A new Raspbian release, a sales milestone reached, and the Raspberry Pi is on its way to the International Space Station.
Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff
Various thoughts and adventures, including but not limited to Linux, assorted bits of hardware new and old, and occasionally Windows XP/Vista/7.
I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.
I've been working with the new Raspberry Pi 2 for a few days now. Here are some of my impressions, opinions, and thoughts about it.
I'm trying out the new RaspberryPi NOOBS 1.3.12 software release - and itching to get my hands on the new RaspberryPi 2 hardware that I just ordered!
When openSuSE 13.2 was released, Tumbleweed got promoted to the official openSuSe rolling release distribution, and Factory returned to being the unstable development codebase.
After just a few days of using Manjaro Linux, here is a list of my favorite features so far.
Manjaro is an increasingly popular Arch Linux derivative. I decided to try it, and I got a very nice UEFI surprise!
A new release and a new desktop for this distribution. Here's a summary of my experiences with it so far.
Just in time for the New Year, a new Raspbian release and a new NOOBS package. Here's how they installed and work on my two Raspberry Pi systems.
The new PCLinuxOS release does work on UEFI systems, in Legacy/MBR boot mode. But it still has problems with a few of my systems.
A new release of this venerable Linux distribution is always good news - and if you want to avoid systemd, this PCLinuxOS release could be your new best friend!
A new release from this Debian-Testing derived distribution: I'm trying it out.
Here's some background, and my take, on the new initialization daemon.
With Fedora 21 due for release, it's time to start installing. Here I walk through the Anaconda installer screen-by-screen.
I have installed Gnome, KDE, MATE, Xfce, and LXDE versions. Here are some comments, advice, and screenshots.
With Linux Mint Debian Edition set to switch from Debian Testing to Stable, what does this mean for its future?