Category: Information

Back to Firefox

I really like Chrome for a web browser but I have recently started having significant problems with it. The main issue is that it no longer remembers my IDs and passwords for various web sites I visit frequently. This is…

Innovative New Linux Desktops and other Changes in Fedora 30

Fedora 30 was released on April 30. The Fedora Wiki contains a complete list of the changes that were accepted for inclusion in this release. These changes include two new desktop environments, other new features, and bug fixes. Some older…

Linux process scheduling

I read an informative and interesting article today at Opensource.com about process scheduling in Linux, CFS: Completely fair process scheduling in Linux. It goes into some detail about the Linux Completely Fair Scheduler which has been around now for a…

Server repairs completed

It has been a challenging few days due to a series of hardware failures. I had two systems that were complete failures two with minor problems and one that might be easily fixable. But the server is back up and…

Server upgrade in the works

After some work to determine the extent of my server problems, I have decided that it is time to go for a complete upgrade. I have another Fedora Linux system that I have been using for several months that is…

Web Site Outages Today

Due to a failing power supply, my web and email host has been repeatedly rebooting every few minutes this morning. This caused intermittent web site outages and would have made accessing this web site quite frustrating. I apologize for the inconvenience.…

Book availability update

My book The Linux Philosophy for SysAdmins is now available in hardcopy (softcover) at Amazon. Please note that for a couple days Amazon was fulfilling this via a third party storefront on Amazon. Amazon now has my book in stock…

Your computer isn’t broken – it just needs Linux

Longevity – an interesting word. I use it here to help clarify some of the statements that I hear many people make. These statements are usually along the lines of, “Linux can extend the life of existing hardware,” or “Keep…