Ben McCann

Co-founder at Connectifier.
ex-Googler. CMU alum.

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openSUSE 11.2 Setup and Review


openSUSE is my favorite Linux distribution.  Linux in general has some usability frustrations as a desktop user, so I hope to share some of the ways they can be dealt with.  If you have questions of your own leave a comment. Fix horrible bug that breaks buttons GDK has a horrible debilitating bug that was Read More

openSUSE 11.1 Installation and Setup


openSUSE 11.0 was the best Linux distribution I’ve ever used.  I was hoping openSUSE 11.1 would continue the great strides of late, but it’s a bit of a mixed bag.  One of the most frustrating things for me is that support for remote access is falling by the wayside.  VNC used to be better integrated Read More

Using a TV as a Monitor in Linux


I’ve connected both a Syntax Olevia and an LG TV to my openSUSE desktop.  Neither have worked well because they caused the default font size to be unusably large.  I’m talking gigantically huge, like only a few letters on the screen at any one time.  The solution is to modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. OpenSUSE 11.2 Read More

Setup and Configure openSUSE 11.0


Let me start off by saying that openSUSE 11.0 is the best Linux distribution I have ever used.  There are some rough edges surrounding KDE 4, but the package management in openSUSE 11.0 makes huge strides over that offered in previous versions.  If you want to get up and running with openSUSE 11.0 then there Read More