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Getting an iMac

Over the past year I’ve been thinking about getting a new PC for the family.  The current Dell Dimension 8200 (almost 10 years old) was having a hard time running Windows XP and all the patches and security to keep it mostly virus and malware free.  I installed Ubuntu 11.10 server on that Dell PC […]

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Moving On to a New Job

Today is my last day with my current employer and working for a fantastic client here in Delaware.  I made a lot of new friends in IT and on the production floor.  Some of them I will stay in contact with on Facebook or Google Chat, others I will see in the area.  But now it’s time […]

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Firefox 5 Available for Ubuntu

Today I ran Update Manager on my Ubuntu 11.04 notebook and saw Firefox 5.  No PPas to install, just an easy upgrade. From the Keyboard, press Super+a (Windows key and the letter a) Type in update manager in the search field and click on the icon You should see something about Firefox 5 with any […]

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New HDD for my Sager NP8690

A few weeks ago I purchased a Western Digital 500GB Scorpio Black SATA 7200 RPM for my Sager Np8690.  I also purchased from CompUSA a Vantec USB 2.0 to SATA (Serial ATA)/IDE Adapter. I removed the old 320GB HDD and installed the new 500GB drive, installed Windows 7 x64 Ultimate (came with my PC) and then […]

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Deploying Ubuntu 11.04 onto a Friend’s PC

Installing Ubuntu 11.04 on a Friend’s Dell Notebook

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Tweaking Linux Mint 10 Menu Buttons

Today at work, I had some free time in the afternoon and downloaded Linux Mint 10 x64 DVD.  Using my bootable PNY 8GB stick, I installed Linux Mint 10 x64 on a HP DC7900 Quad Core E8400 with 4GB of RAM and a ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT video card.  This was a stand install […]

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New Linksys E4200 Router

Just over 4 years ago I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS router from Best Buy.  The main reason was to use my work notebook PC because I was not able to go downstairs due to a foot injury. The Linksys WRT54GS worked great.  I never had a problem with firmware updates, the radio signal was strong, […]

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Ubuntu 10.10 on Work Notebook

Using Ubuntu 10.10 x64 to host Windows 7 and Windows XP x64 and x32.

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Modify Screensaver Picture Path in Ubuntu

On my Ubuntu PCs I use the Pictures Folder screensaver.  It’s a nice screensaver that cycles through all your pictures.  At work I run dual monitors and the screensaver displays different pictures. What I don’t like about this screensaver, no way to configure which pictures I want to use.  My Pictures folder contains a bunch […]

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Playing a Game from 1988 on VM in 2011

Running MSDOS 6.22 in VMware Player on Ubuntu Linux to play game from 1988