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Gnuplot - Not for herding cows, great for graphs

updated August 30, 2014, category: Software & security

Gnuplot
A great way to impress people is to show them a nice graph. Very few individuals are blessed with the ability to interpret numbers in a meaningful way, a-la Rain Man style. While they may see hidden patterns in a table of integers, most people struggle making those kind of connections, which is why they resort to images.

But there are images, and then, there are images. Nothing invokes disdain better than a default coloring scheme used in Excel generated graphs. On the other hand, the tight Matlab plots always cause a nice stir of professionalism, even when there's none to be found. So let me teach you about a program that will up your salary: gnuplot.

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I drove Renault Clio Cup at the Grobnik racetrack!

updated August 29, 2014, category: Cars

Grobnik & Renault clio Cup
Driving a real sports car on a real race track is always a special kind of experience and a unique adventure. This year, I was lucky enough to find myself at Grobnik, a car-and-bike racetrack in northwestern Croatia. The car? A beautifully decalled Renault Clio Cup 2013, a one-make racing car with a 1.6-liter 210 HP turbo-charged engine and a six-speed sequential gearbox. Neat, if you consider the fact you get no driving assistance whatsoever, no power steering, no ABS, no ESP, no exhaust filtering, bare interior. However, you do get buckets, rollcage, a helmet with a built-in headset for communication, and yes, tons of unbridled 120dB engine noise.

Being an enthusiast and no stranger to cars with a significant scoop of muscle, I knew the track day would be different from a drive in a typical hot hatch, it's just that I underestimated how much different. Fun ensues, as you will soon discover. Anyhow, this article is not just a boring report, or a quick video clip. It's a whole story, and I suggest you stick and read all the little bits, and then watch the driving action. Let's roll. Cage. Joke. Hihi.

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Top ten alternative software

updated August 27, 2014, category: Computer software

Top ten alternative software
Let's have a short break from the more tutorialesque side of articles on Windows to Linux migration. Only not quite. We will remain in the realm of this delicate subject, but rather than discussing specific topics, like mail, office and others, we will generalize. In other words, should a friend ask you, what software they can run in Linux, you will point them here.

The idea is not just to list software they can have when moving to a new operating system. It's about providing the exact same functionality that they used to have. Satisfying their needs so they will want to test Linux and then keep on using Linux. Now, we must be brutally honest and impartial, so there's a chance we might not have all the answers. All right, after me.

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CentOS 7 - The perfect desktop guide

updated August 25, 2014, category: Software & security

CentOS 7 perfect desktop
My original review of CentOS 7 was less enthusiastic than I hoped for. That is because CentOS 7 did not quite deliver the punch that I expected. Truth to be told, this is the one operating system I am most excited about. Mint and Ubuntu are friendlier, but CentOS carries with it the solid confidence of old royalty.

Another glitch that came to bear in my review was that extra repositories with all that golden content you want were not ready. And so, I could not test most of the juicy stuff that we all need, like music, games and the rest. Now though, we can finally do that. This is the one guide that will transform CentOS into a truly remarkable desktop lean mean killing machine.

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Windows 8.1 Wireless networking 101

updated August 23, 2014, category: Software & security

Windows 8 networking
Writing about an operating system that I seriously do not like is called philanthropy. I want to help stranded, clueless, unhappy people who are forced to live with Windows 8.1 on a daily basis, to make their experience that much less sucky. And one of the suckiest aspects of Windows 8.1 is networking, Wireless in particular.

User's ability to make changes have gone from geeky but intuitive to moderately stupid in Windows 7 to plain insane in Windows 8, as I will soon demonstrate. Once, you could just make your own rules and whatnot, but then Homegroups were invented and they introduced mandatory IPv6 connectivity, and now something even worse. Welcome to Dedoimedo's Wireless networking 101 crash course for Windows 8.1, which will hopefully make your pain go away.

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Dedoimedo contest 2014

updated August 22, 2014, category: Software & security

Dedoimedo contest
Hello, folks! I am officially commencing to start a new Dedoimedo contest. To wit, if you choose to participate, at the end of it, you will be eligible for a lottery draw, in which you might win a handsome electronic device, a smartphone, a tablet or some kind of a laptop. The prize has yet to be decided, and at this point, you might be more interested in the little details behind this event.

