Windows 10 now requires more disk/storage (32 GiB)

The size & complexity of the Windows OS continues to expand.   See the link to Chris Hoffman’s blog.   This doesn’t compare favorably to Linux, which normally requires 6 to 8 gigs total.   No wonder these updates take so long and often hose the OS . . . .

Windows 10 Ever Increasing Appetite . . . .

Ubuntu 19.04 “Disco Dingo” Released . .

“Disco Dingo” (aka Ubuntu 19.04)  is out and available as of today (April 18, 2019).   Here’s an update video:

If upgrading, be sure to:

disable all extra (non-ubuntu server) sources in “Software & Updates”

run the normal update process to ensure your existing install is up-to-date

be sure your laptop is either on AC power or at the least has a full 4 hour charge

note:  the actual time required for the update from start to finish is between about 75 to 90 minutes.   But I like to have some insurance that if there is a hang-up, you have plenty of battery power . . .


Visual Studio Code . . . Revised Post (April 12, 2019)

Note:   a 100% “Open Source” version of  Visual Studio Code is now available.    User tracking has been removed . . otherwise it’s identical.

See here:  Article re Visual Studio Code – Open Source Version

Original post is below:


One of our current club members asked me about this app a couple months ago.   Here is some updated info on it in case it’s still needed:

Visual Studio Code . . . Update Article

The “new” SUSE . . . now the largest independent Linux provider

As RedHat is now officially a part of IBM, this will make SUSE the largest independent Linux OS company . . growing at 15% annually.

They still put out one of the best Linux distros . . . very polished and stable with additional gui tools for managing the desktop.   I think I’ll install it again on my 500 Gig SanDisk portable SSD and demo it at a future meeting.

So, if curious, the big 3 Linux companies world wide are:

RedHat (IBM) (USA)

SUSE (Independent) (Germany)

Ubuntu (Canonical) (UK)

Link to ZDNet blog re Suse