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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 […]

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 […]

Downside to Enterprise Linux

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

(Note: For the purpose of this post CentOS is equivalent to RHEL)
It has been about 2 and 1/2 years since I built a dedicated server and chose CentOS instead of Fedora. Since I installed CentOS 5.1 I have used the upgrade process 4 times with no problems bringing me to version 5.5 with practically […]

Stable Release Updates in Fedora

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

If you missed it there seems to be yet another debate going on about updates in Fedora. I don’t intend to rehash anything. Josh Boyer has a bit of an op-ed post which I think is a good read.
Think of the issue in a simple scenario:
Should Fedora 12, which was released in Nov […]

All-In-One Configuration Tools

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

As I mentioned previously, I run many sites on my web server. Yesterday I decided to clean up some sites that their owners had neglected or not used. One such site was running Apache Tomcat Java Server, which I did not care to leave running.
Now I, like many users of commercial hosting plans, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Firefox SSL Certificates

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Using Firefox 3. Very simply, I know that Redhat’s main website (https://www.redhat.com) works perfectly fine. However when I exclude the “www”, and go to the same website: https://redhat.com, apparently something is wrong?
I see Secure Connection Failed. (Should I be concerned???)
So I click the “add exception link…”
… which turns into button …
So I click the “Add […]