Last year, we had the Ubuntu smartphone contest. Alas, Canonical did not manage to release a device with Ubuntu on it, however, true to my word, one of the contestants, an American lad named Christopher Ledbetter did win himself a Nexus 5 device, roughly worth 350 dollars. What did he do to get that? He read my books, wrote a bunch of reviews and got lucky.

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The Forgotten is published!

updated August 22, 2014, category: Books

The Forgotten
Dear fellas, I am most pleased to announce The Forgotten, the third and penultimate volume in The Lost Words epic, and some would say grimdark, fantasy series has been released. The paperback version is available on Amazon, with the Kindle edition coming shortly.

Anyhow, The Forgotten continues the tale of the Realms and gods and whatnot. Some new characters are added, others are given focus, a whole lot of them get killed. Unlike The Broken, which jumps in time quite a bit after The Betrayed, this one picks up right after the last page of the second book. And it's a little shorter, by a whole 100 pages!

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Mini review of Open Corsa OPC - What a car!

updated August 22, 2014, category: Cars

Opel Corsa OPC
The free translation from Latin reads PC-BSD has a new desktop environment, it is called Lumina, and it is now being reviewed by Dedoimedo. Tricky language, Latin, right? Anyhow, we are here to taste a new, lightweight desktop, created by the PC-BSD team.

It's licensed under BSD, based on Qt and Fluxbox, the second default offering in the PC-BSD 10 Joule release, which we have tested some time back, and it is still alpha quality, so everything you see here today may or may not be true. We shall commence.

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From Windows to Linux, Part 3: Games

updated August 20, 2014, category: Computer games

Windows to Linux: Games
The third part of our migration slash conversion adventure takes us into the realm of gaming. Alongside Office really, this is the big reason why so many people still keep Windows around, myself included. There are still a huge number of games available only for Windows, and we want to be able to play them. True, the Steam revolution happening on Linux is sending shockwaves of changes throughout the community, but we are still a couple of years away from total, seamless indifference.

In order to help the bi-boot-curious people bridge the gap more easily, today, we will dabble in gaming. As you can imagine, we will see how easy it is to obtain games and play them on Linux, the best methods to achieve the desired results, and how to cope with various snags and issues that may arise. We will do everything twice, from the GUI and then the command line, and we will be using Fedora for that. Let us.

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Docker for your containers

updated August 18, 2014, category: Software & security

Docker
Punnily puns the punster makes. Now, you might be wondering, what's he on about, and can I have some of the same stuff. Sure you can. Today, I want to talk to you about a fairly new, fairly not yet ready for production technology called Linux Containers (LXC), and more specifically Docker, a frontend for enabling them with ease.

All right, so we have a bunch of things to cover, namely learn a bit more about containers, how they are supported in recent Linux kernel versions, what they can do, and what they are good for, and finally, why you might need a docker for these containers, or rather Docker, with a capital D. To wit, you keep reading.

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Android offline navigation

updated August 16, 2014, category: Software & security

Android offline navigation
After I wrote my review of Lumia 520 and Galaxy S4, I got a bunch of emails from users telling me that you can have offline GPS-assisted navigation in Android. This, in response to my claim that Nokia offers their free and awesome maps, whereas Google's software is network sensitive and demands connectivity, which can be costly abroad.

As it turns out, I am absolutely correct. Indeed, there is NO default offline navigation available in Android. It can be achieved through third-party software only. So Nokia leads with its beautiful software, and the only question is, with some extra hard work, can you have the same level of convenience, quality and no-cost navigation on Android? This article will give an answer to that.

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Lumina, Luminum, Luminae

updated August 15, 2014, category: Software & security

Lumina
The free translation from Latin reads PC-BSD has a new desktop environment, it is called Lumina, and it is now being reviewed by Dedoimedo. Tricky language, Latin, right? Anyhow, we are here to taste a new, lightweight desktop, created by the PC-BSD team.

It's licensed under BSD, based on Qt and Fluxbox, the second default offering in the PC-BSD 10 Joule release, which we have tested some time back, and it is still alpha quality, so everything you see here today may or may not be true. We shall commence.

