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Run Android 10 on your PC :: AndEX 10 (Android-x86_64) with GAPPS (Google Play Store etc.), F-Droid, Brave Browser and Computer Launcher 2

Posted Yesterday at 12:29 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)

NEWS 201027 A new version of AndEX 10 is ready!
Ive uploaded a new upgraded version of AndEX 10 android_x86_64-10-exton-gapps-aptoide-fdroid-spotify-1330mb-201027.iso. All included apps have been updated to the latest version. Also Google Play Services and Google Play Store. The ISO file is of only 1330 MB! Makes it easier to run AndEX on computers with low RAM. The very nice launcher Computer Launcher 2 is used in this AndEX version. Make it your standard Launcher. (Surprise your friends...
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Disks, partitions and filesystems

Posted Yesterday at 10:08 AM by hazel
Updated Yesterday at 10:10 AM by hazel

One thing that Linux newbies often find confusing is the way that Linux deals with disks. Windows does its disk management "under the hood". Partitions are checked to see if they are organised in a way that Windows recognises; if so, they are automatically "mounted", i.e. made available to the system. Each disk or partition is given a letter by which it can be accessed, starting with C: (A: and B: were historically reserved for floppy disks). Unrecognised disks, including Linux...
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It's snowing outside, time to get out of here!

Posted Yesterday at 09:47 AM by onebuck


Just snow flurries but it is dropping temperature fast. Time to head south for the winter. Leaving tomorrow morning at 04:00 and driving straight thru. Should be home in Florida by late Wednesday night, about 17 hour drive. My wife said she would drive 5-6 hours at the start. So I will finish the trip. She sets speed at 80-85 mph, a little fast for me but she's driving and I will bite my tongue. She should make it to Tennessee before I take over. she doesn't like to drive the mountains....
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tmpfs ~/.cache cleaner daemon-script idea, to clean RAM space while trying to minimize SSD writes

Posted Yesterday at 07:20 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated Yesterday at 07:25 AM by the dsc (maybe grammar or worse, maybe style)
Tags hack, script, ssd, tmpfs

In line with the idea of reducing how much it's written on SSD, some people suggest using tmpfs for lots of things, one of them can be the ~/.cache directory. Which must be implemented in a per-user basis or with some pre-mount script that would do such tmpfs mounts before each user login. But regardless, the point is that they may spare the SSD, but not the RAM, obviously. If you quit a cache-heavy program, its cache would still be there, leaving other programs you're running with less RAM to use....
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Miscellaneous links and things that helped me on this new install, with SSD issues, systemd, and removable JFS hdd issues, and whatever else

Posted 10-25-2020 at 08:15 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated Yesterday at 10:56 PM by the dsc (addition)

"rc.local" doesn't run by default anymore, so:

Which in turn may be useful or necessary to have /var/cache/apt/archives as a tmpfs, with this:

mkdir -p /var/cache/apt/partial 
mkdir -p /var/cache/apt/archives 
mkdir -p /var/cache/apt/archives/partial 

chown -R _apt /var/cache/apt
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