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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… Continue Reading →

An odd Easter Sunday

Today is not exactly how I intended to enjoy Easter Sunday. I’m baby sitting my main server in my basement right now. This morning at 6 AM I noticed my server in the basement was not passing traffic since 2… Continue Reading →

openSUSE 10.3 server upgrade

I did not really mean to upgrade my home server today, it just worked out that way. Weeks ago I cleaned up my basement computer room and Alek had dropped off an old PC for my use. It is a… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 7.10 on Virtual PC 2007

Today it’s President’s Day, it’s raining, and the kids are off this week.  So naturally I am goofing around with my PC. I’ll head to the basement soon to play with the kids but first I want to setup something… Continue Reading →

Upgraded the laptop to Gutsy Gibbon

Last night ran the command ‘sudo update-manager -c’ and after a few prompts left the laptop running the distribution upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon. This morning I rebooted it at the prompt and poof I’m upgraded. I usually don’t… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu on a USB stick with XPS 720

Fixing the MBR on Vista 64 bit or how to remove GRUB from Vista. Keep this link handy, it saved me a lot of time. Well running Ubuntu 7.10 beta did not work as well as I planned. The 2… Continue Reading →

Installing Ubuntu on a Dell XPS 720

Update 6/3/2009: Follow the instructions here at PenDriveLinux.com for Ubuntu 9.04, it works with the Dell XPS 720 very well. The only odd thing is that I have to re-enable the NVidia drivers between reboots. When you do enable it,… Continue Reading →

When SCO has to shoot, shoot don’t talk

SCO should have done more shooting and less talking. I can’t wait to read SCO’s official response to them not being the owner of the UNIX copyrights. If SCO had gone after IBM in a reasonable fashion and with actual… Continue Reading →

Ubuntu working fine

I’m running the beta of Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) with no problem at all. Everything is working fine and I’m keeping it on the T40.

Ubuntu and Steam

So far so good. I have tried the following with my Ubuntu installation: Tried to get Compiz running on my laptop Updated Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy to 7.04 Fiesty Fawn Get Steam working on my laptop running Ubuntu Compiz works badly…. Continue Reading →

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