Archive for February 8, 2012
OK, I told you I would be back with this one. Where was I?……… Oh yes I was talking about how I was going to use a program called Unetbootin which is a great way to install an operating system from a USB drive, which is pretty useful when you do not have an optical drive. Or if you just want to experiment with a different way of doing things which obviously I was doing.
Lol! truth be told I had the program on a USB drive the whole time but it wasn’t working with the computer I was using so I was quite happy to find it on the DVD that came with the PC utilities magazine that I had purchased. It already had a CD drive but I removed that and put in a DVD one. What I did was to save the .iso file of Linux Mint 12 from the USB drive to the desktop which is the screen you see on your computer once you log on. Ran the Unetbootin program and to my surprise and delight it worked just fine as the accompanying pictures show.
Initially it didn’t work but when I rebooted the PC for the second time the screen came up with the boot loader which gave the choice of starting up Windows 2000 ( I told you it was an old hard drive!) or Unetbootin/Linux Mint 12 and so I chose the later option. Aha! I had it set up and what made me even happier was the fact that even when I turned the computer off and turned it back on the next day even without the original DVD or USB drive and ran wonderfully.
Now the only problem was that that Hard drive I was using by it being old and nearing the end of its life was making a really annoying noise. So I will definitely put a new hard drive in there and do this all over again. Not to mention I don’t have very much RAM, 512 MB to be exact so I would love to at least double that.
This is interesting
Originally posted on camellia0x:
… why the Spark Linux tablet costs twice as much as the android version?
Don’t think of your purchase as buying a tablet, think of it as investing in freedom.
If you have the money, invest it in the future of OSS and GPC by ordering one. The future partly depends on enough people buying tablets like these. We should assist those developing free and open platforms, and defend our rights to general purpose computing.
Is $260 too pricey still? Just remember you will own the first edition of the first ever KDE tablet. Maybe it’ll be worth millions one day. Just think about that.
It’s an amazing investment either way you look at it.
I look forward to this new release in April of 2012
Originally posted on DECODING:
View original 538 more words