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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.
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.
A new update pack 2014.01.15 for SolydX and SolydK, along with a new update release schedule.
Installing multiple Linux distributions on a UEFI boot system - here are my experiences with Korora/Fedora and Mint/Ubuntu.
I install four different desktops: Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon and Xfce.
Adding a high-res camera and a USB wi-fi dongle for more fun with the Pi
A unique alternative operating system - not a Linux based one, but one with a long history.
Two ways to turn the Raspberry Pi into a media player and home entertainment hub