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downtime and slow updates

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Site News

My apologizes for today's problems. The lights blinked this morning and I've been having issues since. But they seem to be resolved now.

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

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Humor

Feedburner is annoying!!!

I know a lot of folks use feedburner 'cause they either don't have feed software available to them or they like the way feedburner keeps track of who's subscribed and who looks at what when where... But for me their new links are pissing me off!!!

Hitch your wagon to a lizard: dist-upgrading openSUSE

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Linux

For the first time, openSUSE now officially supports a "dist-upgrade" feature, similar to Debian's. Which is to say, if you've got openSUSE 11.1 installed, you should be able to upgrade to openSUSE 11.2 by updating your list of software repositories to point to providers of software for openSUSE 11.2, doing a distribution upgrade via the Internet, and have a reasonable chance of success.

Paranoia and criticism, how it was meant and how it is taken

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Linux

It's interesting to see how many people automatically associate criticism with "Anti-X distro".

swine flu under microscope

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Humor

I was expecting a real slide of the actual virus...

Ubuntu 9.10 text-installer review

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Reviews

Ubuntu 9.10, also known as Karmic koala, is the latest version of the popular Linux distribution published by Canonical Ltd. Aside from Ubuntu Netbook Remix, the netbook edition, Canonical also publishes the Live CD edition, and the alternate or text-installer edition. The Live CD edition is the edition that most users are familiar with.

Mandriva Oops?

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Linux

I've been so happy with Mandriva 2010, and this little oops doesn't ruin it, but it does make me scratch my head.

OMG, Best new Mandriva Feature

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Linux

or maybe it's kde 4..., um, no, it's Mandriva...

Upgraded Site software

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Site News

I upgraded the Drupal software to the latest and greatest last night. All went well except one (or two) little niggle(s).

Recommended: Rosewill Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter 802.11b/g

After teaching high school computer science for 33 years, I had never owned a laptop computer. I'd always wanted one, but they were just too expensive. Finally, last year, after saving up for a long time, I bought a laptop for me, and 6 months later, a laptop for my wife.

The built-in wireless on my wife's laptop has little range, and isn't very reliable.

Machinarium - A Tasty Gaming Treat

What would you do if you were thrown and locked out of town separated from your true love? You'd fight every obstacle to return and rescue her, of course. And that's your goal in Machinarium. As the hero, you must figure out how to out-smart the bad guys and to save your lovely girlfriend.

n/a

3 words I'm sick of hearing

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Linux

The Cloud
Twitter/twittering/tweets
Ubuntu

Some Things I Like about KDE 4

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Linux

I've been complaining all over the place about how much KDE 4 sucks. Then after my post earlier I remembered something I've even said to other folks about stuff before myself, "Well, go ask for your money back!" Towards that end, I thought I'd share some of the things I think are kinda cool about KDE 4.

Top 10 Things I HATE about KDE 4

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Linux

I've been trying to like to KDE 4 since before its very first developmental release. I've been a KDE user since my first day in Linux, about the time KDE was at version 1.99 (the version that shipped with Mandrake 7.2). The buzz for KDE4 was humming quite loud and lot of happy users posted how nice it was. I kept trying it and was always so disappointed in not being able to like it. Here are the top 10 things that drive me nuts.

In Search of KDE 4

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Linux

I've been trying to like KDE 4 since its inception, but that hasn't happened. Despite my resistance, I know I need to make the move. KDE 3.5 lost its last footholds in Linuxville and it will be hard to continue using it. So, with the good things I've been hearing about 4.3.2, I figured now was the time. It's been quite a journey so far, and I'm probably not home yet. But here are some of the places I've seen and things I've done.

whoosh, now that's weather

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Linux

I've been a little disappointed in the appearance of the weather applets in kde 4, but I was getting used to the LCD weather station, However, mandriva includes an extra one...

TM's Top 10 Linux Distributions of 2009

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Linux

Daniweb published their list of Top 10 Linux Distributions for 2009 and unfortunately I and not-just-I didn't agree with his list. So here's our Top 10 List:

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