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YafaRay raytracing - Not bad, but needs more love

updated August 3, 2014, category: Software & security

Yafaray
You know I am a 3D aficionado. And for the past several years, I have been dabbling in all kinds of 3D software, including rendering engines and programs. At the top of my list is Kerkythea, which lets me make some really nice magic from my 3D models. But I am always searching for new candidates.

So I stumbled across YafaRay, an open-source raytracing engine. Sounds interesting, and the official gallery images show quality that is equal to that of other engines out there. Which is why I set about exploring.

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CentOS 7 review - It's finally here!

updated July 23, 2014, category: Software & security

CentOS 7
You all know that I'm totally psyched to be testing the latest CentOS release. This is the ultimate desktop operating system in disguise. Version 5 was a bit resistant when it came to pimping it up for home use. Version 6 far less so. Tons of links coming up later. And so, the big question is, what will happen with this last, Fedora-19-based CentOS?

Sure, it starts with RHEL 7, which we have seen a while back. Not a bad start. Now, we have the free derivative available, with its promise of one full decade of support. And it comes with a modern kernel and whatnot, so Steam and Chrome and other jolly beasts that gave us the gyp in the past won't pose any trouble. But let us begin most humbly with a clever review. Pimping comes later. Follow me.

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From Windows to Linux, Part 2: Multimedia applications

updated July 21, 2014, category: Software & security

Windows to Linux: Media
Welcome to the second article in the series, one which teaches the wonders of migration from Windows to Linux in small, easily digestible chunks, with step by step instructions and a plenty of great tips to get you cozily underway. In the first piece, we discussed office programs, how they can be installed and used, both from official application stores as well as manual downloads and setups. We learned how to use the Software Center in Linux Mint, and we repeated all our actions from the command line, too.

Today, we will focus on multimedia programs. Namely, how to get Flash, MP3 codecs and other associated bits configured properly, as well as review a short list of popular, recommended media players that should help you enjoy music and videos on your new Linux box. In this guide, we will use Ubuntu as the target platform, in order to demonstrate yet another distribution and its peculiarities. We will also briefly mention Fedora and openSUSE, as a sort of bonus.

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Make your Android Virtual Devices (AVD) run fast

updated July 19, 2014, category: Software & security

Android AVD & HAXM
If you are developing applications for Android, this tutorial may interest you. Notably, this article will show you how to configure your Android SDK and the underlying operating system for best performance, so that your Android Virtual Devices, acronymed AVD, run fast and respond quickly. This can be crucial during development, as you want to save time on AVD restarts, debugging and suchlike.

I do have one reservation, and that is, the contents of this guide have been tested and written for Windows, with Intel architecture. If you happen to use Linux or AMD processors, you will have to wait a little until I bake successor articles. With that in mind, do follow me please.

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Google algorithms - We shall never surrender

updated July 18, 2014, category: Software & security

Google algorithm
Normally, I do not pay any great deal of attention to the assortment of Google's search algorithm changes, called Panda, Penguin and alike. After discovering my own truth, fighting the policies of a profit-oriented corporation is pointless.

However, I did read some on the recent update in May 2014, and came across a number of articles that mentioned a few things that piqued my interest. Then, I browsed through my Webmaster Tools account, and saw something even more intriguing. Hence, this article. Prepare your expletives shields.

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Toyota RAV4 LE AWD review

updated July 16, 2014, category: Cars

Toyota RAV4 LE AWD
Some people like to have kids. Go figure. Anyhow, if you happen to be a parent, then one of your considerations for the purchase of a new car might be sufficient car interior space, in order to accommodate all the stuff that said kids require, like booster chairs, restraints and whatnot. A friend of mine, who happens to live across the pond and has managed to replicate some of his DNA, did indeed consider his children for his new ride. End result, Toyota RAV4, our review scapegoat for today.

I am not entirely privy into all the little details of why and how this car was chosen to be the primary family transporter, but I was happy enough to test the vehicle for a couple days, since his wife was away on holiday with their little replicant, hence freedom for him, hence the second household car, hence Dedoimedo gets to review this one. Yes, he might be reading this, entirely happy. Anyhow, this article is not about some guy, it's about Toyota RAV4, a Japanese medium-sized SUV. Well, Americans might call it small or compact. Follow me.

