Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

In the Beginning was the Command Line

August 20, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

In the Beginning was the Command Line

Every Linux geek I’ve met recommended an essay called “In the Beginning was the Command Line” by Neal Stephenson. I suppose that it’s a bit dated because some of the things that were true back during the time it was written don’t necessarily hold true anymore. In any case it really is an interesting read because it gives new Linux users insight and humor at the same time.
From that essay, you could learn something about Linux and other operating systems as well. I didn’t really know about BeOS until I read that essay. And there were …read more

On How Someone Migrated to Linux

July 26, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under advocacy

On How Someone Migrated to Linux

People are always looking for ways to make migration to Linux less worrisome and painful. There’s a two-part article on Linux Insider by Jack Germain. The first part talks about Linux sharing a room with Windows, and the second part talks about migrating to Linux without separation anxiety.
Ah yes. The experience of moving from Windows to Linux. It’s always something interesting to read because each one has a different story to tell. Some people do migrate to Linux immediately because they want to just get familiar right away and others take their time. …read more

Why People Give Up on Using Linux

May 8, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Why People Give Up on Using Linux

Keir Thomas’ article on the Top 7 Reasons People Quit Linux does reflect the reasons of most of my friends and colleagues who have tried it at least once in their lives.
The top reason in the article is “Linux doesn’t run a program I use.” And as much as there are many free and open source software out there, people have special needs and for that, special software is needed. Our graphics team in the office need the Adobe Creative Suite. They did try GIMP but it just didn’t cut it for them. This causes so …read more

Of Percentages

April 11, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Links

Of Percentages

The battle between Linux and Windows over the netbook market share has been the hot topic this week. So does Windows really have 96% share? Or is it less than that? Who’s got the actual figures? I don’t. But does it bother me? No, because I believe that it’s way too complicated to base figures on any particular report considering that there might be more factors involved but are not mentioned.
Ah yes. The wonderful world of online news. We get bombarded by all these information but at the end of the day what …read more

Windows Vista vs. Linux

February 28, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under General

Windows Vista vs. Linux

There’s this long conversation going on in blog.indigio.com about the goodness of Vista and Ubuntu. Actually there are also some comments about the Mac. He also wrote about something that is actually quite debatable on both sides.
I have to admit, I haven’t had any more issues with drivers since November. I guess once you get up and running things even out. I still say drivers are soooo much easier in Linux. But hey…
This is actually debatable because there are devices that do work on various Linux distributions but may not necessarily work in Windows due to the lack …read more

My restored system set-up

February 23, 2008 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun, How To, laptops

My restored system set-up

I own a Lenovo C3000 N100. It’s not that new and I’ve been dual-booting Windows XP Home (it came with that) and Ubuntu Linux since I got it. Over time, I’ve installed Windows apps which I couldn’t uninstall and for some reason or another, my directory containing the shared files of all users became inaccessible. On Linux, I’ve messed up the device settings for the sounds. I think it must be when I tried to fix the problem about the sound channels. To cut the long story short, it’s been one huge mess which was …read more


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