Linux Reviews

  • TrueOS: Linux or Windows Alternative

    TrueOS is a Windows or Linux alternative based on the FreeBSD operating system. In this video I install TrueOS in VirtualBox, and also try out a range of applications.

    The TrueOS website here: http://trueos.org/

    You may also be interested in my related videos:

    Setting Up a Virtual Machine (VirtualBox): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyi-NuqiLr0

    React OS: Free Windows Alternative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne88Is2cymQ

    Kdenlive Free Video Editor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huZQwS1-eh4

    You may also enjoy my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Top 8 Raspberry Pi Distros

    Raspberry Pi operating systems overview, including Raspbian, Retropie, OSMC and many more cool distros. And I even play a homebrew NES game!

    #raspberrypi #explainingcomputers #retropie #motioneyeos

    You can see installs and demos of some of the Pi OS included here in my following videos:

    motionEyeOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUM7jio6dk

    Ubuntu MATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bA9d6xgCN0

    OSMC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9vgJ4u4saI

    I also have an SBC OpenMediaVault head-to-head here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsCgXQjaviM

    Links for downloading the distros included in this video are as follows:

    Raspbian: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    Ubuntu MATE: https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/

    RetroPie: https://retropie.org.uk/

    OSMC: https://osmc.tv/download/ (see “Disk Images” at end of page)

    OpenMediaVault: https://www.openmediavault.org/

    Pi MusicBox: http://www.pimusicbox.com/

    motionEyeOS: https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos

    FlintOS: https://flintos.io/download/

    BladeBuster homebrew NES game for RetroPie: http://hlc6502.web.fc2.com/Bbuster.htm

    You may also like my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”, which includes a history of computing: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Running Windows Programs on Linux

    Running Windows software on Linux using Wine, PlayOnLinux, Winetricks and CrossOver, and demonstrated on the distros Zorin OS and Linux Mint.

    The Wine website is at: https://www.winehq.org/

    The PlayOnLinux website is at: https://www.playonlinux.com/en/

    The Winetricks website is at: https://wiki.winehq.org/Winetricks

    The Codeweavers CrossOver web pages are at: https://www.codeweavers.com/

    If you are interested in the free Windows programs I ran in this video, they were:

    NoteTab: https://www.notetab.com/ -- the free version is NoteTab Light

    Sculptris: http://pixologic.com/sculptris/

    Sketchup: https://www.sketchup.com/ -- the free version is Sketchup Make.

    You may also be interested in videos:

    Seven Linux Distros: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYFcTix56e8

    Embracing Linux: Mint Week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EAes8DDWQE

    Embracing Linux: Bootable USB Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Vq_v0oGPH8
    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Linux Mint 19 For Windows Users

    Linux Mint 19 install and demo aimed at Windows users thinking of migrating to Linux. Includes setting up Timeshift, the Update Manager, installing applications, installing MS core fonts, and an explanation of drives in Linux.

    The Linux Mint website is at: https://linuxmint.com/

    The Etcher website is at: https://etcher.io/

    If you enjoy this video, you may be interested in my video on Ubuntu Studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txVIlioe2xU

    You may also like my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture

    #LinuxMint19 #LinuxMint #ExplainingComputers
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  • Ubuntu Studio: Creative Linux Distro

    Ubuntu Studio combines the Ubuntu Linux operating system with a wide range of free creative applications. In this video I install the software and demonstrate the Audacity audio editor, Yoshimi synthesizer, Hydroden drum sequencer, GIMP photo editor, Inkspace vector graphics package, Krita and MyPaint digital painting programs, Scribus DTP package, Blender 3D modeller, and the Kdenlive, OpenShot and Pitivi video editors.

    You can download Ubuntu Studio from: https://ubuntustudio.org/

    The Etcher utility I use to create a bootable USB drive is at: https://etcher.io/

    My previous videos on some of the creative software shown here include:

    Kdenlive video editor:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huZQwS1-eh4

    Inkscape vector graphics package:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzLy7mLGywM

    Krita painting package:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX3c2wQYX6I

    You may also enjoy my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Zorin OS 15 for Windows Users

    Zorin OS Linux distro installation and demo, including both Zorin OS 15 Core and Zorin OS 15 Ultimate. You can learn more about Zorin OS and download it at: https://zorinos.com/

    Please note that this is not a sponsored video, but that the version of Zorin OS 15 Ultimate demonstrated was supplied for review.

    My video in which I explain how to adjust BIOS settings to boot from a USB drive is here (the “Boot Options” section begins at about 6:25): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezubjTO7rRI

    If you are a Windows user thinking transitioning to Linux, you may also find useful my video “Linux Tips for MS Office Users”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3R58a0cg0Y

    More videos on operating systems, computing and related topics can be found on the ExplainingComputers channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/explainingcomputers/videos

    You may also like my other channel, ExplainingTheFuture, at: https://www.youtube.com/user/explainingthefuture/videos

    #ZorinOS #Linux #ExplainingComputers
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