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Christmas Computer

Posted 01-06-2012 at 07:53 PM by wagscat123

Ahh... for Christmas I got a new computer

My old computer was a 2005 Dell Dimension B110 with 32-bit 2.53 GHz Celeron 256 MB (upgraded to 1.2) RAM, 40GB (160 GB) and a CD RW (upgraded to a DVD-RW drive) drive. Those specs probably bring back memories of computer history. I remember freaking because it didn't have a floppy drive.
That computer could only virtualize Linuxes before 2008, couln't run 8 preview, barely ran 7, and could barely run openSUSE 12.1 with desktop effects....
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openSUSE 12.1 GNOME Clean-Up

Posted 11-22-2011 at 06:22 PM by wagscat123
Updated 11-22-2011 at 06:27 PM by wagscat123

Even though there technically is no connection between the releases in the 11.x series, I'm still very happy to see 12.x out now. (11.0-11.4 all had been under Novell, used KDE4 by default and used GNOME 2)

Something I've learned about openSUSE 12.1:

1. To imitate GNOME 3 as much as possible
Unlike previous changes to the GNOME default look, it is impossible to bring GNOME 100% back to the way to was before. However, you can make it look much more similar.
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The Bright and Dark Future of Linux

Posted 10-22-2011 at 10:47 PM by wagscat123
Updated 10-22-2011 at 11:08 PM by wagscat123


Fairly recently I've really been learning about the Linux community and the "human part" if you will of the GNU\Linux world, from the businesses like Canonical, SUSE, and Red Hat to the Debian social contract and LSF. Also, I've read up on the future of Desktops and Handhelds and examined Linux Desktop distros from the deep past (remember DemoLinux?)
Twenty years ago Linux Tarvalds started the Linux kernel. At first, it was "nothing big" and was simply...
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Chain of Fools Coming Soon

Posted 09-30-2011 at 03:50 PM by wagscat123

Coming Soon...

I will be running a Chain-of-Fools experiment with SUSE Linux starting with version 9.1 (oldest freely available) going through all and any release of SUSE Linux. I will do both GNOME and KDE. The operating system list I am going through is as follows:

SUSE Linux Personal 9.1 (no gnome here since it is not included)
Novell Linux Desktop 9 (I am going through these as a factor change to make it work this time)
SUSE Linux Professional 9.2
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