Technology Tidbits

Which is better, Windows or Linux? Once you decide that it is Linux, you may want to have a look at this tech tip on how to install the latest version. And, if you still want to bring some of your windows software along with you, you can. Check out Codeweaver’s plans for 2009.


  1. #1 Mike Haubrich, FCD
    March 10, 2009

    Is it just me, or are these just tooooo fucking fast? What was that command, again, “gksudo upgrade?”

  2. #2 foolfodder
    March 11, 2009

    gksudo “update-manager -d”

  3. #3 Jason Thibeault
    March 11, 2009

    “May I remind you once more that Linux is not comprised solely of Ubuntu?” Jason intoned, hoping nobody noticed that he’s running Ubuntu Jaunty.

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    March 11, 2009

    Yes, but … since Unbuntu has become the most commonly used distro for Linux, the following statement is hardly seen on the Inernet any more, while it was at one time quite common:

    “Enter the code I typed above into at the command prompt. But if you have to ask how to find the command prompt then you have no business using a computer or even existing.”

  5. #5 Jason Thibeault
    March 11, 2009

    I’ll do my uttermost to resurrect it then!

    I use Guake-Terminal (available in Apt, and probably other distribution-specific installer systems), so all’s I gotta do is hit F12. Super handy. I’m also considering aliasing IDDQD or other id Software cheat codes to various commands, just for fun.