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How To Dual Boot Linux And Windows 10 using OS Prober

Posted on: Sat, 2018-04-21 - 22:21 By: admin

How To Dual Boot Linux And Windows 10 using OS Prober

Many people think that easy dual-booting is reserved for operating systems like Linux Mint or Ubuntu, where everything is taken care of in the installer tool. The reality is that this setup is easily achievable on nearly any Linux distribution on the market, using a simple tool. You can dual boot Linux and Windows 10 regardless of which Linux distribution you’re running.

The tool that allows users to easily set up a dual-boot on Linux is known as OS Prober. It scans all hard drives and partitions on a PC and looks for operating systems. When it finds them, it will automatically generate a Grub boot entry that then is used to dual-boot.

To get started with this guide, you’ll need to correctly partition your hard drives, so there is room for both operating systems. Partitioning two different operating systems can be a real pain, and isn’t recommended. Instead, if you plan to dual boot Linux and Windows 10, consider using separate hard drives.

By installing Windows 10 and Linux on two different hard drives, you bypass the need for partitioning.

See https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/dual-boot-linux-and-windows-10/

#dualbooting #win10 #osprober


How To Dual Boot Linux And Windows 10
How To Dual Boot Linux And Windows 10

Manjaro Linux is even more popular than Ubuntu and Mint on DistroWatch

Posted on: Sat, 2018-04-21 - 16:52 By: admin

Manjaro Linux is even more popular than Ubuntu and Mint on DistroWatch

The currently most popular Linux distribution is neither Ubuntu nor its well-known offshoot Linux Mint. Manjaro Linux makes the race and is currently in the statistics of the website Distrowatch front. Manjaro wants to serve several target groups, beginners as well as professionals.

There is therefore not the one Manjaro Linux, but rather various desktops are offered, such as the frugal XFCE or the more feature-rich KDE or Gnome versions. There are also community releases maintained by members of the Manjaro team, allowing users to choose from over a dozen variants.

What they all have in common is that they rely on Arch Linux, a minimalist distribution that is more geared toward advanced users.

Yes, I know DistroWatch is not the be all and end all of actual Linux usage but it is one indicator of interest shown in choices of distro. And what it is showing is a sharp increase of page hits for Manjaro Linux. See https://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=manjaro.

#manjarolinux #archllinux #linux


PadMu is a 13.3-inch (x2) E Ink eReader for Musicians (Video)

Posted on: Sat, 2018-04-21 - 16:42 By: admin

PadMu is a 13.3-inch (x2) E Ink eReader for Musicians (Video)

The PadMu is a specialized sheet music reader designed for musicians. It comes in a single version and a double version so you can choose to have one or two 13.3-inch E Ink screens.

It works in conjunction with the PadMu Controller app for Android, which can be used to control the device remotely and open and close files.

At its core, the PadMu is a rebranded Onyx Boox Max so it shares the same exact hardware. But the PadMu adds the possibility to use two screens, which isn’t normally an option with the Onyx Boox Max.

See http://blog.the-ebook-reader.com/2018/04/19/padmu-is-a-13-3-inch-x2-e-ink-ereader-for-musicians-video/

#sheetmusic


PadMu is a 13.3-inch (x2) E Ink eReader for Musicians (Video) | The eBook Reader Blog
The PadMu is a specialized sheet music reader designed for musicians. It comes in a single version and a double version so you can choose to have one or two 13.3-inch E Ink screens. It works in conjunction with the PadMu Controller app for Android, which can be used to control the device remotely and open and close

Riot: A Distributed Way of Having IRC and VOIP Client and Home Server

Posted on: Sat, 2018-04-21 - 16:36 By: admin

Riot: A Distributed Way of Having IRC and VOIP Client and Home Server

Riot is a free and open source decentralized instant messaging application that can be considered an alternative to Slack. The line article takes a look at features of Riot, installation procedure and usage.

I sue Riot myself for a few support forums I'm involved in. It is not difficult to set up and focusses well on the issues being addressed in the channels. If you don't want to install it yourself you can also make use of the free cloud-based version at https://riot.im.

See https://itsfoss.com/riot-desktop/

#slack #teamchat




Riot: A Distributed Way of Having IRC and VOIP Client and Home Server
Riot is a free and open source decentralized instant messaging application that can be considered an alternative to Slack. We take a look at features of Riot, installation procedure and usage.

How to See the Real Prices for an Airbnb Listing

Posted on: Sat, 2018-04-21 - 03:46 By: admin

How to See the Real Prices for an Airbnb Listing

Because yes there are often also cleaning fees and occupancy taxes etc. But this extension has some limitations so it is important to read how to use it at https://lifehacker.com/how-to-see-the-real-prices-for-an-airbnb-listing-1825418025.

#airbnb


How to See the Real Prices for an Airbnb Listing
Airbnb, your UI sucks. I’m not talking about the pictures and presentation of the pretty homes and apartments I can rent for upcoming vacations; I’m talking about the prices. When I’m looking at listings, I want to see actual daily prices—with fees and everything included in the daily average, since I’m using Airbnb precisely because I’m trying to stay under a certain budget.

Energy costs: Renewables close in on fossil fuels, challenging on price even now on bulk generation

Posted on: Fri, 2018-04-20 - 22:07 By: admin

Energy costs: Renewables close in on fossil fuels, challenging on price even now on bulk generation

Coal has been getting the squeeze for years now, but the plunging cost of renewable energy is already starting to give natural gas a run for its money. The implications for the incumbent fossil fuel industry are dire.

