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Installed Lubuntu 13.10 on Mini 9

January 11th, 2014 Posted in Linux / Unix | 1 Comment »

I recently installed Lubuntu 13.10 to continue running updated versions of Ubuntu on my Dell Inspiron Mini 9. My Mini 9 was delivered with Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS), and it will bother me to have installed a different flavor of Linux. The procedure that I describe requires an existing Ubuntu installation and wired ethernet […]

Taking a Byte of Raspberry Pi

July 21st, 2012 Posted in Linux / Unix | Comments »

Gaining access to new embedded processors is exciting. I recently ordered a Raspberry Pi Model B for 49.49USD, which includes the cost of the board, a case, and shipping. With an expected ship date that is 11 weeks away, its delivery is something I can be excited about for awhile. The Raspberry Pi Model B […]

Linux Kernel Development

July 16th, 2012 Posted in Linux / Unix | Comments »

For nearly a decade, I have had a latent interest in developing the Linux kernel. I administered Linux servers for years, but I never had as much motivation as I have now to explore the kernel’s mechanisms. I remember leafing through books, at Borders, that made kernel development seem inaccessible. Robert Love’s book, Linux Kernel […]

Configuring the timezone on Red Hat Linux

March 13th, 2009 Posted in Linux / Unix | Comments »

I recently set up a server remotely and with much success, however I overlooked the configuration of the operating system’s timezone settings. This is typically set up during the installation of the operating system, but since the dedicated server provider performs the installation for customers, it is a step that can be easily overlooked when […]

Developing GUI Applications on Linux

December 4th, 2008 Posted in Linux / Unix | 4 Comments »

I’ve been looking for an API for cross-platform application development in my spare time. I would like to target GNU/Linux environments for an application that I am looking to develop as a hobby, but I would also like to make the application available to the larger pool of Microsoft Windows users. I am seriously considering […]