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What's It Like To Be A Linux Journal Blogger?

Well, first of all, it’s fun, or I wouldn’t be doing it. I work with some intelligent, talented people, like Carlie Fairchild, publisher at LJ, and Katherine Druckman, our Webmistress. My job description as one of the LJ bloggers is to “write about whatever you want, as long as it is Linux related”. more>>

Linux Market Share

In the course of a normal work day I take several little breaks to check the news. On my list of news sites are Slashdot, Linux Journal and Linux Today. Frequently I see something that gives me an idea for an article. more>>

What Does Your Desktop Look Like?

After my fourth desktop installation in as many days, I suddenly realized a couple of things.  One:  I like trying out new distributions, and two:  I noted how uncluttered my preferred interface is.  See below. more>>

Using Linux To Create a Music Blog

Saxophone? Check. Digital recorder? Check. Camera? Check. Ready to rock & roll. Or do some blues. A bit of jazz? How about some Zydeco. Honky Tonk?

We'll see when we get to the Second Street Brewery this Wednesday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That's when the weekly open mic session kicks off at 7:00pm, led by Case Tanner and his house band. more>>

OSS: Europe vs. The United States

Neelie Kroes is IT Chief for Europe and a staunch proponent of Open Source Software. A previous Linux Journal

A Linux Home Entertainment Center

As I mentioned in an earlier Linux Journal article, I decided to cut the apron strings with my television provider over a year ago. Bye bye, DISH Satelite TV!

Man, you should have heard them whimper. "But sir, is there anything we can do to keep your business?" more>>

Yukon, Side of the Road

Ubuntu Netbook Remix on the Acer Aspire One

In preparation for this year's annual motorcycle trip, I purchased an Acer Aspire One Intel Atom N450 netbook. I'd been looking at netbooks for a while, and finally made my choice. more>>

A Roomful of Meth-Addicted Monkeys

I was on travel last week with one of my colleagues. We went to the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center to attend a software team meeting sponsored by a client, and to give a couple of presentations to PSC staff. more>>

Someone is *Wrong* On The Internet

This is a blog post about blog post comments.  Not just comments on Linux Journal, but blog post comments in general, especially about blogs that support 'Anonymouse' contributions.

I've been a Linux geek for a long time.  We won't discuss how long, but Get Off Of My Lawn! more>>

Stupid Television Executives

The guys who run Hulu, on the other hand, are smart. You'll see why in a bit.

I don't even watch network TV, as it turns out. Nor cable. Canceled my DISH subscription a year ago. I get all of my content off of the intertubes. But regardless, let's start with American network television to spotlight some foolishness there. Let's begin with NBC.com. more>>

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