Come Rescue Me!

It's the tail end of 2016 and Microsoft now loves Linux, though many would argue otherwise. That's not what this post is about so that discussion will have to on without me right now. However, Linux has been Windows' friend for a lot of years now. Many times over the last two decades, I've used Linux boot disks, not specifically to run a Linux desktop or server, but to repair a Windows system. Today, on "Cooking With Linux", we're going to explore a Linux live distribution designed as a Windows rescue system. It's called SystemRescueCD and, yes, you can also …

Installing Ubuntu 16.10

On today's "Cooking With Linux" installation quickie, I will be taking you through the installation process for the latest version of Ubuntu, release 16.10, also known as "Yakkety Yak". This distribution features the Unity desktop environment. While you're here watching, please click the subscribe button, give it a thumbs up, then share this video with all your friends, family, loved ones, enemies . . . basically "everyone". Thanks for watching.

Installing Linux on a laptop with secure boot.

Welcome to "Cooking With Linux", episode 7 . . . though I may have to rethink this whole numbering thing. But I digress . . . My parents bought themselves a brand new, and red, Acer laptop. Being my parents, they then brought it to me so that I could install Linux on it. Having run into issues with secure boot in the past, I decided to take advantage of this request and take you through installing Linux on a brand new laptop, with secure boot! Enjoy. Like. Share. Repeat.

Installing OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

Time for another "Cooking With Linux" installation quickie. This time, we're going to go through the installation steps for OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. This is a rolling release version of OpenSUSE which makes it fantastic for people who like to live 'on the edge' and always have to have 'the latest and greatest'. You know who you are. https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed Like. Share. Subscribe. Repeat.

Fedora 24 Installation

Let me start by explaining that this is an experiment. Not "Cooking With Linux" per se, but this installation video is something a little different. Consider these particular "Installation Quickies" a subset of my CWL videos rather than the main dish — an appetizer if you prefer. My plan, such as it is, is to take you through the process of installing different distributions by performing a live installation. Fedora 24 is my first such installation quickie, so  named because I may need to 'speed up' portions of the installation by trimming when nothing is really happening. My hope is …

Desktop Extravaganza

If you haven't already done so, please visit my YouTube channel and subscribe. Then, tell everyone that you know to subscribe as well. [ insert appropriate smiley here ] Now, on with the show.  Welcome to "Cooking With Linux", episode 6, the show that combines wine, food, and free software. It's all desktops all the time on this episode of "Cooking With Linux". One question that I get asked regularly is why we have all these distributions. One explanation I give is that it provides a way for people to work they way they want to with an environment that …

Minecraft PE Server

Minecraft Pocket Edition is an awesome multiplayer game. On a local network, such as in your home, friends can easily join you, as they can on the Internet. Unfortunately, when the person running the session is done, the fun is over for everyone. With your Linux system, whether desktop or server, you can set up and run a Minecraft PE server so that you and your friends can join anytime and the world continues without you. Friends can log in and continue building in a shared world at any time and, conceivably, from anywhere. In this video, I'm going to …

Installing Software

Look around just a bit and you're going to find that there are lots and lots of Linux distributions. There's also an incredible number of software packages for you to download, install, and use, and most of them are completely free. With so much at your disposal, you might be wondering where to start when it comes to installing software. Luckily, every distribution has a desire to make it as easy as possible for desktop users but, of course, they all do it a little differently. Come with me and I'll give you a tour. When I'm done, you'll see …

FOSS Sacrilege!

Someone asked me recently about Google's Fuchsia, which this video is not about by the way. He asked what was more important to me, that a device run Linux or that the product be open source and open standards. I stood on the side of open source and open standards. On that note, welcome to the Sacrilege episode of Cooking With Linux. Pull up a chair, enjoy some wine, and enjoy this treat from my open source kitchen.  

Let’s Get Virtual

Before I unleash this next episode of Cooking With Linux (the YouTube edition), I'm going to make a promise . . . well, maybe more like a "hopefully, I stick to this better than my New Year's resolution" promise. Anyhow, the third Cooking With Linux is already in the can, so to speak, and I will release it tomorrow. Which brings me to the promise-ey thing . . . my plan, such as it is, is to release a new episode of the show each and every Thursday, weather permitting. Okay, on to episode two of "Cooking With Linux", the …