My Linux Experience From Noob to Pro

The word is Linux. Some never heard of it, and probably think it is some hacking thing, probably hardcore MS users. Others heard about it, but didn't bother reading about it further, potential converts from MS. Finally, there are those that know what Linux is and have probably used it in one of its many environments (desktop, server, phones, routers, satellite receivers etc…). But, everyone was once a noob in anything, here is a bit of my experience on Linux, from my early days to present.…

Linux Mint a Potential Keeper

On my quest to find a Linux OS good and friendly enough for me to use on a daily basis, I decided to revisit some of my previous installations. There were a few I knew I wouldn't want to try again such as Ubuntu (Unity just messed up my experience, my mother loves it for some reason…), Fedora (more of a dev Linux in terms of release) and CentOS (the closest to RHEL, but not really fitting for a laptop) just to name a few. I went back to Distrowatch to look over their list to see if I could find something else.…

Moving Completely to Linux

Now that I have some free time on my hands, I have decided to move one of my main computers (my laptop specifically) completely to Linux. Unfortunately the dual boot way doesn't work with me, I end up booting into Windows eventually anyway. The reason is that I really haven't found a flavor that is actually "tasty".

At the moment, my netbook has become my Linux test hardware. Sure it doesn't have an amazing graphics card, but I don't use anything graphically intense to warrant testing on something better.…

8 Things to do on a New Linux Server

Here are some things I do whenever I get a new Linux server (whether it is a VPS or dedicated). Most of the points are security related while the others are just there to make it more convenient to manage. This is by no means a complete list, or the most important of a very long list!

1. Change the Root Password

This is the first thing I do whenever I get a new server or reload one of my VPS.…