If you do not follow me on Facebook, Allow me to repeat myself: Rasberry PI 3 Class B has arrived today. It begins I have played with it, I can not imagine how many units have been sent back. The unit does not function until it has a viable O/S pre-loaded on a sdcard. I had it plugged into projection initially, did not boot with or without a card. Hooked it to a regular monitor HDMI to Dsub (9pin), thought I had a bad unit.
Hooked it to a 4K monitor through Eport, also failure. Loaded a Sdcard. Seen my first green light on the board, still nothing on my screen. Ripped the HDMI out of my PC shoved it into the board, guess what worked. I have big plans coming for the board. I will have to say my initial impression all the above behind wireless is crap. I am used to not waiting for anything in the era of computers, technology or wireless.
I have been told if I would have hard wired it, it is snappy. We will soon see. I ordered a Main board for an older Quad Core I have had sitting here for months on JUL 02, did not care when it arrived here, from China ETA: Wed, Jul 20 – Fri, Aug 05. Has 4 sata ports, the PI 3 has 4 USB ports To me it looks like the PI 3 is fighting a loosing battle. I do love speed in data transfer. One way or the other one of the two units will feed my house.
When I reboot or test an operating system I just built, people flock to my man-cave and ask me what are you doing? I just lost my movie I was watching, this will stop. I am going to break the chain. One way or the other.
I have since ordered a 32GB Samsung EVO+ to give the PI 3 Class B a chance, the best it can take. I initially intend for the PI3 or the Mainboard (both quad cores) I have en-route to replace my NAS (Network Attached Storage) system. It is pretty hard to replace the JackHammer (same rig that builds Ultimate Edition). I will blog about the outcome it in the future.
Just keeping you in the loop,
I am working on Ultimate Edition 5.1 also a LTS for you KDE buffs:
Just can’t wait to try out the theme? Download Ultimate Edition 5.1 Theme. I created the wallpaper using nothing but Gimp and a new Gimp scripts package I summoned up. Time to load Ultimate Edition 5.1 out to a thumb drive and ensue testing. It is coming.
Fantastic success on the first release of Ultimate Edition 5.0 Lite based on Mate. It has been downloaded 20,000 times in about a week. Additionally, what shocked me to see the 8 in one BluRay pounded over 2,000 times in a week that is a bunch of data flow when considered it is 23 Gigabytes with 18,000 or so X 3 Gigabytes as well.
I have been busy. I have dropped a new Ultimate Edition 5.0 LTS Lite. Hand built for the most part based on XFCE, smaller, tighter and faster:
Distro: Ultimate Edition
LTS (Long term supported): Yes
Data Preparer: <theemahn@JackHammer>
Data Publisher: TMOSB <http://os-builder.com/>
Default Desktop Environment(DE): XFCE
Installed Size: 6,067,134,464 bytes.
Ultimate Edition 5.0 “Xenial Xerus” – Release x64 (20160707)
Please note: The above url, may not work if the release has not been made public.
It can be downloaded from the Ultimate Edition 5.0 Page. We are far from done, I have also been asked for a LXDE and a Cinnamon version. While I was at it I dropped a Ultimate Edition Lite 4.2.4 also a Long Term Supported release based on the Trusty tree, this will probably be the last release you see from me on the Trusty tree. I have been told it is flawless.
It does not stop there, I have ordered a Raspberry PI for development. it will be here Tuesday. Shwn Vntr (one our beta testers) and I will be constructing an PI O/S for it, he is well ahead of me now.
Big things are in works enjoy,
Fantastic release on Ultimate Edition 5.0 Lite. Downloaded in excess 10,000 times in less then a week, which boils down to roughly 30 Terabytes of transfer & thanks Sourceforge. Things are about to get off the chain. I re-wrote Tmosb to allow burning BluRays a 25 GB ISO is coming loaded with games rolling on XFCE. a stripped down O/S to allow more room for games. It to the best of my knowledge does not exist on the planet. I encourage any-one to please correct me.
