Hardware

Modding a NuVision TM800W560L Tablet

So a friend gave me a NuVision tm800w560l tablet running Windows 10. Honestly I tried to use it, but it was a joke. From the start with it not connecting to WiFi because Windows 10 wanted uppercase alpha characters even though every other Linux, Android, Mac OS X or iOS device works with lower case. To the fact that the on screen keyboard would hide where I was typing. To the periodic hick-ups.

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An IBM T42 with Manjaro

I’ve taken quite a liking to Manjaro. All the random tasks I’ve used it for have turned out extremely well. Enough so that I want to go beyond those very directed needs and do a general review. And I’ll start out by installing Manjaro on my IBM/Lenovo T42. Which is a little late since they just announced deprecating 32-bit / i686 support. So, since I did all this work over a few months, I figure I might as well put out this post.

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Using A Remix Mini PC

So I’m late to the game on the Remix Mini PC; which is basically a phone that a monitor, keyboard and mouse get plugged into. [edit] I’ve also updated this blog post. One reason is I’ve been using it exclusively in the living room. Also, Jide announced they are exiting the consumer market. [/edit] I bought one a bit back because it was on sale and I figured why not.

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Developing on a Chromebook (well, CloudReady), Part 1

I like the idea of Chrome Apps. It is (was?) a great idea; write one app and it will run on Linux, Chrome OS, Mac and Windows (yeah, the order is telling). It’s a shame Google has announced it will stop supporting Chrome Apps on Linux, Mac and Windows. So initially this started out as a log of my adventure of making a Chrome App on Chrome OS (well a Chromium OS distro called CloudReady).

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New system. New blog entry. New distro too?

I recently had the opportunity to get an Dell XPS M1530 really cheap. So we have the home laptop and now I have a laptop to play around with. Yah! My intention is to blog what I do with the XPS laptop. As I have time to play with it, I’ll add new blog entries. Changing jobs and home life causing changes in focus is okay too. Right now I’ve loaded Linux Mint Debian Edition, with the Cinnamon desktop.

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Do I Like the G1 Android phone by T-Mobile?

I’ve held back on commenting about the G1 from T-Mobile. Mostly for technical reasons and time-wise reasons. But also because I’ve been uncertain about how it will turn out and how to talk about it (mostly to non-techie people). Also, I’ve had high hopes for it and the Andriod platform. And to say my hopes have been met is not an easy thing. First, for the non-techies, the G1 is the phone, T-Mobile the carrier and Andriod is the OS (Operating System).

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