Category Archives: Desktop

How To Use FireFox

Great article, print out and hand to your least favorite IE apologists so they can get a clue.

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Think You Know All About Online Scams? Take the Test.

Thankfully, I passed with flying colors.  See how you do, and then administer the test to the people in your life that apparently don’t understand the concept of “DON’T CLICK ON ANYTHING PROMISING A THING THATS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE”, and help educate them.

One Porn Site Per Child

We knew this would happen, the OLPC’s in some 3rd world countries are being used to freely and copiously view adult-oriented sites, according to some reports.

Time to fit them up with library filters, and start the lawsuits about free speech, oh, er, they don’t have our constitution, bill of rights or the amendments.  Never mind.

Is 2008 REALLY the Year of Linux?

You know me, I’ve been on a Linux desktop for ages (well and some Mac’s too, but it’s all *nix) and I’ve definitely seen the benefits.  So I don’t know what all the hullabaloo is about with all the people trying to predict what year will be the Year of the Linux Desktop.  Start installing and showing people how it works and make it relevant: Less to no viruses/spyware, much lower cost, has to be refreshed less often, sexy (chicks dig it) etc.

Well, except for that last one, those are valid points.

Nautilus Can Do More

Although NOT my favorite File Manager, see my article on the OPS Team Blog “File Managers: Alternatives to Nautilus and Konqueror” for why, Nautilus can be taught to be less stodgy.

GConf – GNOME Under the Hood

Ever wondered what all the settings inside GConf do?  Wait no more, this article will help you understand GNOME’s inner workings.

What About OpenSUSE?

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