Tuesday, September 30, 2014

First fedora 20 Auto Prompted Update

Fedora gave notification of updates for new software. Since i'm using GNOME it uses the Notification with that desktop. Clicking on the interactive thingy at the bottom it brought me to Software Updates, I guess.



Clicking on OS Updates, a dropdown further shows what particular packages are being updated. I then clicked the "Restart & Install" button in the upper left hand corner. And I guess fedora needed to reboot because it did.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Installed Dropbox For Fedora 20

Thank you for this link: TechnoZeal I was able to install the dropbox repo and download dropbox in my brand new Fedora 20 install. Thanks from a newbie.






New Theme for Firefox



The Fox hugging Fedora

New Kernel in Fedora 20

Fedora 20 updated to the Linux kernel 3.16.x from 3.11.x. I know I updated (or allowed the update) the linux kernel during a

#yum update

but didn't expect a new kernel line all together. Talking about bleeding edge.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

3rd Quarter Financial Reports

It is always significant when we mark time. The mere act of looking at the clock seems to put a moment up on a pedestal. September is ending and the last quarter of 2014 is coming in a few days. So I want to put my financial reports out there and also to give a hint as to how I should proceed to 2015.

My Income and Expense Quarterly Chart
I got a small pick up from the latest quarter due to pretty consistent performance monthly from rentals.

My Expense breakdown Chart
The rise in the 2nd quarter is due to a bigger repairs cost. In addition to traditional summer repair, a bigger depreciation due to increase in capitalized property improvements, put total expenses to record high. Depreciation doubled this year (2014) starting May.


Friday, September 26, 2014

Fedora 20 Installed

I went ahead and installed Fedora 20 on an old machine circa 2007.
This desktop computer has dual core intel and 2 GB RAM.



It's been a while since I've tried Fedora again, but I keep getting good feedback from friends using it. I'm a GNOME fan so I can't stay away from a distribution whose default desktop is GNOME.



The last time i tried GNOME in Fedora I was disappointed with Evolution. I got Evolution up and running my Gmail now. I have contacts and calendar automatically from online accounts.

Gnucash and LibreOffice are a must have for my tasks.

Gnome 3.14 was released today. If it makes it to Fedora 21 that's coming out December, I surely will upgrade this machine to the newest.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Password Leaks

Logins and passwords were leaked. An estimated 3 million users were affected. The good news was that most of the logins were three years old.

The LastPass Blog came out with an interesting analysis of the data set leaked. It's still the same problem with too short and too simple a password. People are still using the same weak password for many websites.

Use lower case letters, use numbers, use symbols. Make your passwords at least 14 characters. The longer the better.

Don't reuse passwords.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Switched To Xubuntu

My old machine with its 2 GB RAM is showing its age when I run Ubuntu Unity. After numerous freeze and random theme issues, I decided to throw in the towel. I'm installing Xfce.

Switching To Xubuntu


I miss my Gnome keyboard shortcuts but my Xfce desktop is a lot faster and nimble. I can't control volume from my keyboard and that's annoying. I can minimize windows again. No more freezes and random display issues.

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Update For Libreoffice 5.3 --> 5.4

The Libreoffice blog says there's an update available today for Libreoffice suite. The productivity suite is now ready with version 5.4...