Well that didn’t take long…

Just a short time after deciding upon Debian as my Linux distribution of choice, it would appear that it actually became my distro du jour.

After struggling to get my touchpad working properly, and not wanting to jump through what appeared to be a convoluted system of hoops to get my wireless printer functioning, I decided that life is too short to spend it trying to fine-tune a computer’s basic functionality, and that I would be much better served jumping to a distribution that is still light-weight enough to be usable on this computer, but also functional enough that I can worry about tweaking the fun parts of the system without being bogged down with the necessities.Read More »

The hunt for the perfect Desktop Environment


I rather enjoy the ease of use of Cinnamon, which was my first desktop environment upon my return to the land of Linux. I originally had installed Mint, and Cinnamon is the default desktop environment for that distribution.

However, as it turns out, Cinnamon can be a little heavier on the system resources, and as I mentioned in Thursday’s post, I am on a mission to get the most out of this laptop (despite the specs of the laptop appearing as though it should be able to handle something a little more substantial).

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Finding my Linux flavor

Since the late 90s when I first discovered Slackware 4 (I think? It’s been so long) at the encouragement of one of my best college pals, I have been interested in Linux.

Then I got lazy. When a computer would crap out on me, I would buy whatever inexpensive Windows laptop I could afford at the time, and never took the time to set up a dual-boot, or install Linux.Read More »