KDE Neon is a project developed by the KDE e.V Foundation. It is not exactly a Linux distribution, more of a KDE software repository on top of an Ubuntu LTS foundation. I use it for two months now on one of my laptops, so I thought that I should make a quick review. Continue reading “Distro review: KDE Neon LTS”
Two days ago (7th October 2017), the Debian project announced the availability of the second point release for their stable branch called “Stretch”. This is whats new. Continue reading “Debian 9.2 point release is out”
I have just installed the final beta of Ubuntu 17.10 on bare metal, and I was stunned by how much memory it uses right from the start. Continue reading “Ubuntu 17.10 with GNOME is a resource hog”
You would not guess how easy it is to create a bootable USB stick from Debian 9. In this article I will show you how you can do it using only two commands. Continue reading “Create a bootable USB stick with Debian 9.1 – the easy way”
As you may already know, I am an avid openSUSE user. It is the distribution of my choice on my main desktop and some of my laptops. As Leap 42.3 was out a few months ago, I thought that I should make a full distribution review. Here it is! Continue reading “Distro review – openSUSE 42.3 Leap with KDE”
Back on the 26th of August 2017 I wrote a small article on how to use Debian 9.1 as your main Linux distribution. This is a more elaborated review, which will try to exonerate the Debian name for those of you who didn’t want to try it by now.
As you probably know already, I am a Lecturer in the Urban Planning Faculty in Bucharest, so this new post shouldn’t come as a surprise. It is a short break from the usual posts, but it still has some connection with Linux and IoT, as you shell see.
It is my conviction that we live in a world of data and ideas. Besides nature, which is also based on data and which was slowly created on this planet since it’s inception, all other creations are basically data operations that lead to ideas being created and materialized. I am an architect and I believe that what the human kind ever creating is basically big chunks of data that was being modeled and interpreted. Continue reading “Open Source Paradigms in R/U Development”
I know it has been a while since I wrote my last post, and I write my new one in time of celebration and joy. It is Easter and the mid-term holidays here in Romania, so I have a little bit more free time to read, and taking a look to my Kindle library I said that I should give you a hint on what books a Linux enthusiast should have on his/hers bookshelf. Continue reading “Books you should read if you want to learn Linux”
If you own a HP printer or MFP, you will surely need the hplip drivers for it to work in Linux. Nevertheless, in openSUSE 42.2, you will come across several issues if you try to install it using the standard repos. Long story short, it won’t work at all if you would try to use your printer after installing hplip from the repositories using the zypper install hplip command. Continue reading “Installing HPLIP in openSUSE Leap 42.2”
The openSUSE creators, being completely tributary to the open source philosophy, did not include multimedia codecs into the distribution. Thus, in order to listen to music or watch movies on your openSUSE system, you will need to install multimedia codecs from an external source. Continue reading “Install multimedia codecs and True Type fonts in openSUSE”