Author: David Both

I am a computer geek by hobby as well as profession. I have worked for IBM, MCI, Red Hat, the State of North Carolina, Cisco, and BB&T among others. I am now semi-retired and have my own company, Millennium Technology Consulting LLC through which I do speaking, training and consulting for Linux and Open Source Software.

Installing Fedora 32 on System76 Oryx Pro

In November 2018 I ordered an Oryx Pro laptop with a 17″ display from System76. This laptop came with the System76 version of Ubuntu, POP_os!. This is an amazing laptop with 6 cores (12 CPUs) and 32GB of RAM, more…

Fedora 32 rocks – with a couple issues

Fedora 32 became available yesterday and – LinuxGeek46 that I am – I managed to upgrade 7 out of 8 of my Fedora hosts yesterday as well. It is really cool and works well as I have come to expect…

Copy and Paste fails

After a recent upgrade to my primary workstation, and a new installation on a couple virtual machines, I discovered that copy and paste was not working. I use both Xfce and LXDE for my desktops on various hosts, both physical…

Migrate Thunderbird Config from one Linux Computer to Another

While getting ready to do a presentation at Open Source 101 in a few days, I decided that it would be good to reinstall POP_os! on my System 76 laptop. After that I needed to install Thunderbird and migrate my…

Security by obscurity — NOT!

As you can see in the posts below I switched internet service providers on Monday of this week. As a result I received a different block of IP addresses than I had before. I have always heard that it only…

Network migration complete

The migration to AT&T fiber is now complete and everything went very well. Of course that is not to say it was problem-free. I have never been a fan of AT&T but my previous provider has been unable to resolve…

Network migration Monday, January 20

Outages through Monday Due to a large number of intermittent outages with my current internet provider, I have decided to move to a new provider. These outages make access to my web sites with their information about my books, unavailable…

Speaking at Open Source 101

I will be speaking at Open Source 101 in Columbia, SC, on March 3. I will present an extended 3 hour session entitled, “Configuring and Using Bash.” This session is intended for Linux users and SysAdmins of all experience levels.…

Intermittent web site outages

Due to issues with Spectrum business class, this web site is experiencing intermittent outages. I expect them to arrive here between 2pm and 3pm Wednesday, Jan 15 to resolve the problem. I apologize for the inconvenience.

Great first review

I am really happy to get a great 5-star first review on my Linux self-study series, Using and Administering Linux – Zero to SysAdmin. Among other things, the reviewer says, “…these 3 books are a superb new resource for newbies,…