Computer Conundrum Solved

A couple of months back, I was weighing my options for a new system. After I wrote my past post, I went and installed the evaluation version of Windows 8, and chose to use as my primary system, which turned out I did so for about three weeks. After all, I did want to give… Continue reading Computer Conundrum Solved

The New Computer Conundrum

I've been running on an aging low end laptop for close to a year now, after passing down my main system to my son after his system died. The laptop I'm on now was never meant to be my main system, but an extra for testing, or something I could bring down to the shop… Continue reading The New Computer Conundrum

Let The Truck Be A Truck

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

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

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)