XeroLinux: the eye candy desktop deserves a thumbs up

XeroLinux Desktop OS

Not many knew of XeroLinux, the gorgeous Arch-based Linux with excellent customisable features by default. In late 2021, there was a comprehensive YouTube review by TechHut titled First Look at XeroLinux – STUNNING Plasma Desktop. Then of course in early 2022, Ankush Das and Abhishek Prakash gave the OS a thumbs up in their popular … Read more

The Nexus 7 in 2020

Nexus 7 tablet

The Nexus 7 2012 WiFi tablet co-developed by Google and Asus is pretty solid. I have been using it for several years but lately it has been extremely slow, to the extent that it was pretty much useless. I tried a factory reset, wiped out the cache but nothing really helped until I stumbled upon … Read more

The end of Windows 7

Windows 7 end-of-life

The glorious Windows 7 era has ended. From January 14, 2020 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows 7 and will not release any kind of updates. Although Windows 10 has been around for close to four years, Windows 7 which was released in 2009, is still running on millions of computers. You can still continue using Windows … Read more

How to download a website using wget Linux command

The wget utility is a powerful and effective mode that enables you to download web pages, files and images from the web using the Linux command line. For this guide, we will learn how to download this free one page template – https://blackrockdigital.github.io/startbootstrap-coming-soon/. So you open up the terminal on Linux. It is worth creating … Read more

Meet up with RedHat’s Arun Eapen

Here’s a good opportunity for Sri Lankan RedHat enthusiasts to meet up with the Linux expert, Arun Eapen CISSP, RHCA, RHCSS, RHCDS, RHCVA, the Technical Delivery Manager & Certification Poobah at RedHat, India. With more than 18 years of industry experience, Arun is the first in the SAARC region to be certified as a Red … Read more

Installing Red Hat on Ubuntu

Yes, you can install Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) on Ubuntu using a VM such as VirtualBox. So where do we start? First let’s get VirtualBox installed on Ubuntu.  This is really easy.  Just click on the Ubuntu Software Center and search for VirtualBox.  Once it’s found, just click install and all the needed files … Read more