At the September 2012 TBCS Linux-SIG meeting:
Howard Gray delivered a Raspberry Pi (checkout this link, this is the $35 ARM11 computer). It successfully runs slim versions of Debian and Fedora. I plan to run XBMC on it soon. I’ll demo this at the September SIG meeting and we’ll brainstorm tasks for it. I’m not sure about the display since the Pi outputs HDMI but I’m going to try an inexpensive converter.
We’ll also look at Peppermint OS Three. Peppermint is a lightning-fast desktop OS based on Lubuntu and Linux Mint which loads quickly and can access some cloud services. I’ve installed Peppermint3 on two older laptops, the SIG computer and recently put the 64 bit on my main home computer. Peppermint installed on a memory stick allows you to take-it to any computer.
September Linux discussion links…
- SUSE Linux powers 147,456-core German supercomputer It has a unique cooling system that is inspired by human blood circulation.
- Try New Firefox OS on Your Linux Desktop
- Gooseberry – An alternative to Raspberry Pi Gooseberry is another alternative to Raspberry Pi, three times faster than its rival.
- Second One Laptop Per Child’s XO Touch touchscreen finalized | The OLPC XO Touch tablet will be getting Neonode touchscreens, as it makes the leap to laptop and tablet hybrid
- Open source alternatives to Windows Home Server alternatives to Windows Home Server.
- Meet Linux Viruses There exists a conventional wisdom that Linux viruses are non-existent entities. These Linux viruses do exist
- Understanding the SysRq Key – Linux do crash. When that happens and you don’t know what to do, the magic SysRq key combo is all you need to know to get yourself out of the crash, gracefully.
- LXDE and Xfce – the other desktops GNOME and KDE may be the high profile Linux desktop environments, but they are not to everybody’s tastes. Richard Hillesley describes the different approaches taken by a couple of the more prominent alternatives
- Why GNOME refugees love Xfce
- XFCE: Lightweight, Speedy, Fully-Fledged Linux Desktop Here’s a crash course on XFCE.
- Newsroom | Peppermint OS
- Peppermint OS Three: The real-deal desktop cloud Linux | Peppermint OS really marries the desktop and the cloud.
- Distrowatch reviews Peppermint Three