October 10th, 2015 No comments

Back when I was using elementary OS I made a post on how to install Plex Home Theater on Linux. While Plex officially supports Linux in most cases it did not for Home Theater but that thankfully didn’t stop me from getting it working. When it comes to PC-BSD things get a little more complicated….

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October 10th, 2015 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of File Synchronization published on October 5th 2015. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. I am currently running a variety of distributions, primarily Linux Mint 17.Previously I was running KDE 4.3.3 on top of…

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October 6th, 2015 No comments

In my previous post I talked about the differences between Linux and BSD and quickly showed the installation process. Now I will go through what comes with a default install of PC-BSD. Just like Manjaro, for some reason PC-BSD ships with a number of development utilities including tools for Qt interface builders. It also comes…

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October 6th, 2015 No comments

That’s right, the next hop on the great distro hopping experiment of 2015 is not a Linux distribution at all but a BSD instead! While some of us have briefly used BSD on The Linux Experiment before, including PC-BSD, I personally have not and so this is a bit of a new experience for me….

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September 29th, 2015 1 comment

The time has come to wrap things up with Manjaro and hop on to the next distribution to try out. So here are some final thoughts on my short time with Manjaro Linux. Pros: Very fast. This might have to do with its Arch Linux underpinnings or the Xfce desktop environment but either way it’s…

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September 27th, 2015 No comments

Manjaro Linux allows you to take advantage of its Arch Linux background and search for software from within the Arch User Repository (AUR). This is a collection of community maintained source code packages that are built and installed on your system (instead of being downloaded as pre-built binaries). Historically this has been a good solution…

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September 23rd, 2015 No comments

While looking around for different distributions to try I stumbled across Manjaro Linux and having never used it before decided that this should be the second stop in the great distro hopping experiment of 2015! I downloaded the Xfce version, as that seems to take priority placement on their website, and got to work installing….

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September 21st, 2015 No comments

I’ve been using elementary OS since I started this little distro hopping adventure and while I have enjoyed my time with this sleek and speedy distribution it is time to move on to the next one. Before completely jumping ship however I would like to just put together some of my brief thoughts on how…

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September 20th, 2015 5 comments

Thunderbird is an excellent e-mail client and has built in e-mail archiving, however one thing that it doesn’t do intuitively is an offline archive. Here’s the situation: you have an IMAP account in Thunderbird and you want to archive some old e-mail offline (take it off of the IMAP server completely). Simply using Thunderbird’s archive…

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September 19th, 2015 No comments

So you’re running elementary OS and want to access the music files you have stored on a Network-attached-storage device within the Music program. Unfortunately while you can easily browse the network and find these files you can’t do so within Music. Luckily there is a solution to this problem! Borrowing heavily from a previous post…

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September 19th, 2015 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Swapping Laptop Drives, Helping New Users published on September 14th 2015. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. I am currently running a variety of distributions, primarily Linux Mint 17.Previously I was running KDE…

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September 18th, 2015 No comments

This is a podcast and video presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of git published on August 10th 2015. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. I am currently running a variety of distributions, primarily Linux Mint 17.Previously I was running KDE 4.3.3 on top…

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September 18th, 2015 No comments

This is a podcast and video presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Docker published on February 2nd 2015. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. I am currently running a variety of distributions, primarily Linux Mint 17.Previously I was running KDE 4.3.3 on top…

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September 16th, 2015 No comments

Are you a Linux user? Thinking about trying your own Linux experiment? Have you ever come across something broken or annoying and figured out a solution? Or maybe you just came up with a really neat way of doing something to make your life easier? Well if you have ever done any of those and…

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September 15th, 2015 No comments

Plex is great. It is a very easy to use cross-platform program that lets you view and watch your own personal media almost anywhere. The main component is the Plex Media Server which actually hosts and provides the media but they have another program that offers a very nice interface to browse and view these…

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September 13th, 2015 No comments

So from my last post you’ll know that I ran into a couple of issues that I’ve since been able to address. Default browser Midori crashes I don’t know what it is but Midori is very crash happy on my installation. It would even crash on google.com so you know something is wrong. So even…

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September 12th, 2015 No comments

Ah elementary OS, the distribution that looks so clean, so polished and well… so Apple-esque. I’ve never really played around too much with eOS, other than a brief time way back in 2013, but I have been consistently impressed reading about their latest updates so I figured this would be a natural starting point for my distro hopping…

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September 12th, 2015 No comments

Over the last little while I’ve become quite comfortable using a single distribution, Linux Mint, for my day-to-day needs. While this has obviously allowed the operating system to, in a sense, disappear into the background and let me do “real” work it has had the side effect that I haven’t been as exposed to the interesting…

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September 8th, 2015 No comments

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.10.1, has been tagged for release today. Highlights for this release: Added some missing (varargs) GTK+ functions. This makes it easier to create widgets like the FileChooserDialog. CoreGTK is an Objective-C language binding for the GTK+ widget toolkit. Like other “core” Objective-C libraries, CoreGTK is designed to be a…

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August 20th, 2015 No comments

The next version of CoreGTK, version 3.10.0, has been tagged for release today. Highlights for this release: Move from GTK+ 2 to GTK+ 3 Prefer the use of glib data types over boxed OpenStep/Cocoa objects (i.e. gint vs NSNumber) Base code generation on GObject Introspection instead of a mix of automated source parsing and manual…

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