I've been exploring Fedora Heisenbug in five different guises - Gnome 3, KDE, Xfce, LXDE and MATE
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.
I have installed all four versions (Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce) of Linux Mint 16 on different hardware, here are a few notes and comments about it.
Making things right when something goes wrong, and a summary of what I have seen and done in this series.
Two Linux distributions (Xfce and KDE), based on Debian Testing, with LMDE extras.
My hands-on experiments with some advanced Btrfs capabilities show why it's such a useful tool for Linux administrators.
My attempt at installing Mint 16 on a UEFI system with Ubuntu has had some - at best - mixed results.
A look at the RAID capabilities of the btrfs Linux filesystem
Resizing, Adding Partitions, Adding Disk Drives, Snapshots - all while the btrfs filesystem is still mounted!
Variously called "B-Tree" or "Better" or even "Butter", here's what I found when I started to explore this 'fast-moving target' of a file system.
A few more days, a bit more experience, A lot more details - and a btrfs filesystem installation!
The 13.1 release of openSuSE is here: so how does it work on various systems, with and without UEFI Boot – and when UEFI, with and without Secure Boot
Here's what I found using open source software to enable device management on Linux.
A third display brings up some interesting questions and nice possibilities. Here's what I found when testing it out different versions of Linux - and Windows.
Buying refurbished systems can save a lot of money and produce impressive results: here's what I found when testing out openSuSE and Fedora 19 on a a refurbished Lenovo.
Some hands-on experience with Korora 19.1 - and some comments on UEFI boot