|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] migrating from Windows to GNU
EFY Times has twenty useful tips for those thinking about switching from
Windows to Linux. The tips are brief and to the point, and they are
probably best suited for those who are completely new to Linux.
Have you been contemplating moving to Linux from Windows? Well, if
you are scared of the complexities involved, we will make it easy for
you. We bring to you top things that you must know...
More at EFY Times
I'm always happy to see people making the move from Windows to Linux,
but it can be a bit daunting if you've never used Linux and you don't
know where to start. The tips in the article can help clear up some of
the usual questions.
If you're not sure what Linux distribution to start with, try Linux
Mint. It provides a very good base operating system, with some helpful
Linux Mint only tools. Once you get your feet on the ground with Linux
Mint, you can also check out more distros by visiting DistroWatch.
One of the great things about Linux is that there's a distro for
everybody. So you can always switch from Linux Mint to something else
later on if you prefer.
Own An Open Source Drone
Have you ever wanted to own your very own drone? Well, it might soon be
possible thanks to the Lisa/S chip. Wired has an interesting report
about this open source drone autopilot system.
The Lisa/S chip is 4 square-centimeters — about the same size as
a Euro coin. But this 1.9-gram sliver of silicon includes everything you
need to autopilot an aerial drone.
It’s the world’s smallest drone autopilot system — over
30 grams lighter than its predecessor — according to the chip’s
designers at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. And
best of all, both the hardware and the software is open source, meaning
anyone can copy and use it — for free.
“The main reason we chose open source is that we want to make it
available for society,” says the project’s leader, Bart Remes.
He envisions open source drone technology enabling a wider range of
civilian drone applications, from agriculture to search and rescue.
More at Wired
I'm honestly not sure how I feel about this sort of thing. On one hand,
I can see the potentially good uses for this technology. On the other
hand, I can also see widespread abuse of these things too, and not just
by the government.
How long will it be until everybody owns a drone or two? Will we have
these things buzzing around all over the place, causing mayhem and