This is the third part of a series. Part One – Installing CentOS goes through the initial installation and settings of the Virtual box. Part Two – Installing CentOS talks about how you should configure the Hard drive. Now that the hard drive configuration is set, CentOS asked about networking. I accepted the defaults through […]
I’m working on making a video of Arch and Virtual box and having trouble getting my microphone to work (I’ve not yet used a microphone with this computer). I’ll get to the last Arch post tomorrow, but, in the meantime, just for grins and giggles, here’s Windows XP shutting down in Virtual Box inside of […]
I have often mentioned my preference for Fluxbox as a window manager for my Linux machines. It’s small, light, and fast, and does everything I want. Lately, I have been perfecting my Fluxbox keys file, which manages key bindings (also known as hot keys). Windows users are commonly familiar with a few Windows hotkey combinations, […]
It’s been a wet week here. Winds blowing hard – rain getting down in the Geek studio. Still, the show must go on! Halloween is Sunday and I don’t have a thing to wear. What should I go as? We also talk a little more about CES and I am looking for someone with MediaWIKI […]
This is the last post in a series on installing Slackware Linux. The earlier posts: Part 1: Considered why some persons find Slackware difficult to install. Part 2: Partitioned the hard drive for a clean install, as opposed to an upgrade or a dual boot installation. Part 3: Formatted the swap drive and target drive […]
When I saw this story reporting that Google’s Chrome OS, now under development, will boot in seven seconds or less, my [TIRADE MODE] switch went to the on position. The price you will pay for this fast boot is not having anything on the computer. From the description, it sounds like WebTV on steroids: True […]
Then I fixed it. The new laptop arrived Friday afternoon. I spend Friday afternoon and evening doing basic configuration and Saturday fine-tuning it.
I’ve described installing Debian before, here, here, here, and here. By default, Debian installs with the Gnome desktop; other choices can be made at installation. Still other choices can be made later. (Try changing your desktop on Windows–you can change the wallpaper and some of the icons, but that’s about it. You can’t change the […]
As a little explanation, I specify Gnome in the title because, with other Linux desktops, there can be other file managers. They all do pretty much the same thing, but they can look different. Fun Fact: Google runs on Linux. If you have never used Linux, I think you will find browsing your files and […]
Here’s a quick tour of the default Debian desktop. This is the Debian 4 v 5 desktop, but I looked at some screenshots of Debian 5, which just came out, and it doesn’t seem to have changed much. This is not a HOWTO. It’s the highlights of WHATIS. For a detailed description of the contents […]
If you want to try Linux, here’s how to get it. Some may think this post is very elementary geek, but I have two thoughts in making it. We were all newbies once. Even the most experienced and expert Windows home user may have never installed an operating system from scratch.