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Use Foresight Linux? Add Some Spice to Your Life!

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Hot on the heels of the .4 beta release of Spicebird and a Lifehacker article previewing spicebird (with many screenshots and functionality tests) I bring you the Conary package available for your consumption. To install spicebird on Foresight: What is Spicebird? From the Spicebird.com homepage: Spicebird is your one platform for many collaboration needs. It […]

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Thoughts on Package Management

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The Change in Distro-Land Distros have changed. In the past, they were made up of a small, tightly knit group collaborators working toward a common goal. With distributions today we now have an informal, large group of collaborators…some of which may not even be aware of the main goal of the distro. That informal collaborator […]

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Alltray in Foresight

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I’ve recently packaged up Alltray, a handy tool for keeping items minimized to the gnome task bar, in Foresight Linux. For those of you who new to my blog…I’ve recently switched jobs to from the state of Virginia (project management) to work for rPath, Inc. rPath is responsible for some innovative software development tools centered […]

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PCLinuxOS – 30 Days to #1

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PCLinuxOS has continued its upward climb on the distrowatch page hit meter. It is #1 over the span of 30 days…most likely due to the recent release of 2007 Final. Is it really that good? I think it is. It’s powerful enough to satisfy my nerdiest inclination to program and yet soft enough to pad […]

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Going Fishing for a WinSCP Replacement?

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So you’ve got insert_linux_distro_name_here installed and you’re ready to get started with your standard computing day. You’ve only recently converted to this Linux thing. You know enough about Linux to install it and have it up and running for your main desktop. You’ve slowly begun easing yourself into this new Linux role by replacing the […]

You're applying a patch for the web based software you run there. So you upload the patches by dragging and dropping them into place (or

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Debian Moves in, Servlets, and Usability

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I’ve moved the server here at work to Debian Stable with Tomcat Jakarta installed. I’m currently experimenting with servlets from various corners of the web. I have only one problem with many CMS’s though….there is a hugely steep learning curve. I count myself as pretty experienced when it comes to content management systems. I picked […]

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