April scrots of my laptop

Running VSIDO Linux available at VSIDO Linux. Here are some current screen grabs of my Linux laptop.

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New stuff coming soon, I promise

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Been way to neglectful of the site.  Busy and other life things happen.  I’ll do my best to have some fresh and interesting content posted real soon!

Thanks for checking in…

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Color My Keyboard!

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Back in February, I bought a new laptop.  An MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro G.  I know, it rolls right off the tongue!  Windows 10 Home came pre-loaded.  Of course I removed all traces of Microsoft from the machine almost immediately.

One of the “features” of this great laptop, is that it comes with a mechanical “SteelSeries” multi-colored, led back-lit, keyboard.  This was not a factor when I purchased it.  I’ve had back-lit keyboards before and they are a truly great innovation.  While booted into the original OS that came on the laptop, I oohed, and ahhed at the colorful beauty.

Like I said, Microsoft was left behind and Linux found it’s new home.  No more colored keyboard lights.  Just the same old white back-lit keys I was used to.  I was ecstatic!  This was the first laptop I had installed Linux read more

Happy New’s Year…

Another new year.  Still using VSIDO.  Still hosting nixnut.com!  New challenges coming up this year.  Some health issues.  I’ll post more news about that sometime around the end of January.

Fluxbox, the 'floating' WM.

Hasn’t watching the news this last year been a doozie!  Obviously the title of this post should read “Happy New Year”!  The news, well forget that.  I quit watching all that drivel.  Nonsense…

Meantime, I’ve got the lappy so well tuned and setup I’m loathe to do a rebuild on it.  It’s been forever since I did a fresh install.  Testing for VSIDO, I’m afraid I’ve read more

RIP Ian Murdock…

An incalculable loss to the Linux community.  The ‘ian’ in Debian.  A humble giant of intellect in a community that often finds individuals very full of themselves with more than it’s fair share of ‘Prima Donnas’.  Mr. Murdock was the antithesis of this and will be sorely missed.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones.

Rest in Peace Ian.  You are already sorely missed… read more