Short but eye-opening article about why some Windows power-users can be frustrated with the choices and flexibility of running a Linux desktop:
Raspberry Pi has achieved a milestone. . over 10 million units sold. These kits appeal to those that also like things like Legos, Chemistry Kits, and PC Builders. The Linux based SBC (single board computer) has an amazing track record of uses and projects.
In the UK, “Code Club” is geared to introducing this low cost technology to kids . .
Since its launch in 2012, Code Club has helped establish over 3,800 clubs in the UK and over 1,000 clubs in 70 other countries. Run by volunteers, Code Clubs focus on giving 9-11 year olds the opportunity to make things with computers. Right now over 44,000 young people regularly attend Code Clubs in the UK alone, around 40% of whom are girls.
Starter kits plus computer sell for about $75 to $125 usd.
See here for more detail: Continue reading “Raspberry Pi Has Sold Over 10 Million Units”
Interesting how in Asia (China especially), smartphones are used differently than . . . . Continue reading “Smartphones R Not PC’s”
Short and interesting video for our Raspberry Pi enthusiasts. Steve L and I attended a demo this past Tuesday (7/5/2016) . . about “OpenHab” at the “Omaha Linux Users Group” (OLUG) . . in that case, the Pi was used as a smart controller for home automation.
In this case, the Pi is used to conduct very cool experiments on the ISS.
note: see comment for the “rest of the story . . ”
The latest issue of Full Circle e-magazine is available for download. Full Circle, although focused on Ubuntu, typically covers programs that also run on Windows . . Continue reading “Full Circle #110 . . VirtualBox & More”
Tired of DRM encumbered media? DRM (or Digital Restricted Media) ensures you dance to the tune of whatever the RIAA & MPAA want. But with DRM free music from Jamendo . . . Continue reading “DRM Free & Safe MP3 Downloads”