DataBook® Troubleshooting Documents

I have recently finished adding some new documents to the Troubleshooting section of the DataBook for Linux Administrators. This includes some general troublesooting tips as well as some information on troublesooting ElectroMagnetic Interference (EMI) problems. Be sure to refer to…

Announcing the Formation of Millennium Technology Consulting LLC

I would like to announce that I have now started my own company, Millennium Technology Consulting LLC. We use Free Open Source Software (FOSS) to  save money, improve security and extend the life of existing computers for small to medium…

Kickstart Article Published in Linux Magazine

An article I co-authored with Bruce Garland, a co-worker at Cisco Systems, has been published in the June 2008 hardcopy issue of Linux Magazine. The article has just (August 2008) been put up on the Linux Magazine web site at:…

Beware of Foxconn Motherboards

Foxconn is a motherboard manufacturer that is deliberately programming their BIOS to crash non-Microsoft operating systems, especially Linux. Here is the link. Read for yourself and check out the disassembled BIOS code that this user found. http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=869249

Software Patents Ruled Invalid by PTO

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has basically ruled that software patents are invalid. This invalidates many patents by many companies, including those patents with which Microsoft sought to bludgeon the Linux ecosystem. The ruling is particularly good news…

Notes on the Organization and Completeness of the DataBooks

You may notice that some of the sections of these books are only partially completed, and certainly there are entire sections and chapters that are missing from these books. In fact “The DataBook for Linux Administrators” is barely even begun.…