Tag Archives: debian

My new Chromebook

I bought an ASUS Chromebook Flip 10.1″ Touchscreen Laptop (Quad Core, 4GB, 16GB eMMC) – Aluminum Chassis. I know it is like a dumb terminal (browser), but as a Linux fan my intention is to install Linux on it. Boy that thing is thin – love it.

  • With 10-finger touchscreen, ASUS Chromebook C100 can be flipped over from 0 to 360 degree, using it as a Chromebook, or a tablet.
  • Quad-Core ARM 1.8GHz processor with 4GB RAM, Wireless 802.11 A/C
  • Built with aluminum chassis, 10.1″ HD IPS Display 1280 x 800. HD Webcam
  • Run android apps

When start it Chrome OS comes in no time. You have a browser and all Android apps in your disposal. read more

How I Met Linux

It was 1998, I was working in a large corporation using Novell Netware, mostly DOS, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, some Windows 95. A co-worker brought in his laptop with nice desktop – turned out was RedHat Linux 5. He showed me our file server mounted nicely as part of the laptop’s file system, transferring files back and forth in couple of terminal windows, was reading a PDF document in another window and desktop was very responsive even while formatting a floppy disk (at that time Windows was unusable during formatting even till Windows XP era). He was checking his email, browsing internet, FTP files from his home computer. He telnet to our Solaris server. read more

50 Things I Can Do With Linux, But Cannot in Windows

I read about lots of complains/ rants that Linux is not good or is not ready for desktop usage. For me it does the job and even beyond. At my work place I work under Windows, at home I am using Linux. On a daily base I see the differences and similarities. Here is my take on this.

1. Install Linux and start using it immediately.

Why: Because almost all “drivers” are in the kernel.

Why not in W.: You always need 3rd party drivers installed to use your PC: chipset, video card, touch-pad, audio controller, CD/DVD drive, Wifi adapter, Ethernet controller. Many times you finish installation and unable to access internet because of missing LAN adapter driver which needs to be downloaded in first place. read more

The heart of the site

I have installed this site on a teeny-tiny computer A20-OLinuXino-LIME (credit card size like Raspberry Pi).

It is open source hardware, based on A20 ARM dual core Cortex-A7 processor at 1GHz with 512MB RAM. It is running 32bit Debian Linux 7.9 directly from micro SD card class 10.

Currently it runs: Apache web server, MySQL and NFS server. WordPress instance is served without issues.

Here is some Runtime statistics which updates every 3 minutes

It is not a speed daemon, but power consumption is very low 2.2W and is quiet (no moving parts). read more