Distro-hopping in 2016

TL;DR: more gibberish about installing & running Linux, during 2016.   Main PC The PC I built in 2011 currently runs Windows 10 Pro x64 and is the media/print server, video conversion, torrenting, and gaming rig. With constant new or recurring Windows annoyances re-triggering the question of just switching to Linux (but still requiring a […]

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 1 in VirtualBox 5.0.2

Background Anymore when it comes to Linux distros I prefer a Debian/Ubuntu base and the MATE (maté) Desktop Environment (again, my desktop Linux distro of choice is Linux Mint MATE edition). Just give me APT + MATE + Firefox, please. Earlier this year I jumped at the chance to try the official MATE spin of […]

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Beta 1 in VirtualBox

My distro of choice is Linux Mint MATE edition, so naturally I was excited to hear there is an official MATE spin of Ubuntu. MATE (maté) is a fork of the old GNOME2 desktop environment, with bugfixes and enhancements. Here’s my experience this evening while watching season 9 & 10 of Red vs. Blue.   […]