A new release from this "over-the-top" Linux distribution always means there is a lot of fun in store. It just keeps getting better.
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.
The final release of Mint 17 is available, here's how it works for me on UEFI firmware systems.
A new release of this specialised Linux distribution for forensic analysis and penetration testing is always good news
Adding memory and swapping for an SSD was easy. Getting Windows 8.1 Update on the SSD a lot less easy.
Investigating a powerful and flexible feature in the latest Mint Cinnamon desktop - with multiple displays.
The next release of the very popular Linux Mint distribution will arrive soon. Here is a look at the Release Candidate, with Cinnamon and MATE desktops.
Several interesting new releases of Raspberry Pi operating systems - which means lots of fun.
With MiniMe, LXDE, MATE, KDE and Full Monty versions, there's a size and style for everyone in this distribution family.
Three more popular Linux distributions (and one failed attempt), and finally my overall impression and evaluation of my new Acer V5-131
A sub-notebook system at a good price means I just can't resist. First step: Windows 8 to 8.1 to 8.1 Update.
With Windows 8.1 (Update) out of the way, I'm ready to install Linux - if I can get the UEFI firmware figured out...
A new stable point release for Debian GNU/Linux (Wheezy), an Update Pack for SolydXK (201404), and updates for MakuluLinux and Tanglu Aequorea Victoria
Keeping the names straight, finding out what you are actually running, and figuring out if you will get future Windows updates is not easy.
A new release, a new installer, and a new desktop makes this a fun and beautiful option.
There have been recent reports of problems with Windows 8 Updates destroying Linux/Windows dual boot setups. My experience has been that, while there may be problems, they probably aren't as serious as some reports make them sound.