Watching Netflix on Kubuntu

A little while ago I wrote about watching Netflix on Fedora 20. Also works on the latest Kubuntu with the latest updates installed. Also, at least with Kubuntu, I didn’t need to modify the user agent. It just automatically worked with Google Chrome. I didn’t try with Chromium, but I’d read that didn’t work.

Ubuntu to the Rescue: A Tale of Broadcom Wifi Drivers, Prerelease Software, and a new Acer Aspire One Netbook

note: I wrote this on 17 April, a full week before it is published on the blog Nearly six years ago I bought my first laptop.  I’d never seen the point of laptops over desktops – the value per dollar just isn’t there.  But I was going to be traveling for work now and again … Continue reading “Ubuntu to the Rescue: A Tale of Broadcom Wifi Drivers, Prerelease Software, and a new Acer Aspire One Netbook”

PPAs Turning Ubuntu into Arch?

A few years ago I started hearing about ppas everywhere.  More and more, I see developers telling people that if they want the latest of program X, they should load the developer’s ppa.  A ppa is a repository of software that is neither maintained by Canonical nor the Ubuntu community.  In some cases the software … Continue reading “PPAs Turning Ubuntu into Arch?”

Leaving CrunchBang Linux for Lubuntu

I first migrated to CrunchBang Linux because they kept talking about it on Linux Outlaws. Specifically they mentioned how fast it was and, if I recall correctly, Fab was using it on his netbook. My laptop battery life was quickly dwindling so, if I wanted to be able to use it on a plane, I … Continue reading “Leaving CrunchBang Linux for Lubuntu”

Review: Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit

I last looked at Ubuntu 9.04 a little over six months ago.  So I decided it was time to see what has changed.  Since I’m now testing on a 64-bit machine, I decided to test the 64-bit version of Ubuntu.  So here we go: I like the desktop, it looks pretty good. I liked 9.04 … Continue reading “Review: Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit”

Ubuntu 8.10 does away with xorg.conf

One of the biggest Ubuntu stories on the net is the elimination of xorg.conf.  They haven’t made it unnecessary, they’ve completely eliminated it.  If you create one and edit it – it will have no effect.  I have not yet upgrade to 8.10, so I can’t verify it, but so far I haven’t seen any … Continue reading “Ubuntu 8.10 does away with xorg.conf”

Absolute First Impression of Ubuntu 8.04

Last weekend, it had been a few days since the latest Ubuntu hit the net and I hadn’t heard of any major upgrade SNAFUs so I decided to upgrade. I wanted to record my absolute first impressions without doing much, just to see how I felt.  The upgrade went by without anything bad happening.  My … Continue reading “Absolute First Impression of Ubuntu 8.04”

Ubuntu 8.04 Released Today!

Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron will be released today.  As the name implies, 8.04 will be Hardy because it is a Long Term Support (LTS) version.  This means that for 18 months they will release security updates.  What does that really mean?  It means that if you like Ubuntu, but don’t feel like upgrading every six … Continue reading “Ubuntu 8.04 Released Today!”

LXC Project Part 2: Setting up LXC

I’m continuing on from yesterday’s post to get the VM ready to host LXC. I’m starting with Centos 7 so the first thing I had to do was enable the epel repos: yum install epel-release Then, according to the guide I was following, I had to also install these package: yum install debootstrap perl libvirt … Continue reading “LXC Project Part 2: Setting up LXC”

Tomahawk – unify all your cloud and local audio

It’s been a long time since I last took a look at an innovative music player. Back in 2006 I explored Songbird ) and in 2008 I looked at some of the unique features over two posts: Taking Another Look at Songbird and Play the Web. The ability to grab MP3s off of sites, in particular … Continue reading “Tomahawk – unify all your cloud and local audio”

KDE 2015

Guest Computer – TanukiMario Kubuntu – KDE 4: 2015: Laptop – Poochie Kubuntu – KDE 4: 2015: Laptop – Goomba Kubuntu – KDE 4: 2015: Desktop – Super Mario: Fedora – KDE 5:   KDE 5.3 does not allow for different desktop backgrounds and widgets per desktop, so just one screenshot per activity: Fedora – … Continue reading “KDE 2015”