Dell Inspiron 14 Ubuntu Edition Review

Dell Inspiron 14 Ubuntu Edition Review Dell has started selling inexpensive notebooks pre-installed with Ubuntu. How does this new hardware compare to other low-end laptops and have they created a good Ubuntu experience? Continue reading ...

How to Print from a Chromebook

How to Print from a Chromebook If you already have a working printer that is connected to a Linux, Mac or Windows computer, connecting that printer to your Chromebook with Cloud Print is pretty easy. Continue reading ...

Ubuntu MATE - Speed Up Your Computer!

Speed Up Your Computer with Ubuntu MATE Remember the days when Ubuntu was a fast and light Linux distribution that worked well on low-end and old hardware? Continue reading ...

5 Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu

5 Online Backup Solutions for Ubuntu Linux The Cloud has promised us infinite, cheap storage where we can save our ever-growing data. Online cloud backups can be a great part of your overall backup plan, but it's important that your data is secure, encrypted, and backed up automatically. Here are a few online backup tools that aim to make cloud backups easy for users. Continue reading ...

10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu

10 Alternative Web Browsers for Ubuntu Linux Here are 10 alternative browsers that you may find useful or interesting. This is not a comprehensive list of Linux web browsers, just 10 that we liked. If you're using Firefox or Chromium on Ubuntu, you can install these browsers from this page by clicking on the Install Now button after each browser summary. Continue reading ...

I Want an Ubuntu Notebook!

Dear Computer Makers: I Want an Ubuntu Notebook! I want to buy an inexpensive, low to medium-end notebook that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu. I want it to look nice. I want it to cost $300 to $450. Continue reading ...

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Four Generations of the HP Chromebook 11

Four Generations of the HP Chromebook 11 There are currently four generations of notebooks called 'HP Chromebook 11' and this article is an attempt to demystify the different versions. Continue reading ...

Can Chromebooks Run iTunes?

iTunes for Chromebooks? While nothing would keep Apple from writing a version of iTunes for Chrome OS, it is very unlikely to ever happen. The iTunes model of keeping all of your music on your local hard drive doesn't fit very well with the Chromebook's cloud storage approach to computing. Continue reading ...

Is Chrome OS a Linux Distro?

Is Chrome OS a Linux Distribution? Chrome OS, and its open source variant, Chromium OS, are distributions of the Linux kernel that come packaged with various GNU, open source, and proprietary software. The Linux Foundation lists Chrome OS as a Linux Distribution as does Wikipedia. Continue reading ...

Can Chromebooks Access Network File Shares?

Can Chromebooks Access Network File Shares? The only ‘network shares’ that are available are those on Google Drive. However, this may change soon. Continue reading ...

Chromebook Ethernet Adapter

How to Connect a Chromebook to an Ethernet LAN Wireless internet is great, but sometimes you might find yourself in a situation where the only Internet connection is a wired one, or you simply need the stability of a wired connection. While most newer Chromebooks do not include an Ethernet LAN port, you can easily add this functionality with a reasonably priced USB Ethernet adapter. Continue reading ...

Can Chromebooks Play Video DVDs?

Can Chromebooks Play Video DVDs? Is it possible to watch your favorite DVD on your Chromebook? Continue reading ...

Do Chromebooks Support Flash?

Do Chromebooks Support Flash? Can you install Adobe Flash Player on a Chromebook? Continue reading ...