Kiran Kumar


Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. Hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more, and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!

Latest Articles

How to install VirtualBox and Guest Additions in Ubuntu

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a free, open source, and powerful virtualization product for enterprise and home use. With frequently released versions, VirtualBox is actively being developed and has a growing list of features, supported guest OS and platforms.

Ubuntu 19.04 released, here is everything you need to know

Ubuntu's most advanced version, Ubuntu 19.04, is released officially today. April 11th is when Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu finally froze the version, which is the last stage in the development process. At this stage, only the critical bugs will be fixed before the official release to the public.

New Flatpak 1.3.2 uses custom FUSE filesystem installation technique

Until today's release, flatpak pulled in a temporary directory owned by the user and then asked the flatpak system helper to import from this directory. Perversely, since flatpak cannot trust the user directory, it had to copy those files during the import process, causing redundant Input-Output cycles as well as using additional temporary disk space.

MX Linux 18.2 released; includes updated Debian 9.8 (stretch), antiX and MX repos

For those new to MX Linux, it is a Debian-based Linux distro that uses core antiX components, along with additional software for the MX community. It is a collaborative undertaking between the anti-X and former MEPIS communities. The name "MX" was chosen to combine Mepis first with antiX's last letter, symbolizing the cooperation between these two letters.

SMPlayer 19.1 released; adds support for 60fps YouTube Videos and Subtitles Search

SMPlayer got bumped straight to version 19.1 from 18.10 with the addition of a couple of important features and several bug fixes. SMPlayer is an award-winning MPlayer graphical user interface (GUI), capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. 

HPLIP software now supports Linux Mint 19.1, Debian 9.7, and RHEL 7.6

The HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP) software for HP printer and Linux - based scanners has been updated to version 3.19.3. For those new to HPLIP, HPLIP is an HP solution designed to print, scan and fax HP inkjet and laser-based printers on Linux.

GIMP 2.10.10 now available, here are the release highlights

After a slight pause period, the GIMP team is back in action with an updated build. GIMP 2.10.10 is officially released. In this release, they have several nice new features, optimizations, and stability fixes. 

AndEx Project lets you run Android 9.0 on your Computer

AndEX Pie 9.0 Build 190326 is now available. For those new to it, it is an open source initiative based on the Android - x86 project to run Android on your PC. The news comes from the developer Arne Exton where he says he has updated the latest Android 9.0 Pie in the AndEX project, allowing users to run Android 9 Pie on their computers.