Windows 8 is OUT on my next-generation Pavilion dm1, and Linux — in the shape of Fedora 18, openSuSE 12.3, Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10 — is IN.
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 much-anticipated release of Linux Mint 14 is here — and the next release of openSuSE is on the way. Here's my take on Linux Mint 14 and openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 1.
The updated distribution shows steady improvements, package updates and more flexibility in desktops, catering easily for fans of Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and Gnome.
After several delays, openSUSE 12.2 has finally arrived and it's mostly good news. But along with all the positive experiences, you should watch out for a problem with Grub 2.
The KDE netbook desktop is a little-known and underappreciated alternative that is included in every KDE installation. My step-by-step guide is designed to help raise its profile
Review Mint 13 KDE and it soon becomes clear that it's a release that contains so many good things in a single package
Not just a refuge for those disillusioned with Gnome and KDE, the Linux Mint 13 Xfce distribution stands on its own merits
It says a lot about the health of Linux distributions that four of the latest release candidates from openSUSE and Linux Mint perform so smoothly
After a week in Iceland (about 2,500 pictures) and a long weekend in the Swiss Alps (about 500 pictures), I can not say enough about how good digiKam is when you are on the road, taking lots of pictures, and you want to both process them locally and share them with friends and family.
It is well known that I am a long-time fan of Logitech products. Well, they've done it again.