Recording terminal sessions – script and friends

Most of us have wanted, at some time or another, to share an entire “session” on the terminal. I mean showing a log of the commands we typed, their output, and so on, to illustrate a procedure or clarify a concept. The “script” command has long been a tool of choice for this. To use […]

Building Debian/Ubuntu packages with sbuild

Many of the on-line instructions and tutorials are quite complicated. Why? It was easy for me: sudo apt-get install sbuild To build a virtual machine: mk-sbuild –distro=ubuntu –arch=i386 precise this will create a schroot in /var/lib/schroots/precise-i386. Note how it appends the architecture to the schroot name. Also note that the first time you run mk-sbuild, […]

The myth of better device support on Windows

It’s long been argued that peripheral support in Linux is far inferior to that under Windows, and that this has been a factor for Windows’ dominance in the desktop. More and more, the myth that Windows has any kind of technical superiority leaves place to the fact that marketing, and being bundled with nearly every […]