I finished the upgrade to the desktop (which is really a laptop with a secondary monitor) in Nerd Corner. It didn’t take long at all. Linux Mint 17.1 is quick and easy to install. There were a few rough spots installing some new themes and icons but all in all it was a success. Now to do some testing on video and audio stuff.
linux mint 17.1
My Current Computer Desktop – Linux Mint 17.1 (Rebecca) with Ambiance flat blue theme. It is a dark theme that is easy on the eyes and easy too use.
New Laptop ConfigurationStandard
So I revamped (again) my laptop configuration. I can never leave well enough alone it seems…oh well. Sometimes something doesn’t work just right so you need to make a change until it does.
I installed Linux Mint 17.1 which seems to be working well on my Dell Latitude D630 which has a few years on it. Recently I experimented with other Linux distributions but they didn’t seem to have a ease of use that Mint has touted for years. Not that I am a total noob but I want something that just plain works.
Then I installed Google Chrome to be my default browser because I intend to use Google Drive for document and image storage offline. It seems to make sense because I anticipate Google to be around for a long time and I can access and edit my documents on different devices, yea for the cloud.
I did download my documents for local use when I need to. You can download your folder into a zip file.
So I think I will settle on this unless I discover something that isn’t working well. Of course I will make adjustments along the way. This is a fun thing to do and to make best use of low cost technology and resources to do what I need to do.