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The journey in Linuxville continues

Posted 07-06-2011 at 08:42 AM by ichase

December of 2010, I wrote my first blog about my thoughts in choosing a distro. It was called Linuxville
I read this blog again just recently and realized how much I have learned since writing it. I by no means consider myself an expert as in the grand scheme of things I have still only scratched the surface of the many things there are to learn when it comes to Linux.
In my original blog, I mentioned that I would like to eventually live in the Arch house but was intimidated by the...
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The cure to your wireless woes. :)

Posted 04-04-2011 at 10:49 AM by ichase

If you are like me, new to linux (October 2010) and have had the multiple headaches getting wireless up and running in Linux, have I got a gem for you. After trying multiple USB wifi receivers and failing to get them up and running I was recently introduced by a fellow penguin to the Alfa 1000mW 1W 802.11b/g USB Wireless WiFi Network Adapter
I'm certain that just about every distro out right now has the driver for this thing built in. (rtl8187)
The box comes with a 5db antenna which...
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Why does Wi-Fi have to be such a pain in Linux?

Posted 12-20-2010 at 09:40 AM by ichase

I have read that this has been an ongoing issue in the Linux community. With a number of tools out there that will supposedly correct this, IE Ndiswrapper, WICD, WIFI Radar etc; you would think that this would be something that would work right out of the box. Heck, who is not using WiFi these days. (I know, there are some of you that are not....It's a rhetorical statement) Now I understand about proprietary hardware most in which is designed for use in W!nd0w$ so will not be recognized in Linux...
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Linuxville

Posted 12-15-2010 at 09:35 AM by ichase

This is my first Blog…..EVER…..I thought, what the heck, let’s give this thing a try. As a VERY new Linux user, 10/22/2010 (First install, duel boot with Win XP and Mandriva 2010.0 KDE) I have become absolutely fascinated by the Open Source Operating System. I am currently learning how to install multiple distros on an external hard drive when someone asked the question. “Why have multiple distros? Find one, install it and be done with it.”
Well I pondered this question for a little while....
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