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Opensource is still the best

As part of my ongoing home IT challenges I have set up a basement server running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. My normal method of managing my servers is to do everything by ssh. That’s geeky, but not much fun. So I… Continue Reading →

Downloading Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix

I’m downloading Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix right now for installing on my Acer Aspire One. Normally I would BitTorrent it but with FIOS it’s coming down directly at +2.1 MB/sec.

Ubuntu 9.10 is released

Ubuntu 9.10 is out, get it at I’m planning on checking out UNR this weekend.

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… Continue Reading →

Acer Aspire One UNR 9.04 settings

Sometimes I post things to be able to recall 6 months later what I did. This is one of those “I’d better write this down” articles. After a couple of iterations, my Acer Aspire One Netbook runs well on Ubuntu… Continue Reading →

A good review on UNR 9.04

Tuxradar has a good review of Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.04. I knew about maximus but I totally missed the part about virtual desktops being disabled.

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… Continue Reading →

Upgrade of VPS from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS to 8.04 LTS

My upgrade from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS = FAIL. Last week I created a VPS on Slicehost.  I’ve been using Tektonic for a while now and have no complaints.  The support is very good and I can backup my VPS for… Continue Reading →

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 →

WordPress 2.5 quirks

Image upload does not work on my Ubuntu 7.10 laptop and WordPress 2.5.  I’ll check using my Vista box. I’ll also setup a new scratch blog and see if it’s some setting or plugin I’m using. The 1.5 development version… Continue Reading →

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