Tag Archives: Linux

No Google Reader? What’ll I do? What’ll I do? (panic)

In my search for an RSS reader to replace the dying Google Reader, I finally settled on Feedly with a few modifications. But that’s me, and I have my own specialized news-reading needs. What about for the rest of us? … Continue reading

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Avira Antivirus update cripples millions of Windows PCs

Ugh! This is according to Emil Protalinski of ZDNet. http://www.techmeme.com/120515/p59#a120515p59 I always thought virus protection was supposed to clean out the problem, not screw up the computer. And this isn’t one of those protection systems you download because some unsolicited … Continue reading

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Got my Chrome on — finally!

After a whole bunch of testing, tweaking, and head-banging, Google Chrome is now working on my Linux box. At issue was an nss file; I’m not real sure what it does, but it makes Chrome work. That’s all I need … Continue reading

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Chrome becomes headache on Linux box

I’ll admit it. I had my early misgivings about the Google Chrome browser when it was first coming out. Like, what’s Google doing in the software business? But after using Chrome a few times on Windows systems, it sort of … Continue reading

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Single-tasking rules with new text editors

Maybe it’s a longing for a simpler time, or the realization that your computer is loaded with distractions, but lately I’ve been seeing lot of text-editing programs designed to narrow your focus. Multitasking is out now. Welcome to the wonderful … Continue reading

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Chrome browser finally available for Linux

A beta of the Google Chrome web browser is now available for Linux. About time! Downloading now … as I write this. Expect more after I install it. Available in .deb (Debian) and .rpm (Red Hat/Fedora) binaries. Try it with … Continue reading

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Running bombproof Vector Linux on netbook

When it comes to computers, I’m always up to something. It’s probably one of my failings. Although my netbook works very well with the mini-Linux system I recently installed, I wanted to standardize things a bit. I’ve been working toward … Continue reading

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Chrome OS promising, but it’s more for the future

It won’t be ready for the general public for another year, but the sneak preview of the Google Chrome OS is generating quite a buzz. It may be a Windows-killer, some claim. It’ll put Linux on the map, say others. … Continue reading

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After rough start, Firefox marks fifth birthday

I never would have expected this. Firefox is five years old. Despite its promise from the jump, Firefox spent its beta period without any real identity. Literally. At first no one was really sure what to call it. For a … Continue reading

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Computer issues being resolved

I can say it now: The laptop is back among the living. Most of my software is back up. I’ve knocked off most of my to-do list. I’m writing this column on it, and soon I will upload it and … Continue reading

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