The main reason I always install Google Chrome on any linux distro I happen to be running is that Chrome will by default play videos from Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu without a hitch, whereas Firefox will not. In fact, neither will Chromium. This is because Google has built proprietary flash graphics inside of Chrome. … Continue reading “How to Get Firefox to Play Amazon, Netflix and Hulu Vidos on Archlinux”
Monarch butterflies are leaving Mexico and traveling north, as they always do. However, they’re coming a lot further north than they typically do in April. The first I heard about this was a text message from conservation photographer Michael Forsberg back on April 9. Mike said he had just photographed a monarch butterfly with faded … Continue reading “Monarch Butterflies”
Even though I’ve said senior Arch Linux forum members have palpable antagonism toward Arch derivatives Antergos, Apricity and Manjaro Linux, you can still easily install Arch yourself and have a regular, pure Arch system. The installer I have enjoyed is called Revenge. It is a fancy installer that draws what it needs only from the … Continue reading “Revenge: Installer for Arch Linux”
Essentially their attitude is this: The derivative of Arch wanted their own wikis and their own forums, so they can have it. Just don’t come to us with questions. Ever.
I wish I could tell you how to do it. I’ve been confusing myself reading articles about systemd and OpenRC and cron. I’m all confused and my brain is spent. I want to run “sudo cron start” when I start my system. Alternatively, just start cron as root. Cron changes my gnome wallpaper regularly.
I dropped my phone one too many times, I guess. My Pixel 2XL started behaving badly. It would suddenly turn off (not shut down, just power off instantly). Now perhaps I could have researched repair options, but my wife’s iPhone was up for renew and she didn’t want a new iPhone, so I took advantage … Continue reading “Google Pixel 2XL vs 3XL”
Archlinux, and I installed it without some fancy installer like Revenge. I’ve been running it for quite awhile now.
In the past I have written about Antergos Linux. A great distribution based on Arch Linux. Well, it’s no more. Sadly, Antergos has been discontinued. Most Linux distributions are maintained by volunteers. Linux distros are largely free operating systems created and maintained by volunteer enthusiasts who know a lot about Linux coding. Often, as with … Continue reading “Antergos Bites the Dust”
Archlinux is best, but difficult. It’s what I run. I didn’t install it with the Arch Wiki. I used YouTube videos. It worked, and I’m inside Arch writing this article. I’ve been using Arch for awhile now. I like it. I’ve used ’em all. Mint, Antergos, Manjaro, Ubuntu (all the flavors), Zorin, everything else you … Continue reading “Which Linux Distro is Best?”
Virtual Desktops Have Changed in Favor of Activities It doesn’t seem possible to switch virtual desktops with a programmable keyboard shortcut anymore, however, in my pure Archlinux KDE Plasma 5.14 install, it is possible to switch desktops by placing the cursor on a blank area of the screen and using the mouse wheel – if … Continue reading “Plasma 5.14 Just Released – Here’s what to discover.”