Author Archive: Larry

Taking Korora 21 Xfce Beta for a spin

I say this a lot in the various blogs I do, to the point where I should just tape myself saying it and push a button. But here it is again: Testing a beta and reviewing it in lieu of a release is akin to sticking your finger in a bowl of cake batter and …

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Back in the saddle with Korora 20 Xfce

First, sorry for the long delay in posts. Without going into great detail, a.) I’m now gainfully employed again and no longer beating the bushes to find work, and b.) my trusty ThinkPad T60 which has been at my side for more than five years (more like seven, but I can’t remember when, exactly, I …

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A Vaio’s vices overcome

My good friend and Felton Linux User Group co-founder Bob Lewis called: Do you have a home for this old Sony Vaio laptop? If not, I’ll just take it over to Grey Bears (note: Grey Bears is a organization based in Santa Cruz, California, that helps the elderly and which, among other things, recycles computers …

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Meanwhile, back at the blog . . .

First things first: I hate being a statistic (I’m truly sorry, Mr. President). But as of a few Fridays ago, I have become a minuscule uptick — or at least, in a very infinitesimally small way, preventing a downturn — in the U.S. unemployment rate. In short, the Santa Cruz Sentinel laid me off after …

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ZaReason UltraLap 440 Review Part 1: Baptism by fire

[BLOGGER’S NOTE: Yeah, it’s unconventional to do a review in two parts this way, but the timing of my receiving the ZaReason UltraLap 440 coincided by chance with the week leading up to SCALE 12X, perhaps the busiest time of my year. All of which is to say, as you’ll see below, that a lot …

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Whew

Decompression can be a killer. A thousand pardons for taking so long to post about it, but the Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 12X was nothing short of fantastic on a variety of levels. No, that’s not hyperbole. Lawrence Lessig absolutely nailed it in the Friday night keynote. Don’t take my word for it — …

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One more week

OK, I could pun it up here: “I was weighed down by SCALE,” or some other eye-rolling line to explain why I haven’t written for the last couple of weeks. The fact of the matter is that I have been swamped with work on what may end up being the best show yet for the …

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Flocking together at SCALE 12X

They say “birds of a feather flock together.” And from that saying comes the terms “Birds of a Feather” meetup at various Linux/FOSS shows. BoFs are places where folks with the same interest get together and talk about them, and certainly it’s a place to exchange ideas and informally discuss their shared interest without a …

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Read all about it

First, the unfortunate word of a passing in the family: Korora 18 “Flo” has reached EOL (that’s end of life, for those of you keeping score at home), as noted in this missive from Chris Smart here. Yet that’s not all the news that’s fit to print. With Korora 20 “Peach” now out in the …

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G’day, world

Welcome to Larry the Korora Guy, one of the new electronic screed in the Larry the Free Software Guy‘s League of Extraordinary Blogs. This blog, running on Saturdays starting on Jan. 18, will talk about developments in Korora, tips and tricks for using it, and anything else that crosses the radar on all things Korora. …

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