Monthly Archives: November 2013

Debian: Try It; You’ll Like It (Part 1)

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(The updated version of this series can be found here.)

Lots of folks offer various kinds of guides to installing Debian. This is just one more. Why Debian? It’s easily the single best escape from MS Windows for most computers.

If you are already using Linux, stick with what you know best. To be honest, I used to really love SuSE, but they abandoned long ago everything that serves my needs. I have a strong personal affinity for Red Hat derivatives, but they won’t work properly on my hardware and don’t really do what I want to do. I agree that’s in part because the larger Open Source community tends to be pissy with Red Hat and friends, but I can’t do anything about that. I love Red Hat, but I use Debian because it’s more sane. The point is I want to help you consider sanely…

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Debian: Try It; You’ll Like It (Part 3)

Very well thought out explanation of Linux

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(The updated version of this series can be found here.)

Linux is an implementation of the Unix computer technology; a type of Unix, if you will.

In Unix Land, everything is a file. Every bit of hardware that the kernel recognizes is treated as a file, too. So while Linux can recognize multiple hard drives, they aren’t listed as they would be in Windows using single letters of the alphabet. When you go hunting through your system, the various kinds of drives are listed under a “device” folder. You won’t see “C:” and “D:” and so forth. You are more like to see “/dev/sda” and “/dev/sdb”. Please notice that most folks use the terms “folder” and “directory” interchangeably.

Meanwhile, the root of the file system is not designated by a letter, but the forward slash symbol by itself: / — standing at the front of any string…

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Just a simple touch on black friday

 

 

English: A Nook Touch Deutsch: Ein Foto eines ...

English: A Nook Touch Deutsch: Ein Foto eines Nook Touch (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

So I was in Barnes and Noble today and I saw a sign and no, it didn’t open up my eyes.  Well, maybe for a moment. You see, they were advertising the Nook Simple Touch for $40.00 since it was indeed black friday. It perked my curiosity just enough to look it up online.

 

 

 

Here’s what I found:

 

 

 

It’s an e-reader (duh!!!)with 800×600 e-ink touchscreen that is

 

 

 

six inches (167 ppi for those of you that care). It also has a battery that is supposed to last for two months as long as you are not using wi-fi, but that time is much shorter if you are especially if you do it a lot which makes sense.

 

 

 

Immediately I looked for ways to do more with this device than is advertised and here is what I came up with:

 

 

 

Playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on it. Are you serious? That gives it a couple cool points but not very much.

 

 

 

As you can tell it didn’t take too much time for me to get quite bored with the Simple Touch. So I continued to play Jurassic Park Builder on my iPad 3 and when I was done I went downstairs so I could take a look at this tablet thing.

 

 

 

I go to the display and I was amazed at how absolutely hideous the thing was. That black and white screen, while would help to make for a very long battery life as mentioned above, just doesn’t cut it when you have been spoiled like I have. I thought I would give it a chance but only one.

 

 

 

To be honest, It just looked like a Gamecom in a tablet thingamabob.

 

 

 

Speaking of Game.com, that thing was awesome!!

 

 

 

English: A Tiger Game.com handheld game system.

English: A Tiger Game.com handheld game system. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

But I digress to repeat that I was absolutely not impressed with the Nook SimpleTouch, as far as I am concerned, it was just too simple for me and I don’t mean that in a good way.

 

 

 

My goodness, it made wish my Coby 8024 was still alive and that’s just bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Buzz About Cyber Monday

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Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is a term that was originally coined in 2005 by the website Shop.org.

It has since become one of the largest-growing online shopping holidays for consumers worldwide. Cyber Monday is often referred to as the “New Black Friday”, which falls on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is an online consumer holiday that allows shoppers who are looking for goods from home to purchase items at a steep discount, often beating out traditional “Black Friday” sales. The shopping holiday itself gets it name as it refers to shopping exclusively from online retailers right from the comfort of consumer’s homes.

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The Buzz About Cyber Monday

IT News Today

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is a term that was originally coined in 2005 by the website Shop.org.

It has since become one of the largest-growing online shopping holidays for consumers worldwide. Cyber Monday is often referred to as the “New Black Friday”, which falls on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

What is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is an online consumer holiday that allows shoppers who are looking for goods from home to purchase items at a steep discount, often beating out traditional “Black Friday” sales. The shopping holiday itself gets it name as it refers to shopping exclusively from online retailers right from the comfort of consumer’s homes.

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