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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 9.04 RC Upgrade Complete

The upgrade went well for the most part.  After the packages were downloaded, the system was suppose to install the upgrades.  I waited for an hour, but nothing happened.  Time to reboot and try again.  This time the upgrade worked correctly.  The total time to upgrade my PC was 2 hours 10 minutes.  My PC […]

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu 9.04 RC

Well, I’ve deceided to update my version of Ubuntu 8.10 to Ubuntu 9.04 RC.  I updated my backup for Linux, and I will run the update with the command update-manager -d -c. Good luck to me!

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Dropbox

Dropbox

About a week ago I read an artical about Dropbox.  I installed it from the .deb file provided on the web site.  Installation was smooth, the way it should be all the time.  I rebooted the PC and I saw a new icon on my upper panel near the clock.  I followed the directions to […]

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Personal

Looking forward to the weekend

Friday and Saturday are looking to be really nice days weather wise.  I am planning on mowing the lawn, having lunch with a good friend, and purchasing some replacement parts for the grill.  Johnsonville bratwurst and a good beer is in the forecast.  If I am lucky, I can get in some bike time too.

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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 […]