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!
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.
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?
Cinnamon and MATE, UEFI and Legacy Boot, I've tried them out and here are my results.
Improved, with four USB ports, Micro SD card socket, lower power consumption and overall cleaner board design.
Here's my take on Computer Aided INvestigative Environment - a Linux-based, UEFI-compatible LIVE USB/DVD digital forensic system.
A new release of this nice, compact KDE distribution - and some notes about installing it on one of my UEFI systems.
Another in the Acer Aspire 11.6" 1366x780 product line - but this time things didn't go as smoothly as I would have liked thanks to the wi-fi.
It has been a year since the last openSuSE release. Has it been worth the wait?
More bells and whistles than a traveling circus, this is a completely over-the-top Linux distribution.
I've been looking at pre-release versions of these three distributions. With final releases due in the next few days or weeks, they are shaping up very nicely.
Mix wired and wireless networking in a four-floor home, add a lot of inertia to be overcome, and you get a rather interesting case study.