Category Archives: General

Linux at 25

Happy Birthday Linux! Today marks the 25th anniversary of the announcement of work on the Linux kernel. “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like gnu)…” – Linus Torvalds, 25-Aug-91. Advertisements

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Free E-books

GitHub has an extensive list of free E-books with a special emphasis on computer programming. There’s everything from A to Z – well, almost everything – the list goes from Ada to xBase (but there are no entries for K, … Continue reading

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Linux course

Want to know more about the internal workings of Linux? The Linux Foundation is making their on-line Introduction to Linux course freely available through EDX.

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SSD’s – The bigger picture

After my previous post on using TRIM for an SSD, I found a much more detailed article on SSD’s written by Brian Trapp for Linux Journal. In addition to discussing the use of TRIM, Brian also touches on the reliability, … Continue reading

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Congratulations for the excellent text

As noted in the previous post, many of the comments I have received (or which have been immediately sidelined by the Akismet filter built into WordPress) have been spam. In fact, Akismet tells me that it has protected my site … Continue reading

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Anniversary Comments

January, 2014 marks the third anniversary of this blog and I thought I would take a little space to reflect on the past postings. On the average, there has been about one posting per week so, hopefully, I haven’t overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Light heavyweights or heavy lightweights?

When looking for a Linux distro that might be suitable for use on older hardware, it might seem prudent to select a “lightweight” version; however, it turns out that not all distros so described are particularly lightweight – at least … Continue reading

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