I'm just back from a wonderful week in Iceland. There is no place in the world which I find more interesting and enjoyable, and even after having lived there for a year, and going back for a number of vacations there, I still find beautiful new places to explore every time.
Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff
Various thoughts and adventures, including but not limited to Linux, assorted bits of hardware new and old, and occasionally Windows XP/Vista/7.
I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.
I am preparing for a trip to Iceland this summer, and have been considering which computers to take along. First, why plural "computers"?
I got burned by Ubuntu again this morning - as if I needed to be reminded why I dislike it so much. I have a number of computers around here, and they all have a moderately complicated multi-boot configuration.
If you were following the milestones of the openSuSE 12.2 development, you might have noticed a while back that the daily build ISO became unbootable for quite a while.
The official release of Fedora 17, code-named the "Beefy Miracle" was made available for download yesterday. The Release Notes give all the gory deatils, as usual.
It has taken a few days to get both of these distributions loaded on everything I have around here, but I finally have it done, and I can write up a quick summary of the results. The news is almost all good, with just a couple of minor exceptions.
It never rains but it pours... today also saw the final release of Linux Mint 13 "Maya".
Just two weeks after the Release Candidate, the final release of Magiea 2 was made available today. Mageia is a spinoff from the Mandriva distribution, which was created by a group of Mandriva developers and contributors because of the uncertainty about the future of Mandriva, and the long (and ever-increasing) delay in new Mandriva releases.
My recent experience with upgrading the original 1GB memory to 2GB in my Acer Aspire One 522 involved figuring out how to open the case to get access to the internal components. Once the case was open, the disk drive was right there in front of my face...
The initial download images for Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.