pfSense Box Setup for Home or Small Office

A piece of hardware that is often overlooked in many homes and businesses is the the "edge device" or often just called a router. Many Internet providers will supply their own edge device. This is the first line of defense from those that would do you harm from the Internet to your home or business. … Continue reading pfSense Box Setup for Home or Small Office

KDE Plasma 5.15.0 on openSUSE Tumbleweed

There has been quite a lot of buzz in the news about the first stable release of Plasma in 2019, version 5.15.0, released on 12 February 2019. It came to openSUSE Tumbleweed a few days later and a few days after that, I started updating my various systems running Tumbleweed. I am not going to … Continue reading KDE Plasma 5.15.0 on openSUSE Tumbleweed

Makulu Linux 15 | Review from an openSUSE User

The latest in the BigDaddyLinux Community challenge is Makulu Linux. This distribution is very different from anything else I have used. It does use XFCE as the desktop but it is very customized. It some ways, it reminds me of Pantheon but without the top bar and less Mac OS-like. Makulu Linux seems to have … Continue reading Makulu Linux 15 | Review from an openSUSE User

Right-to-Left Script in LibreOffice using KDE Plasma on openSUSE

In case you have to mix right-to-left text into your documents and you aren't sure how to make it happen, it is super easy to do with LibreOffice when running in concert with openSUSE with KDE Plasma as the desktop environment. You'll have to check with your Desktop Environment for how to add additional keymaps … Continue reading Right-to-Left Script in LibreOffice using KDE Plasma on openSUSE

Tuning Snapper | BTRFS Snapshot Management on openSUSE

Throughout my time helping users with openSUSE, one reoccurring issue that I have heard or read from some users has been the issue of system snapshots by Snapper filling up the root file system. Users have complained that their root file system fills up which ultimately locks up their system. This is often caused by … Continue reading Tuning Snapper | BTRFS Snapshot Management on openSUSE

Rambox | Chat Message Unification Application for openSUSE

Not long ago, I started using Franz, a chat messaging unification application and I had a good experience with it. I had talked to a few e-friends about it and some advised me that I should also try Rambox. Since I had just installed Franz, I wasn't about to try something else, not yet anyway. … Continue reading Rambox | Chat Message Unification Application for openSUSE

Coherent Color Scheme Creation for Qt and GTK on openSUSE

I might be pushing it just a bit by saying I "created" a scheme as I just took two color schemes, Breese Dark and openSUSEdarkalternate, and created one [subjectively] better theme based on those two. I happen to like the green accents in the openSUSE Workspace Theme and the Breeze Dark Theme looks pretty good … Continue reading Coherent Color Scheme Creation for Qt and GTK on openSUSE

Parrot Security OS | Review from an openSUSE User

As part of a BigDaddyLinux Community challenge¬†Parrot Security OS was selected to install and give it a test drive around the block. Parrot OS can be compared partially to Kali Linux in such that they are both Debian Based distributions that are targeted to those in the security and digital forensics profession. The difference with … Continue reading Parrot Security OS | Review from an openSUSE User

openSUSE Tumbleweed Community Challenge

Anytime I see openSUSE-news in the non-openSUSE channels, I am immediately interested. Good or bad, I am going to read it. It often seems as though openSUSE doesn't get its fair shake of time in the public, open-source discourse. It befuddles me because openSUSE is a technically¬†very sound distribution, not only in the static release, … Continue reading openSUSE Tumbleweed Community Challenge