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Ubuntu UNR 9.04 performance boost

My Acer Aspire One netbook is good but the 8GB SSD drive that it shipped with is still the biggest drawback.  When I want to view HQ or regular YouTube clip (forget about HD), the SSD gets accessed and performance takes a dive. Videos stutter and playback is horrible. After […]

Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04

The nice thing about my netbook is that I have no hesitation to wipe it clean and install a new OS on it. Which is what I did today after I downloaded Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04. It was released today and the instructions for installing off of a USB stick […]

Aspire One Netbook

After I returned my defective Dell MINI 9, I shopped around for a replacement. I found a better deal with the Acer Aspire One AOA110-1588 from J&R Music. It was on sale for $229.99 and had free shipping. From the product web page Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz Processor 512 […]

Dead Xbox 360 MTU issue

For months my Xbox 360 has been complaining about the MTU being too small on my Internet gateway. This meant no updates and Xbox Live stopped working. I’ve been busy so I did not give it much thought. My brother Alek bought a new one  for his apartment and hooked […]

Firefox 3 is out

Get your latest copy of Firefox 3.0 here. Thursday openSUSE 11 comes out.  It’s like an open source cosmic alignment of the planets. I’ve avoided the openSUSE 11 beta only because I don’t have the time.  I’ve been kicking around Firefox 3.0 RC version and a couple of days ago, […]

WordPress file monitoring

Over a week ago I complained about WordPress users crying security wolf and not being able to recover their blog when the “Bad Thing(tm)” happens. Since then a real brawl developed on the support forum that could be summed up like so: One or more users is insisting that there […]

Upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

My Ubuntu T40 laptop is “only MOSTLY dead”.  The built in LCD display is too dark to read and I replaced it with a HP laptop running Vista Home Premium. I feel slightly guilty about running Vista on it but it runs really well so ptthhhhppp.  I put the T40 […]