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

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.

What are Snaps and how to install it on various Linux distributions

Snaps are created similarly as any other app, except that a single package is compiled along with all the dependencies required for the app to function. It's a self-contained package similar to AppImage, with the latter being only a portable app.

DiRT 4 now available on Steam for Linux

For those new to DiRT 4, it is multi-player racing video game produced by a major pioneer in the gaming industry, Codemasters. DiRT 4 released on 6th June 2017 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Feral Interactive ported the game to Linux and Mac platforms.

How to create a bootable CentOS Live USB drive on Windows

CentOS ISO downloads are available in two different variations - Minimal ISO and DVD ISO. So what are these? In this guide, you will know how to create a CentOS Live USB drive that can also be used to install CentOS.

How to find mirror list and set fastest download server on Manjaro

For some reason, if your Manjaro is not downloading the package updates at good internet speed, chances are it could be connected to a slow server. Like most of the Linux distributions, Manjaro also offers several official Manjaro repositories that are hosted on Software Servers throughout the world.