Christopher Barnatt

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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Hardware IoT

Rock 5B: Powerful RK3588 SBC

Rock 5B RK3588 single board computer review, including hardware specification, and demos running Debian and Android. Also drive speed tests and Kdenlive rendering test, and experiments with the HDMI input.

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Hardware

Explaining USB: From 1.0 to USB4 V2.0

USB connectors and specifications tutorial, including USB 1.1, USB 2.0, USB 3.2, USB4 Version 1.0, and USB4 Version 2.0. Video also covers USB DP (DisplayPort), USB PD (power delivery), as well as the USB Type-A, Type-B, Mini-B, Micro-B, USB-C and nine other connectors.

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Apple Linux Windows

Warpinator: Easy Network File Transfer between Windows, Linux, Android & iOS

Warpinator free utility for making network file transfers between two computers running Linux, Windows, Android or iOS. Video includes installation in different OS, demos, preferences, and tips for dealing with potential setup issues. Warpinator was developed by the Linux Mint team, and has a GitHub page here: https://github.com/linuxmint/warpinator

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Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing 2022 Update

Quantum computing annual review. This non-technical video includes developments at IBM, Intel and Microsoft that may help to scale up the technology for future commercial application.

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Linux

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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