Running Ubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro
The heavens shined its light upon me… [dramatic pause] as I purchased my latest computing device… the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro. What a sweet piece of machinery. Yes, I played with the Windows 8 a bit and then re-sized the hard drive to make way for its Linux-overlord. Of course, it didn’t go smoothly — I ran into some minor issues, but once I got through them I was off to the races.
No-IP the Alternative to DynDNS
Recently I logged into my dyndns.com account to continue my good free status to realize that their free service has been discontinued. I then performed an emergency Google Search for “free dns” and found no-ip.com. What amazed me is this group is certainly taking advantage of DynDNS’ move and asked me if I recently lost my free DynDNS account. YUP! Enough of my story, here’s how to setup the No-IP client on your Fedora machine.
Upgrading to Fedora 19 using FedUp
Last night (…and a bit in the morning) I blissfully upgraded my desktop from Fedora 18 to Fedora 19 using a new tool called FedUp (FEDora UPgrader). Now; I’m no punk when it comes to installing a fresh copy of an operating system, but I trust Linux upgrades over any other OS upgrades any day of the week.
Non-Ubuntu Installation of conkyForecast
If you’re running a non Debian (or the current posterchild for Linux – Ubuntu) system, you can’t simply add conkyForecast to your repository source and do a text-based installation. I’m running the almighty Fedora, so I won’t be running this command any time soon “$ yum -y install conkyforecast“. You can always install it from source, if you can even find the tarballs. There are a couple hoops to jump through in order to properly set it up, hopefully I can cover them all. I’m also assuming that you have conky already installed.
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