Ramblings of a Professional Computer Geek

March 19, 2010

sudo? Please don’t.

Filed under: Linux — Padma @ 8:13 pm
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I made a comment in a post the other day to the effect that I found the current use of “sudo” in personal computers to be an abomination.  I’m going to explain what I meant by that. (more…)

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March 9, 2010

PCLinuxOS2010 Beta1 – First Impressions

Filed under: Linux,PCLinuxOS — Padma @ 11:32 pm
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I wasn’t going to install a beta release on my laptop. Then I got to thinking: a beta release from texstar is as good as a final release from some other sources. 😉 (more…)

March 3, 2010

My New Linux Laptop

Filed under: Linux,PCLinuxOS — Padma @ 9:09 pm
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A couple of weeks ago, my wife bought an Asus netbook.  It came with Win 7 Starter Edition.  Okay, I gave up long ago trying to convert her to Linux.  She’s not going to leave her comfort zone.  And that’s all right.  She’d rather beat her head against some of the idiocies of Windows than switch.  Whatever makes her happy.

What made ME happy was when she said I could have her old laptop once I backed up all her documents, music, etc. that she had on it.  (more…)

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