My Top 5 Linux Games

September 07, 2020 — Jt Spratley
Linux isn't good for gaming.

I hear it all the time from gamers. It's good enough for me, though. Are there games I'd like to have natively available on Linux? Yes. Do I care enough about those games to dual-boot a Windows OS? No.

My top 5 Linux games.


Creating RIPEMD-160 Checksums in Linux

August 29, 2020 — Jt Spratley

RIPEMD (RIPE Message Digest) isn't as popular as SHA and MD5 for creating cryptographic hashes, or checksums. But I got curious after reading about it during some cybersecurity training. The md5sum and sha (256, 512, etc.) command-line hash (CLI) tools are pre-installed on many Linux distros. But I didn't see one for RIPEMD.


5 Reasons To Use Ubuntu Studio

May 24, 2020 — Jt Spratley

First published on October 3, 2016

Linux Ubuntu Studio is open source, completely free, and an awesome Linux distro for anyone that works with music, graphics, and videos. Here are five quick reason to try Ubuntu Studio.


5 Directories Linux Users Should Back Up

May 24, 2020 — Jt Spratley

Last updated on March 28, 2017

It’s always good to know what you need to back up before wiping a hard drive, whether you’re upgrading to a newer version of a distro (generally safer) or distro hopping (which I have 5 good reasons for doing a lot of).

Here’s a cheat sheet to help ensure you don’t forget anything.