A few months ago I discussed whether I would be moving from Windows to another platform and the challenges that I could see myself facing in doing that. Since then I’ve written about the technical aspects of my move to Gentoo Linux but today thought I’d look at how I’ve addressed my day-to-day workflow … More My XFCE4 Gentoo Linux Desktop – Development, Content-Creation and Productivity Tools
Introduction I installed Gentoo Linux back in April to replace my Windows installation. Straight after the installation the first thing I wanted was to get X up and running so I had a desktop. In most distributions this is super easy but there can be a few more steps involved in Gentoo. I complicated things … More Installing X.Org and XFCE on a Multi-GPU Gentoo Linux System
Last week I ran through the first half of my tutorial in getting a Gentoo Linux system installed using ZFS with an NVME disk. This week we’ll finish the tutorial and get the whole system online. … More Installing Gentoo Linux on ZFS with NVME Drive (Part 2)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I would be dumping Windows and making the move to Linux as my primary operating system. I’ve now done it and as I’m writing this my PC is now running Gentoo Linux with ZFS as the operating system for my boot drive and mounted data. This isn’t a standard configuration for Linux so I thought I’d share some of the basics on how I got it up and working. … More Installing Gentoo Linux on ZFS with NVME Drive (Part 1)
Some Background Over the years I have used a great many operating systems. When considering a desktop operating system my needs have almost always been driven by which platform I was currently developing for. Not only are developer toolsets better on the platforms they are intended for but it helps to be fully familiar with … More Switching From Windows 10 – But To What?
After spending a few weeks with my Chromebook I love it but wanted to geek out and add even more utility to it so I decided to install Ubuntu on it alongside my Chrome OS install. In under an hour I’ve increased my productivity no end. … More Installing Linux on an Acer Chromebook
After more than a decade using Apple laptops and desktops I’m finally dumping the Apple ecosystem and I’ve switched to a Chromebook. How’s that going for me? … More Switching to a Chromebook – The Acer CB3-431