Linux Saloon | GeckoLinux Distro Exploration

Our first distro exploration for 2023 was GeckoLinux, a series of spins of openSUSE that makes an easy on-ramp to get into openSUSE with the desktop of your choice. You have the option of going with the static core of openSUSE Leap or the rolling Tumbleweed with these desktops: Cinnamon XFCE GNOME Plasma MATE Budgie … Continue reading Linux Saloon | GeckoLinux Distro Exploration

Spell Check in KDE Plasma | Specifically Dolphin File Manager

I was doing some preparation for my weekly tutoring activity and when I realized I misspelled "science" on a particular file that I end up sharing with parents. Somehow, I spelled "scoence" and almost published the file spelled as such. I realized that somewhere along the line, Dolphin, the most amazing file manager wasn't doing … Continue reading Spell Check in KDE Plasma | Specifically Dolphin File Manager

Linux Saloon | News Flight Night 9

The second Linux Saloon Live was a News Flight Night with a flight of topics sourced from all around the internet from the Linux Saloon bunch. The main topic of the show revolved around a Strawpoll that Aris made asking, "Have you ever built a desktop." A simple question that made for some incredibly interesting … Continue reading Linux Saloon | News Flight Night 9

Linux Saloon | Linux New Year

The latest Linux Saloon went off without a hitch, from a technical perspective. No issues during the streaming process, the bitrate was stable, OBS worked without issues and Zoom was crash free. It was a great way to start off the New Year. Of course, I did mess up the very beginning by forgetting to … Continue reading Linux Saloon | Linux New Year

Building a New Retro Styled Computer

Computers are a lot more fun when they are personal and have a bit of personaltity to them. You can't get much more personalized than 3D printing your very own retro styled computer. This was all inspired by watching an episode on the YouTube channel, Retro Recipes, where LadyFractic built herself a retro computer, my … Continue reading Building a New Retro Styled Computer

NsCDE | Not So Common Desktop Environment on openSUSE

One of the aspects that first attracted me to Linux was the choice in desktop environments. What I specifically thought was great when I made the switch to Linux from Windows was the KDE option at the time. I could shape and mold it to what I wanted my desktop to be, something I had … Continue reading NsCDE | Not So Common Desktop Environment on openSUSE

Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Tumbleweed Update

Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Update

I have loved the openSUSE project for quite some time and I love how it keeps my old systems relevant and working beautifully. I like to test whether or not this continues to hold true on older machines, especially those that have meant a lot to me over the years. Mothballed my D630 when I … Continue reading Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Tumbleweed Update

GeckoLinux Pantheon | Review from an openSUSE User

GeckoLinux is an openSUSE based operating system that is using either Leap or Tumbleweed underpinnings. I should also mention that openSUSE isn't the distribution, it is the project so that first sentence maybe, in a way, factually inaccurate. That said, with any corrections there, GeckoLinux has many offerings that I find incredibly fascinating. It is … Continue reading GeckoLinux Pantheon | Review from an openSUSE User

YouTube Shorts | Blathering

YouTube Shorts are the response of the Video Giant to the Tik Tok. They are 1 minute in length or less and have to be in portrait format to be a "short." I don't have nor do I want a Tik Tok so this sort of intrigues me, but I do wonder if it will … Continue reading YouTube Shorts | Blathering

Noodlings 36 | The Wires and Tubes

The holiday season hustle and bustle is through and I am able to concentrate on reorganizing the messes I have made in getting ready for the season. As the fall time projects finished up, the Christmastime projects kicked into full gear between programming my Christmas light display, baking cookies and making Gingerbread houses with the kids. There come a bunch of other miserable cold weather chores that go along with living on a subsistence farm.