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From Windows to Linux, Part 1: Office applications

updated July 14, 2014, category: Software & security

Windows to Linux: Office
After reading my Ultimate guide to Linux for Windows users, a handful of people emailed me their suggestions on how the guide can be extended and improved. They offered some ideas that might work in a comprehensive book, and others that fit much better as standalone articles. And that's why we are here, to start a series of tutorials on making the Windows to Linux conversions less painful.

I deliberated quite a lot on how to make this happen. Naturally, I ought to choose a single distribution, and stick with it, so that users can sort of relate to my actions. But that makes for a very corny and fairly boring read. If I say Ubuntu, then it's been done before, a hundred million times. If I say something less popular, more esoteric, then what's the point the really? This is a rather tricky point, because we can't have a baby step howto for every single distribution and its desktop environment. So what I've decided was to stick to the top five distributions, more or less, and then highlight a different migration effort on a different desktop flavor each time. Best of both worlds. Today, we do office and Mint.

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VLC does not support error - Howto & fix

updated July 12, 2014, category: Software & security

VLC codec errors
The situation you are facing is as follows. You are a Linux user, and VLC is your media player of choice. Most of the time, you install software from official repositories without any problems. But sometimes, you use distributions that do not ship with VLC, and you must use additional third-party sources. Then, you install VLC from yonder, and try to play your content.

You get the following error: 'No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "VP80". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this.' Oh-oh, sounds ominous, what now? Let me show you.

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Virtual machines in your browser

updated July 11, 2014, category: Software & security

Virtualization inside browsers
I must apologize upfront if the title of this article is not the most accurate one. But it will serve its purpose, as you will soon find out. Anyhow, I want to talk to you about running operating systems, other than your operating system, on top of your operating system. Normally, we call this virtualization.

But that's a broad term that covers all sorts of things. We have thin-app virtualization, we have bare-metal provisioning, we have dandy software like VirtualBox and VMware Player, and some hardcore candidates in the Linux space. Then, there's simulation, which is something else entirely. Emulators also deserve their honorable mention, and the typical examples would include DOSBox and PCSX2. Now, how about running operating systems in your browser?

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The most annoying apps in the world

updated July 9, 2014, category: Software & security

Most annoying apps
Welcome. This article is like the mega-ultra-summary of all the software, programs, applications, and operating systems that are so bloody annoying you could chainsaw dolphins from the sheer anger of using them.

Indeed, I want to talk you about some of the most cardinally stupid creations of binary code, which you happen to have to use. In other words, you don't have a choice, and you are kind of forced to suffer these programs, and with each new iteration, they only get worse and more intrusive and less productive and more cartoonish and even more idiotic and you feel your intelligence melting, your life draining away, and your happy mojo slowly fading in their presence. Shall we explore?

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Civilization V review - On Linux, looking good

updated July 7, 2014, category: Computer games

Civilization V
A few days ago, a lad or a lass named Floris emailed me, telling me that Civilization V was available for Linux, as a native game, and at a lovely jubbly 75% discount on Steam. Sounds great. But I already had the game installed way back since 2011 or so when I first bought it, ha ha. Which meant just powering a Linux box and redownloading the content for this review.

The test box that I chose is no other than my Asus VivoBook, which recently got upgraded into a splendid dual-boot setup with Ubuntu Trusty, despite its complex UEFI, Secure Boot, GPT thingie. With the HD 4000 graphics inside the third-generation i5 processor, it ought to be good enough for the exercise. Plus, there's all the buzz of getting the dual-boot system set up and working and all that. But here, let's focus on the game, right.

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The manliest scene in the history of cinema

updated July 5, 2014, category: Life topics

Manliest scene
For today, I have something so stupid and silly, you will probably hate me. But then, better posted and hated than not. I read that somewhere. I think. Anyhow, a short video message conveying roughly a thousand words worth of nonsense.

