Blathering | Raspberry Pi to Monitor Air Quality with an Arduino based Thermostat

I'd like to call myself a tinkerer, but I don't tinker enough hold that badge. I do like to look at other projects and see what is out there for things to make my life more efficient. My target is to make my home, work for me, to automate every aspect that is feasible that … Continue reading Blathering | Raspberry Pi to Monitor Air Quality with an Arduino based Thermostat

Puppy Linux | Review from an openSUSE User

A distribution of Linux that I have heard about for many, many years, considered trying but have not ever given a spin has been Puppy Linux. It is known for being small and low resource intensive distribution. I have played with some other low resource distributions but this one¬†might be the smallest resource usage of … Continue reading Puppy Linux | Review from an openSUSE User

Snapshot Control | More openSUSE Tumbleweed Awesomeness

If you haven't tried openSUSE Tumbleweed in a while, I highly recommend you take it for a spin. I am not using Tumbleweed on the majority of my computers. I have openSUSE Leap on a few but since my experience with Tumbleweed has been so positive it has taken over most of my machines. I … Continue reading Snapshot Control | More openSUSE Tumbleweed Awesomeness

KDE Plasma 5.16 on openSUSE Tumbleweed | Pretty Great

Recently, the fine folks of the KDE Plasma team have released version 5.16. You can check out the announcement here and see all the work that has gone into it. This update rolled down to openSUSE Tumbleweed in the last few days and it was fantastic enough of an update, I had to blather about … Continue reading KDE Plasma 5.16 on openSUSE Tumbleweed | Pretty Great

openSUSE Leap 15.1 | Upgrade and Fresh Install Successes

Every review I do is from a biased lens as an openSUSE user and this will be no different. I will be taking a biased look openSUSE Leap 15.1. I'd like to say this will be completely objective... but it won't. openSUSE is the operating system of choice for nearly every aspect of my life … Continue reading openSUSE Leap 15.1 | Upgrade and Fresh Install Successes

Virtual Machine Manager with QEMU/KVM on openSUSE Tumbleweed

One of the beauties of a rolling distribution is that sometimes you are forced to use a new piece of software... My regular Virtual Machine application, VirtualBox was non-functional for a few days due to a kernel update and some sort of mismatch with the kernel driver or something... The positive is, I got to … Continue reading Virtual Machine Manager with QEMU/KVM on openSUSE Tumbleweed

Feren OS | Review from an openSUSE User

I haven't been able to do one of these in a while but it is always fun to try out other distributions and experience another example of how to answer that user experience question. As part of the BigDaddyLinux community. I have given Feren OS a spin to see how it goes for me, the … Continue reading Feren OS | Review from an openSUSE User