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Me and Debian

My first real experience towards Linux was with Debian Sarge in 2005. Before that I had been mainly a Windows user – with a substantial desire to tweak things myself. Debian Sarge seemed to provide a nice way of doing many things but in reality it proved a bit too difficult. My 2005 self constantly struggled to get drivers and hardware working with Debian Sarge – and in the end the constant trouble led me to switch my operation system to Ubuntu. Overall, Ubuntu was good for me back in the days. I really loved Gnome 2 and the good old Nautilus file-manager, which was easy and customizable. It was probably around 2007 that I tried Debian again – this time it was Etch that got into my then current laptop. Debian Etch was a lot nicer experience for me than Debian Sarge had been. This time around I got everything running and things just worked. The problem that I encountered this time was with the software: Debian Stable was just too old for my needs. The software ran of course but it did not have feature x or y – and this was again something that drove me away from Debian. Continue reading

The differences between Freebsd and Debian Gnu/Linux

Since I have used both Debian and  Freebsd I thought I should make a list about the things I consider to be the key differences between the two.

The following differences may, and do, apply to some extent to other BSDs and Linux distributions. My purpose is to highlight differences to give a better view of things and by no means I am suggesting that you SHOULD or SHOULD NOT use the distribution of your choice. Continue reading

How to control site access in Linux: Block unwanted websites

Sometimes you might face a situation where you would want to prevent and block access to a certain websites for one reason or another. In Linux blocking an access to an unwanted website(s) can be quite easily achieved with the following simple procedure.

1. Open terminal client (gnome-terminal, lxterminal, guake, or something else)

2. write the following commands to become a root user so you can edit /etc/hosts file Continue reading