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It’s August Already?

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — at 11:16 am on Friday, August 7, 2009

What’s up folks? I can’t believe that it’s already August. It seems like forever since I’ve updated the site, although in reality it has only been two weeks. I do have a bunch of content to write up, and some new features to implement to the site. As always if any one has any news, ideas for articles, wants to write some articles get in contact with me.

Some one told me that people like free stuff (who doesn’t?), so I’ve lined up some giveaways that some of you might be interested in. Atleast I hope so.

Tune in next week for more information!

Writing Loops

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — at 2:34 pm on Friday, March 7, 2008

The act of a loop is doing something over and over until a condition. Like in bash scripts I get stuck in loops while trying to write posts for The Linux Blog. The problem is that when I get stuck in a loop I can write a lot of posts about one topic (for example SSH.) But I don’t want to have all of my front page covered in posts about SSH. This is where my readers (You) come in.

I made a promise last month that I would not ask for any more writers. Since this is a new month I can start over again. Basically any one willing to write short articles or how to’s is welcome to submit an article to me. I will be making sure that the WordPress login script works over this weekend that way if you would like to help me out and gain some exposure you can do so very easily. By writing for me it will help out with the content of this site by not making it all similar topics. Other than that news I’m working on getting some new features for this site worked out. When I do it should be interesting for all of us.

Have a great Friday!

- Owen.

KDE 4.0 on Slackware 12

Filed under: General Linux — at 12:34 am on Friday, January 18, 2008

It hasn’t been that long since the new KDE 4.0 has been released. To My surprise there is currently no working version of this available for Slackware 12. I have been searching around but haven’t been able to find any evidence of it working yet. In this case I’m going to try and get it working just to see if I can. In the mean time I may start up a new virtual machine and set up the Kubuntu live CD and maybe the Hardy Heron when it comes out. I’ve been watching the podcasts on You Tube but have mixed feelings about the new features, so I figure I’ll try it out myself rather than relying on other peoples opinions and videos. I suggest every one do the same thing.

I know this is old but it is one of the videos from the KDE commit digest. The containment feature seems like a pretty neat feature. What do you think?

Microsoft Office 2007 Suite, Under Wine.

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 12:07 am on Monday, December 10, 2007

I was browsing around and found this blog post on Using Microsoft Office on Linux with Wine. I’ll have to give it a try some time to see if it runs properly, if it does I don’ t want to hear any of the
“I need Microsoft Office” excuses.

There are plenty of alternatives, Open Office, KOffice, VMWare, Wine/CXOffice. The only real reason I’d want to use Office 2007 on Linux would be for opening the documents that people send me in the 2007 format and the new features of Excel. For every day computing I actually use Open Office myself. Check out the screenshots from the link, it looks pretty smooth (Unlike Photoshop under Wine).