My Wife’s Thoughts on Linux

Right after the start of August, my wife finally had enough of Windows. Her computer crashed, and it was the last straw. I convinced her to try Linux (Ubuntu specifically). A couple of days ago, I asked her to write me up a small little blurb on what she thought so far. I thought that … [Read more…]

Raspberry Pi Getting Android 4.0

If you’re a fan of the Raspberry Pi, you’re about to love it even more. It was announced yesterday that Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is almost done being ported to the Raspberry Pi. This is great news for the Pi. Android is in a unique position to make use of the Raspberry Pi’s hardware. … [Read more…]

Will Your Next PC Be a Google Nexus?

Will your next PC be a Google Nexus? A recent “ask maggie” column addressed the question, “Is Google headed toward an Android Nexus PC?” Her conclusion was “when Google challenges Microsoft or Apple on the traditional computing OS battlefield, it won’t likely be armed with Android.” I disagree. Where Android and ChromeOS are Today. It’s … [Read more…]

Tux: Modern Olympic Champion

The Olympics are known throughout the world and have been going on for centuries. The first Olympic games were thought to have occurred in the sixth century BC, and it consisted of foot races only. It started as a race for young women to compete for the honor of being a priestess for the goddess, Hera. A … [Read more…]

Fun with File Permissions – Part 4

And we’re back for Day 4 of the Fun with File Permissions Nerdathon! On Day 1 we covered our standard DAC permissions. On Day 2 we covered getfacl and setfacl, and on Day 3 we covered lsattr and chattr. Today we’re going to close out our run by taking a quick look at the sticky … [Read more…]

Fun with File Permissions – Part 3

Welcome to back to Mike’s 4 Days of Extreme Geekery (yes, Geekery is a word I just made up)! On Day 1 we talked about traditional Unix file permissions. On Day 2 we talked about setfacl and getfacl. Today, I want to go over chattr and lsattr! What these two commands do is pretty self … [Read more…]