Category Archives: Tech Bits

FreeBSD Pi

I put FreeBSD on a mini-SD and ran the Raspberry Pi model 2 on it. Nice, fast, easy. But you need to roll your own for X-Windows. Continue reading

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Tangled Web Of FOSS – Google vs Oracle

Untangling the web of FOSS entangling Java, Oracle, and Google. Continue reading

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Pi LFS – Linux From (almost) Scratch on the Pi

First fire on an (almost) Linux From Scratch on the Pi Model 2. Continue reading

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Alpine Linux – Small, Fast

I have installed Alpine Linux on my Pi Model 2. It is small, fast, and looks like it has full features available. However, I’m stuck at the “launch a graphical desktop” step. Continue reading

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Slackware on Pi Notes

My experience installing Slackware on the Raspberry Pi and misc. notes about it. Continue reading

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SystemD – it keeps getting worse

Looking a bit deeper at how systemd is designed and what others think of it, the thing just keeps looking worse. Continue reading

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Gentoo – First Impressions

I have Gentoo running on the Raspberry Pi Model 2 – these are my first impressions of it. Short form: “Very well made, but expects you to be a sysadmin type”. Continue reading

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