Kiran Kumar

FOSS LINUX AUTHOR

Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of FOSSLinux.com. 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. I 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

Top 10 New Features in Linux Kernel 5.7

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.7 after seven weeks of development. The release announcement comes as a piece of exciting news as it brings a host of new features for the hardware manufacturers as well as the developers.

How to add Indicator Applets to the Top bar on Fedora

Having an indicator applet on the top bar of your Fedora desktop is handy when you want to quickly access certain apps, including Google music, Shutter, Skype, Dropbox, and more. After installing Fedora 32 workstation for a weekend spin, I immediately ran into missing icons on the top bar for the applications that I have installed. Most importantly, the Shutter icon.

Switching Graphics in Pop!_OS (GUI, command-line ways)

Pop!_OS 20.04 was released recently with a slew of features matching the tune of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS launch! Based on Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa," the Pop!_OS 20.04 comes with several significant features that we discussed in detail in our featured article. Today, I'm going to talk in detail about one of the features I really loved in this release  - the Graphics Switcher.

Pop!_OS 20.04 Review: Professional Linux Distribution Ever Made

Linux is growing faster than ever. As per the latest report, there is a drop in the Windows 10 market share for the first time, and Linux's market share has improved to 2.87% this month. Most of the features in the list were rolled out in the Pop OS 20.04. Let's a detailed look into the new features, how to upgrade, and a ride through video.

Elementary OS 5.1.4 Review: Parental Control Finally Works?

Elementary OS 5.1 Hera has received a point release with a handful of new features and bug fixes, and we will be reviewing the significant changes in this article. For those new to elementary OS, this Ubuntu-based Linux distribution uses their inhouse built Pantheon desktop environment and AppCenter.

VIDEO: Pop!_OS 20.04 New Features

System76 has announced the release of Pop!_OS, 20.04. This version is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS codenamed Focal Fossa. Pop!_OS 20.04 features a new Pop!_Shell auto tiling feature, new workspaces shortcuts, and Flatpak support with the Flathub. See the complete details in this video.

How to upgrade from Ubuntu MATE 18.04 or 19.10 to 20.04 LTS

If you are already a Ubuntu MATE user, it's possible to upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS from either Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 19.10. Here is a complete guide of the entire upgrade process. Please read the tutorial in its entirety before proceeding with the upgrade process.

Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS Review: Refinement at its Best

Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS was released a week ago after two years of development. Official updates and security patches will be provided until April 2025. I have installed it on my test laptop for a spin and here are my observations based on almost a week usage.