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what is/are preventing Linux from being more popular

Linux is much better than Windows in many ways, as I mentioned in my previous post, but unfortunately the market share of Linux desktop has not increased much. As a matter of fact, the market share of Linux desktop from 01/01/2018 to 08/31/2018 even decreased comparing to the same period of last year, from 2.25% to 1.98%, according to Net Market Share: So, if Linux is so much better than Windows, why is it not […]

[Fix] Cannot boot after installing Linux Mint in UEFI mode

Linux Mint is a popular Linux distro and is based on Ubuntu LTS distribution. Recently, Linux Mint 19 was released, almost three months after the release of Ubuntu LTS 18.04, with many new features and I decided to give it a try, but the installation was not as smooth as I expected. First, I got an GRUB installation error: The ‘grub-efi-amd64-signed’ package failed to install into /target/. Without the GRUB boot loader, the installed system will […]

Get Ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

According to the official release schedule for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, a RC (release candidate) build was released yesterday and the final release is only one week away: April 26, 2018. Are  you ready for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? But why Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is so important? LTS stands for Long Term Support and a LTS release of Ubuntu means Canonical (the company who created Ubuntu) will provide support for 5 years until April 2023 which a […]

Linux Mint running in software rendering mode on VirtualBox

In my previous posts, I introduced two Linux distros for new users: Zorin OS and elementary OS. Zorin OS provides a Windows-like interface and elementary OS provides a macOS-like interface, with the hope of making both Windows users and macOS users feel less intimidated when switching to Linux. According to the Linux distro watch, both Zorin OS and elementary OS are getting popular. In 2016, Zorin was ranked No. 7 while elementary was ranked No. […]

elementary OS helps user to switch from macOS to Linux

In my previous post, I introduced Zorin OS, a Linux distro that can help Windows users to switch to Linux. Today I will introduce another Linux distro that targets macOS user to help them to switch to Linux and it is called elementary OS. This Linux distro has an elegant design with a beautiful macOS-like user interface so Mac users will feel comfortable to use it, although it claims to be a replacement for both […]