It has been a while since my last post. No, I haven’t forgotten this blog, but I have been busy with other things.
My fall teaching is just beginning. I am teaching a class on operating systems. We use the dinosaur book. The aim of the class is to give students the conceptual background needed to understand modern computing.
On the linux front, I am mostly biding time awaiting the final release of opensuse 12.2. At present I still have 12.2 RC2 installed on my test systems. There were a few bugs in that release candidate, but they seem to have been mostly ironed out by now. The public release of the final version is scheduled for September 5th, so I will be busy teaching my class for that day when I would have preferred to be downloading and installing.
I am about to reorganize our home network, but that too is awaiting 12.2 final. We have just replaced my wife’s Vista desktop system with a newer Windows 7 system. I will claim the older Vista hand-me-down as my new linux desktop. It will be linux only, with part of its disk set aside for a samba share to be accessed by all home computers. My older current desktop will revert to use for linux testing and for Windows on the occasions that I need it (mainly for preparing annual tax returns).