Question From a Reader

The following question came in from a reader who happened to catch one of my posts on a programming email list. ==== As usual, I quite enjoy your detailed analysis coupled with historical contexts, since I learned my trade through those days (Sun SPARC workstations, VAX minicomputers running VMS, etc.).  They are always entertaining, usually …

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First Look – Solydxk

This is really what KDE Neon should have been. Not some buggy YABU but straight off of Debian. Hopefully those in charge will consume this distro and re-brand it KDE Neon. Having heaped that kind of praise it is not without its quirks. While the “Welcome” screen slide show you manually navigate through seems nice, …

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First Look – 4MLinux

Over the past weekend my Internet connection was pretty horrible. After the failure of antiX I wasted a lot of time pulling down 4MLinux. Many attempts to get a successful download then a lot of disappointment trying out the distro. My standard philosophy when trying out new distros, even bad ones, is to burn a …

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How to Set Up Mutt to Work With JustHost.com Email

Every now and then you are going to need to send email from the command line. In the world of OpenVMS we did it from batch jobs all of the time. Yes, there were abort routines which would notify all operators currently logged in and who had typed REPLY/ENABLE at their terminal, but, you still …

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Mounting a Second Internal Drive in Linux

The other day I put a 250GB SSD in the current desktop unit and made it the primary. I wiped the (now) secondary 1TB hard drive and left it be until I had time to mess with it. Yesterday I finally finished the much needed update of The Minimum You Need to Know Web site …

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