More Linux

Linux rules. Although I do dual-boot, I find that if possible I default to Linux. It is just so much easier.

For example:

My school has a pretty complicated wireless setup. On Windows, getting wireless means 10+ minutes of torture in windows and boxes that are ridiculously obscure. In Ubuntu, I drop down the network box, click the network, specify the certificate, and log in. All in one box.

That takes maybe a minute? Less if you’ve done it before.

My wireless at home was just as easy. Less than a minute to working internet.

My main problem, the tablet, is nicely handled in 7.10. After I found out how to do it, getting the tablet working took maybe 2 minutes. The program I found to replace the Windows tablet input panel is Cellwriter. In my opinion it is better. Obviously home-made, but way more customizable, not to mention faster.

Linux is just better overall. There are tons of free programs that are good, and it just works. My only problem is that standby and hibernate don’t work, which isn’t too much of an issue.

Stuff I mentioned:




Computer Update

I now officially have a working dual-boot of Ubuntu and Windows XP.


Also, I got XP working properly.


Well, yesterday Windows decided to not run unless I booted into safe mode. As I quickly tired of this, I decided to put linux on my computer, as I tried three weeks ago. This time, I was sucessful! I am writing this on ubuntu dual-booting with XP [although i’m not sure XP will boot =].

Linux is so much easier to use than windows. i think I will keep this as my default os.

If I didn’t have a tablet, windows would be gone…


The Programmer Dress Code. Check it out.

This site might make it onto my RSS feeds [see earlier post…].

Cleaning my Feeds

Today I decided to go through my RSS feeds I subscribe to and clean them up. I got rid of a few, and then reordered them according to which ones I like best.
Here’s my top 5:

  1. Lifehacker
  2. Consumerist
  3. Gizmodo
  4. Digg
  5. MAKE Magazine

Those are the ones I check 2+ times a day. I have another dozen I check once and a few strictly for when I am extremely bored. If I get bored someday, I will make a page with my current RSS feeds…

Any suggestions for good feeds (mostly tech, as seen above)?

RE: notes…

Well, I have spectacularly and miserably failing in my quest for updating.

In my defense, I was on dial-up.