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Defining Scope of this site

posted Jul 6, 2016, 8:49 AM by Nathan Wolf   [ updated Jul 6, 2016, 9:03 AM ]
I find that I keep a lot of information that helps me to navigate the technological sea of which I sail. I have come to the determination that I should be quicker to share the information with others, though, I truly don't know how useful it is to anyone but me. None the less, 05 July 2016 marks the day that I have decided to begin this documentation journey. 

Linux has become the most important tech subject of which I engage in on a daily basis. I find it frustrating that it has not been more widely adopted and those that have started using it or dabbling in it often don't continue to use it for reasons I don't always know. I don't think Linux is the perfect operating system as there is no such thing, but I do think it is very much better, for most things, than the more commonly used alternatives of Windows and Mac. 

There are many, many flavors of Linux. The one I prefer today for a myriad of reasons is openSUSE. You can see their reason for why here but my reason is, in short, I find openSUSE to be a great distribution for the beginner and advanced user. Their web site is very logically laid out and the install from their software.opensuse.org site is straight forward and super easy to use. The Wiki page is very well documented and the community of users are friendly and extremely helpful (admittedly, most Linux communities are).

With openSUSE, I also appreciate how easy it is to try out other desktop projects instead of the more typical KDE and Gnome. If you have an older machine that cannot handle a heavier desktop environment, options like LXQt and MATE are readily available for install and from the login screen you can switch to the Desktop of your choice. 

In summation, openSUSE represents a very stable and flexible distribution that is easy to maintain, add software and manage cleanly. This will remain my distro of choice until it decides to longer maintain this culture of production, which I hope is never.

Other tech things that interest me is the 8-bit world, specifically those things that were significant to my childhood. My first computer, the Commodore 64 will always maintain a significant status for me as well as the 3 Amiga computers that followed. The other computer, one of which many students used in the 1980s, that I have an affinity for is the Apple II series, specifically the Apple IIc playing the game Oregon Trail. I am going to use this page as a reference for hardware and software you can use to keep these machines [relatively] relevant in today's ever changing world of tech.

I realize that this site will essentially have an audience of one... me... but that's okay.
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