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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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 1

Occasionally life gives you a chance to look back at your past and to allow others to resoundingly embarrass you for it. This weekend is such an occasion. Yes, I have a party for my nephew to attend and I will visit my dad at least once if not twice, but, the weather isn’t going …

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The Sad State of Email Clients of Linux

I recently upgraded to 64-bit Mint 17 KDE.  While it seems a bit slow on my netbook, that may simply be the notoriously low powered WiFi unit the thing uses to get its 10+ hours of battery life.  This upgrade lead me once again to experiment with email clients. Let me preface this by saying …

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Did Ford Fire Microsoft?

There is a rather persistent rumor going around that Ford has fired Microsoft, or at least ended the use of their software in automobiles.  Of course if Ford wants to really get on the fast track they will end the use of Microsoft software on the desktop and every other part of the company.  Does …

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The Sad State of LifeScan and Bayer

I must give a nod to the post and title I’m ripping off: The Sad State of Diabetes Technology in 2012. It has been almost a year and not much has changed. Well actually, the things which have changed should have made the required course of action completely obvious. Microsoft canned the head of Windows. …

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