Tag Archives: Linux

Partitioning a USB Drive

While I was away on business last month, I had two different occasions where I needed to boot a computer with an alternate OS to repair something that wasn’t right.  I used Trinity Rescue Kit for both of these tasks … Continue reading

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Linux Mint

I just installed Linux Mint, and I am VERY impressed. I feel like I’m using a Mac now. All my hardware works out of the box, there are lots of little eye candy and actions going on. The interface is … Continue reading

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Old School MP3 Player + Linux = Bang Head on Keyboard

Back in the days before the mighty iPod, lots of exciting MP3 players were available. I researched and compared and bought a Sonic Blue (used to be called Diamond) Rio S50. It was pretty small, used standard SD card memory, … Continue reading

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4 Months Without Microsoft

After over 4 months of exclusive Linux/GNU usage on my home desktop computer, I finally had to boot my computer with WinDoze to open Outlook and retrieve the Christmas card list we used last year. For the record, Outlook crashed … Continue reading

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Only 37 Hours to Safety

I installed my two new SATA2 750GB drives with an “enlobal bearing” fan blowing on them and created a Linux software RAID1 array. I’m now in the process of copying the contents of my failing 600GB RAID5 array. Very exciting … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Linux 8.04 LTS Desktop and Server in Use

I’ve been busy installing and using the latest version of Ubuntu lately. Desktop With my recent move to use mint.com instead of Microsoft Money, and my almost complete satisfaction using Google Apps (email, calendar, contact list, most documents and spreadsheets) … Continue reading

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