It's all about being manly. Forget Lieutenant Martin Castillo from Miami Vice, forget Charles Bronson. This is the real deal. I should shut up now. My words will just etch the rugged perfection.

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How to Replace Windows XP with Linux for Free

updated July 4, 2014, category: Software & security

Dual boot: Windows XP & Linux Mint
XP user, I am talking to you. In April 2014, your favorite operating system stopped being officially supported by Microsoft. Now, there's no reason for panic, but this is a good opportunity to start considering alternatives. Without going into too many details, the free and exciting option is to try Linux.

Indeed, today, we will demonstrate how to dual-boot an existing Windows XP installation with the latest edition of Linux Mint, a highly popular Linux distribution, while retaining all the important user data you have. Naturally, this is somewhat of an advanced topic, so you might need to invest a little time reading, but overall, the exercise should be worth the effort. In the end, you will have a fully functional dual-boot setup for all your needs, with XP on one end and a modern, stylish Linux Mint 17 Qiana on the other. Let's rock.

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Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE review - Uh, well

updated July 2, 2014, category: Software & security

Linux Mint 17 Qiana MATE
If you've tried one edition of Linux Mint, you've tried them all, someone said once. Maybe. Maybe I'm just making things up so I can have a meaningful intro to my review. The thing is, people do treat Mint as a single entity, which is not quite true. Cinnamon, MATE, KDE, they are more like the Ubuntu family, with its different prefix letters.

But a good product does have brand recognition, and there's an expected look and feel. Which makes the MATE edition review today, of the latest Mint release, Qiana 17 AKA Mint LTS, all the more interesting. I will be testing on the T61 laptop, and I do not foresee any problems in that regard. But will the user experience be like the Cinnamon trial? Let's find out.

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One week with Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 TDI

updated June 30, 2014, category: Cars

VW Jetta 2.0 TDI
Driving a turbo-diesel Jetta in America, sounds like a beginning of a crude joke. But let me assure you, it is not. In the land of large V8 engines, where cars are judged by the number of cupholders and technology is mostly secondary to the consumer experience, you may occasionally, seldom, rarely stumble upon a lovely, unexpected surprise, in the shape of a Volkswagen Jetta, powered by, no less, a turbo-diesel unit. Which brings us here.

So let us. I will give you an overview of what an American Jetta can do, because it is ever so slightly different from European models. Then, we will do all the usual fun details, discuss the interior and exterior aesthetics, and then heavily touch upon the most important aspect of all, the driving experience. As for the transmission box, let us not push it. DSG, six speed. You thought manual, well not just yet. As promised, follow me.

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Put your virtual machines in Boxes

updated June 28, 2014, category: Software & security

Boxes
There are a lot of virtualization solutions. We even discussed a whole bunch here, some time back. A handful of these technologies are oriented at more advanced users, while others are suitable for newbies, too. If you ask a typical user, they will probably tell you they are using either VirtualBox or VMware, and possibly considering giving KVM or Xen a spin. How about bridging the gap? How about using an advanced tool with a simple interface?

That's what Boxes, or rather Gnome Boxes, aims to do. It's a virtualization frontend for the KVM/libvirt combo, designed to take away some of the complexity of the raw solution and provide you with a very easy GUI for handling your virtual machines. Sounds like a good plan, so we shall explore.

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Netrunner 14 Frontier review - Quite all right

updated June 27, 2014, category: Software & security

Netrunner 14 Frontier
Netrunner is mostly a Kubuntu-based distribution, with the KDE desktop, intended to plug in all the holes and boredom pits left over by its parent, to make it more immediately appealing and fun for the general populace. A new version has been released last week.

We shall be testing now Netrunner 14 Frontier, a Long-Term Support (LTS) release, on top of the usual quad-boot T61 laptop, which comes with a pair of SSD. About a month back, we also looked at the rolling Arch-based version of Netrunner, so the comparison shall be most interesting.

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The Greatest sites page updated!

updated June 25, 2014, category: Greatest sites

Greatest sites
We have two new candidates. The first. Up until now, the Greatest sites section has been reserved to English-language pages only. Not any more. I have decided to expand and include a variety of international cuisine, because a) success is not limited to the Commonwealth and former rebel colonies, and b) we will be having more such candidates soon. Our first one is Linux Za Sve, a Croatian domain dedicated to Linux.

