Smoothing the QT Wrinkle

When you’re using Ubuntu, you’re using a set of buttons and on-screen controls (a ‘toolkit’) called GTK. Part of Linux’s strength is that there are many options to choose from in terms of toolkits and programming languages that can be...

Why Linux Isn’t on Your Computer

The simplest reason that your computer probably has Windows on it is because everyone else’s does, too. It’s called ubiquity. And Microsoft has it. I do not think Microsoft is inherently evil. I do think it is a monopoly. But, in a way, that is to be...

What is root?

root represents possibly the most important thing to understand about Linux that differs from Windows. You may have heard that Linux is more stable and secure than other operating systems, particularly Windows. The main reason that Windows is not stable or secure is...

Choosing a Desktop: Gnome and KDE

How it works If all that came in a brand of Linux was Linux, you wouldn’t like it for your desktop. Linux is similar to DOS in that it’s natural interface is a black screen with white text and you have to type in everything you want to do. Luckily, some...