The Gentoo Experience

So it’s been almost a year that I’ve switched to Gentoo Linux, and I’d like to share my experience with those that are curious and want to try it. Gentoo Linux has a reputation in the Linux community for being the most hardcore Linux distribution there is, second to perhaps “Linux from Scratch”. This reputation […]

Switching to Dvorak (Part-2)

So I’ve had a fair share of typing experience in Dvorak, I’ve learned to touch type and gotten to the point where I could type less than 20 wpm blindfolded. The experience of trying to learn an alternative layout like Dvorak had been fun though, but in the end I decided to revert back to […]

Switching to Dvorak (Part-1)

Recently, I’ve noticed that I get a lot of wrist pain after hours of extensive coding. At first I blamed it on the Acer netbook I owned, specifically the narrow key gaps on the keyboard which kind of makes sense. But then, I decided to research more ways to make my typing more comfortable and […]

OpenBSD (First impressions)

BSD’s are operating systems that I always had a keen interest in, mostly because unlike Linux (which comprises of mainly the kernel), BSD’s are developed and distributed as a complete operating system. What I mean to say is that, GNU/Linux consists of a subset of user land tools (GNU) selected by the distribution developers along […]

Gentoo Linux Review

So it’s been a month that I’ve switched to Gentoo Linux. I must say that I gave it a very long and careful thought. I was intimidated at first with the idea of even spelling the name of Gentoo Linux and there is a reason for that. Thing is from the very beginning, since the […]

Smooth video playback @Youtube [Linux]

So recently I’ve been researching about how to get a better video playback experience on Linux when browsing sites like Youtube. Video playback from the early days of Linux was most of the times a headache, especially because there were not many “good” alternative to a lot of proprietary codecs. Especially now that flashplayer is long dead and […]