It says a lot about the health of Linux distributions that four of the latest release candidates from openSUSE and Linux Mint perform so smoothly
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.
After a week in Iceland (about 2,500 pictures) and a long weekend in the Swiss Alps (about 500 pictures), I can not say enough about how good digiKam is when you are on the road, taking lots of pictures, and you want to both process them locally and share them with friends and family.
It is well known that I am a long-time fan of Logitech products. Well, they've done it again.
I apologize for not including the digiKam information in the first part of this blog post. I have to admit that I underestimated how much I would want to say about digiKam, and overestimated the amount of time that I had to write it.
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.
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.