Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop GUI on WSL 2 on Surface Pro
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Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop GUI on WSL 2 on Surface Pro

So, if you’ve looked at this website recently you’ll see that I like playing with Linux on my Surface Pro 4. I’ve tried Ubuntu and Fedora 32 with varying levels of success. To be fair, the linux-surface project has done a magnificent job getting Linux to run nicely on the Surface Pro 4 – but there’s a few things missing that are a bit annoying – and some of them are not likely to be resolved. EDIT: 04 Oct 2020 – Updated to include reference to Win-Kex from Kali. Updated to reflect changes to SystemD-Genie EDIT: 05 Oct 2020 – If you prefer KDE Plasma (and I highly recommend it, it works MUCH better on the Surface Pro 3) then have a look here –…

Ubuntu 20.04 Linux on Surface Pro 4 – Working Pretty Well
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Ubuntu 20.04 Linux on Surface Pro 4 – Working Pretty Well

UPDATE: 22 April 2020 OK, so in the article I stated that I used the stock kernel and the touchscreen doesn’t work at all. I’ve since installed the linux-surface/linux-surface kernel and in fact the touchscreen works fantastically well. It indeed, works better for me on Linux than it did on Windows. On Windows I suffered ghost touchscreen inputs, which don’t appear on Linux. Which is weird because I thought it was a hardware problem. Perhaps it’s not. Nevertheless, touch screen DOES work nicely using the Linux-Surface-LTS kernel. I also had to adjust a WiFi setting as it stopped working after a while which wasn’t happening when I wrote this. I’ll put the updates down below though as well. Is The Surface Pro 4 Good For…

SiteGround Hosting Review
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SiteGround Hosting Review

SiteGround Hosting Review – Is It As Good As It Sounds? Anyone that read any of my articles will know I’m always on the lookout for cheap web hosting for my sites. Unfortunately, cheap doesn’t always mean they’re any good. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. In this SiteGround Hosting Review I will investigate whether SiteGround is too cheap to be able to offer you a good service. SiteGround Price – How Does It Compare? I’ve been using InMotion Hosting for many many years now. So many years that I cannot remember who I used previously. I’m currently running a VPS server with InMotion Hosting which allows me unlimited WordPress websites, with unlimited domains and e-mail boxes etc. This costs me around…

Steve The Oyster
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Steve The Oyster

Who Is Steve The Oyster? Steve the Oyster is a fictional cartoon character created by Steve Brown and Claire Compton during a brain storming session one long hot August afternoon. Clearly the heat had affected both of their brains by this point. It may have been the rather large volume of Pink Gin that had been consumed… But nonetheless, Steve The Oyster was conceived (so to speak). Steve was created to fulfil a specific role in society. It is his job to impart his ‘Pearls of Wisdom’. His pearls of wisdom are mini-slogans or catchphrases with some kind of message behind them. Think of them as ‘words to live by’. Steve’s pearls come in all sorts of forms, not just a necklace… Primarily though, Steve’s…

WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which Is The Best Value?
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WooCommerce vs Shopify: Which Is The Best Value?

If you’re looking to get involved with eCommerce online there’s really only 2 big players. WooCommerce, which is a platform that runs on WordPress – or there’s Shopify which is a monthly subscription platform that is all hosted centrally. I’ve tried both platforms for setting up my eCommerce businesses – so I think I’m qualified to give an overview of the pair. I’m going to look at the two platforms from the perspective of a business owner who values time – since in business time is money. With that in mind though, I may be a little bit biased – read on to see against which service though. Cost Of Setting Up Business costs come in various forms – the initial setup cost, such as purchasing…

nVidia Shield TV – Is It As Good As It Sounds?
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nVidia Shield TV – Is It As Good As It Sounds?

Traditionally I’ve been an Apple fan, initially having an iPhone, a MacBook Pro, an Apple TV and an iMac to serve as an iTunes server to run the Apple TV. I’ve since switched to Android for my phone, Chromecast for my TV Streaming and lately the nVidia Shield Android TV system for more versatile TV than the Chromecast supports. I do still have my MacBook Pro, although I have a PC as well for other things (such as gaming). nVidia Shield TV versus the Apple TV It’s fair to say that I haven’t looked at the latest Apple TV, so my experiences are based on the Apple TV 3 rather than the Apple TV 4, which I understand does a bit more. However, I’d already switched to…

BlueTooth LED Bulb from China – A Cautionary Tale
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BlueTooth LED Bulb from China – A Cautionary Tale

I’d seen the Bluetooth bulbs in Wilko and online, costing around £25.00 or so in the retail store and thought it would be a good idea. But being a skinflint, I decided I’d have a look at a Chinese import, since it was only around 9 quid to buy from China. When it arrived, complete with English style bayonet fitting, it all looked good. Replacing a bulb is simple, and the beauty of this setup is that it’s so very easy to switch on and off – you simply use the light switch. The LEDs were fairly bright, and the ability to change the colour was a nice little feature. Indeed, it would cycle through different colours if you wanted and create a ‘disco’ style…