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Running Ubuntu 14.10 on Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro

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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.

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No-IP the Alternative to DynDNS

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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.

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Install Spotify Natively on Fedora 17

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Oh the Spotify Gods have smiled upon us this day! Backing up some — after the 3.6.6.x kernel update my Wine didn’t seem to load anymore. I then went looking for an alternative way to run the Spotify program and came across a forum post with successful installs on Fedora 15 and 17. I’m writing this post to sort of put it all together in a neat, consumable, package instead of the running around I ended up doing. Spoiler Alert: The native client access is ONLY for premium members.

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ERB: I Thought You GNU?

I checked “my YouTube” on Xbox and was excited to see a new Epic Rap Battles of History! This one was pretty cool — Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates. It was released four days ago and it’s already at 10,000,000+ views. Holy crap! The song was pretty funny, but to my surprise the hosts then gave some well-deserved love to GNU/Linux, represented by a HAL9000. The Linux love starts at 1:33.

The Wife and I laughed our butts off. Kudos to ERB. I felt the love!

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Create a Bootable Ubuntu USB using Fedora

That’s right! You read the title properly… I’m using one Linux distribution to create a bootable USB stick of another distribution of Linux. It’s Linux-on-linux debauchery. In this instance I’m using Fedora 16, a 4GB USB stick, and an Ubuntu 11.10 ISO file.

Here’s roughly what you’ll be doing:

  1. download Ubuntu .iso
  2. install unetbootin-linux
  3. install additional packages (if prompted)
  4. run UNetbootin

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