A first news, what I read today, about ...
I thinked, what U.S is use on yours PC - Linux,MS and other systems. But it.s
UK Snubs Support For Home of WWII Enigma
I usually don't post news and neither rumours, I prefer to keep this blog as geekly as possible but when I've read this article I was so disappointed and I've decided to report it as well, please follow other posts if you're interested in tech things.
I'm a retrocomputing maniac, I love old mainframes, computers and each piece of equipment that represents the latest technology (of the period), I also love history and when technology meets history you'll ever find a retrocomputing guy
Enigma was one of the key factors for Second World War (from my point of view), a device with some aura all around, a mix between technology and magic. There were exaggerating things around it, from films to strange stories but it's nice and happy to talk about it.
Since this device is one of my favorites I was angry after reading this article so I've decided to share with you.
The article is here:
What do you think about it ?
Really just posting this to test out the system and to say hello. Hello. Ok, now that that is completed I'll get down to something a little less inane. I've been using Linux since around the time of Red Hat 4.2. A KDE user since 0.1 (on FreeBSD then)
My first Linux distribution was of all things called Alzza Linux, a Korean distro based on Red Hat, and hard as heck to install because I don't read Korean. (I was living in Korea at the time) Later, I was a hard core user of Mandrake until Gael Duval departed, and a long time "answer man" (of many) on the Mandrake Linux Experts mailing list.
These days I can be found using Kubuntu (don't do Gnome, like XFCE, I think LXDE rocks.) Android, and Debian. My main laptop, Netbook, Handheld (N800 and 770) and phone (G1) all use Linux. My one concession is that my wife is on OSX.
I've been recently given a new lease on life, or in more accurate terms, laid off, and have taken a bit of time for myself and my family, now I'm hitting the boards and look for work, nationwide.
I plan of periodically dropping in. Posting some "hey look what I found" and "ooh neat" type articles that I really hope will help others as much as learning how to do them helped me.
Hello www.Linux.com !
With a first page of this site - I want to say - it,s good place to community and
to find friends, who like computers, IT_technology and our Life.
Best Wishes ALL. ;)
Sigh - Lost my first blog post - ;)
Hi, I have been using Linux since 2003. I have taken a couple of Linux administrators courses at a local community college. I learned from Jeremy Anderson,,,,I consider him to be the Guru of Linux.
Since taking the courses, I have spent the majority of my experiences at figuring out how to use Linux on Laptops, realizing that if Linux is to become mainstream, it needs to move past the traditional desktop, but to laptop. Which leads to issues in the proprietary drivers, and configuring wireless. Which I have gotten fairly proficient with. I am now finding out an issue with some of the video cards...as I have duplicate laptops...Dell 1501 Inspiron AMD 1800 and a 1900 Dual-Core laptops...one will install Fedora, Open Suse, Centos, and Mandriva...and one won't...it will only take Centos with out any major issues.
I have been building desktops, and I have build a laptop...really I rebuilt a laptop because of how everything is limited with laptops....
Well I've made another switch once again.
I had been fooling around with Zenwalk yesterday, mostly with trying to install rygel which I ultimately deemed nearly impossible since I had to build almost everything from source and I was getting way too many error messages. Of course I'm not saying nobody can do it, it is just beyond my personal reach.
Thanks to rygel, though, I did learn about vala. I got interested in vala. I tried to install vala, which went ok, up to the point where I wanted to install val(a)ide, which went completely wrong without actually telling me what was wrong. So I got annoyed a little.
I looked into the other solutions and noticed a vala plug-in for gedit, I was again intrigued and started nosing around. To my shock, even though I had already switched from xfce to gnome, that netpkg did not have a gedit package. I was crushed with amazement by this. I thought gedit was a fairly common package.
Well, anyway, I downloaded gedit source and started trying to compile it, but of course it refused. Something was missing.
This was kind of the last straw for me. I finally had enough and decided to get rid of zenwalk and move on to another distro once again.
I just wasn't sure which one I wanted. I'd heard good things about Mandrive, so even though I hate Mandrake I gave it a shot, downloaded, burned it and tried installing it, but it was just too slow. I couldn't get through the install process, so I started looking for another distro.
After Mandrive I thought I might take a look at Fedora again, but when I saw that Fedora was getting a new release in a few days I thought it'd be best to wait and see what happens. So I looked on. Took a look at Arch Linux, even took a look at LFS.
In the end though I decided Fedora would be easiets, so I downloaded and installed it.
I am already kind of sorry I did, becuase of course it did not recognize my video card or my monitor, so I installed the NVidia drivers. It still wouldn't recognize my monitor so the drivers actually made it worse, first having a 800x600 res and now the maximum being 640x480.
I was able to fix it though by installing system-config-display and then running system-config-display --reconfig to choose the drivers and then system-config-display --set-resolution=1280x1024 and after reboot it finally worked.
I might use this for a while now again, but I got very close to installing Arch. I wonder why I still feel I haven't found the right distro yet.
Since this is my first post, I thought that I'd just write a bit about what I'm doing here on Linux.com and Linux at all.
My first experience with Linux came several years ago, when I was still very naive about computers and thought Windows was the best thing since the computer itself. I found Red Hat 7, got it downloaded, and installed it on an old box. I was actually pretty decent with it. Then, I forgot the root password, and half-formatted the drive while trying to install Debian in all its 22-disc glory. (I would later format another drive trying to install Debian, as well.)
Later, I switched over from Windows - partially due to my frustration with its slowness - to Mac. (My dad is still a Mac fan to this day.) I loved it, and it was on Mac that I got my first real experience with Python for Real Programming. (Another computer - this one a Power Mac - nearly succumbed to my Debian disk formatting during this period, but fortunately it wouldn't read the discs.) Just for fun, I decided to set up a Web server on a ten-year-old computer I would later call Adelie. I installed a distribution on it called "Ubuntu Server," and due to my Mac experience with the command line, had little trouble configuring it.
A month or two later, I built a kick-awesome desktop tower named Rockhopper. Dual-core processor, 1760M of RAM, and 500GB disk. Based on my previous experiences with the Ubuntu Server, I decided to dual boot Windows XP Pro and the standard Ubuntu desktop. I ended up using Ubuntu full-time, and recently purged XP from the computer to reclaim the full 500GB.
Eventually, I traded out GNOME for Xfce, installed Ubuntu on a laptop too, and set up GoboLinux on some random box. (I never realized how long compiling from source can really take.) In fact, one of the things I love about Linux is how changable everything is.
Linux.com seems like a really good idea to me. I'm hoping that I'll be able to share my expertise beyond the Ubuntu forums, and write some interesting blog articles. It's getting late where I live, so I'll finish for tonight, but I'll probably try and do something on here tomorrow.
This is Avinash Kumar, a Linux system administrator, coder, etc. from India. Just testing the new blogging feature introduced @ Linux.com
Stay tuned for some serious updates in the future.