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Fedora 7 Review

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

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Daylight Savings Time Change RedHat 8.0

Monday, March 12th, 2007

In the past I’ve never actually changed my time settings on my computer, usually when booting into Linux the NTP (Network Time Protocol) server does the trick. However the local operating system (whether Linux or Windows) usually retains timezone settings in some way. I do not know if the RedHat/Fedora method is consistent with other […]

Virtualization and Emulation Choices in Linux

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

I have a decent computer with a large hard drive. My initial intent was to boot multiple different operating systems (as can be seen by the 6+ EXT3 partitions). However the latest technology hype is the need for virtualization or emulation. In effect, this would allow loading one operating system inside another without any reboot.
I […]

Fujitsu Stylistic ST4000 Key Driver

Saturday, September 9th, 2006

A fellow developer created a driver for the keys on the Fujitsu Stylistic webpad. The driver is available under the GPL at sourceforge: Stylistic ST4000 Key Driver.
I do hope that people find this useful. And for any of the other developers who make come across this, all contributions are appreciated.

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 on Dell D810 Laptop

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

Over the last weekend I installed Fedora Core 5 on a Dell Latitude D810 laptop.
Unlike Jason’s laptop criteria, I basically required a Dell laptop. I wanted the D610, however it was unavailable and I had to settle for the D810. Even though I customized it, I really did not have any control over what hardware […]

Nvidia Linux Drivers

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Nvidia recently released an update (1.0-8174) to their high performance Linux video card drivers. Usually driver releases are done to support new hardware. In this case SLI series video cards and others such as the GeForce 6100, GeForce 6150 and GeForce 7800 GTX 512. Other than the driver itself, there were some significant changes made.

There […]