My previous post on LMDE uncovered a lot of confusion. Here's an explanation of how to get around the problems.
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 you need to know and the latest LMDE roll-up release, and where you need to pay attention.
I've just bought a new Aspire One 725 Acer sub-notebook/netbook - here's my take and my adventures loading it with three different flavours of Linux.
A look at the latest release of openSuSE, which is so good I have installed it as the default boot on all of my computers.
Q&A: My questions on UEFI and secure boot, answered by Mark Doran, the president of the UEFI Forum.
A number of interesting new Linux releases are due out in the next few days or weeks. Here's a quick overview of some of them.
PCLinux 2013.02 KDE and MiniME are available - here's what to expect
Setting up multi-boot on UEFI-based systems has turned out to be quite an ordeal. Here is what I have learned so far.
Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDM and more comments on anaconda: the fun never stops!
Much anticipated, Fedora 18, otherwise known as 'Spherical Cow' has finally arrived - here's what to expect.
I've been trying to set up multi-booting with Windows 8 and Linux - with limited success. Here's what I've learned so far.
All the Linux Mint Editions have arrived just in time for the holidays - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce dekstops, and Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 6 with Cinnamon and MATE desktops.
Not having had enough abuse from my new HP Pavilion dm1-4310ez, I decided to swap the original disk for an SSD. Then the real fun started with EFI booting.
The much-anticipated release of Linux Mint 14 is here — and the next release of openSuSE is on the way. Here's my take on Linux Mint 14 and openSUSE 12.3 Milestone 1.
The updated distribution shows steady improvements, package updates and more flexibility in desktops, catering easily for fans of Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce and Gnome.