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08/2017 Tinkerer Links

Turn Raspberry Pi into an Amazon Echo with $49 pi-topPULSE | ZDNet
F-Droid - A Collection of Free Android App Repository
Easy Professional Digital Signage with Raspberry Pi -
When attending a conference, you will be welcomed on a large video screen. Here is an easy way to make this yourself with a RPI and Yodeck. Find this and other hardware projects on
Binary Emotions | Raspberry Pi Operating Systems
yodeck - Design and schedule your digital signage easily from the web
Yodeck enables you to design and schedule your digital signage on Raspberry Pi easily from the web, using your computer, tablet or smartphone.

08/2017 Linux Links

Linux Laptop: Buying New vs. Used Laptop - Datamation
7 of the Biggest Myths About Kodi, Debunked
DistroWatch review of Peppermint OS 8
News and feature lists of Linux and BSD distributions.
Peppermint Eight – Stairway to Cloud - Linux notes from DarkDuck
Why Linux Mint Won - Datamation
Stacer - Linux System Optimizer and Monitoring Tool | 2daygeek
Stacer is an open source system optimizer and Application Monitor that helps users to manage entire system with different aspects. The app will prompt you to
Wireshark, World’s Most Popular Network Protocol Analyzer, Gets New Release
How To Check If Your Linux System Is 32-bit or 64-bit | 2daygeek
As a server administrator we should know and aware of our system architecture which will help us to install a third party software's on system. By default

08/2017 Chrome Links

20 Tips Every First-Time Chromebook User Should Know
Chromebooks are great, but come with a learning curve, and take some getting used to if you've switched from macOS or Windows. Here are several Chromebook tips and tricks to speed up that process.
Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet? - Pocket-lint
The Acer Chromebook 11 is as good as Chromebooks get. Indeed, it's good enough to consider it over an Android 2-in-1 or even low-end Windows laptop.
Prime Day spotlight: 6 different Chromebooks are on sale at big discounts – BGR
Just because Chromebooks are always among the best values in computing doesn't mean they're going to be passed over on Prime Day 2017. Amazon has a special sale going that slashes up to 30% off of the already-discounted prices on six different popular Chromebook models.
Remix OS for PC, Remix IO/IO+ 4K HDR Android Media Boxes Are Now Discontinued
Jide Technology will now only focus on the enterprise space
Review: Google Backup and Sync App Replaces Photos and Drive
Google’s new “Backup and Sync” app lets you back up your desktop to Drive | Ars Technica
My $169 development Chromebook
How Chrome OS, Termux, YubiKey & Duo Mobile make for great usable security. A travel Chromebook for modern development, online and offline.

08/2017 FOSS Links

How to Move a Full Operating System From an Old PC to a New One
Would you like to move your entire Windows setup form one computer to another, rather than having to manually set everything up? We'll show you how you can do that with Macrium Reflect.
Why is open source important to us? - YouTube
See what Liferay employees have to say about open source and how this affects the way they work.
How to Test if Your ISP is Throttling Your Internet Connection
We’ve all heard the rumors, and even seen occasional evidence. Some Internet service providers slow down certain types of traffic, like BitTorrent traffic. Other ISPs slow down their customers’ connections if they download too much data in a month.
BleachBit - A Quick And Best Way to Clean Up Your System In Linux | 2daygeek
Brightness Controller - Take Complete Control of Your Monitor's Brightness
Brightness Controller is an application that allows users to adjust the brightness of their PC's external monitor independent of their main display panels.
LibreOffice 5.4 Office Suite Debuts with New Features for Writer, Calc & Impress
Available now for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows
How an open source board game is saving the planet |
Students learn how to solve environmental problems while having a good time and contributing to the maker community.