Sunday, August 19, 2007

Unreal Tournament 3 for Linux Confirmed

Though I'm not much of a gamer myself, though I will occasionally pick up a controller or a joystick and play a bit when I have nothing better to do, I'm quite happy to see that UT3 will have a native Linux client. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Okay, maybe not, but you get the idea. I may go out and buy it, to support their endeavors to support Linux.

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A victory for...?

So, yesterday morning, I took out The State, the local newspaper, when I saw this story.

College students, the defenders of free T-shirts and free speech, have chalked up another victory: free music.

More than 40,000 University of South Carolina students heading to school this weekend will be able to download more than 2.8 million songs to their computers at no cost — thanks to a new agreement between the university and Ruckus online music.


“Downloading is free,” said Kimberly South, public information coordinator for USC’s technology services. “Transferring is not.”

As a local high school student, I can't tell whether to be excited or appalled by this. A victory for free music advocates? or a victory for DRM?

The article says that Macs are unsupported, which I assume means that everything but Windows is unsupported. As a Linux user, this is quite the slap in the face! I'm not going to give up my choice of operating system just to download music with DRM.

So, I ask my readers...a victory for DRM, or a victory for the college students?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Editing Basics for the xorg.conf file

The xorg.conf file is the configuration file used by the X Window System to set necessary configuration parameters. provides a great tutorial on editing basics for this file, which is a task that can pose serious hurdles to beginning users.

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Sort of a work in progress, but I've decided to release a majority of my poetic works under a Creative Commons License.

Read and enjoy. If possible. :)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Beginner's Guide to the Vi editor

I guess that I'm focusing things that aid the average beginning Linux user because I am one.

So, theme for July/August is tutorials/articles that should be of interest to newbies such as myself.
Hope my reader(s) enjoy.

Beginner's Guide to the Vi Editor is a quick-start basics guide to the vi editor made by the lovely folks at UCSD. A great basics tutorial for those who still aren't quite sure exactly what sudo is, and a great tutorial for the linux users that have never really messed with vi that much either.

That's a great jumpstart, but for those like myself who have to read multiple tutorials to get a true grasp of something, I've compiled a list of various tutorals on the vi text editor.

Linux Online, in addition to its many other tutorials, provides a good introductory lesson to vi and its commands.

The University of Oregon provides this tutorial that, though less extensive than Linux Online's, is a pretty good overview.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

10 shortcuts to master bash

The Bourne-Again Shell, or bash, the default shell on most Linux systems as well as the Mac OS X, is an important area of proficiency for any Linux sysadmin. This tutorial covers some really great shortcuts for new Linux users, such as myself.


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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Back to blogging.

With the end of another school year (and the inherent business that I must undertake in order to succeed) I am now back to my blog.

Sorry for the leave, but I have the feeling that my wonderful readers will understand.

Next post preview: '06-'07 in review!