Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Switch to KDE : Day 3

Well I am happy to report that my third day with KDE has shaped up better than the second.  I’ll admit that by the end of yesterday I was just counting the days until I could switch back.  Today is a different story. Now that I’ve resolved some of my main concerns things are shaping… Read More »

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The Switch To KDE : Day 2

Well I’m coming to the close of a second day now with KDE. I have to say that this second day wasn’t quite as pleasant as the first. I don’t know if it is simlpy a big work load that is causing me stress but I am getting frustrated in not being able to get… Read More »

Category: KDE

The Switch To KDE : Day 1

First I want to say thank you to all the people that offered comments and feedback on making the switch to KDE.  I have read each one and I have been checking out the suggested apps.  Thank you for all the suggestions–it sure is making this trial a bit easier.  Below are some of my… Read More »

Category: KDE

One Week With KDE : My Challenge

In response to all this recent nonsense about gnome vs KDE vs Linus vs everyone else that has jumped on this bandwagon I thought I would do the responsible thing and put the two to the test. I will use KDE for one full week and post my thoughts at the end of that time.… Read More »

Let Sudo Insult You When You Screw Up

I recently found a fun feature available within the sudo program that will insult you when you do the wrong thing such as enter your password incorrectly. I’ll tell you how you can activate the feature for a few laughs and also give a few examples of what insults you might get. To turn the… Read More »

The Ubuntu Code of Conduct : What We Stand For

A conversation that I had yesterday has reminded me of the Ubuntu Code of Conduct and what we try to stand for as an Ubuntu community.  Any Ubuntu Member (official) is required to sign this article before they can be approved for membership and it should be a reminder of the ideals we’re trying to… Read More »

What You Ought To Know About Securing SSH

I have written a bit about some of the uses for ssh (here and here).  I thought I would outline a few quick tips on securing an ssh host machine.  One of the biggest security problems and security log notices that I find are automated connection attempts via the ssh port of a machine.  Based… Read More »

A DNR for Linspire’s CNR

The Ubuntu Blog inspired me to write some of my thoughts on the recent announcement between Canonical and Linspire on the Click-N-Run (CNR) technology. After reading the press release and the commentary at Desktop Linux a few things stand out to me. The first thing that really stands out to me is the description of… Read More »