Enabling the Remote on a MacBook Pro Running Ubuntu 12.10

I’ve been using Ubuntu for the last few years. It was not my first choice, Debian was –because I like a balance between configuring things by hand (call it choice) and automation. The problem, Debian on my Yonah based MacBook Pro (that’s the last 32 bit Apple computer before the 64 bit platform was introduced), was more

Show Stoppers, OS X vs. BSD & Gnu-Linux

I hate how Free OS critics attempt to undermine projects by mentioning that little things here and there don’t work or configure easily on BSDs or Gnu-Linux distros as they do on Windows or OS X (yes, I know what it’s based on). They list them as “show stoppers” as in they stop users from

“Free” as in “Liberty” Wireless Support

If recently found this article [1]1 titled, The Battle for Wireless Network Drivers by Jem Matzan, on the state of wireless support on the part of manufacturers towards Free (GPL’d or BSD’d) operating systems. It describes the process of reverse engineering and the difficulties involved with the development of firmware, lobbying for documentation and/or the