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A Guide to Installing Arch in VirtualBox | Revised December 2015 Dec 23, 2015

Author’s Note on December 23, 2015 I’ve gone through and applied a long-overdue update and overhaul to these instructions. They will, do doubt, become dated again before long, though. So please continue to check for useful contributions from commenters in … Continue reading

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In a Bind: Word Processing in Linux Jul 3, 2013

The year is 2013 and as far as I can tell, there is no good solution for word processing in Linux—at least according to my modest standards. Perhaps this is unsurprising, given that some early Linux FAQs concerning word processors … Continue reading

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My Linux Desktop(s) Jul 2, 2013

You know those days where something about your operating system is bugging you?  The inability to drag and drop some piece of information from one place to another, some process that always wants to run in the background, slowing down … Continue reading

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Using Quinnipiac's BobcatNet With 'netctl' Apr 16, 2013

I use a Linux machine with Quinnipiac’s wireless network, BobcatNet.  I have until recently used ‘netcfg’ as my wireless network manager, as it’s both highly configurable and the default network manager for Arch, my Linux distro.  I had shared my netcfg … Continue reading

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Using Quinnipiac's BobcatNet With Linux Feb 5, 2013

Update 4/16/2013: My Linux distro, Arch, has changed its default network manager from netcfg to netctl. The details in this post should still work for users of netcfg, but I’ve also posted my new netctl settings here. Quinnipiac University’s IT … Continue reading

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Setting Up VirtualBox Shared Folders Dec 31, 2012

In my previous post on installing Arch Linux in VirtualBox, I’d mentioned that I’d eventually add information on sharing folders and files between Arch and the host operating system.  I wasn’t going to get around to writing this up for … Continue reading

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A Guide to Installing Arch in VirtualBox Dec 22, 2012

I’ve now posted a revised version of this guide. Click here to go to the newer post. Author’s Note (12/26/2012): This post has been updated to take advantage of some of the excellent corrections and constructive criticism provided by the … Continue reading

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"How Linux is Built" Apr 10, 2012

Thought this video from the Linux Foundation was pretty cool.  Nothing much to add, other than I figured it was worth sharing. [H/T Paul Spoerry]

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Linux in Your Web Browser May 19, 2011

This experiment by Fabrice Bellard is pretty wicked. It uses JavaScript to emulate a 1990s-era PC running Linux on an Intel 486 processor. Note that it only works in Firefox 4 and Chrome 11. You can find the original here. … Continue reading

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Reincarnating a Dell Inspiron 8200 Apr 30, 2011

For inexplicable reasons, I ended up with an old Dell Inspiron 8200 from 2002 with a busted trackpad.  Its age basically precluded any fancy graphical desktop (though were it not for the broken mouse, Lubuntu would’ve made a fairly strong … Continue reading

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