The Linux Monitor
The Linux Monitor

The Linux Monitor

The Linux Monitor is a publication about everything desktop Linux. This blog is highly opinionated and where I feel it is necessary I will indulge in copious critique of different aspects of Linux distributions or F.O.S.S. programs.

Back to Linux! Which distribution to choose as a developer?

18 Dec 2020 7 minute read 29 comments ProngsDark

After I've spent some time with Windows due to my work and my hardware not being enough for a dual boot scenario, the time has finally come to go back to the only operating system that I feel comfortable with, GNU/Linux. To be 100% honest with you I...

Linux grandmaster switches to Windows.

16 Sep 2020 6 minute read 62 comments ProngsDark

As you probably know I was searching for a job last week and I was actually in the negotiation stages with a company that I worked for last summer. Well, I got the job and today is my first day. Yes, I do write articles at work. No, I don't have any...

Terminal Treasures. Episode 1.

13 Sep 2020 7 minute read 13 comments ProngsDark

Series introduction Hello everyone, I'm thrilled to introduce you to a new series focused on bringing to light some programs, most of them running on Linux exclusively and sometimes MacOS as well. Those are applications most of us use every day, lik...

How to install Brave Browser on Fedora Silverblue

12 Jul 2020 5 minute read 11 comments ProngsDark

1. Quick info on Fedora Silverblue Fedora Silverblue is a spin of the popular Fedora Gnu/Linux distribution, which looks the same, but is fundamentally different in the way it works. There is a clear distinction between system files and user files,...

Fedora Silverblue. The future of Linux distributions.

18 May 2020 5 minute read 22 comments ProngsDark

Fedora is a huge distribution and like any other huge distribution it has a bunchof spins or as they are known as to people that use Ubuntu, flavours. Now, flavours are just cosmetic changes put on top of the distribution base. For example, Ubuntu M...

Linux spring: upcoming distribution releases

20 Apr 2020 7 minute read 8 comments ProngsDark

Spring is already halfway through and this means we are going to see the Linux world release two of the major distributions that influence and shape the Linux landscape, Ubuntu and Fedora. Each year Ubuntu releases two versions, one in April and the...

Is it Linux or GNU/Linux?

26 Mar 2020 5 minute read 2 comments ProngsDark

Let me interject for a minute... There are literally dozens of debates online between the users, about how we are supposed to call Linux. Some are are telling you that you should call it GNU/Linux, most of those doing so jokingly. In the other corne...

The modern Linux package formats

6 Mar 2020 6 minute read 2 comments ProngsDark

Taking a look at modern Linux package formats In this article we will be discussing the benefits and drawbacks of modern package formats in Linux and we will take Flatpak as a particular case due to its popularity among desktop Linux users. The main...

More variety of content on Publish0x... An intro to The Linux Monitor

19 Feb 2020 2 minute read 4 comments ProngsDark

Publish0x as a true publishing platform I have been monitoring the Publish0x platform for almost a month now and I have to admit that I am impressed in a very positive way. The idea behind it is a stroke of genius and I have high hopes for this platf...