openSUSE Linux on a Dell Inspiron 3646 | Low Budget Multimedia Configuration for a Small Church

Churches generally have no budget for technology and frankly, I don't think that a church should really avoid spending on technology as much as possible. I'm sure this isn't a view many people share but it is my view. I believe it using whatever is available whenever possible and only making upgrades or purchasing new … Continue reading openSUSE Linux on a Dell Inspiron 3646 | Low Budget Multimedia Configuration for a Small Church

BunsenLabs Linux | Review from an openSUSE User

Until last Saturday (15 Dec 2018), I hadn't heard of the¬†BunsenLabs¬†Linux distribution. Immediately, I like the name as makes me think of one of my favorite Muppets. I was immediately intrigued by this distribution for the system requirements. RAM minimum is 256 MiB with 1 GiB recommended. Storage requirement is only 10 GiB. It is … Continue reading BunsenLabs Linux | Review from an openSUSE User

openSUSE Tumbleweed on Dell Inspiron 20 3048 All-In-One Desktop

For quite some time, I have been noodling around an idea about adding a "new" Linux machine to my home with a specific purpose and requirements in mind. The primary purpose of this machine would be to enhance my organization and reduce wasted time. I also had a very specific form factor requirement for my … Continue reading openSUSE Tumbleweed on Dell Inspiron 20 3048 All-In-One Desktop

Dell Latitude 15 3000, Laptop Screen Replacement

Recently, a coworker asked if I could repair their brand new laptop. I get a bit uncomfortable with repairing other people's things because I worry that I am going to make things worse. All too often when I repair something for myself, it turns into a mess and takes longer to fix and more money … Continue reading Dell Latitude 15 3000, Laptop Screen Replacement

Docks and Bays, Accessorizing the Dell Latitude E6440

I have been using the Dell Latitude E6440 since March of 2017. Since day one, it has been running openSUSE Tumbleweed. Initial production of this laptop was in 2014 and the model was discontinued sometime in 2016. I don't buy things brand new because I have no need to stay on the "cutting edge" of … Continue reading Docks and Bays, Accessorizing the Dell Latitude E6440

openSUSE Leap 15.0 Early Adoption Experience

openSUSE Leap 15.0, it's pretty great

Dell Latitude E6440 all on SSDs

Upgrading the 2.5" SSHD to a 2.5" SSD on a Dell Latitude E6440

KDE Plasma 5.12 on a Dell Latitude 2120

Assessment of KDE Plasma running on an 8 year old netbook.