Taking Linux Mint 18.1 “Serena” for a spin
February 10, 2017
Sadly it’s been quite sometime that I’ve tried to spend any amount of time on a Linux desktop for fun (rather than work), even the general Linux category here on the blog is fairly dust ridden. In the proccess of starting this entry I realized that my last “going for a spin” post was from Ubuntu 12.04 and the last post about Linux Mint was about KDE & Superkeys in 2012. So with that depressing note out of the way, lets talk about the new Linux Mint 18.1 released two months ago.
Taking Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin for a spin
May 10, 2012
It’s been about 2 weeks since Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) has been released and I figured it was about time to take it for a spin. I reformatted my Dell Latitude E4200 (which was running Linux Mint 12 KDE) and installed the 64 bit desktop edition. I thought I was done with this entire Unity/Gnome 3 debacle and off to KDE forever, turns out that might have been premature.
KDE: “Windows Key” to open Kickoff Launcher
March 8, 2012
When I installed Linux Mint 12 KDE, as with anytime I install an operating system (except OS X, since you don’t get choices), I had to make a few small modifications before I got up and running. I start with the applications I want to have installed and to turn off tap-to-click. One of the other tasks under Linux is to set a few key bindings that I’m in a habit of using from Windows.
Mounting Box.net on Mint 12 / Ubuntu 11.10
February 28, 2012
Right now, through March 23, Box.net is running a promotion to give you a free 50 GB for life (instead of their normal 5 GB) if you signup through their Android application. If you don’t know, Box.net offers cloud file storage and sync, much like Dropbox. Personally, I prefer to use Spideroak, but I figured I’d give it a shot for a free 50 GB. Now I’m not going to be uploading 50 GB of documents from my Android, so the real question was how do I use it under Linux?