Elementary OS Freya multimedia and battery life

In an attempt to see if this pretty Linux distribution is worth its fame. Last time I had intensive Linux use was in 2003 with Red Hat Linux 9 and since that I was using Windows little bit and since 2009 OS X exclusively; from Snow Leopard to Mavericks. This post is documenting my trials if Freya can do my daily simple tasks. I don’t care about desktop customisation, repositories, and other nerdy stuff. I just want an OS that works and gives user the freedom. Read more »


Elementary OS Freya 0.3.1 in action

In an attempt to see if this pretty Linux distribution is worth its fame, I will do some testing. Last time I had intensive Linux use was in 2003 with Red Hat Linux 9 and since that I was using Windows little bit and since 2009 OS X exclusively; from Snow Leopard to Mavericks. This post is documenting my trials if Freya can do my daily simple tasks. I don’t care about desktop customisation, repositories, and other nerdy stuff. I just want an OS that works and gives user the freedom. Read more »


Elementary, my dear Watson

I like Apple laptops. I had two of them. The first one was a Macbook Pro 2008 that I bought second-hand in 2009. It worked fine until the infamous GPU fail in 2012. The laptop was four years old and Apple hadn’t admitted any problem with the design, thus leaving poor users to either pay for the fix or resort to unofficial techies. I sent my laptop to Lithuania for changing the GPU and while it was there I bought a new second-hand Macbook Pro 2011. Last month, after 4 years of service, the GPU failed on this as well. Quick googling let me know that it was again due to bad design but this time Apple had agreed to fix it for free. So I delivered it to Apple service and haven’t heard from them since. Read more »


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