Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
a flash of light, I see a wing
I think it's a bird, but he doesn't sing
in his mouth an engagement ring
lines of truth and lies blurring
I'm sort of at a bit of a loss, as to why we need to emulate the Windows environment. for those of us who have managed to move our daily lives over to Linux, probably via numerous distros, i think i'm safe in saying, we are happy where we are at.
Everyone likes a top list. This one can make people hate them, after all writers do not like critics. This is less a top list than an advice. Please, do not occur in the same mistake listed here. Everytime I started to read a review or article I ask myself how many of these annoying inserts I will find.
Just thought I'd throw an update out there. I haven't blogged here in over a year, and that trend is likely to continue into the foreseeable future.
I recently moved off-campus to a lovely little apartment. I like the privacy and the space, but I do miss having constant access to the internet.
Hardware is getting reasonably reliable if you are careful to buy components of decent quality. Recently, a bargain motherboard/CPU purchase at Fry's Electronics came back to bite me in the fanny.
Yes, it's heresy, and I have a lot of guilt over it. Installing MS-Windows on any of my home machines is an anathema to me.
Well I picked up a perfectly good Gateway laptop last summer that included a Broadcomm modem which is supposedly supported by the Linux kernel, but thats another story.
So I was looking through my selection of spare computer parts and discovered that I had enough to build another computer. My Mint box does everything I need so I wasn't sure what I'd do with a third computer. Then I remembered all the games I used to play on my old windows computer: American McGee's Alice, Command and Conquer, No One Lives Forever, and most recently Albatross 18.
Here are some snapshots of PCLinuxOS' Texstar on vacation in New York City last weekend. He says he's having fun and is glad we ain't there!
Actually, he said,
Here's what's new in the life of Spinlock... it's been awhile since I last blogged, but a lot has happened in the past month and it's time to bring everybody up to date. More on Slack 11, look-alikes, Linux on a laptop, and why you shouldn't judge a Macbook by your imagination after the jump.
Don't you hate those black websites with white (or worse -> orange or green) text? Takes 10 minutes before I can see anything else again.
A simple oversight may cause some wondering WTF? I’ve been spending most of my time getting my Debian installation up and running with what I need. After a week or so I am really happy with it. Then the other day, I was trying to install something and I had run out of disk space! 23 gigs used already? for Linux?
The last few months I have been using a server for security research, kernel testing, mod security rules testing, firewalls, dos protection, you name it. As well as to host my ircd and site. We basically have the server for development and testing although it is ran just like any other hosting server. In order to do the research we do we must keep a server.
The computer lab we were using at Western Oregon University had Windows XP on all the machines. The first day of class, I used Win-XP for a few minutes--but I just couldn't stand it anymore . . . I whipped-out my PCLinuxOS CD I'd brought along with me, and proceeded to install Linux on the machine . . .