Category: Usability

Categories: Commentary, Tutorial, Usability

  • Discoverability

    A interface design element that often is embraced by developers . . .

  • Disruptive Features

    Personal pet peeves that impede usability are mouse wheel cycling, . . .

  • Exploring Desktop Environments — 4

    As anticipated, evaluating desktop environment (DE) options to break away . . .

  • KDE Plasma — 4

    Testing KDE has been going well, but real-world reality checks . . .

  • KDE Plasma — 3

    Learning to configure the KDE panel initially was a tad . . .

  • KDE Plasma — 2

    The Dolphin file manager is above average but seems to . . .

  • KDE Plasma — 1

    For many years KDE has seen little action in the . . .

  • LXQt

    Exploring desktop environments (DE) continues with LXQt. Interestingly, LXQt, using . . .

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  • No Router

    My not-favorite firmware befuddled me once again . . .

  • GRUB and LILO

    The two common boot loaders for Linux systems are GRUB . . .

  • lddlibc4 command not found

    The ldd command is useful for checking broken links to . . .

  • Updating Multiple Systems

    In a previous role as Linux Admin for a mom-and-pop . . .

  • New Network Switch

    For many years in the house network I have used . . .

  • Give Linux a Try

    I ran across an online article where the author encouraged . . .

  • Machine ID

    In one of my virtual machines (VMs) I was frustrated . . .

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Reliable Software

A sobering commentary, but nothing new to anybody who has . . .

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  • Using Xfce Again

    Lately my Slackware 14.2 64-bit MATE desktop has been freezing. . . .

  • Remote Access

    Since configuring remote SSH and OpenVPN on my router, I . . .

  • Firefox Crashing

    I launched Firefox. I opened a bookmark to a regularly . . .

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  • WINE 4.0

    WINE 4.0 was released. At work we are using WINE . . .

  • Updating Vendor Firmware

    At work in our migration efforts we have successfully migrated . . .

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  • RKHunter Hidden Ports

    At work I received some rkhunter emails from a server: . . .

  • Windows Shortcuts

    An upcoming project at work is replacing a commercial off-the-shelf . . .

  • Dokuwiki

    I manage the knowledge base wiki software at work. I . . .

  • RouterOS and Proxmox

    After configuring a RouterOS virtual machine (VM) in VirtualBox, I . . .

  • VirtualBox NAT Network

    I wanted to tinker with Mikrotik RouterOS. One reason is . . .

  • NFS Stale File Handles

    We replaced a backup server at work because of hardware . . .

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  • GRUB Menus

    The menu options created in GRUB are classic geek poop. . . .

  • Updates vs. Upgrades

    With respect to computers and many other products, I do . . .

  • Not Invented Here

    One of the noticeable impediments in free/libre software is the . . .

  • System Updates

    There is something Linux distro maintainers do not handle well. . . .

  • Network Diagrams

    Vendor lock-in and proprietary file formats are the bane of . . .

  • MATE Menu Descriptions

    In addition to not having a Run option directly in . . .

  • Learning Linux

    There are many online tutorials for learning about Linux based . . .

  • LAN Notifications

    Once upon a time, notifications among LAN systems were handled . . .

  • GTK3 Scroll Bar Sliders

    GTK 3 developers seem to revel in perverting traditional desktop . . .

  • Broken Software

    Much has been written about how proprietary software cannot be . . .

  • Application Based Firewall

    A common question asked by Windows users new to Linux . . .

  • Customizing Firefox

    The Mozilla Firefox developers continue their rampage with removing usability . . .

  • Plan B

    My office computer had been a tad flaky for many . . .

  • Nvidia

    After 8 years my office desktop PC died . . .

  • Recovering Deleted Files

    A common question asked in Linux forums and covered in . . .

  • Using Windows 7

    Until this past summer I had been away from the . . .

  • Things to Do After Installing Distro X

    Ever notice those online articles titled “Things to Do After . . .

  • Familiarity Breeds Contempt

    Generally the expression “familiarity breeds contempt” means that the more . . .

  • MATE Menu Delay

    One of the mysteries that has annoyed me with MATE . . .

  • Slackware

    While mostly I use Fedora as my preferred desktop system . . .

  • LMDE

    Despite some shortcomings, I use Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) . . .

  • Finding the Right Distro

    While there are many “Best Distro for Beginners” articles on . . .

  • CentOS 7 As A Desktop

    CentOS (Community Enterprise Operating System) is a clone of RHEL . . .

  • Network Browsing

    Here is a simple usability issue I do not understand. . . .

  • Startpage

    I stopped using Google some time ago. Since my Firefox . . .

  • What Changed This Time

    I have been using Firefox since the Phoenix days and . . .

  • Authentication Required When Resuming From Sleep

    I used my laptop for a long spell without suspending . . .

  • Lazy Developers

    In Firefox there two examples of lazy developers . . .

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Categories: Commentary, Tutorial, Usability