Tag Archives: GNU/linux

Using Email at McGill university: Ongoing suffering of an open-source user, year 9

It’s 2020, and the world has changed. Well, yes, there’s that, but I meant that the world of email has changed. For reasons I won’t speculate and rant about here, the problem of spam has not been solved, and email … Continue reading

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Printing (PDF) to uPrint printers at McGill from GNU/Linux

It’s been six months since I notified McGill ICS of an update for their page on using the campus uPrint service from GNU/Linux. They haven’t updated anything, so this is to explain how to do it. This change is relevant … Continue reading

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Tied selling of Windows O/S with computer hardware in Canada: a complaint to the Competition Bureau

To follow up on my recent victimization by the “Microsoft Tax”, I filed a complaint with the Canadian Competition Bureau, the federal agency charged with investigating anti-competitive behaviour. I think I understand their response, which I’m including below, but there … Continue reading

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GNU/Linux on HP Mini 1116NR

I got an HP Mini 1116NR. It has a solid state drive (16GB), so I hope I can commute more easily with it, even if I’m cycling or even running (it fits snugly in my very small camelbak-like pocket!). It … Continue reading

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Email clients

(Some older thoughts on this on my software/linux page at CPBL unix lessons.) I imagined that switching from alpine to mutt would solve all my problems, but I have been unable to configure mutt to my liking. I reach my … Continue reading

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