Hands-on comparison of Debian GUN/Linux and three first- and second-generation derivatives.
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.
It's been a long time coming, but it is finally - almost - here.
More trial and error attempts to set up multi-boot on my new laptop. Here's what I've learned to date.
Installing Fedora and Mageia has been easy - but configuring UEFI Boot has been a nightmare
I spotted a bargain laptop recently which I couldn't resist. Now to get it ready for Linux.
Adding these two video codecs allows you to play DVD movies and recorded TV.
This forked distribution that has carried the Mandriva torch for several years delivers its fourth major release.
Experience really shows in this versatile Linux distribution
Exploring this Debian GNU/Linux derivative that is tightly focused on security analysis and penetration testing - and it comes with a mind-boggling array of utilities for that pupose.
More adventures with add-ons: a four-port USB hub specifically designed for the Raspberry Pi, and a Bluetooth USB adapter. Also, as summary of hardware and costs so far.