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  • On August and Broken Electronics

    He fixed the Strata fast and, as I tested the KDE effects on PCLinuxOS, he was impressed by the beauty of Linux. He also praised the solid construction of the Strata. He said that other clients have cracked the screen of their laptops with less than what I did to mine.

  • Best Linux Browsers

    Choosing the best Linux browser for your needs requires just a bit of homework: Web browsers for the Linux desktop have evolved over the years, just as they have for other popular desktop platforms. With this evolution, both good and bad revelations have been discovered. Revelations from new functionality, to broken extensions, and so forth. In this article, I'll serve as your guide through these murky waters to help you discover the best in Linux browsers.

  • Manjaro 0.8.13.1 LXDE Screenshot Tour
  • Robolinux 8.1 MATE Screenshot Tour
  • Gentoo Package Repository now using Git

    Good things come to those who wait: The main Gentoo package repository (also known as the Portage tree or by its historic name gentoo-x86) is now based on Git.

  • The problem of SD mux

    I keep being asked about automated bootloader testing and the phrase which crops up is “SD mux” – hardware to multiplex SD card access (typically microSD). Each time, the questioner comes up with a simple solution which can be built over a weekend, so I’ve decided to write out the actual objective, requirements and constraints to hopefully illustrate that this is not a simple problem and the solution needs to be designed to a fully scalable, reliable and maintainable standard.

  • Mycroft Is an AI for Your Home Powered by Raspberry Pi 2 and Ubuntu Snappy

    Mycroft is what you would describe as a house computer, a device connected to your house, which acts like a virtual artificial intelligence. In this case, it's a clever mini PC named Mycroft, which is based on Raspberry Pi 2 and runs Ubuntu Snappy Core.

  • VIA Rolls Out Fanless, Ruggedized PC Powered By Quad-Core x86 Eden CPU
  • Rugged box-PC runs Linux on new quad-core Via Eden CPU
  • My ZTE Open Phone Finally Came Back!

    Sometime ago, I managed to upgrade my Firefox OS on the ZTE Open to version 1.2. However, this upgrade broke many things, like the GPS and other features.