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Home PC Ubuntu

Data Merge and Backup

When ever I switch from one Linux distro to another, I make a backup of my home folder.  Sometime I forget to pull everything back in because of one thing or another.  Plus I have back ups on my data files from Windows XP floating around on the USB drive as well.  I finally merged […]

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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu

Looking Forward to Ubuntu 9.04

I’ve been using different Linux distros over the past nine years.  I come to like several of them.  My top two are Ubuntu 8.10 and openSUSE 11.1.  And I am looking forward to upgrading to Ubuntu 9.04 in April.  A good friend of mine installed the beta this weekend, and he noticed a big difference […]