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Linux Rig
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A site about how we all use desktop Linux.
A site about how we all use desktop Linux.

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I met Alan through Quora. I knew he’d make a great interview and I was right! As he writes, he’s a person who likes to tinker, and the tinkering he does in his physical life translates well to Linux. I wouldn’t say I’m done tinkering with Linux, because…

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Charles Bukowski on computers

I am aware that the computer can’t do the writing for me…But I’m for convenience, if I can write twice as much and the quality remains the same, then I prefer the computing. Writing is when I fly, writing is when I start fires. —Charles Bukowski on…

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Typing Matters - a brief essay on the dangers of ambient computing

Walt Mossberg has a great, final column on the dangers of ambient computing: I expect that one end result of all this work will be that the technology, the computer inside all these things, will fade into the background. In some cases, it may entirely…

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Nabeel gives a great interview. What makes it so great? The level of detail is fascinating. But also, I agree with just about everything he says about why he uses Linux. Right down to his recommendation of Decoding Liberation. Knowledge workers need…

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Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches excerpt (and discount code)

My publisher created another slide deck from Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches. There’s also a discount code for the book. I’m not sure how they arrived at a 42% discount. Maybe double blackjack?

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" After much internal deliberation, I really do think it’s that GNOME is a great fit for someone like me, who doesn’t want to use a mouse. It works very well out of the box and requires very little customization to work for me. "

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You may have noticed some changes to the site! At least I hope you have… Here’s a quick guide to the various rationales: I shortened the site name to Linux Rig. The My quickly began to feel a little personal, like it was about my Linux setup, rather than…

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"Free software matters to me. I try to use as much as I can to be in control of my computing."

(also, enjoy the new URL!)

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"I use GNU/Linux because it matches my philosophy in terms of user freedom and control over software and hardware. I come from a background of proprietary software for multimedia creation and I made the move to free software not so long ago in order to get this freedom..."
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