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Linux Readers’ Choice Awards

The Linux Journal reader’s choice awards have been announced. You’ll recall that I suggested to you some time ago that you contribute your vote. Now, you can find out if you won!

I have a small laptop that I carry to the coffee shop for writing. It is a bit shaky in the hardware department, very small, and has no functioning wireless. The hard drive is encrypted. These attributes together make it the perfect laptop to carry around between, say, the gym, the coffee shop, the grocery…

Editing PDF’s

Linux probably has a lot more FOSS tools for editing PDF’s than other platforms. ImageMagick will do basic manipulation from the command line. But for a GUI interactive kind of editing, you should look at PDFedit sudo apt-get install pdfedit You can do what I’m pretty sure is one of the most often required tasks:…

How to record Skype Calls

I haven’t tried this yet, but it looks like it works.

How to tunnel through the Intertubes

… using ssh …

Happy Birthday Linux!

I remember one day when Richard Stallman, a nobody, was featured on a local news story. Since I was living in Cambridge, some local news stories were about work being done by Harvard or MIT researchers, and in this case, Stallman was an MIT Hacker who had just started to talk about this strange idea:…

Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards

The deadline is approaching for you to submit your preferences for the Linux Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. For purposes of discussion, here are (most of my) choices:

I agree with Shawn Powers that Unity has offended all that is good in this world by aggressively grabbing so much of my screen real estate much like Hitler grabbed the Rhineland. Well, OK, S.P. is not so Godwinesque in his language, but still…. Unity = Microsoft-like marketing oriented philosophy in a FOSS world. I…

The other day, I sat down at my laptop and, seeing a facebook page open, typed in a status that made total sense for me but little sense for Amanda. Unfortunately, Amanda had just been using my computer, and the facebook page to which the browser pointed was hers, not mine. It’s OK: She was…

Cthulhu Lives in The Blog Cave

Apropos Linux in Exile losing his Linux System to a Predatory Windows Install the other day (see Windows killed my laptop, again) I’ve been thinking about and beginning to do something about cleaning house. See below for my latest Windows mini-horror story (not as bad as LIE’s). But first, a word about Cthulhu. Who lives…