X2go is a great application for remotely accessing your Linux computer from a Windows, Linux, or Mac PC. What makes this unique for Linux is that you are able to connect to your computer at the login screen. Perhaps you are booting into a headless system and don't want a GUI running all the time. With X2Go you are able to select your desktop environment before connecting. For the session it will launch that GUI and then exit it upon logout.Read More »
What is keeping you on Windows?
What applications are you still using that are keeping you tied to the Microsoft Windows operating system? For me Photoshop is one of the only applications I use that won't run on Linux. My gaming library for Linux has been growing by leaps and bounds. As of October 2014 I have 181 Linux supported games in my Steam library. With the in-home feature I can play any of my games on my Linux machine.Read More »
TeamViewer for Linux
For several years I have been frustrated with the lack of a LogMeIn.com alternative for Linux. When doing Google searches the answer has always been to use VNC. There are many limitations to VNC that do not cover all my criteria. First, I would like to not have to make adjustments to my firewall to gain access to the machine. VNC …Read More »
Introduction To Computers
Customizing Your Windows 8 Experience
With the upcoming release of Windows 8 there will be a new interface replacing the standard desktop we currently know. This will be called the Start screen and consists of a customizable array of tiles that are used to launch applications. These live tiles have the ability to display real-time information such as weather information or stock prices. If you …Read More »
Using CCleaner to clean up your Windows PC.
A great application that many people don’t know about is CCleaner. This application will clean out your temporary files, optimize your system registry, and increase your privacy with a number of products you use. Many people don’t realize it, but, you are accumulating files on your computer with typical daily use that don’t need to be there. Internet browser temporary …Read More »