Runs any version of the “Buntu” family (Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Edubuntu, Elementary OS, etc.).
Just use your late-model LED TV (with hdmi port/cable), add a case, wireless keyboard/touchpad combo, nano usb wireless dongle and you’ve got a functioning “new PC” for less than $75.
Continue reading “Orange-Pi – Single Board PC ($20)”
The other day, without much forethought, I was about to purchase a “generic” 4 port usb hub because I’m using more and more storage devices such as my SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable SSD 120GB . . . that I purchased in March.
Furthermore . . . . last week, I installed “Solus OS” on the SanDisk, but I realized if I want to take full advantage of the rated speed (415 MB/s . . . yes, 415 MB/s), . . . it needed a usbv3 port! . . . (which are in short supply on my Acer laptop). In fact, I have only 1 such port on that machine.
So, I opted to get the above Sabrent v3 hub. I’m a bit surprised that I hadn’t thought of this before.
Now, I’m absolutely looking forward to demo’ing both devices at one of our next meetings. A full linux OS on a very small SSD with usbv3 is like having 2 PC’s. The speed and functionality are amazing.
Info on the SanDisk device available below . . . links direct to my prior post here at OmahaTechConnect . . .
SanDisk Extreme 500 . . Portable SSD
This article well worth a couple minutes to read . . . expresses Apple’s views of user interfaces that promote (or not) usability . .
Continue reading “Apple Says It Won’t Follow Microsoft’s Lead and Merge Phones and Laptops”
My friend who was recently the victim of ransomware just sent me this link.
BTW (by the way), MalwareBytes.ORG is now MalwareBytes.COM. I hope that doesn’t signal an end to the free malware scanner!