Updating Linux still is problematic. That’s a problem if “traditional” Linux is going to break out from the desktop.
Over Christmas, the wireless ISP link at my vacation home failed. It took 2.5 days to get the rural ISP to fix the relay point upstream… and I had to “re-educate” technicians about the problem several times. Looking at the lost productivity, even factoring out Christmas as a day off (despite my plan to give […]
I just sent off my order for a new FON router. Years ago, when FON just got started, I was an early adopter. And, I have to say, FON left a bitter taste in my mouth. The premise of FON hasn’t really changed, though the terms of service have gotten better. You buy a router […]
Yes, that’s right. If you have an AirPort Extreme 802.11n and want to use Time Machine, it looks like you now can. I have successfully backed up my 12-inch PowerBook G4 over Wi-Fi to my AirPort Disk… and then restored the entire backup via Wi-Fi from my AirPort Disk. It took an excruciatingly long time […]
LinuxDevices.com said over two years ago “The day when WiFi cards “just work” under Linux may be fast approaching.” Sorry, hasn’t happened yet. This is one of those things that hardcore Linux users scoff at, and everyone else says “exactly!” I have never been able to make a secure Wi-Fi connection (WPA or WPA2) on […]
A quick follow-up to my last post… I figured it would be a good time to try out that Time Machine-via-AirPort Disk functionality we forced Apple to release. So, I booted up from my Leopard install disc, partitioned the drive, rebooted, and ran Restore System from Backup… Note: You have to reboot after formatting a […]