Tagged: windows

Dead MacBook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surface Pro 3 0

Dead MacBook or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surface Pro 3

For about three weeks, I’ve carried around the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 as my “daily driver” laptop. I’ve written plenty of reviews about new machines, but what makes this “test” a little different is that I didn’t have a backup laptop. Under normal circumstances, anything I test is just a temporary thing. I may carry around a new device with me and use it as my primary computing platform for...

Setting up a new GitHub repo in TortoiseGit 1

Setting up a new GitHub repo in TortoiseGit

By now you’ve come around to accept that Git Is The Answer. You are a smart cookie and you’ve realized that GitHub Is The Answer (to Git). So you start creating GitHub repos for anything and everything (like me). It’s easy to create a new Git repo under Linux because GitHub tells you how. It’s also super easy to do so on Mac because you’ve got the GitHub client for...

OSX Knows Better Than You: How to change the default application for a file 0

OSX Knows Better Than You: How to change the default application for a file

In case it wasn’t obvious by the number of Apple related posts as of late, I’ve been spending almost all my time on OSX based machines. One of the things I’ve found annoying is that I couldn’t change the default file/application association, or at least I couldn’t figure it out. I watched a lot of (downloaded) videos on my computer and every single time I do so, I have to...

Installing & Configuring OpenDS 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 5

Installing & Configuring OpenDS 2.2 on Ubuntu 10.04

Recently, I’ve needed to setup an open source centralized authentication server. After research and testing some of the options, I settled on OpenDS, and while I’m leery of anything running Java, I’ll admit… OpenDS is really nice. Most importantly, getting it up and running is a piece of cake.

Ubuntu (or any Linux) Install from USB 1

Ubuntu (or any Linux) Install from USB

On Monday I covered how to install Windows 7 via USB drive, but leaving it on it’s own would be unfair to our Open Source brethren.  Fortunately, if you want to make a bootable USB drive (under Windows or Linux) with a copy of Linux, it just just as easy.  All you need is UNetbootin and optionally an ISO of your favorite Linux distribution.