I’ve been using my previous hosting provider (PowerVPS) for over 10 years now! They had incredibly reliable service so I never switched. But for the past few years so many smaller companies have been providing much more competitive options. However I was just too lazy to make the switch. Just for fun: the last tweet by @PowerVPS was to me from the last time I purchased a server from them!
Officially Google no longer support Chrome for CentOS 6 (ref). The recommendation (for now) is to either switch to Firefox or Chromium. I decided to go with the second option. Obtain the YUM repository settings here: chromium-el6 repo. First uninstall Google Chrome # sudo yum remove google-chrome To install: # sudo wget http://people.centos.org/hughesjr/chromium/6/chromium-el6.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/chromium-el6.repo # sudo yum install chromium Do not launch Chromium immediately, if you want your Chrome settings to transfer over do the following:
Fedora 18 was released this week and I finally got around to installing it today. To be honest, on either my laptop or desktop I have not really used Fedora much since Fedora 14. I have been incredibly happy with CentOS for over a year and a half now, and I (begrudgingly) accepted Windows 7 on my laptop. Today’s installation of Fedora 18 made me question my use of time. I switched jobs exactly 2 years ago and found myself in the precarious position of having little to no spare time.
I am currently running the latest version of Firefox (8.0) and Google Chrome (15.0.874.121) in CentOS 6 64-bit using the Gnome 2.28 desktop. Both work fine, however Firefox renders fonts significantly better than Chrome. The Fix: The following steps fix the problem. Open the file .fonts.conf in your home directory, if it does not exist create it: $ touch ~/.fonts.conf Add the following contents to the file: <?
I’m migrating away from Fedora as my desktop operating system. I’ve been testing CentOS 6 which was released recently and I feel I would be much more efficient using it instead of Fedora. I still have quite a few quirks to resolve, but I have no doubt I’ll find the solutions. I bought a new desktop some time ago with the intention of running virtualization, so I plan to still test and use Fedora time to time, but I can no longer keep up with the rate of change.