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Chrome OS Flex: Google’s New PC OS

Chrome OS Flex is a new version of Chrome OS, the cloud operating system used on Google chromebooks. As this video demonstrates, it can be installed on almost any PC, which can breathe new life to be brought to an old laptop. Seem like a bad time to use strong arm tactics to force users […]

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Raspberry Pi

How to Build a Raspberry Pi OMV 6 NAS

Once the move to the new house is complete, I plan on building out a proper NAS to replace my aging COTS device which was, sadly, cut off from support. This video from Explaining Computers has me inspired. OpenMediaVault 6 network attached storage (NAS) software installed and configured on a Raspberry Pi 4, with a […]

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Raspberry Pi

PicoMite: Running BASIC on a Raspberry Pi Pico

Raspberry Pi Pico microcontroller set up as a “PicoMite” running the MMBasic programming language from Geoff Graham. The PicoMite firmware and manual can be downloaded from https://geoffg.net/picomite.html

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Linux

Linux Survival Guide: Running Windows Applications

How can you run Windows applications in Linux? The video below covers all of the options, including using WINE and related compatibility layer software, setting up a virtual machine, dual booting, and using a cloud Windows PC.

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Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W: We have a new Pi!

Here’s a review of the Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W, including hardware specification and comparative performance tests. Time stamps: 00:00 Introduction 00:57 Specifications 05:34 Performance & Boot Test 08:43 Sysbench 10:49 Image Processing 13:30: Wrap

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Linux

Linux Survival Guide #1: Distros & Drives

If Windows 11 has you got you pondering the future of Windows and curious about Linux, then this is the video series is for you. What is a Linux distro? Which distro should you choose? And how do drives and partitions work in Linux? This video explains, with a focus on users migrating from Windows […]

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Raspberry Pi

Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4 Chromium OS installation and demo, including running Google Docs, Microsoft web apps, Photopea, YouTube, and more! Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:48 Getting Chromium OS 03:25 First Look 06:47 Browse as Guest 08:31 Applications 10:26 Just for Fun (Windows365 test) 14:42 Fast Boot Web Console

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IoT

Radxa Zero: a Tiny Quad Core SBC!

The Radxa Zero (a quad core single borad computer!) is featured in this video. Imagine what can be built with something like this. Chapters: 00:00 Introduction 00:48 Specifications 06:36 Guess the OS 08:28 TwisterOS Armbian 13:41 Software Support 17:07 Wrap

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