Category Archives: Ubuntu

Why I’ve Switched from Ubuntu to Mac

It pains me to say it, but I’ve left Ubuntu as my primary OS and switched to Mac. I used Ubuntu as my primary operating system on my Dell laptop for over two years. I loved it. I felt very … Continue reading

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Everex should have gone with straight Ubuntu

I’ve been slowly tweaking the way my family uses their computer to make it easier to migrate everyone to Linux. First, I completely removed Internet Explorer and got everyone used to Firefox. Then, I moved my wife off of her … Continue reading

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Successfully sync’ing a Treo 650 with Gutsy Gibbon

I finally got my Treo 650 to sync with my Gutsy Gibbon laptop. All the ingredients are on this page but there’s a little something for everyone there. You have to pick and choose to get it just right for … Continue reading

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Native NVIDIA drivers and wireless working in harmony

The VGA out on my Dell D820 wasn’t working so I downloaded and ran the Nvidia installer for the latest native driver making sure I followed the pre-reqs documented here. That fixed VGA out and made the open gl screensavers … Continue reading

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Ubuntu saves the day again

While my laptop remains and has always been Ubuntu, my two home machines are Windows XP. On the older box, the one I’ve surrendered to the kids, there’s really no excuse. They really only use the internet at this point … Continue reading

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Another VPN client for Linux: vpnc

On a recent project my client issued me a SecureID token to use with their Cisco VPN server. The client has many different types of OS’s in house so I was hopeful I’d have no trouble connecting with my Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Living in Linux

When I joined Optaros I decided to live in Linux full-time. Previously I had several Linux VMware images I would just start up whenever I needed to work in Linux, but I really wanted to go whole-hog, so when I … Continue reading

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VPN for Ubuntu

If you are looking for a graphical VPN client for Ubuntu, check out pptpconfig. Here’s a post on the Ubuntu forum that tells you how to install.

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Testdisk saved my Ubuntu bacon

Last week I got my Dell D820 running Windows XP set up to be dual-booted to Ubuntu. I used Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger) because that’s what I had handy. I was following Mathew J. Miller’s excellent instructions on how to … Continue reading

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