Category: Linux

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…

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…

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.…

Finished!

Late yesterday I finished proofing that last of the three books in my Using and Administering Linux: Zero to SysAdmin series. Although there may be a few more email discussions to clarify various notes I made on the proofs, for…

Book Details Updated

Now that we have revised the structure and Table of Contents for my upcoming three volume book, Using and Administering Linux — Zero to SysAdmin, I have updated the information about it here. Because of the huge amount of information…

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…