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Put a Hold on that Newegg Boycott

Posted 06-13-2012 at 11:48 AM by Skaperen

It seems Newegg was quick to deal with the situation they had, which was reported yesterday, regarding a rejection of return of a computer that had Linux installed on it.

http://consumerist.com/2012/06/neweg...all-linux.html

I'm still concerned about their procedures for wiping off used data storage devices before reselling them to customers, inside a computer or not.
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Collaboration...

Posted 06-13-2012 at 05:52 AM by rich_c

With The Linux Foundation gaining Samsung as a Platinum supporter, it occurred to me that it's pretty unique how Linux in particular and Free software in general allows all sorts of individuals and organisations to get together productively. Just look at the list of contributors to the Linux kernel and the different organisations involved with The Document Foundation for a couple of examples.
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Raspberry Pi - Info on Web

Posted 06-13-2012 at 03:38 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:33 AM by markyd (Update)

16th October 2013

Have I not updated this for over a year? OMG where does time go? So little time for projects :-(


http://learn.adafruit.com/category/raspberry-pi
A good place to start for all things to do with electrical interfacing is "Adafruit" and they have an excellent tutorial section which starts out very basic and then develops into real techy stuff, a must read.


http://wiki.tewesonline.de/doku.php?id=raspberry...
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Raspberry Pi Log - OpenELEC - XBMC - Raspbmc

Posted 06-13-2012 at 01:37 AM by markyd
Updated 10-16-2013 at 05:33 AM by markyd

10th October 2012
Has it been that long since my last entry? Crikey! Have been busy, just lazy on the blog sorry .. after the earlier failure of OpenELEC or it being too hard for my pea brain .. I concentrated on other issues. Then I discovered the Raspbmc project ... yes another XBMC affair but ...

http://www.raspbmc.com/

OMG what a polished and professional distro, working media centre in no time with Android remote, Android media streaming (OK it does iPhones...
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Time to boycott Newegg

Posted 06-12-2012 at 12:57 PM by Skaperen

No computer that was returned from ANY customer should EVER be resold (or the hard drive thereof) with whatever data that customer left on it. There could be many bad things on there, including viruses, trojans, kiddie porn, and communication gateways for terrorists (yeah, gotta toss in the T-word somewhere).

This means wipe the disk completely and re-image the original OEM operating system in its initial state (ready to ask for your name and such).

Newegg appears...
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