Mackenzie Morgan

Joined March 2008

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Gwibber – Twitter, Facebook, Pownce, Flickr etc. Client [Linux]

1st September, 2008

Micro-blogging is all the rage nowadays, though if you don’t know what it is you might want to check out Twitter Explained for a little tutorial. The default way to handle micro-blogging and updates is to keep refreshing a page in your browser over and over, but since that can be a bit of a […]


GRAMPS: Open Source Genealogy

5th July, 2008

When we’re kids, we learn stories of the past from our grandparents, often involving their parents and grandparents. How many of you remember those stories? What about the names of the people involved? Those of you with your hands up, are you into genealogy? I’ve been working on it for a couple of years now, […]

Linux Eye-Candy

Linux Eye-Candy

2nd June, 2008

Who loves eye-candy? Don’t be afraid to raise your hand. Right, so, to all you out there thinking Linux is nothing but command line, or at best GUIs like this one from GNOME 1.0 (circa 1997): I’ve got to say, think again. When I started using Linux two years ago, that was what I expected. […]


Virtualization-Free In-Windows Linux Installation

19th April, 2008

If you’re interested in installing Linux on your hard drive, but you’re a little worried about the prospect of partitioning your drive, there is a way for Windows users to avoid that learning curve. Wubi, which stands for Windows Ubuntu Installer, was designed to make dual-booting as easy as pi pie. The project hasn’t been […]


Put your Life On a USB Stick [Linux]

8th April, 2008

Last time, I wrote about Live CDs and how you can make your own custom one. Live CDs are great, but let’s face it, sometimes even a CD is just too big to carry around. You male geeks probably have no idea what I’m talking about, but the other ladies can testify that the pockets […]


Put your Linux Distro on a Live CD

27th March, 2008

An oddity of open source operating systems is the Live CD. It’s not something you’re likely to see coming out of Redmond or Cupertino any time soon, but for a few years now many Linux distros and versions of BSD have given this option. Recently, Live DVDs and Live USB have cropped up as well. […]


Getting Stuff Done on Linux [Part 2]

19th March, 2008

Last time, we covered Linux applications for creating content. Today we will be covering organizational and web-based programs for Linux. The Series of Tubes* We all use the internet. I’m sure anyone reading this has also heard of Firefox but do you know about all the others? Konqueror is a nice browser based on the […]


Getting Stuff Done on Linux [Part 1]

16th March, 2008

One thing you hear often about Linux is that there’s no software for it. This is simply not true. There may not be much proprietary software for it, but there is some, and there are plenty of free alternatives to what most offices use every day. This is just a quick overview of some of […]


What’s This “Linux” Thing and Why Should I Try It?

12th March, 2008

Lately, Linux has been receiving quite a bit of notice. Between the ASUS EeePC, the One Laptop Per Child project, Dell’s new Ubuntu line, Intel’s Classmate PC, and Everex’s Green PC, Linux has been getting a lot of attention from computer manufacturers. It seems every new computer in the last year has had Linux, but […]