It has a UI similar to Windows, is popular and has lots of public support, and is as easy as any other Linux distro.
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I would consider it a great jumping off point for the Raspberry Pi, which is my next experiment. I have no experience whatsoever with electronics, and it's been smooth sailing so far!
When I was in college, we had fluorescent lights and super bright LED screens. The intensity was a little much for me, so I wore my sunglasses all the time.
I'd recommend any glasses that are Polarized - that's what's making the Gunnar glasses work in this scenario, although the Gunnar glasses aren't darkened, which could be nice.
I'm interested in using your technique, but I don't understand it well enough to give it a go on someone else's data. Can you explain it a bit please?
That seems impossible to truly do. They are mutually exclusive - to accept one requires a sacrifice in understanding or acceptance in the other.
I understand that some people are willing to do that; I however, am not.
Also, what Obarthelemy said.
I had a laptop drive right in the middle of booting into Linux once. That was cool. Typed in my password, boomheadcrash.
"What was that noise? Why is it taking so long to load?"
I have no idea if the B is bad or not, but I'll keep an eye out as more of my friends invariably buy it. Perhaps we all have A series? -
Take a look at prices, by now the DIR-655 should be cheaper - we've had ours for over a year now I'm guessing.
Anything but the highest, most brutal usage brings it down. You do need to tune your Vuze settings - if you have more than 1 computer downloading torrents at a atime (try to avoid that...), setting each of their Max Simultaneous Connections to 100 and testing should work. Drop it by 25 if you're still having trouble.
Don't forget, wireless devices cannot send and receive at the same time. The DIR-655 is MIMO (IIRC), so it minimizes the drawbacks, but any individual device can still only send or receive at a time, so torrents are kinda a nightmare for wireless in general.
They may not be selling the cheap one anymore, which would be good, because it was vastly inadequate for any real N-style usage.
Redstone can be used to power items with "electricity", like a Minecart Booster Rail, among tons of other things. Some of them may require a mod to facilitate (the Better Than Wolves mod adds mechanical power to the game, for example).