Yes, I know we have a Bluray with 4 or 5 different O/S’s on one disk, this is a new animal (I think I set that milestone as well, once again please correct me if I am wrong) One operating system with a butt load of free Games. 25GB is my magic number, this time. You do know there are 100GB BluRays. I won’t say I will never release a 100 GB ISO; never is a long time, but currently see no point. I will also release a DVD based 5.0 Gamers, so don’t pull out your hair. I am just warming up.
Big things are coming, I wont stop until I hit the 25GB limit I spoke of.
Please give the servers time to mirror, it will be slow at best until that has happened.
Locally it has been tested. Beta Testers have tested it even before I got a chance, they are on it! 😉
I have now installed it and am happy with the outcome:
Coming soon to a server near you. I will give our remote testers some time to run it through it’s paces. Then drop it worldwide. Details to follow. Please stay tuned.
In my strive for perfection in software, I have found idiosyncrasies in my own software development. I actually have software that will fix itself as well as others software. I have recently started integrating software to “repair it self”, quite a complement to Repostorm & welcome edition. Self repairing software non-existant by todays standards.
Repostorm will soon repair itself internally… Externally always did so…
Do not know what Repostorm is? This video was from 2 years ago repairing the entire Mate Repository. Before Canonical borrowed it.
Won’t matter who owns what when I am done as long as you accept “please fix my software” lol. I can assure you Repostorm is far more advanced now, then it was then. Did I say self repairing software? I will touch on this again.
Please sit tight,
I was updating netdata and got busted. I had source code on my screenie of what I was writing, far from done. My intentions are pure, I want to bring BluRay authorization to Linux. A slacking point in our world, as well as Games. This is too big of of a chore for one man the Games is what I infer, not BluRay mastering.
I find an issue in Linux, usually I jump right on it. I must Concede I am, but 1 man. Some things, I find that people have grave difficulty doing I find fairly simplistic. We will see, no it is NOT available for download YET!!!
Damn, now that I look at that screenie… There is a powerpc version of Ultimate Edition in the background, oops!!! You never truly know what I am doing. 😉
First & certainly foremost. I did not write the application I am going to demonstrate. I wanted to get that right out there. I did however, write software to package it & will expand as times goes on. The Developers of Netdata are programmers and don’t understand packaging as well as I do. I have written software & use it daily to package applications I write or fix others, namely Repostorm.
I did utilize Repostorm on the production based deb. Do not expect perfection yet, they are adjusting the software almost as fast as I can build a package. It is on github’s “Trending” list and you will soon see why. I called it Information Overload on Facebook, there is no such thing. I would rather have too much information then not enough.
Further information & download information can be obtained from our forum. Built into each and every Ultimate Edition? Yet to be determined. Regression testing is coming, you can learn more on our forum. Calling on beta testers.
I don’t want to come right out and say “Gnome sucks“, I know most have heard me say I do not care for KDE an opinion I solely embrace. Has never stopped me from building KDE based O/S’s right? Some of the activities the Gnome Developers do make me rethink the entire situation.
NEWSFLASH: Ladies & Gentlemen I build Operating Systems for fun & write core code for components for the aforesaid. It upsets me greatly when developers do their best to destroy other developers. This is not a competition, why pull the rug out from under another developer? Let me say this again, I want to be frank. Makes me feel they do the things they do to "undermine me" & every other developer that "counted" on that package being there. They have taken the painstaking time to ensure all apps involved with udisks to fail.
It will all be in vein. I printed out my source code today on paper for one program the world has seen, quite popular. 33 pages of data, I am probably rapidly approaching 40 pages. Why? Them guys, I will introduce 3 technologies in one snap. My motive is one: Not to have to come back and re-write my software. If it is not broken, do not fix it. This is an open source community, do NOT stick your fellow man. I do have other things to do right?
Coming soon to a server near you,