RIP Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012)

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk the moon, passed away following complications from cardiovascular procedures. Rest in peace, Neil.

New Keyboard – Goin’ Mechanical!

I remember some 15 years ago or so, I had an IBM Model M keyboard on my desk at the job I had at the time. I really enjoyed using that keyboard with its tactile feel. I could type like a madman on the thing. Since then of course, with companies reducing costs, the keyboards… Continue reading New Keyboard – Goin’ Mechanical!

To Tabletize Or Not to Tabletize… & Linux Mint Overtakes Ubuntu On Distrowatch

If you're a regular follower of Distrowatch, you know that Ubuntu for the most part has held the #1 spot for a long time; according to Distrowatch, since April 2005. Recently Linux Mint has taken over that spot. I think one of the main reasons, is that most folks, especially experienced Linux users, don't necessarily embrace what… Continue reading To Tabletize Or Not to Tabletize… & Linux Mint Overtakes Ubuntu On Distrowatch

RIP Dennis Ritchie 1941 – 2011

RIP Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

Wrap Up Of A Week Each with Unity and Gnome 3

Somehow I knew that when I wrote my last post about working for a week each with Unity and Gnome 3, that this post would not necessarily come two weeks after. Daily activities and the Stanley Cup finals sort of sidetracked me (well worth it though  - Woooooo! Bruins! Congratulations!) The good part is I did… Continue reading Wrap Up Of A Week Each with Unity and Gnome 3

A Week Each With Unity (Ubuntu 11.04) & Gnome 3 (Fedora 15)

There are some interesting changes that Ubuntu's new Unity interface, and Gnome's new version 3 bring to the table. I say "interesting" because if you look around the internet enough, you'll find quite a mix of opinions on both. Of course I'm interested in what all the discussion is about. I've decided to commit to… Continue reading A Week Each With Unity (Ubuntu 11.04) & Gnome 3 (Fedora 15)