Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Linux Mint 13 Maya on my high-end laptop

Filed under
Linux

As I promised, here's the third Mint review this spring. I really like Mint 13 Maya so far, and it's being introduced into my sacred production setup as we speak. In fact, this review is a revolution of a kind, since it marks a first change in my operational system array since CentOS was added there, which too marked another milestone, the previous such drastic step being never.

I am going to show you how Mint Maya behaved on my LG RD510 laptop, which comes with 4GB of RAM and a proper graphics card in the shape of Nvidia 9600M GS. We will also see how Mint runs from an external disk connected to my even mightier i5-powered HP laptop, but that's later. For now, let's elaborate on my recent experience. Of course, you will get all the little details and whatnot.

Follow me.




More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

6-Way Enterprise Focused Linux Distribution Comparison With An Intel Core i9, Dual Xeon Gold Systems

Here's our latest Linux distribution comparison with this time looking at the out-of-the-box performance of six Linux distributions while running a range of enterprise/workstation-focused benchmarks while using two systems. One system is a high-end Core i9 7980XE desktop system and the other a Tyan 1U Xeon Scalable server with dual Xeon Gold 6138 processors. Read more

Security: FOSS Versus Windows

Linux/Android hacker SBC with hexa-core Rockchip SoC debuts at $75

The Vamrs “RK3399 Sapphire” SBC is on sale for $75, or $349 for a full kit. Vamrs is also prepping an RK3399-based “Rock960” 96Boards SBC. Rockchip’s RK3399 is one of the most powerful ARM-based system-on-chips available on hacker boards, featuring two server-class Cortex-A72 cores clocked to up to 2.0GHz, as well as four Cortex-A53 at up to 1.42GHz and a quad-core Mali-T864 GPU. The hexa-core SoC has appeared on T-Firefly’s Firefly-RK3399 SBC and RK3399 Coreboard computer-on-module, as well as Videostrong’s VS-RD-RK3399 SBC and Theobroma’s RK3399-Q7 Qseven module. Now we have a new contender: Shenzhen based Vamrs, which built the limited edition Rockchip RK3399 Sapphire SBC as the official RK3399 dev board for Rockchip, is now re-launching the board, which features a 40-pin Raspberry Pi compatible connector, with “many in stock” for a discounted price of $75. Read more