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Memory Usage of Distros

Moss Bliss Each distro uses RAM differently. How much memory your computer has, and how much your distro uses, are key components in selecting a distro, one which is often overlooked. I have (and have had) several machines. I have run gobs of distros on each one. There are several programs in Linux which can […]

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Timbuk2 Authority Laptop Backpack Deluxe in Black

Updated 4/28/2021Updates are available at the end of the article. I travel for my job, so I need to be able to carry a lot of personal belongings. I’ve had that taken care of for quite a number of years. I have always carried my laptop with me in the typical laptop carrying case. Since […]

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System76 Pangolin : First Impression

Among many Linux enthusiasts, System76 is an aspirational brand. I’ve known of them for several years. I have been a huge fan of the ThinkPad laptops currently made by Lenovo; my interest dates back to the mid 90’s when IBM created them earlier in the decade. I repaired them professionally from the mid 90’s until […]

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Review: RoboLinux

Moss Bliss I am running out of time on Distrohoppers’ Digest for more reviews. There surely will come a time when I will not have anything to review, but this is not that month. This is a Q&D (Quixk & Dirty) review of RoboLinux 12.3 MATE As this is essentially Ubuntu, it uses the Ubiquity […]

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Review- Manjaro Mate 21.02 for Pinebook Pro

Dylan Burger (Canada) I love Pine64. I love how they are making quality hardware available for reasonable prices, I love how the community shapes their decision making and the degree to which they communicate with me as an end user. At the moment I own both a Pinephone and a Pinebook Pro and the build […]

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A Simple Guide to Running a Local WordPress using Docker

Dylan in Canada As I have started contributing to ItsMOSS, one challenge for me has been using WordPress again. I used WordPress briefly about 8 years ago to help maintain a site for an organization I was involved with, but I haven’t touched it since. So rather than jump back in unprepared, I decided that […]

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Office In Linux: What are my options?

by Dylan Burger, Canada In September of last year I e-mailed the Mintcast team with a question about dual booting Windows vs. Running in a VM. The crux of my question was a desire to switch to Linux while still using the one software package that is absolutely essential to my daily activities: Microsoft Office. […]

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Review: Odyssey Blue J4105 MiniPC

Dylan Burger, Canada My transition to Linux has triggered a bit of a hardware buying spree in me over the past few months. It hasn’t been anything crazy (no matter how much I want a Thelio Mega); aside from a work laptop I actually haven’t spent more than $300 USD on any individual item. Nevertheless, […]

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Mageia 8 Beta 2

I was looking for a distro to try for the next episode of Distrohoppers’ Digest (https://distrohoppersdigest.blogspot.com) and thought I’d revisit Mageia, currently in a Beta 2 of its next version. Mandrake was my first successful installation of a Linux distro, so I like to check up on how things are going. Mageia appears to be […]

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Adventures In Boot

This is an excerpt of my presentation in mintCast 333.5. I thought I had done this already; we’re up to Episode 346 now. It does not cover ALL the bases but it should give someone a head start. This report is not meant to be a Deep Dive so much as an I Want It […]

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