For those following the “Revive your old PC with Linux” series, this post over at Ostatic might be of interest: A Windows User’s Guide to Getting Started with Linux. Not a lot of meat in the article itself, but it links to several good resources for those new to the field.
Archive for August 2011
For years I’ve been a die-hard KDE fan; while I’ll admit to temporarily jumping ship during the tumultuous 4.0 through 4.2 release cycles, and routinely trying out other desktop environments just to see how they schoon, I’ve pretty much stuck with my pal Konqi since back around 3.4. For my desktop, especially at work, KDE still [...]
Now that your hardware is reasonably in order, and you understand the potential issues involved there, it’s time to look at the software side of things. You want to run some kind of Linux distribution on your system, but you don’t know which one to pick. This is the point at which a lot of [...]
Welcome to part II of this series on “Reviving your old computer with Linux”. In the last article, we classified your computer’s hardware broadly by age or processor type, but there is a lot more to Linux compatibility, performance, and suitability for different tasks than just age or processor speed. So this time, we’ll go [...]
WordPress powers 14.7 per cent of the top million web sites – The H Open Source: News and Features. I knew WordPress was popular, but jeepers!
This is part one of a series on making your aging, dusty — or just unused — computer useful again with some help from Linux and Free/Open Source software. Linux has quite a reputation for rescuing old hardware from obsolescence; while this is not entirely undeserved, there’s more to it than just popping the latest [...]
Bruce Byfield flexes his usual balanced, insightful journalism in analyzing the GNOME3 situation over on Datamation: The GNOME 3 Meltdown – Datamation. It’s a great write-up, because apart from just regurgitating Linus’s recent gripes at GNOME, it analyzes the growing divide between users of Free software and the developers thereof — a problem I’ve been noticing increasingly over [...]
Jaw saw it coming down the RSS pike: Debian turns 18 today! I feel like installing Debian on something just to celebrate.
Well, as long as I’m doing stuff to the site, that main page needed an overhaul BAD!!!! So I rearranged the menu, created a new stylesheet, and removed all the fanboyish anti-IE nonsense. The site looks pretty consistent in IE9, and if you’re using older versions of IE you’re probably going to have to get [...]