ReactOS: The Open Source “Windows”

A few days ago, I came across an interesting operating system known as ReactOS. Like many Linux OS it is open source and free to download. The only difference, it is NOT Linux or even a Unix-like OS! The first few lines of the site's home page explains what it is: "ReactOS is a free, modern operating system based on the design of Windows XP/2003". How much is it based on Windows?…

Easing the Windows to Linux Transition

It's been almost a month since I've made a complete transition from Windows to Linux on my main working computer (my notebook to be exact). The longest I have ever gone with Linux installed was a month, mostly due to needing to use software that works properly only on Windows (also those that are not compatible with Wine). However, this time I have decided to find alternatives, even if it takes a while to get it running properly.…

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.…