“Coal and gas are facing a mounting threat to their position in the world’s electricity generation mix, as a result of the spectacular reductions in cost not just for wind and solar technologies, but also for batteries,” according to a report (https://about.bnef.com/blog/tumbling-costs-wind-solar-batteries-squeezing-fossil-fuels/) from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

The surprising finding from the report is that renewable energy is challenging gas and coal in several ways in electricity markets. BNEF says that fossil fuels are getting hit by renewables in bulk generation, dispatchable generation, and the “provision of ‘flexibility.’”

See https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/energy/2018/04/04/energy-costs-renewables-close-fossil-fuels-challenging-price/485210002/




Energy costs: Renewables close in on fossil fuels, challenging on price
The plunging cost of renewable energy is already starting to give natural gas a run for its money. The implications for the incumbent fossil fuel industry are dire.

Web apps are only getting better - Here's some info about some upcoming web technologies that will improve...

Posted on: Fri, 2018-04-20 - 21:51 By: admin

Web apps are only getting better - Here's some info about some upcoming web technologies that will improve it further

Slack is a web app. Trello is a web app. Google Docs. Gmail. Even Twitter.

The web started out as a collection of hyperlinked documents. The “Web 2.0” hype in the mid-2000s was about how the web was becoming interactive. At first we were just commenting and upvoting on hyperlinked documents, but before long, people like me could do almost all of their work in what are now called “web apps.” Some of those apps added collaboration or other nice-to-haves to traditional desktop app tasks, like email or document creation. Others are more hyperlinked-document in nature — think embeds on Slack and Twitter, or Trello’s multi-user nature.

But there’s one near-golden rule about web apps: the native app is probably better.

Native apps — apps that are designed specifically for a platform like iOS, Android, or Windows — have a bunch of inherent advantages over web apps. No matter how much JavaScript you slap on top of an HTML document, it’s hard to match the performance, quality, and persistence of a native app. Web apps might be quicker to build, simpler to distribute, and easier to iterate, but that’s not enough of an advantage to unseat native apps in a vast variety of cases.

But the web platform continues to evolve, and there are a few upcoming web technologies that could give web apps a better chance at competing with their native counterparts, such as:

* Progressive Web Apps give you an icon on your home screen, offline support, and push notifications.
* WebAssembly gives you native or near-native performance.
* Houdini gives you the fancy animations and drop shadows.

More info at https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/4/11/17207964/web-apps-quality-pwa-webassembly-houdini

#webapps


Web apps are only getting better
Upcoming technologies are going to change how we think about "websites."
Posted on: Fri, 2018-04-20 - 21:43 By: admin

Lumiya, Second Life Viewer For Android Devices, Sells Over 100,000 Copies

Lumiya, the popular SL viewer for Android devices, has become quite popular. Since adding support for Bento-based avatars last year, the third party viewer created and published by Aline Lyvette went from purchases in the five figures to six figures -- according to Google Play, it's been purchased and installed over 100,000 times. Which suggests this incredible stat: 1 in 6 active Second Life users already own Lumiya.

See http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/2018/04/lumiya-bento-android.html

#secondlife


Lumiya, Second Life Viewer For Android Devices, Sells Over 100,000 Copies
Lumiya, the popular SL viewer for Android devices, has become quite popular. Since adding support for Bento-based avatars last year, the third party viewer created and published by Aline Lyvette went from purchases in the five figures to six figures...

Xibo Open Source Digital Signage - power digital signage networks worldwide on Windows, Android and ...

Posted on: Fri, 2018-04-20 - 21:06 By: admin

Xibo Open Source Digital Signage - power digital signage networks worldwide on Windows, Android and webOS screens

Easily layout your content and add live information from the web using Xibo's Widgets. There’s no limit to the number of screen designs you can build using the simple drag and drop designer, which offers a wide range of media support.

Integrate third party content such as current weather, traffic, RSS feeds, streaming video, or web sites, and mix them in with your own to create a seamless design.

Using the Xibo calendar you can schedule your creations to your screens. Choose from simple or advanced scheduling with always on, repeating and dayparting capabilities. Schedule with a click of a button; what you want, where and when you want it.

Make scheduling even easier by organising your Layouts into Campaigns, or throw up a design right after you’ve finished it with Schedule Now.

Make sure your message is being received. Monitor your network of screens and see the status of each one, check proof of play data and view diagnostic information. Keep things running smoothly, straight from your web browser.

Use Display Groups to organise your network into logical sections, which can be nested or created automatically from a search query, to help you get the right content to the right screens with minimal effort.

See https://xibo.org.uk and source at https://github.com/xibosignage/xibo

#signage


Xibo Open Source Digital Signage | Open source multi-display managed digital signage
Open source multi-display managed digital signage
Posted on: Fri, 2018-04-20 - 00:06 By: admin

Nokia flagship features 'pure' Android

HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use Nokia's brand on mobile phones, has launched three new smartphones in South Africa: the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.

The Nokia brand was brought back to life last year with reimaged retro feature phones and smartphones with Android One, which means the devices will run Google software the way the Internet giant intended it to work, without any added bloatware.

This is good and the only thing I wonder about then is how quickly do the OS updates get rolled out?

See https://www.itweb.co.za/content/Kjlyr7wdVYJMk6am


Nokia flagship features 'pure' Android | ITWeb
The Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6 are now available in South Africa on contract.
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