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On the Crossroads, Past the Arch

To begin with, I have been a vivid Arch Linux user for quite some time. I greatly enjoyed the flexibility this specific distribution offers, even when using derivatives, such as ArchBang. 204 more words


Tending to the Trees

When I was a child, we used to search for information in books – encyclopedias, journals, illustrated lexicons, etc. Writing an assay was actually hard, as it required hours of prior data collection. 324 more words


Windows XP in 2015?

Windows XP (2001) is considered to be the cream of the crop OS that Microsoft has made. Some people were still using it, even when support ended in April 2014. 183 more words


A Bottle of WINE, a Bottle of Awesomeness!

One of the major concerns that beginner Linux users have is whether they will still be able to use their favorite Windows programs, especially games, despite not running Windows itself. 536 more words


Linux-do - The Path to Linux

For some people Linux is merely an operating system, an inexpensive alternative to Windows or Mac. For me and many others Linux represents a path – ‘Linux-do’ as the Japanese would probably put it (Bushido or Bushi-do – ‘the way of the warrior’). 273 more words


Computing As A Core Subject

The addition to computing, or the alteration in the provision of ICT (depending on how you look at it), since the beginning of this year has been a very positive thing in my opinion. 382 more words

Thoughts And Musings

Rscript to customize the R environment

A while ago I published a post on how to install some basic packages in R. This post goes further by sharing with you an Rscript (as part of another Ubuntu customization script) to install many popular R packages. 45 more words