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Using Linux To Blog

Using An Alternative Operating System For Blogging

I would like to state for the record, that Linux can be used for more than just blogging; as a matter of fact, Linux can also be used for:

  • Playing games.
  • Audio production.
  • Video production.
  • Creating office documents.
  • Streaming movies online.
  • Online banking.

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that Linux is quite capable of fulfilling your computing needs.

Today, we are going to focus on using Linux for one thing ― blogging (Hopefully, when you get yourself accustomed to blogging on Linux, you will eventually become brave enough to use it to do things other than blogging).

Why Should You Use Linux For Blogging?

The truth is that Linux is ideal for blogging; it is not a resource hog; which means it is not going to freeze on you while you are putting a blog post together.

One of the worst things that could ever happen to a computer user is for their computer to freeze up in the middle of a project and lose everything (Unfortunately, that sort of thing happens).

On a positive note, Linux works superbly on both old and new hardware and you should not have much of a freezing issue with Linux installed on your computer.

Why Did I Recommend Linux For Blogging?

For starters, I use Linux and I have been using it for many years to create blog posts.

Therefore, it is possible for anyone to use Linux in the same way that I do to create blog posts and publish them.

Also, I found out that people were compromising their online security by using versions of Windows and Android that were no longer receiving security updates.

Dear friend, if you insist on using Windows and Android, please make it your priority to use versions of them that receive security updates.

People who do not know better told me that they use those outdated devices of theirs to blog on WordPress (Apparently, they are unaware of the fact that there is malware specifically designed to steal login credentials).

Blogging On Linux Is Not Difficult To Do

Believe it or not, blogging on Linux is easy to do.

If you can use a web browser, you can use Linux for blogging.

By default, most distributions of Linux come pre-installed with Mozilla Firefox (Which, in my opinion, is a wonderful web browser).

However, if Mozilla Firefox is not your figurative cup of tea, you can install other web browsers on your Linux machine; for example:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Brave
  • Vivaldi
  • Opera

I recommend that you keep things simple by using Mozilla Firefox (It respects your privacy).

Install Linux On A Spare Computer

A lot of us have old computers lying around the house somewhere; the one with Windows 7 is perfect; you can wipe that outdated operating system from the hard drive and install Linux on it (Christian Cawley’s article, How to Install Linux on Any PC or Laptop, will teach you how to go about making that possible).

The truth is that it does not hurt to have an extra computer around (You never really know when your main PC is going to malfunction; when that happens, you can use your beloved Linux machine to blog on).

You Also Have The Option Of Purchasing A Computer That Comes Pre-Installed With Linux

If the idea of installing Linux on a computer is too intimidating for you or you are simply too damn lazy to install Linux on your own computer, you can buy one that comes pre-installed with Linux.

Where can you find a computer that has Linux pre-installed on it and is for sale?

You can find them online, my friend.

Here is a short list:

Having a brand spanking new computer that comes with Linux pre-installed on it will blow your mind (It is the perfect computer to do all of your blogging on).

The Bottom Line

Using a computer with Linux for your blogging purposes is a superb idea because Linux is powerful, flexible and highly reliable.

You have the choice of installing it yourself.

And, there is the option of purchasing a computer that comes pre-installed with Linux.

Try it today!

You will love the experience of blogging on a Linux machine (Satisfaction guaranteed).

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26 thoughts on “Using Linux To Blog

    1. Perfect choice, Daily. Mint is particularly easy peasy to install and operate since the dev team are always like “User First!” Sooo cozy and cuddly and full of goodies. 🙂
      Please, if you may, let us know about your first babysteps in the Linux verse.

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      1. I do see where you’re going, and I do have an old Windows laptop that I don’t use that often, but when I do need to use it, it works, and I’m not inclined to have to deal with the learning curve of a new OS or to risk my numerous software programs not being compatible with Linux. Sorry, Renard.

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        1. But but buuuut, if your Win lappy is too stupid to even run an online blogging service what it is really good for? And what are your numerous software programs? Office? Photoshop? For 99.999% of all softwares you’ll find a free and open source alternative. And often better than the proprietary stuff you pay lots of money for.

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            1. Those 0.001% are 100% proprietary tailor-made solutions for your employer. Special accounting or industrial machine-operating stuff. And those are mostly made on Unix/Linux anyway. Nothing for you to worry about on your own private PC.

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                1. 🙂 Yes, that is true.

                  However, on Linux, a person call use an open-source alternative known as, “OpenTaxSolver”.

                  Now, it is amazing to see that I have encouraged readers to use Linux for blogging and the topic of taxes comes up.

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                  1. I wanted to suggest Open Tax Solver. too. I guess there are some web applications available as well. Dunno exactly since I come from a civilized society where all due taxes are deducted from my wages and I can apply for refunds when I feel I’ve paid too much.

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                  2. It was actually another blogger, Orca Flotta, who said that I could find free-open source software for “everything” I do (including filing my taxes) on a Windows laptop, so we’re way beyond talking just about blogging, which I do only on my iPhone. I honestly have no interest in reverting to a laptop running any OS for blogging. And since iPhones don’t support Linux, I thought the matter was closed. I merely used TurboTax as one example of a program I use my laptop for, since there’s not an iOS version of that program and I pointed out that there’s not a Linux version of it either. Thus, I use my Windows laptop for preparing my taxes, as I have been doing for about a decade and a half.

                    It is funny how these conversations progress.

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                    1. I’m all in favour of progression and all against using telephones as replacements for real computers. And even more against any iProducts. 😦 That’s not the socialist ideal everybody should strive for, ffs! 😦

                      LÖL

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                    2. I’m all in favor of people using whatever device and OS they wish to use, whether it’s a desktop running Windows, a laptop on Linux, a Chromebook, aMacbook, a smartphone, iProducts, or Android products. I’m not “all against” anything like that. Whatever floats your boat, you know.

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                    3. I’m semi-retired, didn’t work a single day since Oct. 99 and paid no income taxes since then neither.

                      Oh, did you know the IRS is a private corporation with its headquarters in Costa Rica? Probably to avoid taxation or shit. Is that the civilized way to outsource a job that should be done by your country’s finance dpt?

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                    4. Please cite your source for your contention that the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a private corporation with its headquarters in Costa Rica. Did you get that from the same website that claims the earth is flat?

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                    5. “Please cite your source ”
                      As I recall it was in an episode of Redacted Tonight a couple years back, and the claim seemed strange indeed. I just read it up and it was actually a hoax that came to prominence when the iRS headquarters were flooded.
                      Still, why are you using the worst-possible tool for computer stuff? And then not even a reasonable Android thing but an iPhone from the world’s wurstest scam operation?

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                    6. First of all, you’re not doing yourself any favors in terms of credibility by quoting a conspiracy theory hoax as fact. Second of all, I’ve been using an iPhone since 2010, more than a decade, and I’m very happy with it and see no reason to change. In my opinion, it is not the worst possible tool for computer stuff as there’s precious little I can’t do on my iPhone that would require a laptop to do. And third of all, why do you care what device I use for my blogging and the bulk of my computing needs? Why does it bother you so much that I’m using an iPhone?

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