Posts Tagged ‘Desktop’

Just another smooth upgrade to next Ubuntu release

November 1st, 2009 by Martin

Yep, I upgraded my workstation to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Linux. Upgrade process was as usually smooth without any troubles.  I again put myself into risk by upgrading over remote connection using VNC. But no problem at all. Just better performance and more polished desktop. Ubuntu just rocks. Thank you guys!


Reason why I prefer Linux as my primary OS

May 3rd, 2009 by Martin

While  I am thinking about myself as OS agnostic person, I do have some preferences or opinions about what is an ideal OS form me. I switched my personal computer to Linux a few years ago, but my workstation OS was usually chosen by my employer IT department. To be honest I did not try Vista, I was happy with XP and this was true even after a lot of my colleagues moved to Vista (and back  to XP again). For software developer there are more essential things than Aero or new security model. Developer needs to write code, compile and debug. I have to say that best development experience on Microsoft platform was with combination of Visual Studio 2008 and Windows XP.

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Why I moved my desktop from Gentoo to Ubuntu Linux

December 23rd, 2008 by Martin

Well I am a big fan of Linux for many years. I used or experimented with a lot of distributions but my love are Gentoo, Debian and Ubuntu. I am not a professional system administrator, but I am using Linux for both my workstations and for server as well.  For last few years I was using Gentoo as my OS for home desktop. It was great time, I learned a lot about Linux generally, but it was also painful from time to time. I spend a lot of time fixing my workstation after some fresh portage updates. I was resolving issues, masked, blocked packages… I was merging configurations, but not any more. I decided to save my time for some more creative work than fixing OS configuration twice a month.  ;) So I am back to Ubuntu and I love it.


Useful launchers

July 11th, 2008 by Martin

Because I am trying to use keyboard as much as possible, I am using an application great launchers  Gnome-Do (for my Gentoo) and Launchy for Windows workstations. Gnome-Do is especially cool, because of it functionality, usability and managed code plugin system. ;) If you are interested in productivity definitely take a look at it.


My desktop is back on Gentoo

February 24th, 2008 by Martin

Yes after some time with Ubuntu I decided to return back to my favourite Linux distribution. I did not install it for some time, but stage3 installation was smooth as I remember. It is really cool to have operational system tailored and optimized exactly to your needs and hardware.

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