Monthly Archives: January 2012


Graniteskies (dot net!)

After reading a lot of good things about people running linux on the Pogoplug, I decided to pick one up off of eBay.  I settled on the Pogoplug Pro since I was able to get it at a low price (US$25), it had wifi and a dual core processor.

I had intended this to act as a replacement and upgrade from my aging NSLU2 (Slug) that I had monitoring my primary UPS and other trivial tasks.  My goal was to replicate the same tasks as well as move my Asterisk and create an LDAP+mail server.  The slug has worked flawlessly for me over the past few years, I just wanted something with more USB ports, more power and gigabit.  Aside from my cable modem and my (fake) PAP2, every wired piece of equipment I have is gig rated.

Unfortunately, my plan on installing Debian didn’t work out as well as…

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Cinnamon 1.2 released

this is such a nice looking desktop


Cinnamon 1.2 is out!

All APIs and the desktop itself are now fully stable!

I hope you’ll enjoy the many new features, the desktop effect, desktop layouts, the new configuration tool, the applets, changes, bug fixes and improvements that went into this release. This is a huge step forward for Cinnamon.

We’ll follow up with documentation for artists and developers, and with a website for users to download, rate and comment themes, applets and extensions. For now, we hope you enjoy this new release as much as we enjoyed working on it. Some of the new features were requested by many people, others will come as a bit of a surprise. It’s a real pleasure for us to finally unveil the very latest of our favorite desktop and we look forward to receiving your feedback so we can improve Cinnamon further with each and every release.

Lees het hele artikel…

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Restarting Cinnamon

Thanks for yet another excellent article



Quite a few of the search terms people coming to this site use is restarting Cinnamon. Now to you and me this may seem obvious, but to someone new to Linux using Cinnamon it may not.

By the way this also works in Gnome 3 as they are effectively very similar at the moment.

First if your using Ubuntu you need to change a setting in the keyboard shortcuts

– Go to System Settings (in the Cinnamon menu its System Tools – System Settings)

-In System Settings go to Hardware > Keyboard

-Now with the Keyboard menu open goto Shortcuts>System>Show the run Command Prompt

(this will show as disabled. Double click and when “New Shortcut” shows hold alt and click F2.


This part is easy just hold Alt and Click F2 and type r and click enter and your done and cinnamon has restarted without having to restart…

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Request your Free Guide to Ubuntu

Yes this guide is excellent and will help you get started right!!

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GNU Project

this is pretty cool


“The whole GNU project is really one big hack, its one big act of subversive playful cleverness to change society for the better, because I am only interested in changing society for the better, but in a clever way.” Richard Stallman

GNU  is a computer operating system developed by the GNU Project. The GNU Project is a free software mass corperation Project, announced on September  27, 1983 by Richard Stallman at MIT. GNU’s initiative is ‘GNU is not Unix’. It was gave the name because of it’s design seem likes Unix but it is free software and does not cover  any Unix codes. 

Up until now, there is no accomplished GNU system. It’s affidavit  kernel is GNU Hurd. While GNU Hurd was developing, it has some license problems and some structural changes was applied. Later, Linux step in and a lot of GNU users migrated Linux kernel. GNU assists another…

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