Category Archives: Linux

ISM and FreeBSD

I am having all sorts of fun trying to install and configure an internet managment system at the library. Since our library isn’t exactly rolling in extra cash, I am trying a free open source system that was developed by … Continue reading

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I Have Ubuntu Fever

Ubuntu Dapper Drake

Author: Canonical Ltd.

Rating: 4 out of 5
OK, so you guys know that I have dabbled in LINUX from time to time. In fact I have had Debian Sarge installed on my home computer for nearly a year. After a few months of playing with it, I switched back to windows….why, you ask…. Honestly, installing programs, modifying files, etc. was a bit of a pain. I switched back to Windows because it was easier… Well, Ubuntu has gone a long way to making me a LINUX convert. It is by far the easiest free open source operating system I have seen. It has been designed with ease of use as a primary goal….and it shows. Need to install a package, and you have found the .deb…. no need for compiling, using apt-get etc….a program automatically installs it for you. The graphic display is beautiful, and I have had no problem installing any of the Firefox PlugIns and extensions I use. I was able to use my iPod using gtkpod, my printer was recognized right off the bat, and networking to my other machines has been a breeze with SAMBA. Open Office has worked like a charm, and I have had no compatibility problems. I have also been using the built in Terminal Service Client to connect to Work and update the servers from home. I really can’t say enough positive things about UBUNTU. Go get the .ISO, and boot it on your machine. If you like it…Install it.

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NewsForge | Portable open source software

NewsForge | Portable open source software There was recently a thread on Web4lib about portable apps, so I thought some of you might be interested in this list.

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Drupal help?

After listening to how the Ann Arbor District Library did an extreme makeover of their sight using drupal. I decided to try it for myself….how hard could it be? Well, I spent the better part of the day and evening … Continue reading

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Web 1.0 vs Web 2.0

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Web 2.0 refers to a perceived transition of the World Wide Web from a collection of websites to a full-fledged computing platform serving web applications to end users. The proponents of this thinking expect that … Continue reading

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One Step Closer

Check out cass.blogdns.org. I have a copy of the Cass site going. I also installed WordPress at cass.blogdns.org/wordpress. I am not having as much luck configuring sendmail 🙁 This sentence regarding the sendmail.cf file in LINUX for Dummies made me … Continue reading

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OK, maybe I don’t have it all figured out yet!

So I thought everything was fine, and I was getting a bit cocky. I decided to tweak the screen resolution settings on my machine. Well, what I managed to do was totally incapacitate the GUI in Debian. In a way … Continue reading

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I finnally have it figured out

I am feeling more and more confident about life with Linux. I have a partial mirror of the cass site running on my machine. Since I didn’t know any better when I set up the site, many of the links … Continue reading

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I think I figured it out

After much searching, playing around with PHP and Apache config settings and general frustration, I finally figured out that I had the pathname wrong in the WordPress configuration. It was pointed to localhost, which, of course only works on the … Continue reading

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This shouldn’t be this hard

Well, I continue to forge ahead with my LINUX tinkering. I know that this would all be very simple if I just had someone with some basic LINUX knowledge standing over my shoulder to guide me. I have Apache2 up … Continue reading

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