Ubuntu 18.04 on Acer Swift SF114-32

I had a chance to install Linux and test-drive an Acer Swift (SF114-32) laptop today. What a fantastic unit! This is definitely my go-to recommendation for very-low end Linux laptops. It's got that "ultrabook" form-factor, vibrant 1920x1080 display, and solid battery life, all for below $200 price tag when purchased... Read »


Ubuntu 18.04 on Acer Aspire 1 - A114-32-C1YA

This is a continuation of a previous article: Ubuntu 18.04 on Aspire 1 -- read it for information on this line of computer. With the Acer Aspire 1 (A114-31-C4HH and A114-31-C5GM) being discontinued, the obvious successor is the A114-32-C1YA with almost identical specs. As far as I know, it... Read »


Ubuntu 18.04 on Acer Aspire 1 and Acer Swift

This is an updated version of a previous article -- read it for more comments. About the machine The Acer Aspire 1 (A114-31-C4HH, A114-31-C5GM, A114-32-C1YA, and A114-32-P0K1) is a great and super affordable machine for running a Linux-based operating system. At only $180-220 new, its cheaper than many Chromebooks, and... Read »


Ardour 5.7 Review - Free software DAW

Over this weekend I jumped back into music production, working on some sounds for my current game project. I decided to switch around my work-flow and learn Ardour. Ardour is a totally free software Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with a professional feature-set for macOS, Windows, and Linux. It has the... Read »