Author Archives: Peter on Linux

Linux Command Line Gold

There’s nothing like a command line for when you need to get things done. Here are some resources (maybe repeats from years past?) that can give you an edge when you’re looking for a fast and efficient way to do … Continue reading

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Choosing an open source text editor

For many programmers, their first “real” program was some kind of a text editor. For some, it was an exercise in a programming class, or else an exercise in creating their first real, personalized, tool that worked the way the … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons Linux Rules

Open Sauce, July 2007 It’s just something like three and a half years since this was written, but these things just keep staying as important as ever. I’ll add a few more editorial comments in-line here, but slowly AND surely … Continue reading

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My favorite hardware company sells software and it based in Redmond.

Open Sauce May 2005 I’m still using the wireless keyboard I bought back in early 2005, but to be honest is feels downright cheezy when I compare it to the Apple keyboards I’ve been using lately. Not so much that … Continue reading

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How and why to write and edit ASCII text files in Linux

In the beginning, there was ASCII text format, and everything was compatible with everything else. Text still makes sense for many applications: it’s the format used for everything from email and the web to configuration files and source code. Although … Continue reading

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Do you trust the software industry to safeguard your rights?

This was an interesting column, published at the holiday season back in 2003. I’ll add in updates/commentary in italics in-line with the original text. Hope that’s clear! The new year is always a good time to be thankful. In the … Continue reading

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My Free Logo Adventure

It’s more than just turtles these days with heavy-duty Logo. Continue reading

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Some more list applications

I’m still searching for list applications/websites/services/what have you. And here are some more that I’ve found, though I’m not so sure that there’s all that much to choose among them.

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Google GQueue Application

I want to work with lists, and want to have them easily accessible to me from wherever, whenever. So, I started to look at some of the list apps I’ve been finding. Most of them are “to do” lists, as … Continue reading

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The Protection Racket: Why Red Hat shares didn’t tank after Microsoft’s patent claims

Back in 2007, the big question on everyone’s mind was: How can open source projects withstand the threat of being sued by the big proprietary software companies holding thousands of software patents? Here’s how I saw the problem, back then. … Continue reading

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