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The Four Largest Linux Desktop Users

The largest Linux deployments in the world are still on the server side, but in recent years it has been adopted more widely on the desktop front. Even though Linux is slow to be adopted on desktops outside of government institutions, there are large scale users out there who are proving that Linux is not jsut for computer scientists and programmers. Here is a list of the four biggest names who use Linux on the desktop side: 1. Google The most well known company to use Linux on the desktop is Google. Google runs a lighter skinned version of Canonical’s...

What is Linux?

What is Linux? We’ve all heard of Windows and Mac OS and have likely used either one or both of those operating systems. Linux is an operating system just like Windows or Mac OS. Linux runs on desktop computers, servers and mobile phones all around the world – there are millions of copies of Linux currently running. In fact the web page you’re viewing right now is being served to you by a Linux operating system – and if you happen to be viewing this on an Android phone , then that’s using Linux as well. The largest Linux installations...

ATC, ILS, MLS? Aviation Acronyms Explained

If you spend enough time hanging around Pilots or airplanes you’re bound to hear lots of acronyms such as ILS, OAT, MSA and a whole bunch more. Whether you’re a student pilots, considering flights training, or just an all around aviation geek, here are some of the more common aviation acronyms, explained.   Who’s Who ATC – Air Traffic Control A service provided by a state’s aviation authority to promote the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic. AO – Aircraft Operator Organizations and people who own or operate the equipment, procedures and information used to support the aircraft’s...

Digital marketing and model rockets

Digital Marketing is Like Launching Model Rockets

When I was nine years old my father bought me a model rocket, complete with solid rocket propellant engines, it was awesome! Building the rocket was pretty straightforward, you read the manual and put things together and hey presto you had a rocket. Launching it was simple as well, you would wire up a little battery operated ignition panel, push the button and away the rocket went; the manual told you how high the rocket would go (Depending on atmospheric conditions). Figuring out where the rocket was going to land, that was another task altogether. You accounted for the angle...

NVIDIA and Ubuntu Don’t Play Nice

I’ve spent the last week setting up some new (to me) HP Z210 Workstations with Ubuntu and Debian. The machines themselves are in pretty good condition, I got lucky with the used units which were sent to me – the graphics card is another story. NVIDIA graphics cards have a sordid history of doing nothing but create frustration for the open source world. They have never openly supported most of the Linux distributions I’ve used and always create some sort of a problem. These HP workstations came with NVIDIA Quadro FX380 cards which kept freezing the boot after installation. If...