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The Linux Chronicles – Downloader Upate


This will be a brief one today.  This is an update and error correction post regarding download managers.  I’ve spent a couple of days with both Gwget and Downloader for X so I know more about them. Gwget frankly isn’t ready for prime time.  It downloads but that’s about it.  On my machine it doesn’t […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 28th, 2009 under Computing | Comment now »

The Linux Chronicles – Download Managers


Yesterday was spent looking for download managers and getting “Free Download Manager”, the best damned download manager on the net, running under Wine.  It was refreshing to have a day of success. For those of you who are not familiar, a download manager is a program that runs outside of your browser (or in the […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 26th, 2009 under Computing | 1 Comment »

The Linux Chronicles – Wine and…


Well, Irfanview in this case :-) Anyone who has used Irfanview knows that it’s the best image viewer and lightweight editor out there.  It’s fast, handy and the photo correction functions can do some amazing things to photos.  Only problem for us Linux fans is, it’s a windows-only application.  To run windows applications under Linux, […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 25th, 2009 under Computing | 3 Comments »

The Linux Chronicles – In-Progress Report


The last few posts have been awash in details.  I thought that it would be a good time to sit back and evaluate the effort to date.  In the beginning I proposed to prove or disprove this hypothesis: An ordinary users of modest computer skills can install Linux and then do productive work with it. […]

Posted by neonjohn on January 22nd, 2009 under Computing | Comment now »