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  1. Interfacing iPod Touch 3G to openSUSE-11.3

    by , 13-Jun-2011 at 02:11 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    As noted in a previous blog, my wife offered to let me play with her iPod Touch 3G when she is not using it. This is so that I can better refine my Tablet requirements, for when I ultimately purchase myself a Tablet. So this blog post is about interfacing 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 to an iPod Touch 3G.

    Her Apple iPod Touch 3G is NOT jailbroken, and she is not keen on risking breaking her warranty with Apple by jailbreaking her iPod.

    iPod Touch 3G

    Creating ...
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  2. Tablet philosophy ponderings wrt free open source software

    by , 13-Jun-2011 at 01:34 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
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    There is a thread here on our forum which motivated me to write this blog, where a number of us chatted about different Tablets. … and also about the philosophy of tablets wrt Free open source software (Free as in the Free Software Foundation definition of free).

    Android OS and Tablets

    After my research into the Motorolo Xoom and the Acer Tranformer Tablet I looked at the philosophy of Tablets wrt free open source software, and I was disappointed wrt restrictions ...

    Updated 26-Jun-2011 at 16:49 by oldcpu

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  3. automatic weekly updates for 11.1 machines on Evergreen

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    I've switched over a couple of machines I maintain to Evergreen. However the weekly automatic update cronjob stopped working. Here's how I got it working again.

    First of all, remove all 11.1 update repositories using zypper rr.

    Next, edit /etc/cron.weekly/opensuse.org-online_update. Change the last line to:

    Code:
    ${upcmd} --quiet up -y -l ${skipInteractive} >> /var/log/suse-update.log 2>&1
    The additions are -l to accept any licenses
    ...
  4. How do I get Thunderbird to open links in Google Chrome?

  5. Some interesting Tablets as of end-May-2011

    by , 04-Jun-2011 at 14:33 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I took a small look on the Internet at some tablet PCs that were released in the past few months, and the tablet market is starting to get interesting.

    Dispelled preconceptions and some assumptions

    The first thing I had to dump (for now) was the idea of running openSUSE on any of these Tablets. In truth, openSUSE (nor most other Linux distributions) are up to that task. I also noted none of these Tablets are yet at the stage where their OS (Android or Windows7) ...

    Updated 23-Jul-2011 at 16:09 by oldcpu (removed reference to my being ill ...)

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