Well, I’ve had some problems before partioning my hard drive with Linux — not one of Ubuntu Linux’s strengths — and ruined the partion with my whole system on it. Fooey. Fortunately I backed up my system all last weekend, so that all I lost was my email. It took less than an hour to… Continue reading A simply-maintained computer
Like Happy Cindy, I took the Geek Test, but scored a mere 23.27% Some affirmations got especially close to home. I own a computer currently running on Linux. (Ubuntu 5.10, but think I might get a discard and play with Debian.) I married someone that I met over the Internet. I play Devo. (I’m playing… Continue reading Plain geek
OK gang, I got back from Portland, Oregon exhibiting for Day Job, only to have a lot of housework to catch up on, and now I feel poorly. I think I have what’s going around. And I have to exhibit in Philly later this week. Not much time for blogging, and I even accidentally deleted… Continue reading New Ubuntu distro
Graham commented, after I mentioned I had installed Ubuntu Linux on my home computer: “Ooh, do let us know how you get on.” I’m getting on quite well, and I think it is the best Linux distribution for home and church office desktops I’ve seen to date. But it isn’t for most people yet. The… Continue reading Ubuntu Linux followup
In my recent post Is the mainline church closed-source? I resigned myself to using the King James Version of the Bible. Last night, I installed more open-source software on my computer — I’m loving the Ubuntu Linux, but that’s another entry — and GnomeSword2 Bible Guide had a translation I had never heard of: the… Continue reading The Bible opens up
Sorry for getting so techie lately, but I think I may be able to help here. Before you go Linux, if you’ve been thinking about it, know that there’s a lot of hype around it. We’re still talking about your computer being a tool and not some mystic way of making people happy and good… Continue reading Before you go Linux . . .
I’ve been Linux-happy and Microsoft-free at home for a year and a half. Last night, I installed the new desktop darling of the Linux world — Ubuntu Linux — and I’m sold. It is better integrated and easier to add new software packages than the other Linux distributions I’ve installed. Linux and open-source software generally,… Continue reading Ubuntu up
UU means Unitarian Universalist. LUG means Linux Users Group. So, are any of my readers — I suppose you needn’t be a Unitarian Universalist, really — Linux users? Please leave a comment. The occasion for asking is that I’m considering moving from Mepis Linux, a Debian distribution to Ubuntu. (I used to use Mandrake, but… Continue reading UU LUG?
Earlier, I referred to the Zulu word ubuntu, musing on its familiar themes to Universalists. Tonight, I was casting through those parts of the 1662 Anglican prayerbook in Zulu. (No, I don’t read Zulu, but I can control-F to find terms.) I found ubuntu (perhaps in conjunction with another word or words) in three places:… Continue reading Ubuntu two
Still unable to blog from my own computer. Bummer. (When I can, I’ll make links to good agencies worthy of sending donations for Asian tsunami relief.) I thought part of the problem was my new Linux distro, but now I fear it is a hardware problem. Looking for a new Linux distro to test my… Continue reading Ubuntu defined