Archive for June, 2017
📅 June 30, 2017
How have past hardware devices held up over time when used with Linux?
Time proves what works and what does not. Having used a variety of hardware with Linux, do these devices still perform today?
Here are a few devices that I have used used along with a few comparison notes between then and now.
📅 June 19, 2017
What’s this? You installed Linux to a speedy M.2 NVMe SSD but boot times are not as fast as expected?
It might be a software issue. When Linux boots from power on, it runs a number of services before you ever see the login screen. Some of these services have timeouts and increase delays. Other services might be completely unnecessary, but they are loaded during boot anyway.
By disabling unneeded services, the Linux boot time can be reduced by a few seconds.
📅 June 17, 2017
Given a low-powered A10-7860K system for everyday tasks, is it possible to install a GTX 1050 graphics card for improved graphics?
Absolutely, but be prepared to encounter issues involving the required proprietary drivers needed to make the 1050 run with Linux.
Having acquired a 1050, here are my delightful results with Linux Mint 18.1.
📅 June 10, 2017
Anonymous FTP is a handy way to provide public files to users over a LAN. Any user may log in to the FTP server without requiring an account on the FTP server itself. Just log in as anonymous and download.
But how can we set this up?
In this quick tutorial, we will see how the process works and what configuration settings must be made for a read-only anonymous FTP login.
📅 June 8, 2017
What? Your M.2 NVMe SSD is not fast enough and you want faster speeds?
I have had superb, speedy success using the Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD in Linux. Everything from system installation, booting, and everyday usage is a resounding success — even on a Z87-based motherboard.
With the release of the newer Samsung 960 EVO, would Linux performance be as good as or better than the 950 Pro?
Having finally acquired a Samsung 960 EVO 250G SSD for myself, it was time to find out.