Finals are Finally Over! Back to Linux!

Phew! Finals week for me is completely over. I’d have to say that things were a bit hectic. I’ve neglected quite a few things, mainly the new user Linux experiment we’ve been conducting on this site. But I do plan to make up for lost time. Tonight, my wife will be installing PCLinuxOS 8.1a and taking it for a spin over the next week. She’ll post a ‘first impression’ entry tomorrow sometime. I had meant to do this earlier but the server problems kept me from ‘having fun’ and instead made me pick through SQL code…which took many snickers bars and plenty of coffee.

Another topic that will come into play soon is my installation notes on a Debian install on a Thinkpad 755C. Nothing short of Linux and amazing that this laptop, which was running Win95 when someone gave it to me, is now up and running with Xwindows. Check back next week for those install notes complete with links and directions to go up. These laptops sure are rugged. As soon as I get a replacement battery, this one will become my work horse :)

In the meantime, I also have another groklaw article that will be coming into play during the next 2 weeks…depending on verification of a few sources and waiting on an email. Some of you might wonder a bit at why I publish articles about groklaw…if you notice, they are under the category “Great Divide” which is reserved specifically for things I think divide the open source and Linux communities. It is my opinion that groklaw does this in varying degrees. It’s not an entirely bad site…I think they have some good content…but in my opinion the site has the inability to admit when it is wrong. We’ll be taking a look at this concept with a series of articles in that category. Also, please note that I have no groklaw account; There is no political or grokwarian motivation for my writing. I write only about things I see as deceptive, injustices, or censorship…or a little bit of all.

Lot’s on the horizon! Once again, thanks for reading. If you require any assistance whatsoever with Linux or Linux Apps (no matter what distro) please visit the forum and ask away!

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