Working with Linux

As of January 2008 I now use Linux for all of my computer use at home. Except for a virtual Windows machine (used for writing the System.Windows.Forms side of WarFoundry) my machine is Windows free - no longer am I dual-booting!

Despite its reputation as an unfriendly system I've managed to get quite a few additional features set up in Linux that are very useful and either wouldn't be available in Windows without extending the resource hogging or else would probably be charged for. That's not to say that it all went perfectly smoothly, but the majority of changes and installs are smooth and automatically handled.

Additions to my work/play environment

I've made a few additions to my work environment, adding new and interesting features each time. The following are brief write-ups of my experiences with them, as I get a chance to write them.

Bug fixes and problems

Sometimes I come across issues that don't seem to have very good resources to resolve them, or where a search returns lots of questions but no answers. When I finally resolve issues in that category then I will try to include solutions here.