Linux-SIG June 17, 2013:
Last week I appropriated a new computer (for awhile). The grandson who lived here for the past seventeen months moved to Alaska and left his homebuilt Windows7 computer behind that he never had working well. This hardware is advanced over my present desktop: an Asus P8P67 motherboard with an Intel i7-2600 processor, 8 GB RAM and Nvidia gamer graphics. To not destroy his setup so I pulled his HDD and tested the chassis with the latest Linux Mint 15 in live mode. This was a winner so I invested in a new 1 TB drive and installing Mint on it. The result is impressive. I’m bringing it to the Linux SIG so you can see Mint Cinnamon and another distro called Hybryde Fusion. Hybryde allows the comparison of several Linux desktop environments without rebooting. I think you’ll find our June Linux SIG interesting. In addition, we can do one or two Linux installs if someone brings hardware. June 2013 Linux links are posted below:
June Linux Links:
- 25 Lesser Known Facts About GNU/Linux This article tries to uncover some of the lesser known facts about Linux.
- $99 Linux stick turns any HDMI display into a virtual desktop | Similar in many ways to Dell’s ‘Project Ophelia’ PC, this new device targets businesses with full-fledged manageability.
- How to share files over network using NitroShare | NitroShare is a tool used to transfer files from one machine to another on the same network.
- 3 Reasons Linux Doesn’t Star In U.S. Schools – Why haven’t cash-strapped American schools embraced open-source operating systems on the desktop?
- Is Linux Still Short on Apps vs Windows? Reality Check | A comparison between popular Windows and Linux apps shows few areas where Linux lacks tools that are available to Windows users.
- Mint 15: Today’s best Linux desktop (Review) | ZDNet Mint isn’t just an outstanding Linux desktop, it’s the best new desktop operating system of any kind available now.
- DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD. News and feature lists of Linux and BSD distributions.
- Linux Mint 15 Review – Desktop Linux Reviews
- How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon – Summary: How to customize Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon by disabling the Hot corner and adding the Expo, Scale and Workspace switcher applets to the panel.
- HOT Raspberry Pi DIY Mini Desktop PC Build – The Raspberry Pi single-board computer is a revolutionary product aimed at bringing affordable, low power and embedding computing to the masses, from enthusiast to students learning to program. We take the Raspberry Pi and build our own custom mini PC complete with LCD monitor and battery back-up in this DIY showcase.
- Pidora: Fedora Linux for the Raspberry Pi ARMs Up