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Learning QGIS 2.0

November 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Russel in GIS | Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)
Learning QGIS 2.0

Learning QGIS 2.0

I have received a review ebook of Learning QGIS 2.0 by Anita Graser.  It is distributed by Packt Publishing and can be obtained from here.  I am currently working my way through the book and will be reviewing it soon. Thank you Packt Publishing for the opportunity!

Ubuntu 12.10 Launched!

October 18th, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)

Ubuntu is so lucky… It has a birthday every six months!  Happy 12.10 birthday Ubuntu!  I’ve got it installed and running on my computer, but I really haven’t gotten much chance to play around with it as I’ve been at work or grocery shopping.  I have managed to find a nice, little bug in the proprietary nvidia graphics driver installer.  Other than that, I haven’t really done a whole lot with it.  Patience, patience…

Ubuntu 12.10 & Windows 8

October 3rd, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)

Later this month, both of the operating systems that I use will release upgraded versions.  I use both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 right now.  Windows 8 will be coming out on October 26th, and Ubuntu 12.10 is scheduled to come out October 18th.  I’m getting excited.  I’m looking forward to Ubuntu 12.10, though I’m a little leary about Windows 8.  I’m not sure I’m going to like it, but I have been playing with Windows Server 2012 in a Virtual Machine.  So far, it seems okay.  Maybe I’ll download the Windows 8 evaluation to use in a VM as well…

Become a Friend of Gnome

February 17th, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)

Become a Friend of Gnome!

Become a Friend of GNOME

Debian

February 8th, 2012 | Posted by Russel in Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)

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I’ve decided to switch from Ubuntu to Debian Unstable.  A couple of years back I used to use Debian exclusively, but I got a little bored with it because it always worked!  Well, I’m kind of tired of Ubuntu’s graphical issues and the strange decisions Canonical makes (though I do kind of like Unity).  I’ve made the switch to Debian and have both Gnome Shell and KDE installed.  I tend to use Gnome Shell more, and am actually starting to like it.  There are no graphical problems like Unity had (Compiz always gave me problems, even before Unity).  I think I’m pretty happy with the switch!

Ubuntu 11.10

December 20th, 2011 | Posted by Russel in Linux | Russel - (0 Comments)

I’ve been using Ubuntu 11.10 for a while now.  So far it seems okay.  It has a lot of improvements over 11.04.  The main problem that I have is that sometimes, especially when switching users, the system fails to switch to the GUI properly.  It normally isn’t a problem for me, as I know most of the shortcuts like Ctrl-Alt-F8 and stuff, but it isn’t good for my wife.  I hope that problem gets taken care of in 12.04.