Three more popular Linux distributions (and one failed attempt), and finally my overall impression and evaluation of my new Acer V5-131
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 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.
This Debian GNU/Linux derivative is absolutely jam-packed with elements for multimedia creation, editing and playing.
How does the Debian GNU/Linux Testing distribution compare to their Stable distribution, and to some of the Debian derivatives that I have recently looked at?
My first look at this wonderful Debian Testing/Unstable (Jessie/Sid) derivative reminds me of how much fun there can be in Linux.
This is the distribution that is touted as the "easiest" transition from Windows to Linux, so how does it stack up?
Time to replace my four year old mobile printer, here's my take on the HP Officejet 150
Two more Linux distributions, and a solution to the wi-fi problem
This is my first time with UEFI on an ASUS laptop, and I am very pleased and impressed.
I had almost forgotten how much fun personal computing could be; and that's the point of this miniature device.