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    Face Lift For Linux Souls....

    Over the next couple of days you will notice that I will be changing some stuff around. In order to get some modules working I need to kind of start over, as there was some database issues that occurred while upgrading from Drupal 6 to 7. Please bear with me, and I really hope to begin using this site more now that I can use all of the modules once again. Thanks to Lupine for helping me straighten out the stuff on our hosting!!

    Test Post Using Updated Drupal 7

    Just wanted to see how well this is going to work out. I am using two modules now for wysiwyg editing. The CKeditor and IMCE to upload and position pictures. So far they are both excellent, as I can add pictures on the fly or access the directory from the Server gallery like I used to.

    Groupwise 8 Client on Natty

    First download groupwise en client for linux... at
    In this example I downloaded the following version:
    Next run the following command to install Alien (which is needed to convert *.rpm files to *.deb in this case)...
    sudo apt-get install alien
    Change to the directory where the gw800_client_linux_en.tar.gz was downloaded to. Run the following command to extract the client:
    tar -xvf gw800_client_linux_en.tar.gz

    Ubuntu Global Jam: April 1 - 3, 2011

    "How can I get involved with the Ubuntu Community?"
    "Where can I start and make the most difference?"

    Veterans' Memorial Geocache

    Just prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I took up the hobby of geocaching. During the holiday itself, my family and I decided that this holiday, we were going to do things a little different. We decided that we would eat a nice meal with the family, and then sneak in some geocaching afterward until it became dark. My nephew was home from college, and he had never tried to geocache before. So it was with great excitement that we headed out and found two caches at a nearby park, located not very far from his home.

    Geocaching for Fun and Adventure!

    To be honest, I have been looking for a hobby that is different from the norm, and could potentially help get me back on the right track for becoming fit once again. Geocaching seems to have all bases covered.

    The first hurdle

    So, you've installed Ubuntu.  Maybe you've spent some time fiddling around with your settings.  Maybe it's starting to feel like "your" operating system.  You've got a nice drop down terminal, a solid wallpaper and theme, and you're having a grand old time.

    The Terminal

    I don't know what you all think of when you hear about Ubuntu, or I suppose in this case Linux in general; but when I heard about it the first thing that popped into my head was some guy, hunched over his box, slamming arcane commands into a terminal and accomplishing amazing things faster than I could ever hope to with my mouse!  Needless to say, I wanted to (want to) be that guy.  I love efficiency.  I love minimalism and simplicity.  If I can accomplish something without my fingers leaving the keyboard to use a mouse then I'm a happy camper.  

    The Plunge

    Ok, so, I'm incredibly new to blogging.  And by incredibly new, I mean this is my first attempt.  So show mercy and all that fun stuff.  Anyway...
    I'm writing this blog for three reasons.  First and foremost, I want to provide a sort of testimony about my switch (though not complete) from Windows to Linux.  My experience in the shift has been unquestionably amazing.  Much of that is due to the operating system itself: its quality, functionality, ease of use and speed.  Even more of this is due to the community.  

    Software Freedom Day 2010

    Just wanted to take a moment to share with all of you that this upcoming Saturday, the 18th of September, is Software Freedom Day 2010. I would like to encourage all of you to go out, celebrate, and spread the word about why all of us love and use Free Software. There are hundreds of groups that are planning events all over the globe.


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