Using Ventoy

In my last post, I showed you how to create a bootable USB drive using Ventoy. In this post, we will actually use it by Downloading ISO files Verifying the ISO files Copy ISO files to the Ventoy drive Change the boot order so your compute will boot from USB Try Linux If you check … Read more

Bootable USB Flash Drive

The easiest way to try and/or install Linux on your computer is using a bootable USB drive. My favorite way I have found works with minimal stress. All the hard work is done with some software you download to your existing computer. All you need is a USB flash drive and some patience. Most Linux … Read more

Verify Downloads

Hash Checksum Values As you have been learning more about Linux, you may have seen sites refer to a way to verify the file you have downloaded is the file you thought you were downloading. I think most users on the Internet tend to download something and install it before making sure it is what … Read more


grammarly logo

This is my first post under the “personal” category. I guess it falls under the “software” category as well since it is about Grammarly. For those of you that don’t know, Grammarly is an online service that helps you become a better writer. Apparently, I needed it. I created an account for the free version … Read more

Application Software

Can you do what you want/need to do on your computer with Linux? Good question. The operating software allows the computer to work. Application software allows you to get stuff done. Back in the day, when I was in college, the computer lab had “genuine” IBM PC workstations with dual floppy drives. I would check … Read more

Intrusive Features in Operating Systems

In my first post, I mentioned that I had just done a clean install of Windows 10 on a computer to test dual installation Linux on that machine. I have a couple of comments on what I just found on that computer regarding Windows wanting to “enhance my experience” by adding features and enabling them … Read more