While I was in the hospital in March for treatment of a heart condition, the Hot About Linux database became corrupted. I was trying to cleanup a few problems while laying in a hospital bed, and made a mistake that led to the site become unavailable. I was going to rebuild the site, but realized that all the articles needed updating. I decided to redirect Hot About Linux to Tell Me About Linux. The book format better supports the changing world of Linux, and I don't feel like supporting a Wiki site. It may take months to accomplish the merger, but it will eventually get done.
I created the All Things Android site for two reasons. First, I wanted all Android topics to appear on a separate site. Second, I wanted to focus on Android, as it relates to Costa Rica. While Android devices are not new to Costa Rica, there is surge of interest in Android phones and tablets. In Costa Rica, GSM (3G) is the norm. All 3G mobile devices are unlocked, and now there are three carriers (Kolbi/ICE, Claro, and Mobistar).There are no LTE cell networks, so discussions of 4G devices is not relevant. Consequently, I have refocused my blog sites.
I finished installing the last four Linux distros. On my HP mini internal disk, I have Fedora, Linux Mint, and openSUSE. On an old USB thumb drive, I have Ubuntu. On a external USB hard disk, I have Xubuntu, Lubuntu, and Mageia.
I have been busy blogging about my latest experiences with Linux. I have posted reviews of Linux Mint 12, Fedora 16, and openSUSE on my Low Cost Computing Site. While I have used Linux Mint for several years as my day-to-day Linux distro, I am switching back to openSUSE. As much as I like Linux Mint, the Gnome3 desktop just doesn't work on my netbook. Besides reviews, you will also find information on using MultiSystem for a multi-boot USB stck.
In the previous post, I said I was going to create a multiboot USB thrumb drive. I changed my mind and created a multiboot USB stick. During my research I found the MultiSystem utility While I used the Linux version, there is also a Windows version. MultiSystem is a great way to explore a Live/Install Linux distro. You can install the distro from that you like. Some distros, allow you to create persistant storage on the USB.