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Updates 2/22/21

You probably noticed we added Dylan Burger as a writer and admin on this page. As of today, we have also added Dale Miracle as an admin, and he has some articles to contribute, so watch for those. We have other friends talking to us about submitting articles, so it could get really exciting here. […]

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Office In Linux: What are my options?

by Dylan Burger, Canada In September of last year I e-mailed the Mintcast team with a question about dual booting Windows vs. Running in a VM. The crux of my question was a desire to switch to Linux while still using the one software package that is absolutely essential to my daily activities: Microsoft Office. […]

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Review: Odyssey Blue J4105 MiniPC

Dylan Burger, Canada My transition to Linux has triggered a bit of a hardware buying spree in me over the past few months. It hasn’t been anything crazy (no matter how much I want a Thelio Mega); aside from a work laptop I actually haven’t spent more than $300 USD on any individual item. Nevertheless, […]

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So Long, and Thanks for all the Phish

(and worms, adware, and spyware…)Dylan BurgerCanada I am (was) a lifelong Microsoft user dating back to the DOS/Windows 3.1 days; never really wanted to switch. For the longest time Windows didn’t just serve my needs, it excited me. I can remember getting Windows 95 on release day and having the sense of wonder exploring for […]

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Distrohoppers’ Digest Rolls On

This past Friday (12/11/20), I got together with my friends Tony Hughes and Dale Miracle through the miracle of the Internet and recorded a new episode of Distrohoppers’ Digest. Tony and I started this show in April of 2018, just barely making it the first distrohopping show or segment in podcasting, and we are the […]

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Mageia 8 Beta 2

I was looking for a distro to try for the next episode of Distrohoppers’ Digest (https://distrohoppersdigest.blogspot.com) and thought I’d revisit Mageia, currently in a Beta 2 of its next version. Mandrake was my first successful installation of a Linux distro, so I like to check up on how things are going. Mageia appears to be […]

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Too Much Going On

I knew when I got talked into starting this website that I would not be able to come up with a lot of new things. I have asked in many online groups for people who would want to write an article for the page. I also need someone to organize this site better, it’s all […]

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Adventures In Boot

This is an excerpt of my presentation in mintCast 333.5. I thought I had done this already; we’re up to Episode 346 now. It does not cover ALL the bases but it should give someone a head start. This report is not meant to be a Deep Dive so much as an I Want It […]

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Machines, raining.

My main computer got shorted out accidentally, and while I was waiting for a replacement power supply, I got donated two other machines. One is a quad-core Xeon HP Z400 Workstation, and I’ve got that working now. I needed some help with that. Another is an older HP tower, and that one will not turn […]

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It’s raining computers

A lot of my readers and listeners know how broke I am. I’ve never managed to talk a computer-based employer into giving me a job, despite my decades of personal experience. I’m currently unemployed, although that could break at any minute as I have three solid prospects (Sep 6 2020). Two weeks ago, my hand […]

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