A Painless way to install 32 bit Adobe Air on 64 bit Linux?

Jan. 16, 2011, 4:05 a.m. air , debian , lame , twitter

Yesterday, I blogged about all the pain with installing Adobe's ancient software on modern operating systems. Then I came across a post that explained how the debian package can be extracted, modified and marked as a 64 bit system so that it can be installed more easily. But that's with debs, my sys ...

Adobe Air on 64bit systems

Jan. 15, 2011, 7:22 a.m. air , RIA , Ubuntu , virtualization

What's the most god damned piece of software that you might have to install on a 64 bit linux system? It's either Adobe Air or Adobe Flash. Of course there are free alternatives to adobe flash like gnash, but they are much worse. My solution for flash is to live without it, but unfortunately I need ...

Picasa on Linux

Jan. 10, 2011, 7:22 a.m. lame , photography , WINE

I had been using Picasa on my late macbook for quite a while but never got around to installing it on my linux box. I am glad I didn't. Picasa for linux is actually a package that bundles Picasa for windows with wine! how lame is that? It wouldn't matter so much if it wouldn't crash horribly when yo ...

Acer Aspire Card Reader on Linux

Jan. 4, 2011, 2:32 p.m. netbook , Ubuntu

The Acer Aspire One has a built in card reader. Unfortunately it didn't work out of the box when Fedora was installed on it. The reason is that the main stream kernel does not include a driver for the reader which is actually made by ENE. Dec 27 19:44:52 radnetbook kernel: [ 138.889348] usb 1-5: U ...

A new year a new computer

Jan. 2, 2011, 12:54 p.m. CPU , motherboard , Phenom

I blogged earlier about how all my computers seem to run into trouble all at once. In recent times my file server died (motherboard + hard drive). Then the desktop hiccuped but recovered but at the same time the macbook decided to pack it in. The desktop also suffered a relapse and died. So for a br ...