The second. If you have labored, no, slaved as a white-collar little borg in a large company, preferrably in the hi-tech sector, you will have sworn that the Dilbert comic is the product of one of your colleagues, because it rings oh so damn accurate and true. And this is because Scott Adams, the man behind this creation, is a genius, and has successfully managed to capture the life-withering spirit of large corporations in his work.

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Dual boot: Windows 7 + Xubuntu 14.04

updated June 24, 2014, category: Software & security

Dual boot: Windows 7 & Xubuntu
Today, we are going to have another dual-boot tutorial, which will teach you how to install the latest version of Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr alongside Windows 7 in a happy tandem configuration. I have already shown you how to achieve this kind of setup with both Windows 7 and Windows 8, using mainstream releases of Ubuntu. Now, we will diverge and test with Xubuntu, the Xfce-powered edition, which definitely merits use and fun.

Most of the stuff will be very similar to what you have seen before. Still, for the sake of completeness of this exercise, I will go through all the necessary steps, slowly and carefully, so that you have additional confidence in trying to do the same thing yourself. Please, follow me.

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Flying aircraft carrier model - Jolly awesome

updated June 21, 2014, category: 3D art

Flying aircraft carrier
Remember my awesome flying aircraft carrier? Well, how about we make it even more awesome? To wit, we go back to our familiar tools of the trade, the splendid Kerkythea, a fantastic 3D rendering software that lets you infuse magic into your 3D models. Indeed, this is what we're going to do today. If you like art, then stick around please. If not, wait for another update.

Kerkythea is no stranger to Dedoimedo, and I've used it to great success, reviving older renders that look simple and cartoonish, and making them realistic. Probably the best examples are my recent attempts with the large assault hovercraft and the urban warfare scene. Now, we will attempt to make the somewhat sci-fi concept of a flying aircraft carrier look the part. Follow me please.

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Linux Mint versus Ubuntu security

updated June 20, 2014, category: Software & security

Linux Mint vs Ubuntu security
Controversy, here we go. If you have followed the Linux world news in the past months, you will surely have come across a number of clickbaitful articles claiming that Linux Mint comes with a degraded security level compared to Ubuntu, and then the official rebuttal and all that. What you did not see was the chief arbiter give his own opinion, i.e. me.

All right, I am going to do that right away. I will give you MY perspective on the whole security thingie, what it is and what it is not, and then how you should handle these two distros on the security front. It will also tell you whether you should heed the fear and drama in the headlines. Follow me.

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Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Take 2: Cinnamon + SSD

updated June 18, 2014, category: Software & security

Linux Mint 17 Qiana
If you've read my first review of Qiana, just a couple of days back, then you already know where you stand with the latest Mint LTS, more or less. But to reinforce that feeling, we should probably test on yet another laptop, to be on the safe side. My second review, shorter, less exciting and less detailed than the first one, is going to take place on an older T61 machine, with its two SSD and Intel graphics.

So far, Linux Mint 17 has delivered a very decent, very complete desktop experience, almost boringly so. The excitement of having to tweak the system is really not there. Now, we did encounter a few small problems plus a major one with suspend & resume, so let's see how the distro behaved on this new hardware. After me.

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Linux Mint 17 Qiana - Take 1: Cinnamon + Nvidia

updated June 16, 2014, category: Software & security

Linux Mint 17 Qiana
After Ubuntu, Linux Mint is the most anticipated spring release for 2014. The reasons are many, but the chief one is that the LTS-ness of the former directly impacts the latter, so if Ubuntu is bad, we're in for a five-year hiatus. And Mint has always been the counterweight to Ubuntu, when it comes to how the desktop is perceived and used.

While there ought to be more friendliness, there's a fair dose of rivalry and mistrust, and this is what makes the Qiana review all the more interesting. We all heard rumors about Debian taking over, LTS only derivatives and such, and today, it all comes unveiled. We will be having a whole bunch of Mint reviews, with at least two Cinnamons and one MATE. Let's start with an Nvidia-powered laptop, dual-boot config, lots of fun.

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