Posts Tagged ‘arch’

Installing Plex Media Solution on Arch Linux

This will be another one of those posts that I only put up here because I figured something out and I can’t really guarantee myself that I won’t ever have to do it again. So to save myself some time in my future (and possibly someone else) I find it convenient to write a blog post […]

Installing Arch on an Asus U36JC Notebook

Last weekend, I bought an Asus Pro36s notebook, also known as a U36JC. It features a quad core 64 bit Intel Core i5-2410M CPU at 2.3 Ghz, 4 GB DDR3 RAM, a 500 GB hard drive and an Nvidia GeForce GT 520M video adaptor. It weighs less than 1.5 kilos (that’s including batteries) and is […]

Outlook territorialism

Yesterday the Microsoft Office 2003 installation at my work PC was updated to its 2007 incarnation. But when starting the new and shiny Outlook to check my calendar, I was presented this little gem of a dialogue box: Click it to see it the way it was intended. I had to scale the image to […]

The dist-upgrade button

A couple of years ago, when someone in my neighbourhood’s Windows XP laptop became frustratingly slow and unstable, I convinced her to install Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu she could again perform all of her computing needs comfortably. Her laptop was fast and stable again and easy to maintain. Since then, two times a year, we go […]

Arch Linux: an end to my distro shuffle!

For some time now I’ve been meaning to write about Arch, the Linux distribution I’ve been using for almost a year now. Today I stumbled onto an old OSNews article, which perfectly describes my feelings on Arch. The article is in fact from 2004, but if you replace Mozilla-firebird in the text with Firefox, it […]

Diaspora on Arch

I have some kind of a love/hate relationship with Facebook. I like being up to speed on what people I know or once knew are up to and the network site allows to me to conveniently stay in contact with people without any effort on my part. That said, Facebook has a questionable reputation where […]