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The History of SUSE: What Lies Ahead for Red Hat

Posted 11-02-2018 at 09:57 PM by wagscat123

SUSE's soon to end years as an enterprise Linux distributor under foreign occupation offer some perspective for what may be ahead for Red Hat. And since this is shaping up to be at an Ars Technica length, I'll mention the 2010 Oracle/Sun horror story, in case you think Red Hat sold out to the devil.

SUSE was founded in like '92 in Germany, and grew out of a fork from SLS/Slackware, which were the first Linux distros to offer a nice installer for Linux. (a testimony to this heritage...
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10 Years on Linux

Posted 01-28-2018 at 12:09 PM by wagscat123

Hi all,

What was once an annoying series of questions that pestered some of the dads in my Boy Scout troop has evolved into a way of life and passion for me.

In the few years before, I had gotten into messing with the inerds of Windows. Dual-booting XP and 2000 was enigmatic, setting up workgroups, and setting up things like mmc snap-ins that formatted floppies or defragmented the computer were fun past times. After having a childish allegiance to Windows and defending...
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On Ubuntu

Posted 01-19-2016 at 12:23 AM by wagscat123

I started using Ubuntu when it gained popularity before Unity, MIR, and even the Ubuntu Software Center. There was just Synaptic and the apt stuff, and GNOME 2.
It was an updated version of Debian with Wubi, Ubiquity, and polish that made things "just work". This made it catch on fire, and become a good place for newbs and casual users. And from Debian it inherited a huge amount of compatibility, stability, and familiarity with experienced users.
Ubuntu has had to figure...
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Reviving a teenage Mac with Debian

Posted 05-25-2015 at 09:32 PM by wagscat123

So my newer laptop that ran openSUSE 13.2 got an LCD cable in it pinched off, and the new parts and a open heart surgery-like repair awaits this laptop from 2011.

But I wanted to be able to surf the web with a mouse in the library, in lounges, and not be trapped to my dorm. So I dug up a 1999 PowerBook G3 "Lombard" that we were given in 2005, and downloaded some Debian.

I did this back in 2012 with Debian 6.0 and XFCE, but with no motive beyond pure curiosity.....
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Trying to Chain of Fools Fedora

Posted 06-14-2012 at 06:49 PM by wagscat123

I tried to perform a chain of fools style experiment (upgrading through every version of Fedora from 1 to 17) of Fedora in VirtualBox. It went great, chugging along right up through Fedora 1-8. Once I got to Fedora 9, the menu functions and keyboard input began to get weird, and by Fedora 10 the cursor froze upon X startup. I have ran into this issue when Chain of Foolin' around before in both SUSE and Fedora and couldn't get a solution (even when asking here). I might do a command prompt Chain...
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