Monthly Archives: January 2008

The Digital Onslaught

Its already begun. Digital is here. “You’re on analog? lame.” A lot of banter has been going around about digital this and digital that as of late. You’ve heard the Circuit City ads, always going on about how digital is … Continue reading

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Gnome Stock Ticker Woes

I like to keep up with financial news. On Debian Etch, this was easy, there’s a stock ticker application that you can easily install right into one of your Gnome panel. You add the ticker symbols you want, and there … Continue reading

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“Congratulations, its a baby [operating system]!” : The Basic Tenets of Creating Your Own Operating System

Thanks to the beauty of the open source, it is now within the grasp of anyone with the right know how to create a custom operation system based on open source code. Basically,what this essentially means, is that you can … Continue reading

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VLC Rocks

VLC rocks. End of story. You can get it freely from videolan.org, or you can download it from your favorite package manager if you’re using Linux. Even Windows and Mac users can get in on the fun. No other media … Continue reading

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Kernel Madness: Basic Kernel Knowledge

For a fair number of people not accustomed to the operating system concept of a kernel, installing a Linux, BSD, or Hurd based distributions typically involves crossing your fingers and hoping that the installer can detect all of your hardware … Continue reading

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Congratulations KDE 4.0!

As it seems fashionable these days in the blogosphere, congrats to the KDE team for their latest release! Try out the live CD if you don’t want to overwrite things on your system just yet. Notable changes in KDE 4.0 … Continue reading

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The Root of it All: The meanings of the folders in the / directory

Most linux users know about the root directory, but many of the folders contained in / are a mystery as to their purpose. I wanted to write about this in one of my switching to linux articles, but it would … Continue reading

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Windows Detox 101

If you’ve followed my previous two entries, you’ve decided to look into Linux, and have at least tried it out or installed it onto your hard drive. I hope everything went smoothly for you. In your exploration of this new … Continue reading

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Migrating to Linux From Windows (Part II)

Alright. You’ve decided that Linux is worth a go. First thing that you have to decide is what Linux distribution you want to install on your computer. A distribution, or “distro” as they’re more commonly called, is a collection of … Continue reading

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Migrating to Linux From Windows

For a while, I wanted to write a little bit of advice for those of you wanting to move from Microsoft Windows over to a Linux based desktop computer. Today, I’ll run down a few of the points that are … Continue reading

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