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Another Graduation!

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Congratulations for graduating highschool Emily.

Ryan Orser.

New Server

Friday, May 7th, 2010 has moved to

Thanks for continued reading. There is going to be a new post about the new Ubuntu very soon.

Ryan Orser.

Vector Linux 6.0 “Light Live” Released.

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

I would normally only report about Ubuntu or other distributions that I would normally work with, but Vector Linux was the first Linux Distro that I had ever used.

Today, Vector Linux 6.0 Light Live was released. It has a KDE Desktop and Pidgin, but you cannot install with it. The Live Install Cd should come soon. This is just a see how it looks and maybe you will want to install it when the install CD comes out.

Here is an excerpt from the release announcement: (Excerpt comes from

Robert Lange has announced the release of VectorLinux 6.0 “Light Live” edition: “The VectorLinux team is happy to announce VectorLinux 6.0 ‘Light Live’. This edition is intended as a preview of the traditional installable release. It closely mirrors the original VectorLinux ‘Light’, but some packages have been added or upgraded, including the kernel. This is a great way to test VectorLinux before committing to a hard drive install. For us who already use it, our favorite operating system is now portable. Another practical use is as a live toolbox for troubleshooting and/or repair. There is a boot option for using it as a rescue disc for a previously installed system. Re-mastering VectorLinux ‘Live’ has been made easy for those who want their very own, personalized edition.

To download Vector Linux 6.0 Light Live click Here.

Thanks for reading,

Ryan Orser.

Happy Birthday!

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Happy 15th birthday Emily. Hope you have a great one.

Ryan Orser.

How to install Civilization 4.

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Here is how to install Civilization 4 in Ubuntu.

What you need:

  1. Ubuntu 9.04
  2. Wine 1.1.28
  3. Civilizations 4.

First you need to have Ubuntu 9.04 installed. Then you need to install Wine 1.1.28. Then we can start with the steps to install Civilizations 4.

  1. Put in the Civilizations 4 CD 1 to start the install.
  2. When the file manager windows opens right click on autorun.exe and click on wine programs loader.
  3. When the installer is ready click install.
  4. The next dialog box is the Install DirectX 9 so all you have to do is click Cancel
  5. Next the Install Dialog box opens. Click Next.
  6. Click next again.
  7. Click Install.
  8. When it asks for CD 2 put the 2nd disc in the drive and click OK.
  9. After it finishes click Finish.

Your done. Now you can set things up the way you want.

Ryan Orser.

Posts Coming Soon:

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4 Review and a Ubuntu 9.10 Alpha 4 How to Install. All coming this week.

Ryan Orser.

Windows Live 2009 is Crap!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

I have a Windows 7 and a Windows XP computer. I have installed the latest Windows Live Messenger and I have trouble logging in. This started with it “Could not find my contacts” now it cannot find “My internet connection.”

I and a lot of people do not want to have to troubleshoot a product that is windows based on a windows machine.

Solution: Use pidgin. Download at: It is Open Source and works great. It may not have all the features that Windows Live has but I have used it a lot and I love it. So if you are having trouble with your Windows Live Messenger use Pidgin.

How to (try to) install SAM Linux 2009 (Live CD)

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

SAM Linux is a PCLinuxOS based Distro with the XFCE Desktop Environment.

You have to log in to use the live cd. First you see Guest Account. To log in to Guest you can use Username Guest and Password guest.

  1. Before you start to install you have to be using Root.
  2. So in the login screen use Username root, password root to login.
  3. For me it has taken me to the PCLinuxOS desktop branding.
  4. So I went to XFCE button on the bottom desktop.
  5. Next you want to go to the system menu.
  6. Click on the GTK Live install.
  7. I have this running in a virtual machine so that if anything happens it will not affect my computer.
  8. After going through the dialog boxes click close on the Dialog Box saying something about the poor mans installation.
  9. After that I went to create partitions.
  10. In the partitions  dialog box I clicked on the the EXT3 box (I believe it is in Red) and put all the amount of hard disk in the root partition: /.
  11. After you need to click OK and it will format that drive after you press ok again.
  12. After the install will start copying files.
  13. After the copying of files are done click done it will ask you if you want to save the /etc/fstab modifications.
  14. Click NO if you are using a USB flash drive.
  15. Now that it is done take out the CD.

It probably will not work as it did not for me but if you can figure it out tell me so I can update the post.

Ryan Orser.

Happy Birthday MOM!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Happy Birthday. Another year  older, but not only that another year wiser. Welcome back from Paris, France!

Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Happy Birthday Barb! Congratulations on another year older.