TechBits Blog Posts

  • This is a Pure Knock Out
    on Dec 29, 2012 in video linux fun funny
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  • Cinnamon on LMDERecently the Linux Mint team released 1199 updates for LMDE. Well one of these updates was the upstream release of Gnome 3.2. I really did not care for it at all and I can see why a lot of users don't. If it were a tablet only desktop I might have a...
  • Turn a Windows User Into a Linux UserI had a friend complaining to me about BSOD's. Well I gave my usual speech about what they are and such and offered to analyze them. I pointed him in the path of a utility from Nirsoft, BlueScreenView and he sent me the results. I let him know that m...
  • Pensive Penguin Is Now Open
    on Aug 13, 2011 in blogs linux pensive penguin site
    I know I said it before but it really is now. I will post the first post to it later this morning. So if you have followed this blog or stumbled into it new, come visit at the new site Pensive Penguin. The site will be in a state of constant flux as...
  • Holiday Deals From Amazon - Too good To Pass
    on Nov 27, 2010 in shop
    Holiday Deals Through 12/23 This will be the final hurrah of Techbits. Don't wait in line this year, shop securely from Amazon and help my family in the process.
  • Techbits Last Post
    on Apr 11, 2010
    I have decided to close Techbits blog. Last week Blogger decided my Windows blog was somehow a spam blog. They have it shut down at this time. It certainly did not meet that criteria but Blogger's only recourse is to click a link to restore. Then you...
  • Ubuntu Introduces Maverick Meerkat
    on Apr 5, 2010 in maverick meerkat ubuntu
    Mark Shuttleworth introduced the next Ubuntu code name to follow Lucid Lynx on Friday of last week. It will be known as Maverick Meerkat. He stated that the mission to have free software on all shipping pc's is a Maverick idea and the since we are so...
  • Googles Newest Advertising Methods Invade Privacy
    on Mar 27, 2010 in google
    I am all for Internet advertising. After all it is what keeps the content free and flowing on the Interent. Without advertising revenue many sites would go belly up. Over the years I have seen many sites disappear from the lack of funding. I have s...
  • Design A T-Shirt Logo Contest
    on Mar 25, 2010 in linux
    This is a contest I can get behind and support. The Linux.Com Store will be featuring the best design from the contest in its apparel. You only have until April 11th to get your design submitted. Five lucky people will have their design chosen to be...
  • Wallper For Linux Poking Fun At Win98
    on Mar 24, 2010 in wallpaper
    I found this older cd insert for Windows 98 and made a few modifications. It is sized for 1024x768 so should scale decently for most desktops.
  • The Blog of Helios: Indie Gamers See The Linux Market
    on Mar 24, 2010 in games linux
    This post is for all the gamers out there who are wanting native Linux games. They are coming via Indie Gamers and others willing to port their code to Lynux. The Blog of Helios is highlighting and reviewing one of these games Caster. I am in the sam...
  • 5 reasons why the Ubuntu-Yahoo deal is a win-win affair.
    on Mar 21, 2010 in lucid lynx ubuntu
    interesting article here on the Google to Yahoo switch. I have to agree that Canonical should pursue any lucrative income streams. These are the avenues that will keep Ubuntu in production and free to us end users. I used to be a long time Yahoo fan...
  • Beta One Lucid Lynx Released
    on Mar 20, 2010 in lucid lynx ubuntu
    Ubuntu Lucid Lynx is fast approaching the final release. But for now the official beta one has been released and is ready for download. You can see the official announcement here or visit Distrowatch for a complete synopsis and breakdown. Read Canoni...
  • A Newbie's Getting Started Guide to Linux, Free Makeuseof.com Guide
    on Mar 16, 2010 in linux
    I am always in favor of free information especially guides related to Linux. Yes the offer comes with a gotcha. Is there anything really free? (Besides Linux) They do have a form and want you to receive emailed offers or information. This may or may...
  • How to Install Ubuntu Lucid Proposed Community Themes In Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid
    on Mar 16, 2010
    Have you seen the new themes? Are you wanting to try Lucid Lynx just a little without much hassle? Now you can. The Ubuntu Geek has a quick how to that explains how to install the Lucid Lynx themes and give your current Ubuntu install a facelift. He...
  • Update The Linux Kernel
    on Mar 14, 2010 in linux kernel update manager ubuntu
    One of the cool features of Linux is how the updates work. I'm going to talk about updates with Ubuntu but the same is true, methods might differ, for about all distros. I have the Update Manager set to notify when updates are available. The other ni...
  • Update The Linux Kernel
    on Mar 14, 2010 in linux kernel update manager ubuntu
    One of the cool features of Linux is how the updates work. I'm going to talk about updates with Ubuntu but the same is true, methods might differ, for about all distros. I have the Update Manager set to notify when updates are available. The other ni...
  • Read The Manual
    on Mar 7, 2010 in man page commands terminal
    Really, I mean read the manual or as it is termed in Linux, the man pages. This is one of the really great features of Linux. The the manual is already written and installed by default in most distributions. Learn what a command does on the command l...
  • Read The Manual
    on Mar 7, 2010 in man page commands terminal
    Really, I mean read the manual or as it is termed in Linux, the man pages. This is one of the really great features of Linux. The the manual is already written and installed by default in most distributions. Learn what a command does on the command l...
  • Nvidia Announces A Bug In Drivers
    on Mar 6, 2010 in nvidia drivers
    It was announced yesterday to discontinue use of the 196.75 WHQL drivers. This is believed to also apply to the Linux drivers 195.36.08 and 195.36.03. If you are using these drivers it is recommended to revert back to an earlier version such as 190.5...
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