Category Archives: Linux

Chip VS PI Zero

This was a good article that compares the new $5 Raspberry Pi to the CHIP kickstarter project ($9).  Now the author does a good job pointing out that in the end, CHIP is better.  BUT…he forgot about the momentum and … Continue reading

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Several different tools to convert an ISO to a bootable USB drive

Interesting review of tools to do this with.  I have used the Windows 7 tool in the past.  and ISO to USB.  But I have never heard of Yumi til this article (which that seems to be the tool of … Continue reading

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Need to do a memory dump of an Android Device, use LiMe

Its a linux based tool that will pull the memory off an android device…..Looks interesting but I haven’t tried it out myself yet. http://www.darknet.org.uk/2015/10/lime-linux-memory-extractor/

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Where to get games for Linux

Basically you get the games thru services like Steam.  Interesting article since it points out several other alternatives to steam that I haven’t heard of.  Why is this of interest?  Well it could be a good way to revitalize older … Continue reading

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Now Windows drivers for something, use a Linux VM

I got such a kick out of this (and this could be a good way to re-use old hardware with propietary drivers).  The author couldn’t get a system running of USB/serial in windows.  So he created a tiny linux VM, … Continue reading

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Utilities to build C/C++ for Android

Interesting set of utilities (mostly python based I think) for building C/C++ code for Android.  Why would you want to do this?  Well perhaps to port an existing Linux project to Android, thought it would be limited to the type … Continue reading

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How to figure out if your printer will work in Linux

I forget that sometimes one pain in the butt issues with linux is printing.  Below is a nice write-up to see if your printer is supported by linux, and how to set it up. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/printing-linux-choosing-right-printer-getting-work/

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Linux for Cars

Every so often I toy with the idea of building a carputer.  Well I did a google search and turned up Automotive Grade Linux.  It looks cool and has a VMware image you can play with, but seems to still … Continue reading

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Convert a Pogoplug into a PBX

I have a few pogoplugs around, mostly used for friends relatives for backup, and I knew they ran linux and could be hacked.  But this is too much. http://nerdvittles.com/?p=10560 Generic directions to get debian on pogoplug http://mehl.co/articles/installing_debian_on_the_pogoplug/ Directions for pogoplug series … Continue reading

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How to un-dumbify Ubuntu

I have to agree with most hardcode linux users, ubuntu has gone a little to far “simplifying” the UI (gnome).  However there is a nice write-up below how to add stuff back in to ubuntu. Me…I switched to Mint. http://www.howtogeek.com/194900/use-these-tools-to-change-settings-removed-from-ubuntu-and-gnome/

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