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Hardware

How to Network Boot Any Operating System with netboot.xyz

As I work on building out and running my own home lab, I found this video from Techno Tim helpful on explaining PXE (pronounced Pixie) Booting. Imagine all of your favorite operating systems in one place, available anywhere on your network, and you’ll never need to use your flash drive again. That’s the promise of netboot.xyz, […]

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Raspberry Pi

Why RISC-V isn’t killing Arm (yet)

This video is from Jeff Geerling. The Mars CM is neat. But is it an adequate replacement for the Raspberry Pi CM4? Links: Mars CM: https://milkv.io/mars-cm ARACE store: https://arace.tech/products/milk-v-mars-cm Mars CM test data: https://github.com/geerlingguy/sbc-reviews/issues/22 StarFive VisionFive 2 review: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2023/risc-v-business-testing-starfives-visionfive-2-sbc

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Linux

Linux Mint 21.2 – The Final Step To PERFECTION?

Linux Mint has long been one of the most well-rounded Linux distributions that strikes a balance of new features and stability, and provides a superb user experience for both new and long-time Linux users. 21.2, recently released in Beta, is bringing significant changes that push the Linux Mint experience even closer to perfection, but it […]

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Google Linux

Chrome OS Flex: Installing Linux Apps & 4 Month Review of Google’s New PC OS

How to install and run Linux Apps in Chrome OS Flex, plus thoughts on using Google’s new PC operating system every day for four months. Video includes setting up a Linux virtual machine, installation of LibreOffice, GIMP, Inkscape, Aisleriot Solitaire and VeraCrypt, and sharing folders. Note that whilst this video focuses on Chrome OS Flex […]

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Linux

Is Linux Right For You?

After joining Red Hat, I decided to “give up Windows for Lent.” The experiment was a success in the sense that I feel confident about my ability to remain productive should my issues with Windows 11 be resolved. In the meantime, I have reverted my main work driver back to Windows. Like it or not, […]

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Linux

The Strange History of Linux

Fireship traces Linux back to its roots to explain why there are so many distros.

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Developer Python

Why would a Python Programmer Learn Rust?

Owen Synge explains why Python developers should learn Rust, even if the job market isn’t quite there yet. This talk may inspire me to pick up a little Rust.

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