Monthly Archives: April 2013

The raspberry pi adventure – part 6: Hands on with the command line

If you are into the Raspberry Pi you will like this


BeagleBone Black: Raspberry Pi Killer?


The new BeagleBone Black is out and a great contender for the Raspberry Pi.  At $45, it’s probably on par with the Pi for price, since you don’t need a uSD card for the BBB (BeagleBone Black).  With a lot more I/O, a faster processor, and better precompiled Linux package support the BBB is a very potent piece of technology.  I plan to use one in a couple of projects soon.

Check out Element14 for a comparison between the BBB and Raspberry Pi.  Also see the BeagleBoard website for great documentation on the product.

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What Does Linux Give Me?

I agree with this

The Chronicles of a Steam Powered Storyteller

Simply Linux gives me back both the magic and control back which has been sadly missing with the more mainstream operating systems.

People like myself with the more mainstream computer operating systems have missed the fact we had more control over the operating system, software and desktop we had with the older computing operating systems something Linux gives us back. The one thing modern operating systems, other than Linux, do not allow you to do this, that is to customise them or even have control over the operating system itself.

Linux and it’s ilk gives us back a much missed control and customisation over the computer operating system and the computer itself. Add to this an added satisfaction of actually working with computer on a lower level, creating our own desktops even down to installing your own combination of packages on the computer itself.

Linux is ideal for people like…

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I haven’t forgotten you

Hello all, I know i have slowed down on the posts but I assure you that there are more to come in the very near future.   In the meantime I have hundreds of older posts going back over a year and a half that you can enjoy.  I am sure you will find something of interest as I talk about whatever whenever I feel like it.  

That’s right!   You can read what I already have.  That will keep you busy until I put new material on here.

Bye for now.


Linux Distribution Review: a good distro for an older PC, anybody?

an old machine gets new life


I have an older PC (a Packard-Bell) that I keep as a backup should my trusty Dell Precision 380 go bang. I had Fuduntu on the Packard, which I was very impressed with- once I found out Fuduntu was shutting down, I needed something to take its place…

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definition of linux


Linux (i/ˈlɪnəks/ lin-əks or /ˈlɪnʊks/ lin-uuks) is a Unix-like computer operating system assembled under the model of free and open source software development and distribution. The defining component of Linux is the Linux kernel,an operating system kernel first released 5 October 1991 by Linus Torvalds. Since the main supporting user space system tools and libraries originated in the GNU Project, initiated in 1983 by Richard Stallman, the Free Software Foundation prefers the name GNU/Linux.
Linux was originally developed as a free operating system for Intel x86-based personal computers. It has since been ported to more computer hardware platforms than any other operating system. It is a leading operating system on servers and other big iron systems such as mainframe computers and supercomputers more than 90% of today’s 500 fastest supercomputers run some variant of Linux, including the 10 fastest.Linux also runs on embedded systems (devices where the operating system is…

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