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My Early Linux History

Monday, April 27th, 2009

There was another useless post on Slashdot asking what did you first do with Linux?. I thought it would be interesting to recollect that experience. Sorry for the detail, my memory produces lots of random tidbits.
I was fortunate enough to attend an engineering school with the latest technologies that were available […]

Evince and Acrobat PDF Form Edits

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Newer versions of Adobe Acrobat Reader have provided the feature for users to edit the contents of form fields in a PDF file. Depending on the permissions set by the author of the PDF file, Acrobat Reader will allow or deny the ability to save the file with the form edits in place. […]

Change of Direction

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

In certain scenarios I am a little skeptical of Linux and open source applications as worthwhile competitors for closed source or proprieraty alternatives. This is not to say I do not think that there is any lack in potential. In my opinion I do disagree with some choices made by open source projects […]

Various Linux and Fedora News

Friday, February 13th, 2009

A great deal of the following is all old news.
Adobe has has Flash Plugin for x86_64 Linux architecture in Beta since Oct 2008. The only thing, is that since it is provided in a tarball (.tar.gz), you are better off builing an RPM (spec file). Note that the 32bit i386 version still works […]

Local Server Hardware

Friday, March 14th, 2008

After identifying exactly what my local linux server requirements were, I decided to take a good look at my hardware options. From the start, I wanted to (1) save money, (2) save electricity/power and (3) minimize noise.
To address these issues, there were many decisions I made. First of all I did not need […]

Local Server Requirements

Saturday, March 1st, 2008

I response to my previous post, I started defining a set of requirements for a separate local server. By separate, I mean specifically a physically different machine than my desktop. Previously I had my desktop PC running Linux (Fedora) with all desktop applications, as well as several server applications in the background.
The following […]

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 […]

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 […]