Archive for the 'Linux' Category

Is Ubuntu’s New Firefox Watching You?

According to a recent Slashdot article it very well might be.  Ubuntu recently released a new extension to Firefox alpha 3 called “Multisearch”. The first thing that I don’t like about it is that it installs automatically without any warning about potential privacy problems.  For me that’s a deal-breaker all by itself. Another thing that […]

Doing IT The Old Fashioned Way, Reading A Book!

Something I’ve talked about in the past is the fact that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the writing on the wall.  Microsoft & co. have made it clear that they’re moving on, first with Vista and now with Seven.  As much as I don’t like the fact, sooner or later the XP […]

HBasically Speaking…

I’ve spent a fair amount of time looking around to find a programming environment that would allow me to create a linux version of my Mixminion Message Sender program because the windows Visual Basic version isn’t interested in working under Wine and I’m just lazy enough to want at least a rudimentary GUI to interface […]

A server is (re)born

Finally, after what seemed like forever trying and re-trying one package, tutorial, howto, guide after another, I’ve finally managed to get a mailserver working to replace the mercury32 server I had in windows The winning software is xmail. It’s a full featured mail server package that handles smtp, pop3 and finger servers all in one […]

Exim4…in cyberspace no one can hear you scream.

This whole thing started around a month ago when the ‘normal’ level of windows difficulties shot off the scale.  First, a hardware problem cut my pc off from the net, then when that was fixed, windows 98SE decided to make life SO much more fun by refusing to see the host computer on my little […]