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April 10, 2015 Notes

Tilda
is a terminal emulator and can be compared with other popular terminal emulators such as gnome-terminal (Gnome), Konsole (KDE),
xterm and many others.

Plank is a Lightweight Application Dock For Linux.

Cairo-Dock is a desktop interface that takes the shape of docks, desklets, panel, etc. It's available from the Ubuntu repository.
http://glx-dock.org/

Mushkin Ventura Ultra - is the fastest native USB 3.0 flash drive on the planet.
http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/catalog/33-ventura-ultra

Alan uses the Mushkin Ventura Ultra 120GB Flash Drive - about $75.00
Read speed: up to 445MB/sec
Write Speed: up to 440MB/sec
http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/catalog/item/33-ventura-ultra/751-ventura-ultra-120gb-flash-drive.html

Available from:
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Enhanced-Ventura-MKNUFDVU120GB-120GB/dp/B00FSAHH5I/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226475

Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus - is a USB Flash Drive with both performance and functionality at a price that can’t be beat.
http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/component/djcatalog2/?view=items&cid=20:ventura-plus

Alan uses the Mushkin Ventura Ultra 16GB Flash Drive - about $12.00
Read speed: up to 200MB/sec
Write Speed: up to 25MB/sec
http://poweredbymushkin.com/index.php/catalog/item/20-ventura-plus/705-ventura-plus-16gb-usb-flash-drive.html

Available from:
http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Enhanced-Ventura-Flash-MKNUFDVS16GB/dp/B00A8OYVFS/
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226366

Intel Announces Insanely Fast 750 Series Solid State Drive Line
http://goo.gl/QUxTfN

Intel SSD 750 Series 1.2TB PCIe and 2.5" SFF Review - NVMe for the Consumer

http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Storage/Intel-SSD-750-Series-12TB-PCIe-and-25-SFF-Review-NVMe-Consumer

Alan's Living Room Entertainment Setup
http://alanraul.com/bb/entertainment_setup.pdf

CanaKit Raspberry Pi 2 Complete Starter Kit with WiFi (Latest Version Raspberry Pi 2 + WiFi + Original Preloaded 8GB SD Card + Case +
Power Supply + HDMI Cable)
http://www.amazon.com/CanaKit-Raspberry-Complete-Original-Preloaded/dp/B008XVAVAW/

Open Embedded Linux Entertainment Center (OpenELEC) is a small Linux distribution built from scratch as a platform to turn your computer
into a Kodi (previously XBMC) media center.
http://openelec.tv/

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be
installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It
allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the
internet.
http://kodi.tv/

To get started with Raspberry Pi you need an operating system. NOOBS (New Out Of the Box Software) is an easy operating system install
manager for the Raspberry Pi.
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

iPazzPort Gamer H7 2.4Ghz Mini Wireless Keyboard and Multi Touchpad for PC Android TV Box PS3 and HTPC IPTV
http://goo.gl/g83Hi3
http://www.amazon.com/iPazzPort-Wireless-Keyboard-Touchpad-Android/dp/B00GO9XF44

Intel Compute Stick - Available May 1, 2015
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html

Intel Compute Stick - Linux, 32GB
Amazon.com ($109) - Newegg.com ($109)

Intel Compute Stick - Win 8.1, 32GB
Amazon.com ($149) - Newegg.com ($149)

3 Things You Need to Know About Google Inc.'s Tiny New Chromebit Computers
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2015/04/03/3-things-you-need-to-know-about-google-incs-tiny-n.aspx

Google's Chromebit Turns Any TV into a Chrome PC for Under $100
http://gizmodo.com/googles-chromebit-turns-any-tv-into-a-chrome-pc-for-und-1694793903

How to Make a Windows 10 USB Bootable Flash Drive
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-USB-Bootable

Windows USB/DVD Download Tool
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/windows-usb-dvd-download-tool

Make a USB Flash Drive Bootable
From a administrator command prompt...
diskpart
list disk
select disk ?
clean
create partition primary
select partition 1
active
format fs=ntfs quick label=”WINDOWS 10”
exit


Microsoft’s Nano Server is All About the Cloud
http://www.petri.com/microsoft-announces-nano-server.htm
http://www.petri.com/microsofts-nano-server-is-all-about-the-cloud.htm
http://www.petri.com/thoughts-on-windows-nano-server.htm

9 Questions New Linux Users Always Ask
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/9-questions-new-linux-users-always-ask/

Ubuntu MATE 15.04
https://ubuntu-mate.org/

SimpleScreenRecorder
- is a screen recorder for Linux. Despite the name, this program is actually quite complex. It's 'simple' in the sense that it's easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC :).
http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/

System76 Introduces The Broadwell-Powered, Ubuntu-Loaded "Meerkat"

https://plus.google.com/+System76/posts/5g2d2urNT46
https://system76.com/ 

Review: Intel’s Broadwell mini PC is a next-generation Ultrabook in a box
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/02/review-intels-broadwell-mini-pc-is-a-next-generation-ultrabook-in-a-box/1/

Intel NUC5i5RYK Review: A Broadwell-U UCFF PC for Enthusiasts
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8986/intel-nuc5i5ryk-review-a-broadwellu-ucffpc-for-enthusiasts

Intel NUC
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/nuc/overview.html

Intel NUC5i5RYK SFF Review: This Week in Computer Hardware 304
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hH_ls40zg4I

Intel CPU Codenames
http://www.slolug.com/images/codenames.jpg

Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft - I’m putting more trust in communities than corporations.
https://medium.com/backchannel/why-i-m-saying-goodbye-to-apple-google-and-microsoft-78af12071bd

March 5, 2015 Notes

Southern California Linux Expo
(SCALE)
http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/

Southern California Linux Expo YouTube videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/socallinuxexpo/videos

SCALE - Linux Action Show from the floor
http://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/77892/scale13x-linux-action-show-from-the-floor/

Shuttle SH67H3 running FreeNAS
http://alanraul.com/freenas/

FreeNAS presentation at SCALE by Dru Lavigne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lkO0J2RqoLU#t=7843

http://www.slideshare.net/dlavigne/scale2015

http://www.slideshare.net/dlavigne

FreeNAS
http://www.freenas.org/

FreeNAS YouTube Videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/FreeNASTeam/videos

FreeNAS User Guide 9.3
http://doc.freenas.org/9.3/freenas.html

FreeNAS Community
https://forums.freenas.org/index.php

Tails presentation at SCALE by Kyle Rankin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dhDpncTDDvI#t=13500

http://greenfly.org/talks/security/tails.html

Tails above the Rest: the Installation
http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tails-above-rest-installation

Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu phone
http://www.ubuntu.com/phone
http://www.bq.com/gb/ubuntu.html
http://www.jonobacon.org/2015/02/17/video-phone-review-and-wider-thoughts/

HP ships one Linux server every minute
http://goo.gl/ahNCdb

The Real Story about Server Market Share
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/solutions/business-perspective-article.html?compURI=1103378#.VOwIp2ctGfA

Intel Broadwell (microarchitecture)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadwell_(microarchitecture)

Intel Skylake (microarchitecture)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylake_(microarchitecture)

Internet of Things
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/internet-of-things/overview.html

February 5, 2015 Notes

Lenovo ThinkServer TS440 Server
(A Home Server running Windows 8.1)
This home server can also be configured to run Linux, FreeBSD, etc.
http://alanraul.com/server/

It is simple, cheap and effective...
http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/topic/8819-lenovo-ts440-server-running-windows-81/

January 8, 2015 Notes

Intel Compute Stick
http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/compute-stick/intel-compute-stick.html
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/intel-compute-stick-specs-ubuntu-version