Tag: linux

Tuesday Tech Tip: Prepping your SD card for Raspberry Pi 2

For most people it takes just four steps to update your Raspberry Pi SD card

Tuesday Tech Tip: Get Firefox to Send Native Linux Notifications

As a user of Firefox on my Ubuntu boxes, it always annoyed me that Firefox

Tuesday Tech Tip: When you forget sudo

You’re a the command line and you issue a command but forget to sudo it. No problem. Just enter sudo !! and you’ll be asked for you password. The previous command will then be executed with the proper credentials. This tip courtesy of Lifehacker.

Say hello to the CuBox i

The CuBox i is a $50 Linux or Android computer with some pretty impressive specs for the cost. (Better specs are available for prices ranging up to $120.) Considering it comes in a case I’d say that at first glance it’s a serious competitor to the Raspberry Pi. At a minimum it’s definitely a less […]

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RaspberryPi – Take 2

The Fedora-based OS I installed was killing me. So, I did what I should have done in the first place and installed Raspbian instead. It’s Debian-based so I’m much more familiar with it and it’s so much faster than Fedora was. And, it sees my network! (Though it’s still not filling my TV’s screen…)

RaspberryPi up and running

Ultimately, it might become the house media server but for right now it’s just a fun toy to experiment with.  First lesson learned: the first time you boot it up the HDMI port doesn’t work. You need to connect to a monitor via the RCA jack and choose HDMI output post the first re-boot. Now […]

OverDrive Media Console Now Available on Linux (kinda, sorta, more or less)

Overdrive has released new information that will allow Linux users to use the official Media

Ubuntu 13.04 now available

You can download it from ubuntu.com but I’ve yet to see it available via the Update Manager on my two Ubuntu boxes but I’ll keep checking. You can take an online tour of the new version @ http://www.ubuntu.com/tour/en/.  

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Microsoft looking to release Office for Linux in 2014

This rumor stems from a source in Brussels, Belgium, who spoke to Phoronix’s Michael Larabel

Why Watching DVDs on Linux is Illegal in the USA

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) makes unlocking cell phones, ripping DVDs, removing eBook DRM,