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June 9, 2016 Notes

Running multiple OS's on a MacBook Air laptop running Parallels Desktop virtual machine software.

Parallels Menu

Movie showing Parallels Desktop in action (116 MB)

May 5, 2016 Notes

Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop Guide

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 is here

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, This Is What’s New

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

10 Apps you must try in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors  

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 Press Kit

Software Boutique
was created for Ubuntu Mate.
By running the following command on any flavor of Ubuntu you can install the Software Boutique. 

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-welcome

Linus Torvalds: The Mind Behind Linux

routers add a robust layer of anonymity & privacy while browsing online. Bypass big data collection, censorship, & cookies. Access the deep web.

Tiny Hardware Firewall
is a hardened pocket sized firewall, Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Tor client that provides security, privacy, and anonymity.

BitTorrent Sync
- Fast, simple, and secure file syncing for IT and individuals.  

April 7, 2016 Notes

Qubes OS


Remmina | Remote Desktop Client for Linux

Glances – An Advanced Real Time System Monitoring Tool for Linux

Google Chrome Remote Desktop

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue460

How to get started with Ubuntu and Bash on Windows 10 

Apricity OS Is Clean and Classy

Apricity OS

Goodbye To SCALE

Edubuntu 16.04 and beyond

Simplify Command-Line Package Management with APT instead of apt-get 

is a "WYSIWYG" content editor for the World Wide Web.
allows easy file sharing from the command line or GUI.

Guide to Full Disk Encryption with Ubuntu

Boot and run Linux from a USB flash drive options

Mac Linux USB Loader - is an application that allows you to create bootable USB drives containing a Linux distribution that can boot natively on Apple's Macintosh computers using its EFI system, regardless of whether or not the selected distribution has UEFI support.

Pen Drive Linux - Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way.

UNetbootin - allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux, without requiring you to burn a CD.
UNetbootin Video

Universal USB Installer aka UUI is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive.

YUMI (Your Universal Multiboot Integrator), can be used to create a Multiboot USB Flash Drive containing multiple operating systems, antivirus utilities, disc cloning, diagnostic tools, and more.

Recommended USB Flash Drives
Remember that the higher the read speed, the faster Linux will boot into memory.
Note that different capacities on the same brand/model USB Flash drives can have different read/write speeds.

Mushkin Enhanced Atom 16GB
USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDAM16GB
Read 155 MB/s Write 11.5 MB/s

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 16GB
USB 3.0 Ultra High Speed Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVS16GB
Read 200 MB/s Write 25 MB/s

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB
USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB
Read 445 MB/s Write 440 MB/s

March 11, 2016 Notes

Gigabyte Ultra Compact PC BRIX GB-BXA8-5557 running Ubuntu 15.10.

How To Fix The (Annoying) ‘Failed to Fetch’ Chrome apt Error

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ or
sudo pluma /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

deb stable main change to
deb [arch=amd64] stable main


sudo apt-get update

FREE photography software for Linux

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Linux Mint 17.3 with USB Flash Drive Step-by-Step

How to Dual Boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 with USB Flash Drive Step-by-Step

February 11, 2016 Notes

SCALE 2016 Reports:

2016 Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) Report by Alan Raul

SCALE 14 InstallFest by Ralph Sutter

Raspberry Pi and OpenELEC Notes by Ralph Sutter

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
Jim showed us how he runs Arch Linux with touch and other items all working perfectly. 

stockplop External USB 3.0 SSD & HDD Enclosure
Comes in a variety of flavors...

Kangaroo Plus Mobile Mini PC
, Intel Atom x5 Z8500, 4GB LPDDR3, 64GB eMMC, Finger Print Reader, Non OS, Windows 10 compatible

January 7, 2016 Notes

Shuttle SH170R6 Mini PC
- Windows 10 computer virtualizing different Linux distributions with a 28" 4K monitor. (BETA)

Shuttle SH67H3 v2.0 Multi-OS Build
will be repurposed for running Linux with a 24" monitor. It will also be used as a bench/testing computer. (BETA)

The Fastest Memory Cards Money Can Buy

Netgear ARLO Wireless Security Camera

Boot a Linux USB flash drive from Windows 10 running with Secure Boot Enabled
PDF Instructions

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

Kangaroo is a Pocket-Sized Battery-Powered Windows 10 PC

NEWEGG - Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer

Microsoft Store - InFocus Kangaroo Signature Edition Mobile Desktop

Ben Chu from InFocus and the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer

Lon Seidman -  Interview: Kangaroo Mini PC Product Lead Ben Chu