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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: Philosophy

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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 […]

Fedora Mailing List Annoyance

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I joined the Fedora users/group mailing list (fedora-list) in April 2005, after being on Usenet since the late 1990’s. I somehow always assumed mailing lists were of much higher quality than the “anything goes” attitude of Usenet. Since then, I really haven’t asked too many questions. For the most part I try to only answer […]

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 […]

Net Neutrality Defeated

Friday, June 9th, 2006

In a serious blow to the freedom of the internet as a whole, the US House of Representatives defeated the Net Neutrality vote that would have prevented telecommunication companies from discriminating how and which websites can be accessed by end users. The effects which by far are not exagerated are listed on the It’s Our […]

Mozilla SeaMonkey and More Confusion

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

I just downloaded Mozilla SeaMonkey to test out. For the interested, I have some instructions and commands near the end of this post. However this post is more about confusion in Mozilla’s choice of naming for their products.
I don’t care to re-tell the whole story about Netscape, Mozilla and Firefox, but let me be clear […]

Pitfalls to Installing Everything

Monday, October 31st, 2005

The purpose of this article is to explain the potential problems in installing every package that comes included in any given Linux distribution. For the most part, this is a bad practice and is not conducive to becoming proficient in Linux for either a seasoned professional or a newcomer (ie. “newbie”). It is my hope […]