Linux Beginnings

TL;DR: some background on my experiences with Linux, through 2015.   In 1999 or so I bought a boxed The Complete Linux Operating System 6.0 from the Tacoma CompUSA (or was it still Computer City then?). Or maybe I got it at Future Shop in South Hill? Or Borders in Tacoma? Or Borders in South […]

Current Laptop OS Musings, 2017.01 Edition

TL;DR: an incoherent rant detailing the OSs currently installed on my VAIO laptop upon entering 2017, gripes about them, and some other useless banter. /dev/hda: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SATA III MLC SSD (SH103S3/240G) Nice, fast SSD. No complaints, except I’d like a larger one to be able to install more distros simultaneously. I basically […]

Ubuntu MATE 15.10 Beta 1 in VirtualBox 5.0.2

Background Anymore when it comes to Linux distros I prefer a Debian/Ubuntu base and the MATE (maté) Desktop Environment (again, my desktop Linux distro of choice is Linux Mint MATE edition). Just give me APT + MATE + Firefox, please. Earlier this year I jumped at the chance to try the official MATE spin of […]