About the middle of December 2012 I received a call from a long time SCO OpenServer Unix and IBM PC-DOS using client. This client has four Point of Sale business locations and runs a mix of DOS, Unix and Windows in the retail outlets. The main office, here in my town, runs a SCO OpenServer . . . → Read More: FOSS+CSS: Closed Source DOS Accounting Meets Linux and DOSEMU
My friend Jerry is 70+ years young. Jerry has also been a client of mine on and off over the past several years for on-site support calls at his home office. Recently he was telling me how his aging Dell Dimension 2400 with Windows XP was running so very slow it was frustrating. We all . . . → Read More: FOSS: A Linux Conversion
I grew up in the USA during the end of the age when kids were allowed to just be kids and cartoons on Saturday morning television were not a “statement” of some nanny state group trying to brainwash kids with some political or social agenda. Yeah, I mean the days when Daffy Duck could actually . . . → Read More: Open Source: Oooo that rackin’ frackin’ … e-mail!
I am jumping the gun a bit and upgrading my Mageia 1 installation on my personal / business SOHO desktop PC tonight, May 21st, to Mageia 2. Officially Mageia 2 is not due to release until May 22nd. But the online repository for Mageia 2 is in place at my preferred mirror and I know . . . → Read More: Open Source: Mageia 1 to Mageia 2 Upgrade
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
If you have not been following the saga of the Mageia Linux distribution then you are unaware that Mageia 2 is slated to be released on May 15th. At this point the distribution is in Beta 3 testing and then will have a Release Candidate out right around May 2nd.
Since I am a business . . . → Read More: Open Source: Mageia 2 (Cauldron) Looking Good
I am back writing again after my hiatus. If you missed me, good. If not, maybe I can write something this year that will pique your interest, inform you, or help you smile. Then the next time I take a hiatus you will miss me.
Back in the Fall of 2011, September 4th to . . . → Read More: Open Source: Using Mageia 1 for Six Months Now
… and likes it … well, mostly. Hopefully this article will help you if you are searching for that “just right for me” GUI on your Unix/Linux system. But be sure to give e17 a try yourself, do not just pass it over because of anything you may read on the web.
For years now . . . → Read More: Open Source: A GUI Minimalist Tries e17
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
If you are a Linux protagonist who has been around as long as, or longer than, I have, you have seen responses like these over and over as to why Linux distributions will never go mainstream on the PC desktop:
“Linux will always remain a niche platform because it does not have a native release . . . → Read More: Open Source: Niche Markets, Linux and Microsoft