Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Name of This Blog

Today I received the latest sascom magazine and found an article about retaining analytical talent. One of the items in the topic of finding talent, is "The skill set involves both sides of the brain". That's what I'm trying to write all about here!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Debian GNU/Linux and LibreOffice

I've upgraded my personal computer from Windows XP to Debian GNU/Linux, a modern, 64-bit operating system. The experience has been excellent, and you know you've done the right thing when you realize over half of the software you have on your old system are there just because the OS was either doing something incompetently, not at all, or if you didn't have the software it was a huge security risk.

Anyway, it's been great, but one thing has been driving me crazy. When I go to shutdown, I can't. The Gnome interface seems to just ignore me. I finally found out what the issue was, and I wanted to share it with everyone: The LibreOffice quickstarter is interfering with the ability to shutdown or logout. Disable it, and it should be fixed.

So there. Now if you have no idea what I've been talking about regarding Debian, go download a CD to try it out for free. If you've ever tried to keep a Windows OS up-to-date, you'll know how much a relief Debian GNU/Linux is. Package management - you're my hero!