Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we give you Linux Mint 17 screenshots to help a Windows Pal see the light of Linux. 20 Things To Do after installing Mint 17. Shell Scripting eBook Overload. Only Monochrome Indicator Buttons accepted here. Debate of the Day: Another MacOS Theme for Ubuntu. PHP web apps to delight and surprise. Will HP go all the way with Linux?
Linux Mint 17 Qiana has been released and many glowing reviews have been written. I’m listing this HowtoForge article for the sole reason that if I were ever to sit down with a buddy at their Windows PC and they were interested in Linux Mint? This would be a great article with essential screenshots to walk through with them.
On Linux Mint Fonts
The title of this post is “How to get gorgeous looking fonts on Linux Mint.” I’m pretty critical of my UIs and I think Mint fonts render beautifully out of the box. The author does mention that he’s basing his judgement on an LCD monitor. Still, good information on font rendering and configuration.
Only Monochrome Indicator Buttons Accepted Here
I’m bookmarking this WebUpd8 post on how to configure the Copy Indicator Button as Monochrome since I plan to upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04 soon. I burned an install DVD yesterday, along with a Mint 17 image. And yes, I want ALL of my Ubuntu indicators monochrome!
Linux Antivirus. Can’t Be Too Careful.
Article about the types of bad things that can happen to Windows unprotected PCs. The only reason that I don’t run Antivirus in Linux (and it’s probably not a good reason) is that I have so much development and server functions running that I don’t want antivirus monitoring services causing unexplained weirdness. Instructions on installing ClamAV and its ClamGT front-end from the PPA are included if you’re interested.
PHP web apps to delight and surprise
I was looking for a Photo Gallery web application for Linux and found Piwigo. I installed it on a couple of machines and overall it’s pretty awesome. Think what you will about PHP, but it’s certainly capable of building a fine web application.
Debate of the Day: Another MacOS Theme for Ubuntu
When it comes to themes and the Linux desktop experience, I’m in the “let Linux be Linux” camp. I also believe that everyone is free to use whatever theme they like. That’s what Linux is all about: freedom and choice. Here’s a new MacOS Theme with, of course, 2000 heated exchanges. Okay, there are only around 200 comments, but still a lot of comments considering the subject is a Linux Desktop Theme.
Will HP Go All the Way with Linux?
Apparently HP is working on three different Linux-based OS’s it plans to put on its hardware instead of Microsoft Windows. Two of the three PCs in my office are HPs and they’re perfectly fine machines. Go HP! As a sidenote, in one of the articles on HP’s move to Linux it was suggested that HP was that “big company” that bought out PearOS development. I personally don’t think that’s true, but we’ll be hearing more about the details of HP’s Linux over time I’m sure.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Robert Frank Gabriel, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.