Direct MP3 Download: Linux For The Rest Of Us #153 – Who Should We Trust And Linux Academy, Woot
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Episode 153 Show Notes
Think Penguin – (https://www.thinkpenguin.com/
Hello Door, As promised, here is an update on my experience using the Think Penguin Wee PC.
First of all, I would like to thank you for the coupon code. Saving money is good. I just added more RAM.
After a days delay due to the UPS truck being stranded on I-40 in an epic traffic jam, the machine arrived. It was well packed and there was not even cosmetic damage.
A home for it was cleared away in my outside office/man cave/dog house/shed and everything plugged in and powered up.
I logged in to the Admin account and changed the password.
Made a user account.
Ran the updates to Mint 16 Cinnamon.
Installed a few handy programs such as:
and finally, Sauerbraten for when I need a break.
Gimp, VLC, and LibreOffice came pre-installed. This should give me enough to start.
Then I went to PBS.org and watched NOVA full screen with no tearing and no hunting for plug-ins as the most common ones were already installed.
Next several gigs of photos and media files were transferred to the Wee.
For three days I have been throwing everything at it and so far there has been nary a hiccup.
The Planar display looks great; and the keyboard & mouse have a good action. (I like clicky keys)
The only thing that surprised me was the DVD drive. It is an external USB unit. I mentioned it to a friend who asked me how often I used an optical drive. “Not often.” was my answer. “So why are you complaining. You can use it on your netbook and perhaps even the Raspberry Pi.” he noted. Makes sense to me; so I’m OK with that.
The Wee uses about the same power as my ancient Dell laptop, the fan is actually not as loud, and it runs circles around the old laptop without even getting warm to the touch.
Overall, I’m delighted.
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