About Me

My name is Xiao Guoan (That’s a name in Chinese Pinyin). I started using Linux in 2012 with Ubuntu being my first distro. I’m 100% converted to GNU/Linux.

This site is mostly about Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Debian-based distros. Sometimes will touch on Fedora, OpenSUSE, and Arch Linux as well.

However, this site will not publish any tutorial for Windows such as how to use Bash on Windows, except tutorials about creating Linux Live USB on Windows. This doesn’t mean that I hate Windows users. I respect your choice of operating systems although I recommend GNU/Linux. I will not provide any tips, tricks, or suggestions on how to use Windows.

It’s a wonderful feeling when I know that my tutorials helped visitors like in the following screenshot, which encourages me to continue writing Linux guides.

I try my best to answer every question in the comment section, but sometimes I don’t know the answer. And sometimes I receive too many questions on a single day. I don’t have enough time so there are questions unanswered, so please don’t accuse me of being an arrogant Linux elite, which I’m not. Please understand that I’m not a free helpdesk. So many people take free and open-source software for granted and expect free support when they ask questions. Richard Stallman has a famous saying: “Free software is about freedom, not price.” And he charges $200 per hour for support in the 1980s and 1990s.

It’s hard for an individual person to write blog posts for Linux on a regular basis. Webupd8.org, a once-popular Linux blog, stopped publishing articles in 2017. And even LinuxJournal, which is a blog backed by a company, has trouble staying online. It has been shutdown twice in the past.

Please go to the donation page to find how to support this blog. Isn’t Linux free? Why do you ask for donations? You might ask. The software is open-source, which means you can take the source code and figure out everything on your own and change things to your liking. That’s the freedom open-source provides. However, open-source doesn’t mean there should be some contributors doing all the work for free. A contributor has the freedom to contribute or stop contributing when he/she sees fit and has no obligation to provide services for free. The Linux Foundation receives donations from big companies and organizations every year. Is Linux totally free? I doubt it.

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