A few posts back I made reference to "tabletizing" the desktop/laptop OS. Since that post, Linux Mint has remained at the top position on Distrowatch, followed by Mageia, then Ubuntu. Distrowatch may not be the "be all end all" of distro ratings, but seems to be one of the best indicators of at least interest… Continue reading Let The Truck Be A Truck
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!
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
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
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)
This is originally a post I did back in 2008, which I have edited to tweak some of my original recommendations. This has become especially more important as sites like Facebook, Twitter, and online emails are becoming more the focus of online attacks. Most companies and universities have password policies in place that enforce complexity requirements. But… Continue reading Repost (and Edited): Creating Good Passwords