Linux "Rolling Distributions" always sound like a good idea. You get the latest stable distribution, and then on top of that you get the latest package updates shortly after they are released, rather than having to wait for the next major distribution update.
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 miliary 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 Corportation 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.
There's good news for many, and perhaps bad news for a few, coming for Linux Mint Debian Edition. This has been one of my favorite distributions since it was first released, because it seems to me that it stars from the Debian GNU/Linux base and then adds all of the goodness of Linux Mint, without passing through Ubuntu on the way.
What an odd situation this is. For the past week or so, the only netbook / notebook I have been carrying with me is the Aspire One 522.
I came across something else that happened while I was away the past few weeks, and is worth mentioning. SimplyMEPIS 11.
Following up on an excellent tip given in a comment to my previous post (thanks sahilahuja), and after quite a bit of browsing and reading, I have quite a bit of interesting new information about the Acer Aspire One 522. First, and most important, it turns out that the problem with it hanging on Linux boot has something to do with the wired and wireless network interfaces, and not getting them initialized correctly.
I have been away from my blog for much too long, and if there is anyone to whom this makes a difference I apologize. A week at a class in the U.
I've spent most of my time recently working on two or three of my new (or not so) sub-netbook systems, with surprising results. This information might be useful to others who are looking at such systems:HP Pavilion dm1-4010ez: This is the newest of the lot, and it really is a very nice system.
A few weeks ago I bought an Acer Aspire One 522 netbook. At that time, when I first saw it advertised, I wanted to find out what the screen resolution was before buying it.
Just a short note to others who might have hardware similar to mine. A couple of weeks ago I noticed that my HP Pavilion dm1-3105ez no longer connected to my wireless network.
My lovely new HP sub-notebook is now happily running Linux Mint 12, and dual-booting Windows 7 Home Premium, as explained in the previous post on this subject. The desktop is Gnome 3 with the Mint Gnome Shell Extension (MGSE):I will note here that although this has been the standard desktop in Mint 12, and it is certainly more comfortable to use for those who are accustomed to previous Mint (and Gnome) releases, it is not without its drawbacks and unpleasant side effects.