11/2014 Linux SIG

request-form-icon1Issues encountered trying to install LXLE on a older low-memory laptop were solved by installing Peppermint 5.

Plex-icon-100x100A final update on my Plex Media Server and how it may be accessed across the Internet (Plex Pass).

We’ll answer the question: what is a Chromebase? (courtesy of Paul)

From Carl Hahn: Another Tech TV: Jupiter Broadcasting featuring the Linux Action Show.

You might like to watch on Netflix: PRINT the LEGEND

Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon and Mate are in RC

11/2014 Combined FOSS and LINUX LINKS

Tiny $51 Tor router runs OpenWRT Linux A Kickstarter project called “Anonabox” offers a tiny Tor router for anonymous Internet use, running OpenWRT Linux on a MediaTek MT7620n WiFi chipset.

Will Android and Chrome marry? Perhaps, the better question is: “When will they set the date?” Sooner or later, Google’s operating systems will come together.

Open Source Replacements for Audio/Video Apps The best open source apps for audio and video, whether you’re creating or consuming multimedia content.

Facebook Is Bringing WiFi To The Masses With Drones Most of the world’s population lack Internet access. Mark Zuckerberg will address this inequality with drones.

5 Ways To Enhance Your Netflix Account In Chrome The Netflix interface could use a little improvement. Here are some Chrome extensions to make Netflix look prettier.

10 Amazingly Useful Spreadsheet Templates To Organize Your Life Is your life a hotch-potch of missed deadlines, forgotten shopping and reneged commitments? Sounds like you need to get organized.

New Battery Technology Recharges in Two Minutes, Lasts Twenty Years There’s a new battery technology on the horizon, and there’s a good chance it’s going to change the way you use your devices

11 Tips For Using Team Viewer – The Best Free Remote Desktop Connection Manager Whenever you’re in need of a free remote desktop client with advanced features, TeamViewer should be your first choice. Let us highlight its unique features.

Ubuntu 14.10 has landed — and it’s not just for desktops Canonical’s latest Linux, Ubuntu 14.10, saves the biggest improvements for its cloud and server versions.

Promote Windows Users to Admins with the Debian-Based Rescatux 0.32 Beta 2 Rescatux, a Linux distribution that allows users to perform all kinds of rescue operations with the help of an easy to use wizard called Rescapp, is now at version 0.32 Beta 2 and is ready for testing.

Chromebook shipments leap by 67 percent The numbers don’t lie. ABI Research finds that Linux-powered Chromebook sales are exploding.

FOSS and the Fear Factor The Reglue effort, run by longtime Linux advocate and all-around-hero-for-kids Ken Starks.

Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi Fewer cables, flexibility about where you can put your printer – wireless printing is a win-win. Unless you have an older printer. Raspberry Pi to the rescue!

Fire TV Stick vs Chromecast vs Roku Stick: Streaming Dongle Showdown Amazon just announced the Fire TV stick, a cheap streaming media dongle, which looks a lot like Google’s Chromecast, and the Roku streaming stick. But there some important differences that might make each device slightly better suited to different people.

How to Use Skype on Your Chromebook

Brazil Is Keeping Its Promise to Avoid the U.S. Internet Brazil was not bluffing last year, when it said that it wanted to disconnect from the United States-controlled internet due to the NSA’s obscenely invasive surveillance tactics. The country is about to stretch a cable from the northern city of Fortaleza all the way to Portugal, and they’ve vowed not to use a single U.S. vendor to do it.

Why Microsoft loves Linux Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer may have hated Linux, but new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says Microsoft loves Linux. What changed Microsoft’s mind?

LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: Why LibreOffice Wins When comparing LibreOffice with OpenOffice, there are eleven clear reasons why LibreOffice is superior.

Samsung fires another shot at Microsoft in Android patent battle Samsung now claims there’s another reason it stopped paying Android patent licensing fees to Microsoft: antitrust issues.

Microsoft Retires Windows 7: This Is How You Can Still Get A Copy Windows 7 Home and Ultimate editions have been retired. If you want to get a computer without Windows 8.1, your options are limited. We have compiled them for you.

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