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
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.
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
Mint 15 KDE is released, and looks good as usual — but it doesn't install on my UEFI boot systems.
Could this lightweight desktop for one of the most popular Linux distributions be your next software must-have?
On time and on target, this is a good release — and I've installed it on traditional BIOS and UEFI BIOS systems. Here's what I found.
Sometimes a firmware update can be the answer to a tricky problem — but alas, not always.
Taking a look at this excellent Linux distribution suitable for anyone from first-time Linux installations to seasoned hands.
I've been experimenting with installing the new Debian release across a number of devices - here's what I've found so far.
Korora is based on Fedora, but comes with lots and lots (and lots) of additional packages — here's my screenshot gallery of the desktops and contents.
UEFI and GPT are OK, Secure Boot not quite yet, according to my exploration of a recent pre-release build.
A test of the newly-released Ubuntu 13.04 release across four systems shows it's a solid release. But if you've previously been a fan of Ubuntu or feared it, this isn't the release to make you think otherwise.
The Live image is Secure Boot compatible, but the installed system is not?