A few more days, a bit more experience, A lot more details - and a btrfs filesystem installation!
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 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
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.