Category Archives: Operating Systems

Microsoft sues a retailer for something every home user can do?

Seriously?  How is creation of restore disks — an activity WINDOWS itself helps you do for free — copyright infringement?  I hate the fact that OEMs have gotten away from deliverying physical restore media with new hardware, and instead are … Continue reading

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Installing VMWare Tools in Linux Guest

I’m a big supporter of desktop virtualization, and have posted before how to use VMWare Player to install and test other Operating Systems.  However, along with installation of a guest Operating System you will also generally want to install VMWare … Continue reading

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Upgrading can be such a hard thing to do

Excellent article about upgrading to a new version of Linux.  But even though you’d think the problem might be more difficult on a Linux or Unix system, it’s actually more difficult on a Windows system where you don’t generally have … Continue reading

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How Can I Justify Using Red Hat When CentOS Exists?

This is the kind of open-ended discussion I truly love to see and on a topic I care deeply about.    Originally posted HERE, a Slashdot reader asked a candid question about how Open Source (free) software is treated in the … Continue reading

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Adding desktop shortcuts problematic in Unity

I’ve been using UBuntu 11.10 for a week or so now but hadn’t really had an opportunity to poke around much yet.  That began to change yesterday when oddly enough I wanted to add a couple shortcuts to my desktop.  … Continue reading

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Microsoft, Windows 8, and the UEFI controversy

I’ve been following the “Windows 8” UEFI controversy for a few weeks now and remain as concerned today about it’s impact on the average user who might wish to try Linux as I was then.  As is to be expected, … Continue reading

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Clonezilla is all you need for full system imaging

I’ve been using Clonezilla for a couple years now so when I saw Linux Journal run an article espousing it’s use I had to read through to see what they said.  Which is to say, pretty much what I already … Continue reading

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