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”
A significant Linux kernel bug has been patched today by Canonical. Club members running any Ubuntu derived OS (Mint, Elementary, etc.) should manually trigger your OS updater to apply the patch.
If running Android on Tablets/Phones, users may need to check with their OEM as to patch timing. Club members running Chromebooks will receive the updates automatically from Google in the next day or two.
Continue reading “Canonical Patches Ancient “Dirty COW” Kernel Bug in All Supported Ubuntu OSes”
Here’s a story from The New York Times I thought you’d find interesting:
The unprecedented move by the South Korean electronics giant is an embarrassing reversal for a respected global brand.
Continue reading “Why Samsung Abandoned Its Popular Phone, the Galaxy Note 7”
The newest version of LibreOffice has been released. Lots of new features and bug-fixes. LibreOffice runs on all PC platforms.
See here for the official (& safe) downloads page:
Continue reading “LibreOffice 5.2.2 Released . . .”
Only HP verified cartridges will now work after printer updates:
Am liking Epson printers more & more (along with Brother).
PS: HP now owns Samsung Printer & Copier division also . . .
Continue reading “HP adds “DRM” to Print Cartridges”