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Challenges. Challenges and more Challenges...

Posted 11-14-2011 at 07:01 AM by m3rl1n
Updated 11-14-2011 at 10:35 AM by m3rl1n (Found some interesting answers.)

In my last blog I mentioned being proud of having closed that platinum plated Microsoft door (maintenance and updates became too much of an investment - with no impressive return), and I promissed myself to regulary update this blog - oops!

I have been cramming C++, MySQL, and recently I developed my first X-Window application using QT4. Now that I got a fair idea about the basics, it is time to jump into deep waters, and start programming like I used to in VB. I think that is the...
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No, I don't miss you!

Posted 09-11-2011 at 07:57 AM by m3rl1n

I wondered if I would be falling back to Windows and MS Apps anytime soon? So far I haven't felt homesick for a single moment, since I switched. I guess that counts for something on the Linux side.

I read about compatibility problems that gamers experience when running Linux. I am not a gamer so I can't comment on those subjects. My kids like gaming way more than I do, hence my wife plays more games than I do, be it limited to Solitaire and Sudoko. I haven't heard any complaints...
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How do I learn?

Posted 09-06-2011 at 04:11 AM by m3rl1n

In my last (b)log I mentioned how fast my family adapted from Windows to Linux, and how time consuming it is to catch-up on Linux command-line jargon, GUI stuff, gizmo's, distro's and what is there not....

I finally discovered a nice website and educational program that will gradually teach me Linux. Nostalgia creeps upon me for what I have read so far. I am talking about Ian Shields LPI exam preperations: Junior Level Linux Administration, found at: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/li...101/index.html...
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Make it so!

Posted 09-04-2011 at 02:21 AM by m3rl1n

Jean-Luc Picard: captain of star ship Enterprise. His log entries always intriged me. I guess I will be using 'my blog' as a log just like he does. It is not coincidental that I use his name. In 1985 I had an awkward experience as I was expectingly staring at my newly purhased Tandy 1000ex. I remember waiting for something bad to happen to the A:> (a-prompt) on my amber monochrome screen.

There were no programs available other than a dull calendar, at the time supplied on a 5.25"...
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