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Anker USB 3.0 Card Reader and Linux

📅 March 29, 2018
Do you need a small, portable device to read SD and MicroSD cards that is also compatible with Linux?

The Anker USB 3.0 Card Reader is turning out to be a handy device to have on hand. It supports SD and MicroSD cards, dual mounting with one device, plugs into USB ports up to 3.0 for faster data transfers, and best of all, it is compatible with Linux.

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Samsung EVO Plus 256GB MicroSD and Linux

📅 February 12, 2018
“What can we expect from a 256GB microSD card in Linux? Is it truly as fast as the box claims?”

MicroSD cards are increasing in capacity. The latest consumer-friendly capacity available at a somewhat reasonable price (as of the time of this writing) is the 256GB card. Yes, 256GB on an itty-bitty card so small you could lose it in a vacuum cleaner, accidentally dump it in the trash, and wonder where it went…and given its cost, you would probably cry in the meantime.

Today’s microSD card is the Samsung EVO+ 256GB with a UHS speed class of 3 (U3). The box claims up to 100MB/s read and 90MB/s write speeds.” Hmm, we shall see. Box claims always tend to be exaggerated — especially when the fine print on the back indicates that the actual transfer speed might be lower for whatever reason.

Nonetheless, this card does produce decent results, and it is 100% compatible with Linux. Let’s look at a few benchmarks.

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Five Raspberry Pi Uses

📅 January 31, 2018
The Raspberry Pi is a wonder worker!

So many uses are possible. If you enjoy Linux, then the Pi wonder becomes even more wonderful since most applications depend upon Linux.

Do you have a Raspberry Pi tucked away in a box somewhere because you are not sure what to do with it after the novelty wore off?

Here are five free, useful purposes for the humble Pi.

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Run Windows93 in Linux!

📅 October 3, 2017
Windows Ninety-WHAT?

Do you idle your time away watching pointless cat videos on YouTube like most netizens?

Yes? Really?

Then, why not idle your time away while reminiscing the “good ol’ computing days” with the one and only Windows93 operating system?

“Windows93? Never heard of it. Is this a joke?”

Nope. It really exists.

“Which? The joke or Windows93?”

Both.

And the best part…it works in Linux!

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Create ASCII Charts in a Gui using asciio

📅 September 19, 2017
Are you seeking an easy way to create ASCII illustrations for use in text files? Yes? Then, there is a program for you! Explore the fun with asciio!

If you have ever found the need to insert serious or silly ASCII art or ASCII flowcharts into a plain text file in order to illustrate concepts but dreaded the thought of laboriously entering the art from the keyboard, then you might want to try asciio.

asciio is a handy GUI that lets you create ASCII illustrations and then save them into a text file for copy and paste into other text files. Simply choose elements from premade stencils, and then drag, drop, and move them around on the canvas for perfect alignment

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Linux Hardware – How Well Has It Performed? Part 2

📅 July 3, 2017
Here are three more items that have stood the test of time:

Let’s compare how well they have performed over time with Linux.

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Linux Hardware – How Well Has It Performed? Part 1

📅 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.

 

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