Linux

Manjaro Linux

Since I last posted about a Linux distribution it’s been a while and it was all about Arch Linux. Well, four years later it’s again about Arch – more or less:¬†Manjaro Linux. This distribution is based on Arch Linux, is completely binary compatible with it’s ancestor but maintains it’s own repositories. During the last couple …

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Arch Linux

Though I was tempted to switch to Ubuntu‘s latest release on my “main” computer I decided to give Arch Linux the promotion. Not that there’s anything wrong with “Quantal” aka “Ubuntu 12.10” – with the exception of the newly introduced shopping lens – but I wanted something different again. I ran Arch Linux some time …

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Debian Wheezy

Recently the Debian project released the first beta of it’s to be Debian 7.0 aka “Wheezy” installer. Reason for me – of course – to check it out! So I grabbed the Beta 1 net-installer image and said goodbye to Fedora 16 on my Acer Aspire 5570Z. Fedora served very well but as soon as …

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Pimping Unity’s indicator panel

With Unity becoming Ubuntu‘s default desktop we had to say goodbye to all those nice applets we got used to (or at least I did) while running Gnome 2.x. I’m especially thinking about sensor-, CPU- and system-monitor-applets. Those applets are not available anymore for Unity. Instead it’s making use of indicators. So I just fired …

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Kernel-remover for Fedora

Once you have Fedora running for while you’ll gather a bunch of kernel updates on your harddrive – and it’s likely you’ll need none of the old ones anymore. So from time to time I tend to clean up and remove old kernel packages keeping only the two latest updates. This procedure involves checking for …

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