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Firefox 4 for Fedora 14

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Wow! That’s a lot of F’s!
Courtesy of Tom ’spot’ Calloway, install Firefox 4 on Fedora 14 (or Fedora 13):
# su -c ‘wget -P /etc/yum.repos.d/ http://repos.fedorapeople.org/repos/spot/firefox4/fedora-firefox4.repo’
# su -c ‘yum install firefox4′
To run:
# firefox4 &
In Gnome: System > Preferences > Preferred Applications
Change ‘Web Browser’ to Custom, and for Command: firefox4 %s
To remove Firefox 3.6:
# su -c […]

Legacy Man

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Legacy Man
by Mauriat Miranda
(with apologies to Billy Joel)
It’s nine o’clock on a Wednesday
The regular files are looking neat
There’s an old dev sitting next to me
Trackin’ bugs in his Excel spreadsheet
He says, “Son, can you debug this memory
I’m not really sure how it works
But it’s bad and discrete and I knew it complete
When I wrote a […]

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, […]

Google Chrome on Fedora

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Try out Chromium. Courtesy of T ’spot’ Callaway:
Using your favorite text editor (as root), create chromium.repo in /etc/yum.repos.d/, with the following contents:
[chromium]
name=Chromium Test Packages
baseurl=http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/F$releasever/
enabled=1
gpgcheck=0
Then run (as root):
# yum install chromium
From spot’s blog:
The packages are i386/i586 only (and the i586 chromium is a bit of a lie, it isn’t compiled with the correct optflags yet) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]