SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU INSTALL LINUX

The Linux Penguin

Some Background: The Linux operating system kernel was released by Linus Torvalds in 1991. From its inception, the software is very Unix-like, and shares many command line entries with Unix as well.  Linux is open source software (basically, this means the source code license allows the user to freely change, improve, and distribute the software).… Continue reading SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU INSTALL LINUX

Repurpose Your Old WiFi Router As A Super Router or Repeater With DD-WRT

Repeater Bridge Diagram from DD-WRT WIKi

The closet in the office of my home was filled with nearly twenty years worth of outdated computer hardware.   Over the past few months, opening the closet’s door would set off an avalanche of old video cards, mother-boards, and an assortment of audio/video cables.  Depending on your reflexes, and how fast you opened the… Continue reading Repurpose Your Old WiFi Router As A Super Router or Repeater With DD-WRT

Anonymity on the Web – Tor Browser

Vidalia Control Panel

Developed by the Tor Project, Tor is free open source software that allows you to surf the web with a high degree on anonymity.   Initially, your web request (for the website you will eventually connect to)  is bounced through a number of server relays, and through this process, your IP address (your online identity) is… Continue reading Anonymity on the Web – Tor Browser

Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse – Update

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article on how to run two computers with single keyboard and mouse.  The software at the heart of this process is an open source item called Synergy.  In the article, I also mentioned several different types of software using Synergy.  In all the examples, you must have… Continue reading Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse – Update

Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse

Years ago, before I became enlightened, I toiled over Windows based machines where I did lots of graphic work and design/data entry on spreadsheets and data bases.  One day, I attached an extra monitor to my computer and discovered that two monitors doubled my desktop space and made my work life a lot easier.  Duh,… Continue reading Run Two Computers with a Single Keyboard and Mouse