Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Manjaro Linux

Since I last posted about a Linux distribution it's been a while and it was all about Arch Linux. Well, four years later it's again about Arch - more or less: Manjaro Linux. This distribution is based on Arch Linux, is completely binary compatible with it's ancestor but maintains it's own repositories.
During the last couple of years I mostly kept Debian based distros running on my laptop (still this one :-) ), sometimes Debian itself and sometimes Ubuntu. I did not have the time to go through the Arch Linux installation routine which - by my last post you might have guessed - can be a little daunting. However, I do think that Arch's "pacman" package manager and their build system is one of the finest out there. This is where Manjaro comes in handy: it provides a live system with a GUI installer which doesn't take more than 10 to 15 minutes and it's all done.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

10 years...

...well, kind of. I've started this blog 10 years ago but I did not contribute a word during the last 4 years. Beginning last year I moved from Wordpress to Blogger but I completed the transfer just recently. Don't get me wrong: I think Wordpress is a very nice peace of software but I just didn't have the time anymore to maintain my own Wordpress installation, keeping everything updated and configured neatly. So I've exported the MySQL DB and somehow managed to import it's content to Blogger. To be honest, I don't really remember how... I think I found some kind of Wordpress-to-Blogger converter. However, it took some time until I got all files and images back right - hopefully I did not forget anything. Anyway, I don't want to abandon this blog and maybe I'll add some stuff in the near future again :-)