Category: Linux

My Next Book

Linux for Small Business Owners: Using Free and Open Source Software to Power Your Dreams by David Both, Cyndi Bulka My next book, Linux for Small Business Owners: Using Free and Open Source Software to Power Your Dreams, with co-author…

MasterFrame update

I have done some additional hacking on my primary workstation after initial installation in the CoolerMaster MasterFrame 700. The picture shows the current state. There will never be a final result because this frame just cries out to try new…

New Case for my Primary Workstation

I just rebuilt my primary workstation in a new frame, the CoolerMaster MasterFrame 700. This is not a review but I just want to show it off a little. This is an amazing frame for a gaming computer or a…

Creating test files

Some of my books and articles require you to create some files for testing. This can be done easily from the command line. Open a terminal session on your desktop. Copy the line below from this post. Paste it into…

Download problems with “Using and Administering Linux – Zero to SysAdmin” files

Some files for experiments do not download properly It was brought to my attention by reader Benjamin Robertson that experiments that use the wget command to download files from GItHub result in unusable files. This is due to an error…

Fedora 35 First Look

It has been a while since I posted anything here. For that I apologize, but I have been busy with a number of projects and life in general. I do think the release of Fedora 35 today does deserve a…

Using my own books

One of the things I state in the Introductions about my books is that I use them myself as references and this week was no exception. I perform many tasks on Linux computers for which I am responsible and a…

Setting the number of desktop workspaces for Xfce4

I just learned something very cool. Sometimes it is necessary to make remote modifications to a desktop using the command line. In this case I needed to reduce the number of workspaces on the Xfce panel from 4 to 3…

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…

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…