Disabling User List in GDM Login Screen – Ubuntu 9.10 / Linux Mint 8

I've been playing around with both Ubuntu 9.10 and Linux Mint 8 (just released and based on Ubuntu 9.10). One of the differences that's noticed right away is the change in the GDM login screen. By default, it lists the users to choose from, then enter the password. This may be OK for some, i.e.… Continue reading Disabling User List in GDM Login Screen – Ubuntu 9.10 / Linux Mint 8

Notes on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

I went and installed Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) onto my test system as a dual boot with Windows 7 Release Candidate, and so far so good.  This was the same system I had installed OpenSUSE 11 on before and I went back and reviewed how I tweaked my desktop there and did very similar setup… Continue reading Notes on Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)

OpenSUSE 11 First Impressions

I decided to give OpenSUSE 11 a try on my dedicated Linux box. Since I've only installed it and made some adjustments within Gnome, I thought I would give what I can really only call some first impressions of it.  I'm writing this post from the OpenSUSE box.  The system I installed it on is… Continue reading OpenSUSE 11 First Impressions

Logitech VX Nano Mouse

I know I've been very lax about science or tech posts of late, but as I've picked up a wireless mouse for my work laptop recently for use at home, I thought I would share some impressions of it.  This is the Logitech VX Nano mouse.  When it comes to mice, I tend to like… Continue reading Logitech VX Nano Mouse

The New Gig

I've just finished my first week at a new job. After almost 11 years at my previous employer, their cutbacks affected my position and I was laid off in early April. I interviewed with a few places pretty quickly, and luckily, I had my verbal offer for this job within two weeks of being out.… Continue reading The New Gig

Creating Good Passwords

Most companies and universities have password policies in place that enforce complexity requirements. But do you have a good policy you use for your personal accounts? You should create good strong passwords for any accounts you access - your email, eBay, online merchants, your personal finance file on your system, etc. When creating your password,… Continue reading Creating Good Passwords

Linux Mint 3.1

I know it's been a long time since my last post, and I did mention in a previous post that I would be trying Linux as my main OS. Here is the result of that latest attempt - Linux Mint. It is a distro that is based on Ubunutu, but provides more "out of the… Continue reading Linux Mint 3.1