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How to download & create a bootable USB stick on Linux

People often report having problems with these first steps, even if they already use Linux. There's many GUI utilities that "burn" (and sometimes even download) bootable images, but some of them are broken or outdated. So let's keep it simple and use the command line for this. These utilit...

How to provide information about peripherals with dmesg

You want to see how your Linux system reacts to a certain peripheral being plugged in (smartphone, monitor, USB stick etc.). dmesg can provide that information, but one needs to separate that from previous messages. Here's how: Make sure the device in question is unplugged. Open a terminal, maximis...

Dead Can Dance

The following text developed as a reply to a forum post of someone who likes Dead Can Dance's "new" stuff a lot. Sounds like DCD are remaking their old stuff with even better sound recording quality. That's not a bad thing, but mind the roots. The style of this particular song reminds me...

32-bit Only Hardware - Still Usable in 2019?

I understand your reluctance to throw that nice little netbook away. Actually I used to own a very similar model until recently, an Acer Aspire One ZG5, with one of those infamously underpowered intel Atom processors (and GPU). I bought it used (dirt cheap) in 2015 (it was new in 2010) and installed...