Thursday, January 31, 2008

Change resolution in Linux Mint

I've been comparing simple tasks in different distros, this week the distro is Linux Mint. It is super easy to do things in Linux Mint. To do a simple screen resolution change in Linux Mint click the menu (Daryna bottom left) then in the second frame of the menu under all applications click preferences then screen resolution.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Changing screen resolution in UBUNTU.

Since I had a question about screen resolution from a friend that I set up with puppy linux. I thought I'd show a screen of the same change in UBUNTU 7.10

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Free Ubuntu Training pdf

Anyone can download the free Ubuntu Training guides, there's a student version and a instructor version. I have read the first 33 of 398 pages and skimmed the rest, it looks like a real good ebook for any one who wants to learn about Ubuntu Linux. In true Open Source spirit this is free, it's like getting a college course for free. You will also learn about Gnome, Open Office, Open Office, Open Source and much more. I'm sure you could pass the Ubuntu Linux desktop certification (if you have your LPIC) after reading this.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Palo Duro Canyon bday trip

I just got back from Palo Duro Canyon and the Cadillac Ranch. Posting some pictures, and handing out some Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna cd's. What a fun BDay trip! Ginger really loves it now that I ha
ve my Dell Ubuntu laptop(1420n) and I it helps me preach Open Source GNU/LINUX even more:>) LOL

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Got Game? Linux now has major Game!

Ubuntu Ultimate Edition Gamers 1.6 is hot off the wire. The first impression is AWESOME the 1.6 version of UUEG has many new features and games. As soon as you boot from this BIG GAMER DVD you it automatically has your network figured out and asks if you'd like to download all the closed source extras. This thing is also AWESOME in size, almost 4gigs, so if you have an older system your going to wait for the download, burn, and boot. It took me 10hrs to download from the torrent, it was a wait well worth it!
Get the torrent at LinuxTracker.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Linux preloaded on $299 laptops.

I was very excited about the $150 PClinuxOS computer but now the $299 laptop Eee PC has my attention and I just had to blog about it. I have been reading about it for a couple of months now but it wasn't until I tested it at the local pc club that I decided to tout it. I haven't bought one because I'm perfectly happy with my 1420n Laptop that Dell preloaded with Ubuntu 7.04 and I've since upgraded to Ubuntu 7.10. Next Christmas that will be on my list as a second laptop, and probably at $249 by then.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

$150 pc deal with lcd monitor and PCLINUXOS.

Tonight I was reading distrowatch weekly and found some cool new ways to make old computers come to life again. PCLINUXOS is a has been rated #1 on distrowatch for a while now and it will run on a system that would barely run xp and can't touch it with vista. The $150 IBM that comes with a lcd monitor and PClinuxOS seems like a good deal. It would be for just a second computer to surf the net and play a few hundred 2d linux games. What do you think?

Sunday, January 06, 2008

BOINC not such a good idea.

Just over a week ago I decided to join the WORLD COMMUNITY GRID using BOINC. This was not a good idea as it started freezing Ginger's computer (core 2 quad q6600) and mine was constantly throttling the cpu fan. If any one has joined because of my first post make sure you limit the cpu time to 50% and if BOINC uses default on startup then you should remove it.