Back to blogging

tagged: python, foss, blog

Well, I am back to actively writing ... look inside if you want to know why and how

GNU vs Canon

tagged: debian, foss, hardware

Linux does not exist in American conusmer market. At least not for Canon.

Why does the Billlion Dollar OpenSource Company does not matter or should not matter

tagged: opinion, foss

Once in a while, I bump into posts praising Red Hat for the fact that its Financial Worth in the Stock Market has crossed the 1 Billion Dollar. Every time I read these posts I shiver. And let me explain why.

Building Octave-3.4 on Debian Sid


I wanted to build the latest Octave (3.4) on my Debian Sid. Well, it wasn't as easy as before, since I upgrade it quite often.

The future of Windows


Last week I participated in a Windows 7 course. I was sent to the course by my employer, although in my official role is Linux System Engineer. 9 people attended the course. Looking around my colleagues I had some interesting observations, I'd like to share.

Open Hardware - a short list of alternatives

tagged: arm, foss, hardware

I have been waiting quite a while to write this post. I think it's about time that people who want to write FOSS and support FOSS will also buy hardware from manufacturers that support it.

UEFI Secure booting is good for Linux


Microsoft will block non Windows on the ARM platform. Big deal. It is if installing Linux on any other Laptop is easy. Sure you can install Linux on most Laptops today. But does it really work?

Revisiting Windows 7 - Package management is possible

tagged: windows, foss

After a very long time I did not use Windows for my private needs, I have finally found the times to take a longer look on Windows 7. I have decided to install the operating system on a real machine to see it's real behaviour and interaction with plastic and iron

No more MONO on Ubuntu

tagged: ubuntu, foss, mono

Well, it's a quite a late response, but it ought to be. After Ubuntu has shoved Mono down our throats for quite a while, they have decided to retreat from it.

Analyst my S

tagged: opinion, foss, linux

Sometimes I just can't wonder An posts a blog which shows the guy has no clue what he's talking about. And people actually make such a fuss about it.

More GCONF Fun - Setting display backlight

tagged: debian, foss, linux

In my Clevo notebook all the Fn keys work, except the Brightness keys. So after search quite long, I have found that the only solution that really works for me is `xbacklight`

When friends spit FUD


Warning: This is not a technical post, rather just a boring rant and a call for advice. A friend of mine asked me what programming language he should learn.

Another crack in the Windows hagmony

tagged: debian, foss, hardware

For about 4 years now there is a possibility to get a Netbook with Linux. Now, there are many of them coming with Android and Meego.

Linux users - stop whining about UEFI Secure booting!


Sorry for the provocative title, but I think Linux and other FOSS Operating System should really stop whining about the UEFI secure booting.

Using BluetoothSpeakers without Pulseaudio

tagged: debian, foss, hardware

About 3 months ago I have purchased a Bluetooth Speakers set. I chose the Creative Labs D200, which provide me with nice tunes compared to the prices.

20 Years of linux - a humoristic view

tagged: debian, foss, linux

20 Years of linux - a humoristic view

Short news about the GNOME 2 fork

tagged: debian, foss, mate, gnome

Well, I've been following the [Development of Mate DE]( quite closely via github and it seems like the project is gaining momentum.


tagged: linux, hardware, foss

Hey, maybe some manufacturer will read this desperate post.

It's not the Gates, it's the bars

tagged: opinion, linux, foss

The BBC publishes an important [article]( by Richard Stallman. I felt this is so important and true it has to be copied an published here fully