Some hands-on experience with Korora 19.1 - and some comments on UEFI boot
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.
Mint 15 KDE is released, and looks good as usual — but it doesn't install on my UEFI boot systems.
Could this lightweight desktop for one of the most popular Linux distributions be your next software must-have?
Hot on the heels of Fedora 19 comes this everything-including-the-kitchen-sink derivative.
On time and on target, this is a good release — and I've installed it on traditional BIOS and UEFI BIOS systems. Here's what I found.
Sometimes a firmware update can be the answer to a tricky problem — but alas, not always.
Taking a look at this excellent Linux distribution suitable for anyone from first-time Linux installations to seasoned hands.
I've been experimenting with installing the new Debian release across a number of devices - here's what I've found so far.
Korora is based on Fedora, but comes with lots and lots (and lots) of additional packages — here's my screenshot gallery of the desktops and contents.
UEFI and GPT are OK, Secure Boot not quite yet, according to my exploration of a recent pre-release build.