Travis Rose


Hi, I'm M Travis Rose, a contributor to FOSS Linux. I have over thirty years of experience in the IT arena, at least fifteen of which has been working with Linux. I enjoy converting existing Windows users to the wonderful world of Linux. I guess you could call me a Linux-evangelist. Long live Linux!

Latest Articles

Breathe new life into your aging PC with Zorin OS 15 Lite

Yesterday, Zorin released Zorin OS 15 Lite, the slimmed-down version of its more robust big brother, Zorin OS 15.  The latest lite version of the OS is custom-tailored toward older lower spec laptops and PCs.

Taking command-line power user’s ZSH for a spin – no shell game here

In today's article, we'll take an in-depth look at the zsh shell, as it is growing increasingly popular with the *Nix community.  Earlier this year, Apple announced that starting with the macOS 10.15 Catalina, zsh should serve as the OS's default shell, replacing bash, used by Apple since the macOS X 10.3 Panther, first released in October 2003.

UBports offers free Ubuntu Touch to developers willing to help

Earlier today, UBports tweeted that Canonical had gifted them several Ubuntu Touch devices to use for further development.  In the tweet, UBports offered to send the gifted devices to users willing to help develop Ubuntu Touch.

KDE Frameworks 5.64.0 released with several new improvements

Yesterday, KDE announced the release of KDE Frameworks 5.64.0.  The October 2019 monthly release includes many changes and bug fixes. KDE Frameworks is 80 add-on libraries for coding applications with Qt, the free, open-source widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces and cross-platform apps that work on various platforms, such as Windows, Mac, Android, and Linux platforms.

Microsoft Defender ATP is coming to Linux in 2020

American multinational technology giant, Microsoft Corporation, recently announced plans to bring its Defender antivirus software to the Linux platform in 2020.  A demonstration of how Linux security specialists, systems administrators, and users can utilize Defenders is slated for presentation this week at the Ignite Conference, Microsoft's annual security summit.

Linux Mint “Tricia” release date nears and other updates

Linux Mint dropped the October 2019 issue of their monthly newsletter today, and, as usual, it was chockful of tidbits sure to tantalize Linux Mint users eagerly awaiting news of their newest release, Linux Mint 19.3.

Install and use newly-released Google Chrome 78 on Debian 10

Earlier this week, Google released the latest version of its web browser, Chrome 78, to its Stable desktop channel, and it is a beauty. The world's most popular web browser is replete with new improvements along with new features and includes 37 security fixes.  Other obsolete or rarely used features are no longer included in Chrome 78.

Fedora 31 officially released, here is what’s new

The Fedora Project announced today the official release of the newest version of their long-awaited Fedora 31 Linux distro.  Following six-months of development along...