I had some time and did a git pull on the Let’s Encrypt github page. This is a project that makes it easy to install and maintain free X.509 certificates for web servers. The certificates are in PEM format and can be easily used for any server app but usually […]
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 looked for a free X server and came across Xming. […]
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 out, get it at http://www.ubuntu.com/. I’m planning on checking out UNR this weekend.
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 […]
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 Netbook Remix 9.04. Here’s what I did. I created one […]
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.
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 […]
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 when I need to. I’m using Slicehost because I don’t […]
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 […]