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Chrome 28 and newer for CentOS 6

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Officially Google no longer support Chrome for CentOS 6 (ref). The recommendation (for now) is to either switch to Firefox or Chromium. I decided to go with the second option.
Obtain the YUM repository settings here: chromium-el6 repo.
First uninstall Google Chrome
# sudo yum remove google-chrome
To install:
# sudo wget http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/chromium-el6.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo
# sudo yum install chromium
Do not […]

Fedora Desktop and Computing

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Fedora 18 was released this week and I finally got around to installing it today. To be honest, on either my laptop or desktop I have not really used Fedora much since Fedora 14. I have been incredibly happy with CentOS for over a year and a half now, and I (begrudgingly) accepted Windows 7 […]

Improve Fonts in Chrome in CentOS 6

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

I am currently running the latest version of Firefox (8.0) and Google Chrome (15.0.874.121) in CentOS 6 64-bit using the Gnome 2.28 desktop.
Both work fine, however Firefox renders fonts significantly better than Chrome.
The Fix: The following steps fix the problem.
1. Open the file .fonts.conf in your home directory, if it does not exist create it:
$ […]

CentOS Desktop

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

I’m migrating away from Fedora as my desktop operating system. I’ve been testing CentOS 6 which was released recently and I feel I would be much more efficient using it instead of Fedora.
I still have quite a few quirks to resolve, but I have no doubt I’ll find the solutions.
I bought a new desktop some […]

LCD Monitor Recommendation

Monday, April 5th, 2010

I have been on a 3 year quest to dump my old Sony CRT monitor and replace it with an LCD monitor, but I keep getting sidetracked.
I am looking for suggestions (recommendations really) for a high end/quality LCD monitor.
Resolution must be 1920×1200 or higher (NOT 1080), and most likely 24in display.
It would be really nice […]

Wikipedia Migrates from Fedora to Ubuntu

Friday, October 10th, 2008

The admins running Wikipedia are almost complete in migrating their servers from a mix of RedHat and Fedora to Ubuntu. The primary reasons behind the switch, according to Brion Vibber (Wikimedia CTO), were personal preference, Ubuntu availability on the desktop and better support/stability compared to Fedora. As a server, one might think that an enterprise […]

Fedora 9 Review

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

After spending a good deal of time configuring Fedora 9 I thought I would take this opportunity to provide my thoughts and feedback. The following is my Review of Fedora 9 (F9).
“Sulphur” smells only just a little.
Installation Media
The first thing I was happy to see was that the team finally decided to offer Fedora 9 […]

Resuming USB after F7 ACPI Suspend

Monday, July 16th, 2007

As mentioned in my Fedora 7 Review, there were some ACPI regressions in functionality. The basic problem is as such: Before I hit ‘Suspend’ my mouse is working fine, however the mouse fails to activate after the computer is resumed.
To get the mouse to work again, I must run the following, after which the mouse […]