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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: Desktop

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Fedora 7 Review

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

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Dell Linux Survey

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Dell’s IdeaStorm provided a method for Dell customers to provide feedback to the company on what consumers really wanted. Not surprisingly, the biggest request was for Dell to pre-installed Linux on their Desktops and Laptops.
Currently there are vendors who support Linux on their computers, however most of this focus has been on enterprise […]

Linux Opinions and Directions

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

If you pay attention to Linux news, I’m sure you’ve heard that Eric S. Raymond (commonly called “ESR”) has dumped Fedora in favor of Ubuntu. In case you’re wondering who he is, he is the author of The Cathedral and the Bazaar which is one of the best essays about open source development (highly recommended […]

Flash Plugin Security Update

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

While Adobe is hard at work at version 9 of the Flash plugin for Linux, there was a critical security update that affected version 7 for Linux.
It is recommended everyone update their flash plugin. Users of the macromedia.repo who have configured yum, should run:
# su -c ‘yum update flash-plugin’

New Hardware: 64 Bit

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

AMD released their first X86 based 64 bit processor over 3 years ago. While the original processors, Opterons, were for servers, the desktop variants, Athlon 64, soon followed. Due to the open nature of the Linux kernel, distributions of Linux supporting the 64 bit architecture were readily (and freely) available before Windows.
In the past year, […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Review

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

This is my personal basic evaluation of Fedora Core 5 Test 3 (FC5-test3). Since I had recently installed and tested FC5-test2, most of my observations will be based on the differences between these 2 beta releases. Upon initial investigation there are not significant changes since the last test release.
Installer
I installed using the ISO images […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Review

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Using a template for distribution evaluation, I have installed and tested FC5-test2. Unfortunately since I did not install FC5-test1 due to installer limitations, I cannot compare this with test1. However, from what I’ve seen so far it seems much better than the poorly created FC4.
Installer
I chose to install using the install from ISO images on […]

Merry Christmas from Macromedia Flash

Sunday, December 25th, 2005

The most current version of Flash for Linux is version 7.0 while Windows users are already on 8.0. However Macromedia has officially stated that there will be an upcoming version 8.5 for Linux. However it will be shipped after the Windows version becomes available. Even though that post states that no 64bit version is being […]