Linux

Playing in the Sandbox

Sandbox is a name I gave to my Linux computer years ago. It recently was disintegrated by a lighting strike. That’s speaking (writing) figuratively as it didn’t really turn into dust. But the end result is the same. I now have my sandbox II operating. I still call it “sandbox” on my network. The roman II is not necessary. This sandbox is a dual boot Intel NUC7. It will selectively run either LMDE (Linux Mint...

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The Linux Win?

Windows 10 can now run Linux!  Big news event.  It’s true but one must read the fine print. It’s a command line only version of Linux. It runs in a WIN10 terminal window. It is not a GUI full desktop distro. The version style (brand name) can be chosen from the Microsoft Store like an application.  The flavor, like Ubuntu version or Suse is selected. But they are all command line only. Very much like...

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Computer Update

Lost both my Apple MAC-mini and my Intel NUC-7 due to a lightning strike into my home office. Most all electronic equipment within the entire house was obliterated. In the office – two additional, older, large case, built-up computers were also destroyed. One I called “Ironsides” and the other named “Sandbox”. All four computers were in use but the MAC (macOS) and the NUC (WIN10) are my primary systems. Ironsides is a WIN10 OS and...

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Thank You Linus

Fired up Sandbox (my Linux computer) which has been silent for a few months. Checked out the OS (operating system) and did some software updates. Sandbox wasn’t asking for them but since they were available, I brought sandbox up to the now-current status. Windows 10 OS is still a PITA when doing updates. It’s like a bully who picks on me to have its way. It will run one over to get an update done....

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