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Ubuntu

10 Expert Ubuntu Tricks by: Keir Thomas

I read Keir’s book, Ubuntu Kung Fu and use it as a reference.  I thought it was well written.  Plus, it has a kitten on it doing some kitten kung fu.  It reminded me of my old cat from a few years ago… except he was a different breed, color, and somewhat evil. Keir posted […]

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Ubuntu

2 Weeks and Counting

Just two weeks remaining until Ubuntu 9.04 is released.  I was talking with a colleague of mine yesterday about Vista, and how much we don’t like it.  I found out he like to use Linux, openSUSE to be exact.  However, he hasn’t used it in a few years.  Work is taking up a lot of […]

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E-mail Evolution

Happy Birthday G-mail

G-mail is 5 years old today!  I use G-mail with Evolution in Ubuntu using IMAP.  It works well, and I even searched for a script (which someone else wrote) to add calendar entries in Evolution to sync with G-mail.  Too bad I can’t access my G-mail from work.

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Windows Stuff

Windows XP Mainstream Support

I just read the Mainstream Support for Windows XP is ending on April 14, 2009. Extended support will continue until April 8, 2014.  Here is a table from Microsoft defining the difference between Mainstream Support and Extended Support. Support provided Mainstream Support phase Extended Support phase Paid support (per-incident, per hour, and others) X X […]

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Ubuntu

Backup Complete

I was able to complete the backup of my XP and Linux partitions.  I also resolved a video issue when trying to play videos in Ubuntu.  I had to run the NVIDIA setting manager as root (sudo nvidia-settings) and save the setting in the xorg.config file.  I still can’t enable the cool 3-D effects, but […]

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Home PC

Home PC Problems

After I got back from the gym this morning, I tried to start my Dell Dimension 8200 PC.  The word being tried.  Of course I checked the power strip, made sure everything was plugged in, blah blah blah. Finally the after holding the power button in, I was able to boot my PC.  Looks like I […]

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Office 2007

Office 2007 SP2

I just read that Microsoft is planning on releaseing SP2 for Office 2007, as soon as April.  However, release dates always get pushed back so who knows when it will be released.  Although I am not a hugh Microsoft fan, I have to admit I like Office 2007, and Outlook is my e-mail client for […]

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 9.04 Live-CD

Over the weekend I tried Ubuntu 9.04 beta using the Live-CD.  Since I was using the Live-CD mode, I did not see any increase in performance with the file system, nor did I expect to.  However, I was disappointed with the fact Evolution 2.26 was not able to import PST files.  A friend of mine […]

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Bike Riding

A Good Day for Bike Riding

After playing around with Ubuntu 9.04 Linux using the Live-CD, I got my bicycle out.  I gave my bike a one over and decided to purchase new pedals.  The ones that came with the bike were plastic.  They served me well for two years, but when it rains, my feet slip off. So I went […]

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Personal

Fun Filled Day Shopping

The family and I went to the mall today looking for Easter outfits.  We found some great bargins on shoes, and outfits for everyone.  We waved to the Easter Bunny, and ran around all the stores.  I went into the Apple Store, checked out an iPhone and accidentally dropped it.  It was OK.  Good plastics.  […]