Your venerable (SCO) OpenServer 5.0.7 Point of Sale server bit the dust and you need a new system right away to get the Point of Sale software running again so your PoS terminals, whether dumb serial terminals or “smart” network stations, are not just expensive bricks. Of course some of the VARs that cater to . . . → Read More: Building an OpenServer 5.0.7 System on New Hardware in 2013
Proverbs 22:6 – Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
Many parents in recent years have chosen to homeschool their children. The reasons for this vary, but most include some measure of the understanding that to . . . → Read More: Open Source: Homeschool Computing
I recently had a fun experience. My Mageia 1 Linux system seemed to be experiencing hard lockups requiring a push of the reset button to “resolve”. By “hard”, I mean no keyboard input, no program updates showing in X and sometimes no ping response from another PC on the LAN. I had run some updates, . . . → Read More: Open Source: When Updates are NOT the Problem
Why? Because the level of skill required to crack a Unix-like OS is much higher than that needed for a Microsoft OS. Further, properly configured Unix-like systems are much more robust than Microsoft systems. Were Military forces using properly configured and properly secured Unix or Linux systems we would not see items like these below . . . → Read More: Open Source: Why Military Forces Should Use Linux
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I will start this off by adding, “… with the exception of some wireless chip sets and high end graphics cards.” to . . . → Read More: Linux Hardware Support Better Than Windows 7
Here we go again. Some fellow has gotten all whiny about being such a big Linux fan, "… hardcore Linux user …", but he just had to go back to Microsoft to get things done. Why? Because he is tired of having to tinker with Fedora Linux to make things work, or fail to work, . . . → Read More: The Century of the Linux Desktop
Edit Wed Oct 5 23:28:50 CDT 2011: The laptop in this review is no longer available. Our new laptops use nVidia video controllers and thus work fine for 3D with the nVidia drivers if that is what one wants. Go to Laptop Quote on our shopping site to see the specifications for these.
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I have a FreeBSD file server sitting in my office that has happily been serving files for a few years now. But the server is built from a conglomeration of very old parts and some of them are now wearing out. I am in the process of building another PC from old parts to replace . . . → Read More: Linux: Updating BIOS on an Old SCSI Controller
Back in January of this year (2011) I was on-site at one of our local client offices setting up yet another Microsoft Windows XP system for a dedicated use. That PC is there just for running the United Parcel Service (UPS) WorldShip™ software for the client to enter UPS shipments off-line then batch . . . → Read More: A Miniature Linux Office Solution (Mini ITX)
Have I said lately that I love Linux? No? Okay then, "I love Linux!" I found yet another reason to promote Linux over other operating system software this week. Bad RAM chips. Some of you may now be thinking to yourselves, "What? Is this guy nuts?" I assure you I am completely sane. . . . → Read More: Linux with badram Saves the Day!