12 Dec 2017

Emmabuntüs makes the promo video

You may know that Linux notes from DarkDuck is a long-lasting good relationships with the Emmabuntüs project. I reviewed their operating system multiple times. There was an interview with Patrick, the project leader. There was a report from the Cote-d-Ivoire journey of the project.

Emmabuntüs recently released a video where they explain the goals and reasons of the project, current achievements and show people who really use this operating system. You can also see the members of the project live.



DarkDuck also made a little contribution to that video. I translated the subtitles to Russian, so Russian-speaking community can also enjoy watching it. To select a subtitle language, please click on the gearwheel located at the bottom right of the window and pick the language you want.

8 Dec 2017

Two new projects from DarkDuck

Linux notes from DarkDuck is a blog that many of you like. At least, I hope that you like it.
Of course, this is not the only project of DarkDuck, and today I would like to use the opportunity to introduce you two new projects.

First, there is an Etsy shop DarkDuckByML. This is the place where you can purchase various art objects, mostly pictures. I invite you to visit this e-shop, browse lovely hand made works and, of course, (wink, wink) purchase them! The prices are more than affordable.


Second, there is a separate e-shop DarkDuckByML. This is the place where you can see and buy the same pictures, plus a lot more products with these artworks: mugs, t-shirts, towels, pillows and even phone cases!

Do you remember that the holiday season is not so far away? Have you prepared all the gifts for your friends, family and relatives? If not, you have a brilliant opportunity to make a unique gift to your loved ones! And, of course, buying on any of these two resources you will support the artist and ensure more lovely works will appear in this world.

Even if you are already stocked with all your necessary gifts now, you can bookmark the sites and use them later, when more products appear there - suitable for all your gifting needs.

5 Dec 2017

What is the best blog article in 2017?

Year 2017 is about to end. There were many nice and not so nice moments this year for all of us.

There were many nice and not so nice articles on Linux notes from DarkDuck blog this year.

Let's review them and decide which one you like more.

You can see all the posts from 2017 if you follow this link.

Fill in the form below and let me know what you liked more.

We'll get the results in about a month's time, early next year.

30 Nov 2017

Excellent Business Software Alternatives For Linux

Many business owners choose to use Linux as the operating system for their operations for a variety of reasons.

  1. Firstly, they don't have to pay anything for the privilege, and that is a massive bonus during the early stages of a company where money is tight.
  2. Secondly, Linux is a light alternative compared to Windows and other popular operating systems available today.

Of course, lots of entrepreneurs worry they won't have access to some of the essential software packages if they make that move. However, as you will discover throughout this post, there are plenty of similar tools that will cover all the bases.


21 Nov 2017

Fedora 27 GNOME: Quick Screenshot Tour

Fedora is one of the operating systems that users wait regularly and with big interest. Fedora is a playground of new technologies that will later come to RedHat and its derivatives like CentOS.

Fedora 27 has been released on the 14th of November 2017. Let's have a quick whistlestop tour through the GNOME version of this operating system.

14 Nov 2017

Antergos 17.11 – the Antagonist

Arch is one of the core distributions that became the base for many offspings. The reason is that installation and basic configuration of Arch is not so simple. Off-springs simplify that. Manjaro is currently one of the most famous distributions as per the Distrowatch list. There was also CTK Arch.

Antergos is an operating system that has Arch as its predecessor too. This is a rolling release distribution, which means that updates come directly to the OS.

The most recent version, Antergos 17.11, was released in November 2017. The ISO image of this Linux operating system is about 1.9 GB in size and available to download from the site or via torrent. The minimal ISO is also available.

I downloaded the ISO image and burnt it to my USB stick using the dd command.

The USB stick is in the port of my laptop Dell Inspirion 17. Reboot. Choose to boot from USB. Let's go!

9 Nov 2017

The Best PCB Design Software For Linux

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PCB design software is a piece of open source CAD software for use in a number of different engineering industries. PCB design software benefits manufacturing and engineering companies so much because you can run thorough tests on products without having to make a prototype first. This saves no end of time and money and avoids repeated attempts at prototypes because of small errors. It allows you to fix multiple products at a time and most importantly, it is viable for use by smaller businesses as well. Traditionally PCB software has been run on Mac or Windows but there are plenty of programs that are optimized for Linux. If you’re struggling to find the best Linux optimized PCB software, here are some of the best ones on the market at the moment.