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New User Interface for Raspbian

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Raspberry Pi
  • Friday, January 02 2015 @ 12:01 PM EST
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Happy New Year! Did anyone get a brand new Raspberry Pi this holiday season? If so, check out this list of tips for new users!

Also, a fresh  new user interface (UX) for Raspbian has been released. Check out these links:

UX Engineer Simon Long shares insights

Changes to the Raspbian User Interface

 

Happy Holiday Season

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ROALUG Announcements
  • Friday, December 05 2014 @ 03:20 PM EST
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Happy Holidays ... look for new activity and blog content in January 2015.

Deconstructing Shellshocked

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  • Monday, September 29 2014 @ 05:16 PM EDT
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With all the talk about security and vulnerabilities of various operating systems, it's been hard to miss the latest revelation about the Linux/Unix bug call "Shellshocked."  Some of the things being posted are not always technically correct (this article) and some are questioning if the patches being pushed out are effective.

Of course, being vigilant and making sure your system has the latest updates never hurts!

 

New Topic - Raspberry Pi

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  • Monday, September 15 2014 @ 02:25 PM EDT
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Introducing a new topic on ROALUG.net dedicated to discussion about the Raspberry Pi!

New version of Raspbian and NOOBS released September 15, 2014:

  • Java JDK 8
  • Minecraft pre-installed
  • Epiphany now as the default web browser (replaces Midori)

Details here at raspberrypi.org

Off Topic: Minecraft sold to Microsoft

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Linux News
  • Monday, September 15 2014 @ 11:13 AM EDT
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Just announced today, September 15, 2014: Hugely popular independent game development company Mojang has sold to Microsoft for $2.5 billion.

Links to the announcements:

Mojang.com - Yes, we're being bought by Microsoft

Notch.net - I'm leaving Mojang

Migrate from Windows XP to Linux

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  • Thursday, August 28 2014 @ 09:39 AM EDT
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Still running on Windows XP? Wondering if it's time to upgrade? Maybe setting up your PC to dual boot between Windows and Linux is the right answer for you.  Perhaps you want to leave Windows altogether and just start new.

Here are a couple of links to get going in the right direction:

Dual Booting Windows and Linux - Basic Concepts

How to Replace XP with Linux - Planning guide and checklist

ROALUG IRC Meeting

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  • Monday, August 25 2014 @ 09:54 PM EDT
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The next ROALUG meeting is on September 17, 2014 at 9:00 pm EDT on IRC.

Server: chat.freenode.net Channel: #roalug Host: darrell_roa

You can join the channel using the Freenode web page: http://webchat.freenode.net/ or use your favorite IRC client.

Ubuntu 14.04 Upgrade Bug

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  • Monday, August 04 2014 @ 10:26 PM EDT
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I upgraded one laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. Most of the process went pretty smoothly.  However, every software update after the upgrade complains about a failed install:

Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
38 not fully installed or removed.

 

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Hardware Support

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  • Friday, August 01 2014 @ 06:00 PM EDT
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For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) support ends on August 7, 2014. What does this mean? What do you need to do?

Host Virtual Machines

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You can try out other Linux distributions on your Ubuntu or other Linux machine by installing on a virtual machine.  Links with how-to instructions for two popular methods:

How to Install KVM and Create Virtual Machines on Ubuntu

VirtualBox Installation and Configuration

Have fun!

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