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'Just Enough' computing.

Posted 06-10-2009 at 07:42 AM by rich_c

I've been wanting to put together a smallish, inexpensive system that runs well enough to be usable for some light home user type stuff and to let me have a system I can mess with without fear of breaking the main family machine. Well, I put together a few bits and pieces and I think I've got a system that provides plenty of bang for the bucks I spent on it! I suppose it fits into the same sort of category as modern Nettop machines. Here's some more about it:
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My dual boot setup.

Posted 04-10-2009 at 06:50 PM by rich_c

I was reading a blog earlier this week about not paying MS tax or propping up market share claims by trying to avoid buying hardware with Windows pre-installed. This got me thinking about my dual boot desktop, which hardly ever gets booted into Vista. I've used it occasionally to do a bit of 'testing' but apart from that, there are people in my household who have never used it. This despite there being numerous requests for a Windows partition when I bought this particular PC. If I'd had my...
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The much maligned CLI.

Posted 03-17-2009 at 09:33 AM by rich_c

I'm sure we've all seen comments in 'Is Linux ready for the desktop' type articles complaining about the command line... Of course, in reality, most current distros don't require users to go anywhere near the command line for pretty much any reason.

However... It deserves better than the comments that imply that if you have to use the command line then Linux is doomed. It is an extremely useful and powerful tool! If you want to go beyond the everyday tasks of most users, or even...
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Blogging about.... my blog.

Posted 03-14-2009 at 06:25 PM by rich_c

If anyone is interested in reading a few Linux related ramblings, go to the contact info in my profile and click on my web pages link. You'll find a link to my Mepis Community blog where I've posted a few thoughts over the past few weeks.

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