Firefox 3 on Debian.

July 29, 2008, 6:01 a.m. web 0.8

All right, All right, the title should be Iceweasel on Debian. Call a rose by any other name and it would be just as hard to install on Debian. I think I am beginning to regret giving up Fedora.Iceweasel 3.0 hasn't made it's way into the debian stable repositories that wouldn't really matter if it w ...

sshfs debian

July 25, 2008, 1:42 a.m. security , weird

Thought I would play around with SSHFS, which allows you to mount a folder on a remote computer locally using SSH. Obviously that would be much more convenient than using SFTP and would be a hell-ova-lot safer than using No File System (NFS). Getting started with it on Debian, though wasn't quite so ...

A soaked e51

July 22, 2008, 11:04 p.m. toast

On saturday, i was playing at being a plumber. Not because I wanted to save a few bucks but my regular plumber was not available because his own house had been flooded. No his pipelines didn't explode. There was a flash flood caused by heavy overnight rain.I did achieve a measure of success with my ...

/etc/alternatives mess

July 18, 2008, 12:37 a.m. weird

Fedora insists on not shipping Sun Java because it didn't fall into the open source definition of free. Something that can be downloaded free of charge isn't free. Even if the source code is shipped free of charge, that still doesn't make it a free software. But then sun java changed their license m ...

Mythical Sounds

July 16, 2008, 12:14 a.m. quadruple play , video

The webserver and the web browser aren't the only things that caused trouble. Alsa also played it's part. Sound on Fedora has always been one big headache. They kept making too many changes too often. We had to change from OSS to ALSA and then to Pulse Audio, a real pain in the ear. Apparently Debia ...

Getting Aquainted with Debian.

July 14, 2008, 5:30 a.m. weird

It's been a couple of weeks since I switched to Debian after being a loyal Fedora/Redhat user for many, many years ago. It hasn't been smooth sailing all together. There were few teething problems here and their.First up I was looking to install the latest versions of Thunderbird and Firefox and was ...

Excessive Packaging ( IK Com and APM)

July 11, 2008, 4:29 a.m. green

Each of the bedrooms, the sitting room the TV lobby and of course my study are all wired with cat 6 cabling. There are 8 access points in all which includes the gate (for an IP camera, which I am yet to buy). This calls for eight keystones and face plates. At the other end (which is in the library) ...

Good Bye Fedora, Hello Debian.

July 8, 2008, 10:38 a.m. religion

Having given up on Fedora it was time to decide what my new operating system will be. Initially I settled upon OpenSuse. All linux distributions are essentially the same except for the installer and the system administration apps. But if you are a command line freak that isn't really going to matter ...

Giving up on red hat / Fedora.

July 7, 2008, 2:52 a.m. religion

Many years ago, Red Hat released version 6.2 of their Linux Distro. That was round about the time that I gradually started being a full time linux user. I had installed different flavours on my computer before but never really got around to being a full time user (since I never managed to get X11 wo ...