Category Archives: Ubuntu

Find your Ubuntu kernel version

I’m often surprised at the obscure ways that people find my site through Google searches. Looking through my traffic statistics I find that one of the most popular methods used to find my blog is by searching for the term “ubuntu kernel version”. I would not have expected that to be a popular search term, […]

Instant Ubuntu Now Available

I’m very happy to announce the availability of my new book, “Instant Ubuntu“! I spent most of the summer working on this and I’m very happy to finally see it published. This book is written for those brand-new to Ubuntu. The book includes step-by-step installation instructions, a tour of the Unity desktop and an outline […]

Announcing: Into The Salt Mine

I’ve started a new blog that I’d like to announce called¬†Into the Salt Mine. This blog will focus solely on using the suite of free software applications developed by¬†Salt Stack. This includes configuration management, remote execution, cloud provisioning and more. The goal is to provide regular tips and updates on managing systems using Salt and […]

Auto hide Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin”

Well I’m almost a week into my return to Ubuntu and there are a few more tweaks that I’ve discovered I like to make. One of these is auto-hiding the Unity Launcher bar along the left side of the display. Perhaps it’s based on doing the same thing with my OS X installation on my […]

Enable two-fingers scrolling on Ubuntu 12.10

Enable Two Finger Scrolling I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my Lenovo T510 this evening after a very long hiatus. It’s only been a couple of hours but I am impressed with how polished everything seems to be. I have run into one little annoyance though, and that inspired the first post in quite a long […]

Install Adobe Reader 9.3.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS “Lucid Lynx”

The topic of installing Adobe products in Ubuntu has both been loved and hated by reader since the first time I outlined it. Some very much appreciate the clear steps outlining installation of the PDF reader application. Others despise the idea of proprietary software intermingling with their otherwise open source desktop. However you feel about […]