn’t qualify for the official repos or that the developer may not wish to release there. While PPAs have waned in popularity as Flatpak and Snap have received more attention, there are still many great PPAs available.
YouTube is a the primary video sharing site on the Internet. It is full of helpful tutorials, commentary, funny videos, and strange content. For most purposes, its hard not to use YouTube. If I’m repairing my ’04 Expedition, where do I turn first? YouTube. Putting new flooring down? YouTube. Following the election? YouTube. Watching turkey fryer explosions? YouTube. You get the point: YouTube hosts a wide variety of content and its likely the only place that many videos will be hosted.
This Getting Started Guide will help set up a new Pop!_OS 20.10 install. I have included common software selections along with a few of my favorites.