18 Oct 2017
The release of Ubuntu 17.10 marks (yet another) paradigm shift in the
development history of this Linux distribution. The home-grown Unity
desktop shell is gone; Ubuntu 17.10 offers a Ubuntu-flavored Gnome desktop
experience. This article lists my impressions with Ubuntu 17.10. It’s
really mostly negative impressions, but some things are better than with
Ubuntu 17.04. May it help others make the decision whether to upgrade to
17.10 or not.
19 Jul 2017
Phatch is a fantastic tool to process a large number of photos in the
same manner. For example, I use it to shrink images to show on a digital
picture frame. Unfortunately it has not been maintained for years, and it
will not start on recent versions of Ubuntu. Here’s a workaround.
1 Jun 2017
Linux, Samba, Tips & Tricks, Windows
I have some (virtual) Windows machines running in a network of Linux
hosts. I keep some Windows applications (most notably, WSUS
Offline Update) on an external hard drive that is connected to a Linux
host via USB and shared with the Windows machines via Samba. Despite
relaxing the Windows security settings more and more, Windows refused to
run the applications on the shared drive until I made a change to the
Samba configuration on the Linux host.
7 Jan 2017
Howto, Linux, Server, Tutorial
Here I describe how to automate deployment of Discourse to your own
server using Capistrano.