After many years of using and enjoying Ubuntu as my main desktop OS, I’ve reluctantly been forced to choose another Linux distribution for use at work and home.
My desktop of choice was Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS (Lucid Lynx) which has just passed beyond Canonical’s support point. This is a shame, as it’s a fast, stable, [...]
I’ve just upgraded both my ThinkPad T43p and my HP workstation to the latest version of Ubuntu, 10.04 LTS – “Lucid Lynx.” First to upgrade was the HP box in my bedroom and this was accomplished while running the synaptic updater and watching an episode of 24 in Xine. Try that in Windows.
A restart [...]
After quite a lot of internet research today, this is probably the most efficient and reliable way to lock SFTP users to their home directories using Linux and specifically Ubuntu Server 9.10 and OpenSSH 5.1.
Let’s assuming you have Open SSH installed and running, as well as that most helpful admin tool, webmin, although of [...]
If you want to try a super-fast, powerful and compact Linux distribution, you could not do better than try Puppy Linux. You can download this as an ISO of less than 100MB, burn to CD and then have a great distribution to carry round with you. While it does not come with such large [...]
For anyone using the current version of Ubuntu (9.10 Kosmic Koala) and WINE to run Adobe Digital Editions to read purchased ePub format ebooks, make sure you install Wine 1.0 and not WINE 1.2.
I’ve found that ADE would not recognise my BeBook under the latter version.
These are the WINE packages I have installed [...]
Making the move, after about 5 years, from a Slackware server to the Ubuntu variety means relearning some commands which have become intuitive. For example changing a server’s IP address from dynamic to static. In Slackware you would simply run the handy netconfig script and set everything there. You could also manually edit the /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf [...]
The Mac heads will be all agog when the iSlate or whatever it’s called, arrives on the 27th January. I’ve had a look at several of the Mac rumour sites and the detailed dreamings of specs and functions for the slated (geddit) device are sad yet touching to behold. Don’t they realise that expectations are [...]
How does an atheist, secularist celebrate Christmas? We don’t.
Although I will be taking advantage of the more pagan aspects of the feast by eating and drinking more than is good for me. So in many ways, most days are Christmas, if that is the applied definition.
Apparently Paganism is on the rise, with more [...]