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Category Archives: Technology

New System for the Parents

After hearing complaints from my parents about their ailing computer (which is a kludge of used and random bits of hardware) I decided to get them a new machine. A System76 Koala Mini, pre-installed with Ubuntu. Since they currently use Debian, moving them over to Ubuntu should be seamless. I have used Debian for some […]

Knee Deep in Bagasse, and the Fire is still burning

Time surely flies when you are pulling 80hr weeks, and having no time off. It has been a long and tiring few months, but this absence from the blog I have managed to: Helped 2 people install Kubuntu on their systems Distributed 12 bootable linux cds Managed to create a Control system development environment Utilized […]

Getting Cut by Edgy

After a successful install of Kubuntu, I was not content to remain on the “stable” release of Ubuntu Dapper Drake. I have successfully been running off of the unstable release of Debian for over a year with very few problems. As some of the programs I use on a regular basis have been updated since […]

New Laptop with kUbuntu Action

My new laptop finally arrived. It is a Dell Precision M90. It is an Intel Core Duo 2.16ghz machine with a beautiful 17″ WUXGA screen (1920×1200), DVDRW, bluetooth, and a Dell 1490 Wifi adapter. Why am I specifying the adapter? Because, before deciding on this laptop, I did a little research into Linux compatability. I […]

Windows in a Linux Box

My company handed me a copy of MS Project, of which I now must learn to use. I was going to write about how I was using Planner under Linux (which is what I started this project on), but since they are going to be getting the Project Server, and I am the first person […]