Linux Reviews

  • What is Linux?

    Linux can be found on everything from servers to smartphones to desktop PCs - but what makes it different from Windows, and should you give it a try?

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  • What is Linux?

    Linux can be found on everything from servers to smartphones to desktop PCs - but what makes it different from Windows, and should you give it a try?

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  • Raspberry Pi Linux LESSON 2: Formatting SD Card and Installing Operating System

    This lesson gives a tutorial on getting started with the Raspberry Pi. It shows how to properly format the SD card, how to download the operating system, install the operating system on the SD card, and then boot the Raspberry Pi. For these initial lessons we will focus on operating the Pi from the Linux command line. Our objective is to learn Linux, and control the Pi via Linux. In later lessons we will learn how to use the GUI interface.

    Details of the lesson are on our site at:

    http://www.toptechboy.com/raspberry-pi/raspberry-pi-linux-lesson-2-getting-started-and-installing-operating-system/
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  • Seven Linux Distros

    Linux distro comparison of Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Manjaro, Slacko Puppy, Lubuntu, Zorin OS, and Debian Jessie with the Raspberry Pi Desktop!

    All distros were downloaded as an ISO image and written to USB media (for testing and/or full installation) using Etcher, which is available from: https://etcher.io/

    The different distros featured in this video can be obtained from the following links. Please note that all of the below are provided in good faith, and that testing and/or installing a new operating system should be done with care. Testing a distro from a USB drive should not delete files or otherwise damage your computer. However, actually installing a new operating system will replace your existing one unless you decide to dual boot, and this can cause issues . . .

    Linux Mint: https://linuxmint.com/download.php

    Ubuntu: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop

    Debian Jessie with Raspberry Pi Desktop: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspberry-pi-desktop/

    Manjaro: https://manjaro.org/get-manjaro/

    Slacko Puppy: http://puppylinux.com/index.html#download

    Lubuntu: http://lubuntu.net/

    Zorin OS Core (scroll down): https://zorinos.com/download/

    You may also be interested in my video “Linux Mint Week” – in which (well, OK, you can probably guess that this video is about): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EAes8DDWQE

    More videos on computing andrelated topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    You may also like my ExplainingTheFuture channel at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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  • Top 8 Raspberry Pi Distros

    Raspberry Pi operating systems overview, including Raspbian, Retropie, OSMC and many more cool distros. And I even play a homebrew NES game!

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    You can see installs and demos of some of the Pi OS included here in my following videos:

    motionEyeOS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YUM7jio6dk

    Ubuntu MATE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bA9d6xgCN0

    OSMC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9vgJ4u4saI

    I also have an SBC OpenMediaVault head-to-head here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsCgXQjaviM

    Links for downloading the distros included in this video are as follows:

    Raspbian: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

    Ubuntu MATE: https://ubuntu-mate.org/raspberry-pi/

    RetroPie: https://retropie.org.uk/

    OSMC: https://osmc.tv/download/ (see “Disk Images” at end of page)

    OpenMediaVault: https://www.openmediavault.org/

    Pi MusicBox: http://www.pimusicbox.com/

    motionEyeOS: https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos

    FlintOS: https://flintos.io/download/

    BladeBuster homebrew NES game for RetroPie: http://hlc6502.web.fc2.com/Bbuster.htm

    You may also like my recent book “Digital Genesis: The Future of Computing, Robots and AI”, which includes a history of computing: http://amzn.to/2C2WrA6

    More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

    And I have another YouTube channel called ExplainingTheFuture at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingthefuture
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