If you follow the Linux community there is no doubt you frequent the DistroWatch website. For those of you who have never heard of DistroWatch, Wikipedia defines it well by saying: DistroWatch is a popular website which provides news, popularity rankings, and other general information about various Linux distributions as well as other free software/open-source…read more

Some Aptitude Fun!

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For those of you out there that use APT as your package manager in Linux, I have something fun for you to try! Open a Terminal and type the following commands: apt-get moo aptitude -v moo aptitude -vv moo (continue until 6 v’s) Users of GNOME give this one a shot! Press Alt+F2 to run…read more

Recent Dabblings

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Over the last week I have been testing various Linux distributions to ensure that Ubuntu is the best one for me. There really is not anything scientific to this article as I basically only spent a few hours with each to get a general idea about the system. Yes, I do realize that Linux is…read more

  Many times since the inception of Shift+Backspace, friends have approached me asking what open-source software they should be using and where they can get it. Usually I toss out names such as FireFox, VLC, Nvu, and Filezilla. This prompted me to start compiling a list of open-source software I regularly use along with descriptions…read more

Linux Cartoons

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I was stumbling across the ‘net last night and came across a website devoted to popular cartoons and their strips that have involved Linux. Dilbert, March 29 and 30, 1999 Foxtrot, August 16, 1999 Foxtrot, February 2, 2000 If you would like to see more please check out the site. Also, if you ever come…read more