New Mozilla Firefox 2.0

2006-10-25 23:20:00 +0200

Mozilla Firefox 2.0 has just been officially released! I’m using Firefox since the days of version 0.4 where it was still called “Phoenix” and I like where it’s going to. So, I just installed the Windows version and my first impression: doing great as always!

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Installing SuSE Linux 10.1

2006-10-19 21:16:00 +0200

I’d like to write a short HOWTO on installing SuSE Linux 10.1 for amd64. It’s how it worked for me and my computer and doesn’t mean to be THE way.

So first of all grab the DVD image from here, which also includes the non-opensource software like Adobe Reader, Real Player and Flash-Plugin. SUSE just released an updated version called “remastered” which comes with all updates since the initial release. Don’t forget to compare MD5 sums (for Windows: use MD5summer) and then burn the iso to DVD with your preferred software. Once you’ve set your BIOS to boot from DVD-drive, insert DVD and up we go!

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My computer

2006-10-12 21:01:00 +0200

I got my computer about a year ago and assembled it myself. Though I like playing around with hardware from time to time, I’m always really glad when it’s all done - and working! So here’s what I have (only main specs):

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Ubuntu and SUSE

2006-10-10 20:17:00 +0200

As I already mentioned I recently changed from Ubuntu to SUSE. Why? To sum it up: I was up for a change! :-) And I liked the way SUSE integrated 32bit Software into their 64bit OS.

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Linux and me

2006-10-08 13:07:00 +0200

With “SuSE Linux 5.3” I gave Linux the first try. I just got quite familiar with Windows 95 and was up for something new. I didn’t really know what I was doing but the installation went pretty well - but no X-Server was working with my system… OK, that was it! …until “SuSE Linux 6.3”. I actually got X working and even my soundblaster. For the latter I had to “recompile” the kernel. Again, I had no clue what I was doing, I just followed some instructions I came across via Google. I still preferred using Windows for every day work. This changed a bit when I bought “SuSE Linux 7.2”, which worked out of the box! The follow-up version 7.3 was a disappointment, I had a lot of trouble with it and the same goes for 8.x, so I switchd to “Mandrake 8.2” (which is Mandriva today) and that did hit the spot!

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