Aspiring Java and Web Developer
Because it is interesting! In all practicality, I know that I am not likely to be hired straight into a company as an Android Developer . . . but when I use my phone I want to know how it works and how the system compares to the more traditional computers that I am used to. Adding another dimension to my knowledge base so that little by little, I am deepening my understanding.
Aside from my classwork and assignments, I have do a lot of reading and learning on my own, so I am starting a resource page for sites and books that I have found useful.
The ultimate pain of the blue screen of death hit my 84-year-old Dad’s computer last week – a problem compounded by the lack of a back up. What to do? Continue reading
Well I decided on Teamviewer since I could use it with Linux or Windows and decided to go with the Linux version. Experimented with my husband’s computer so my Dad wouldn’t think I was a complete idiot when I installed the program on his computer. Completely hitch free on both computers. The very next day, he had a problem with a pop up – called me – and I was able to log right to ‘see’ the problem and fix it. Success!
At this point, I am wondering what took me so long to install Linux. Comparatively speaking – every time I have installed a windows system it has taken most of a day and lots of hair pulling. Installing Mint did take a bit of tweaking to disk partitions, but help was readily available. Continue reading
I have achieved a dual boot of Linux Mint 14 and Windows 7. It actually wasn’t difficult. Following the directions to partition my drive provided on this site was a snap. I can’t give enough thanks to all the people who take the time to post on Linux forums and share detailed instructions for neophytes. I paid attention and created a complete back up along with a bootable recovery disk before I began! Continue reading
My greatest hesitation before installing Linux has been choosing the right distribution- then finally realized that there is not right one! The decision was down to Ubuntu and Mint – Mint won! I looks clean and crisp and modern. I read through lots of forums and posts reading up on the proper way to partition my drive. I downloaded a DVD ISO from a mirror site, burned a CD and booted up. As usual, nothing goes completely smoothly. I had to edit my bios to boot from a DVD, but once I got that covered I was able to run Mint. All seemed functional and I was able to connect to the internet! Continue reading
His answer trickled through my head like water through a sieve.