I should add that using many of the features of gnuCOBOL may also help familiarize me with IBM COBOL advancements because as stated in the FAQ…GnuCOBOL implements a substantial part of the COBOL 85, COBOL 2002, and COBOL 2014 standards, as well as many extensions of the existent COBOL compilers. And the COBOL versions that […]

My take on Manjaro…so far

I’ve basically been fairly happy with Manjaro KDE. The thing that took away the biggest stumbling block in my previous testing is to update using the CLI. Manjaro is a little more aggressive concerning updating programs than I’d prefer. For example I just installed gnuCOBOL using pamac and it installed RC1 (release candidate #1) . […]

gnuCOBOL Screen I/O

Did some research and writing some sample programs to do more advanced screen I/O processing. Have done very basic Display/Accept. Need to learn to use the Screen Section for more advanced screen handling. In general my gnuCOBOL programs basically use the old IBM COBOL, I learned many years ago and don’t take advantage of the […]


I have listened to podcasts for many years. Many different types but especially technical and within technical mostly computers and within computers mostly Linux. I just discovered, IMHO a great new (not actually but to me) podcast called Command Line Heroes created by RedHat. Unlike most technical podcasts that become outdated within a few months […]


Have now successfully used Manjaro longer than I ever have before. Apparently only because I update manually from the cli with ‘sudo pacman -Syu’. How silly I was to assume that I should use the pamac app that tells me I have updates[by the clock at the bottom of the screen ]. I still use […]


Thoughts on IBM leadership change, especially with IBM recently acquiring Redhat. With Ginni Rometty (the 1st female CEO at IBM), to step down in April and Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst’s (formally from Delta) IBM promotion to President…what does that mean for IBM? Many on the Linux community had hoped Jim would step into Genni’s […]