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How To Install Bilbo on Ubuntu 9.10 (GNOME) 1

Bilbo is an offline blogging client supporting several blogging platforms including WordPress, Blogger and Movable Type. It is a “HotPick” in the Linux Format magazine, issue #125. There, you can read a semi-detailed description and more importantly see the link to Bilbo’s homepage. On the homepage there are additional instructions including some dependencies for installation ...

LiveCD’s and MD5SUMS – A Tutorial 1

Fedora 12 is scheduled for release on November 17. I will download  the .iso file and the associated md5sum. I’ll take it for a spin and most likely will write my thoughts on it. I will not again make the very foolish error that I did a few days with another livecd. I burned that ...

On Curing Your Sick Koala 1

It’s been over a week since Ubuntu released the latest beta of Karmic Koala. Yes, I call it a beta because that’s what it is. A poll on ubuntuforums.org indicates that about a third of users attempting to upgrade or install encounter significant problems. Calling it an official release is a misnomer. If you are ...

Konstipated Koala – Bug # 448612 4

If your monitor uses an Intel video driver you would be wise to test drive the Ubuntu 9.10 distro before installing. Do this by burning a livecd or a USB stick with Unetbootin. Attempt to change your screen resolution with the usual method (System>Preferences>Display). If the highest resolution indicated is 800X600 then you are affected ...

What If Windows Was FREE?

The holiday season is approaching. For several weeks Kim Komando will air her annual radio contest. I have no doubt that due to Microsoft’s generosity, she will have several copies of Windows 7 to give away to some ‘lucky’ listeners. I ask myself “What would I do with a free and legal copy of Windows ...

Ubuntu Bittorrent Issues

The default bittorrent client in Ubuntu is Transmission. Some will argue that Deluge is a better choice. Quite some time ago I tried both and decided on Deluge. It seemed to be faster and seemed to use less system resources, allowing other programs to run concurrently. All that changed a few weeks ago when an ...

Staying With Ubuntu 1

I have read numerous posts in other blogs advising Linux ‘newbies’ to install install Ubuntu as their first Linux distribution. The reasons are many, including that it installs (and uninstalls) easily, it’s easy to use and it recognizes most hardware peripherals. I do not disagree with any of this. What I do find annoying is ...

eBooks are Catching On

Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, reports that sales of electronic copies of Dan Brown’s latest best seller “The Lost Symbol” are exceeding print copies. This announcement is obviously a promotion for both the book and Amazon’s book reading Kindle device. I don’t have a dedicated book reader, but I do have both a computer ...

Credit Cards and Money Manager Ex 12

In an earlier article I demonstrated how to get started with Money Manager Ex, a versatile budgeting and checkbook managing software from Codelathe. I showed how to handle transactions involving “cash back”, that are a little less than obvious. This article will demonstrate a similar technique for handling credit card transactions. While I am using ...

Getting Started with Money Manager Ex 3

While I have some knowledge of double entry accounting, GnuCash is simply too complex for managing a checkbook and performing simple budgeting. In June, I published a post on HomeBank criticizing its inability to support split categories. At that time I installed Money Manager Ex. For a few weeks I ran it side by side ...