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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: Miscellaneous

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Supported Features

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Sounds like something Fedora users might relate to…

I hear many of you finally have smooth Flash support, but me and my Intel card are still waiting on a kernel patch somewhere in the pipeline before we can watch Jon Stewart smoothly.

Google Apps for Domains

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I spend way too much time and effort tweaking my SpamAssassin settings on my server just so I can get my email and spam situation manageable.
Anyways, I’m getting sick of the trouble so I am trying out Google Apps for Domains. This allows me to use my own domain name, but using Gmail for […]

SELinux - the good

Monday, June 29th, 2009

There is brief intro presentation on SELinux for “everyday” users. The 12th slides is titled “SELinux - the good”. It has quoted someone by the name Larry Loeb:
“Let me assure you that this action by the NSA was the crypto-equivalent of the Pope coming down off the balcony in Rome, working the crowd […]

64-bit Linux

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

There was some discussion on the fedora-devel list about changing the default architecture for 32-bit Fedora. Which would mean that users running 32-bit Fedora with modern CPU’s will see some improvement, while older hardware will need to be supported by some secondary means or not at all.
There are some good points in the thread, […]

Fedora 11 Released

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

“This is Fedora!”. Leonidas is in command!
After a minor 2 week delay, the diligent Fedora project just announced the release of Fedora 11.
The Fedora 11 Feature List seems rather spectacular with many big (and small) inclusions. There really are too many updates to list, some of the the highlights:
Desktop

GNOME 2.26 - Disk burning, […]

Mailing List Permalinks

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Currently I am subscribed to 19 mailing lists and there are a handful more that I plan on joining (when I get around to it). The benefits of a mailing list (especially in the Linux world) is the massive amount of useful information that is often shared by developers and experienced users that may […]

Microblogging

Monday, June 1st, 2009

I finally got around to signing up with the microblogging site Identi.ca. Apparently it’s where the true geeks are! I used the handle mjmwired to make this more specific to my site and technical stuff. For the time being, unless I know someone, I am subscribing only to Linux and Fedora related […]

Installer Formats and Adobe Reader

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

While open source PDF readers have significantly improved, many people still use Adobe Reader. While Adobe has had a mixed history of supporting their software in Linux/Unix, recently they have significantly improved.
There is a well written post about installer formats on the Acroread Unix blog. I recommend just reading over the post, even […]