Mauriat Miranda     mjmwired

64-bit Linux

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, but the question I found myself asking was: “Why do I still run 32-bit Linux at all?

Fedora 11 Released

“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, Simpler file sharing, Better volume control, Media player enhancements KDE 4.2.2 - more updates to KDE4 XFCE 4.

Mailing List Permalinks

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 not be found elsewhere (assuming you ignore the useless discussions). I often link to web page posts to mailing lists on this site.


I finally got around to signing up with the microblogging site 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 people and groups. I hope to change that. I am currently following a group of Fedora developers and contributors that have participated in mailing lists or have a blog, etc.

Installer Formats and Adobe Reader

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 if you do not use Adobe software. They have a simple list of the most popular formats (BIN, RPM, DEB, PKG, TAR.