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Tonight’s Project – Linux Lite 3.0 on my Asus X553SA Notebook!

systemmenu-Linux-Lite-3Tonight I will be installing Linux Lite 3.0 on my Asus Notebook. Of course it will be running inside a virtual Machine, but should work just dandy. Perhaps I will even include a video…

The install took about an hour, including a trip to the store for some Diet Coke. After that it was pretty straightforward, remove the USB drive, reboot the VM and boom I have Linux running in a VM with 1.5 gb ram.

Of course this brings up the question, could I run a desktop Linux inside Windows 10 on a tablet? Sure we all know that it is possibly to run a Linux server on a VM inside Windows, and I see no reason that a full desktop would also not be viable.

That will of course have to wait until I get my hands on that 10.1 inch Chuwi Hibook tablet. Below you will find a short video, crappy as usual, that I shot of the Linux on the Asus. I do however HIGHLY  recommend this version for anyone wanting to upgrade their old Windows Vista PC to a viable and secure operating system, without spending a single dollar.

Below you will find a couple screenshots…

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That is all for now,

Tim

 

 

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A Decision Has Been Made. My Next Tablet Will Be a Chuwi Hibook 10.1 Inch Tablet!

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Chuwi Hibook Win10/Android Tablet

After reading about numerous 10 inch class tablets for several months now and narrowing my choices down based on ports, memory, processor speed I believe I have finally decided on my next tablet.

That tablet will be the Chuwi Hibook 10.1 inch tablet which is a dual b0ot with Windows 10, 64gb onboard storage, 4gb ram and a microSD card slot that can accept up to 128gb ram. The display is decent at 1920 x 1200 and the reviews I have read and watched are positive, with some nit-picky negatives here and there.

So within the next month or so, I will be posting the results of my testing on this particular tablet. Obviously if I sell my Asus Z580CA, I will have it much sooner!

The plan is to run a VMware virtual machine on Linux Debian inside the Windows 10 system to be the allternate server here. Of course since the product also has Android 5.1.1 I will also have a KSweb app server running occasionally.

I promise an honest review and to be just as nit-picky as the other folks out there, but everything I have read and watched tells me I am going to enjoy this new device.

Tim

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Asus Misses Huge Chance to Keep Customers Happy.

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Crash and Burn, that is What Happens when You Overlook Support after the sale.

I absolutely love my Asus Z580CA tablet, but roughly a year after this tablet was released to the public I am still running Android 5.0. Asus has failed miserably in the update department on what is essentially one of the best tablets they have ever produced.

This failure is the reason that they lag well behind in sales to Samsung and Apple. No one wants to deal with a company that produces a product and then once sold forgets the customer. Ask anyone in any business of any kind and they will tell you that in order to get returning customers you must, without exception, update and support the products you sell.

In today’s highly competitive global tablet market there is absolutely zero excuse to not update a product as soon as possible. What is sold today is wonderful, but you always must consider repeat customers and word of mouth.

To be fair, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the tablet on Android 5.0, it runs well, does everything perfectly, but to say the least I am extemely disappointed by what I and many other customers see as a total failure in at least attempting to get what is essentially a flagship device onto the latest software.

I do realize that this article is not going to help me sell this tablet, but I believe in giving my honest opinons when it comes to devices/companies and what I perceive to be a lack of proper customer support.

So to paraphrase a movie line….”Asus, You have failed me for the last time”.

Tim

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My 2 Day Ordeal Figuring Out Remix OS for x86. It does work!

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Why yes, it works better on a 10 year old Dell than a new Asus~=!

So I decided to see what all the buzz was about the Remix OS system by trying out the Remix OS for x86 beta. After numerous attempts, I finally resorted to using Rufus 2.9 to create a bootable USB drive that I could run it off of.

I tried using the Installation Tool at first and simply got nowhere, because I don’t have a PC that I am willing to compromise with a beta of an Android system. So my only way out was to install to a USB 3.0 flash drive using my Asus notebook. As I write this the installer is formatting a data partition onto the flash drive. The image below is what I currently am seeing.

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Installing? Maybe…

 There is no feedback on the screen telling me how things are progressing, but as I understand it this could take 30 plus minutes. Alas the notebook never became a host for the Remix OS in resident mode. However, when using the same USB drive and the files from the Jide Remix project and using a crap USB 2.0 port, I booted up just dandy and am actually writing this post on my Dell Optiplex 745.

Screen shot below is from this machine as I write an article and hustle back to Winders so the other servers I run can be brought back online!

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Remix, on a USB 2.0 Port on my Dell from last Decade!

Tim

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After about 5 Minutes of Searching I have Concluded That This Might Be the Only Web Site Running on a Tablet!

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A Tablet as a server? You can bet your ass on that!

I did about 10 differently worded searches on Google and my little site here appears to be the only site on the web that runs on a tablet.

Yes I know, it occasionally spends an hour or 3 per month on my notebook, but for the most part, this WordPress server runs almost exclusively on a tablet with it’s very own domain.

Not a big deal, but it is nice to see that I am literally 1 in a billion!

Tim

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