I recently wrote a post “I replaced OS X with Linux” . This series of articles is a follow up of that article, where I will explain in depth about my switching progress.

Read the other articles in the series:

Part I: Choosing my flavour

Part 2. Daily programs

When setting up a new computer, you are always setting up some programs first and for me those are:

  • Mail with GPG support and Google suite support
  • Calendar app with Google suite support
  • Browser + extensions
  • File browser adaptations
  • Dropbox
  • Video player
  • Password manager
  • Text-editor with line numbers and colour coding
  • Backup solution
  • Photography related…


I recently wrote a post “I replaced OS X with Linux” . This series of articles is a follow up of that article, where I will explain in depth about my switching progress.

Part 1. Choosing my linux flavour

Intro

When you want to make the switch to Linux, the first thing to do is to find your way in the plethora of linux distributions. It doesn’t stop at just choosing your distro. You also need to choose a desktop environment and/or window manager.

Before I can explain what I ‘ve chosen and why. I have to explain what a distribution, desktop and window manager are.

Distribution or distro

According…


Intro: a bit of history

I touched my first computer at the age of 8, tinkered with my dad’s computers and finally build my first computer at the university. I have at a certain time built a desktop computer inside a flightcase and created one of the first all-in-one computers with a friend. It was at that time we got very familiar with the famous magic smoke.

We are talking the year 2000–2004. After that time I needed a computer that just worked and I switched to an Apple iBook G4. Since then I have owned 5 other apple computers, several iPhones, iPads and iPods…


I’m a professional full-time photographer and I’m in the process of giving all my personal work away for free. You might think I have gone insane, but let me explain why I’m doing it.

About me

I’m a full time freelance photographer based in Belgium. I’m a photographer for the last 9 years. I have been published several times, have international clients, have worked and still work with some big clients.

So why would I give my work away for free?

There are multiple reasons. Let me list them.

After years of using free stuff, I want to give back.

Since I…


It’s been a trend to talk publicly about your failures as a startup/entrepreneur and almost every story I read finishes with a very positive twist in the story, but I want to talk about the mental cost of failing or being on the edge of failing.

But let me start at the beginning, when I took the decision to become a freelancer, I had no idea, it would be the best and the worst decision of my life.

7 years ago I started as a freelance photographer and it have been 7 years of loosing sleep, feeling insecure, being scared…

Filip Bunkens

Former photographer, now Brand builder with Annick and the Beard, reseller and also youtuber.

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