Sunday, February 15, 2015

Linux for old computer

antiX is a fast, lightweight and easy to install linux live CD distribution based on Debian Testing for Intel-AMD x86 compatible systems. antiX offers users the "antiX Magic" in an environment suitable for old computers. So don't throw away that old computer yet! The goal of antiX is to provide a light, but fully functional and flexible free operating system for both newcomers and experienced users of Linux. It should run on most computers, ranging from 64MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. 128MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. . A special XFCE edition made in collaboration with the MEPIS Community called MX-14 "Symbiosis" is also available.
Minimum system requirement: minimum 2.2GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd


SparkyLinux is a lightweight, fast and simple Linux distribution designed for both old and new computers featuring customised Enlightenment and LXDE desktops. It has been built on the "testing" branch of Debian GNU/Linux.
Minimum Requirements: 256mb RAM, 5gb HDD

CrunchBang is a Debian GNU/Linux based distribution offering a great blend of speed, style and substance. Using the nimble Openbox window manager, it is highly customisable and provides a modern, full-featured GNU/Linux system without sacrificing performance.
OS Type: Linux
Based On: Debian
Origin: United Kingdom
Architecture: i486, i686, x86_64
Minimum Requirements: 128mb RAM, 3gb HDD
Default Desktop: Openbox

Puppy Linux is yet another Linux distribution. What's different here is that Puppy is extraordinarily small, yet quite full-featured. Puppy boots into a ramdisk and, unlike live CD distributions that have to keep pulling stuff off the CD, it loads into RAM. This means that all applications start in the blink of an eye and respond to user input instantly.
Puppy Linux has the ability to boot off a flash card or any USB memory device, CDROM, Zip disk or LS/120/240 Superdisk, floppy disks, internal hard drive. It can even use a multisession formatted CD-RW/DVD-RW to save everything back to the CD/DVD with no hard drive required at all.
Minimum Requirements: 128mb RAM, 512mb HDD

Lubuntu Linux is a fast, lightweight and energy-saving variant of Ubuntu using the LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) desktop. It is intended to have low-resource system requirements and is designed primarily for netbooks, mobile devices and older PCs.
The objective of the Lubuntu project is to create a variant of Ubuntu that is lighter, less resource hungry and more energy-efficient by using lightweight applications and LXDE, The Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment, as its default GUI.
Minimum Requirements: 256mb RAM, 5gb HDD

SliTaz is a secure and high performance operating system using the Linux Kernel and GNU software.
  • Root filesystem taking up about 100 MB and ISO image of less than 40 MB.
  • Ready to use Web/FTP server powered by Busybox with CGI support.
  • Browse the Web with Midori, Firefox or Lynx in text mode.
  • Sound support provided by Alsa mixer, audio player and CD ripper/encoder.
  • Chat, mail and FTP clients.
  • SSH client and server powered by Dropbear.
  • Database engine with SQLite.
  • Generate a LiveUSB device.
  • Tools to create, edit or burn CD or DVD images.
  • Elegant desktop with Openbox running on the top of Xorg/Xvesa (X server).
  • Homemade graphical boxes to command line utilities.
  • 3345 packages easily installable from the mirror.
  • Active and friendly community.


The Core Project is a highly modular based system with community build extensions.

It starts with a recent Linux kernel, vmlinuz 3.0, and a 5MB core.gz. MicroCore 8MB is simply the kernel + core.gz - this is the foundation for user created desktops, servers, or appliances. TinyCore is simply the kernel + core.gz + Xvesa.tcz|Xorg.tcz + Xprogs +fltk-1.3.tcz + (user's choice of Window Manager) + wbar.tcz

TinyCore becomes simply an example of what the Core Project can produce, an 12MB FLTK/FLWM desktop.

CorePlus ofers a simple way to get started using the Core philosophy with its included community packaged extensions enabling easy embedded frugal or pendrive installation of the user's choice of supported desktop, while maintaining the Core principal of mounted extensions with full package management.

It is not a complete desktop nor is all hardware completely supported. It represents only the core needed to boot into a very minimal X desktop typically with wired internet access.

The user has complete control over which applications and/or additional hardware to have supported, be it for a desktop, a netbook, an appliance, or server, selectable by the user by installing additional applications from online repositories, or easily compiling most anything you desire using tools provided.

LXLE is based on Lubuntu which is an Ubuntu OS using the LXDE desktop environment. It is designed to be a drop-in and go OS, primarily for aging computers. Its intention is to be able to install it on any computer and be relatively done after install. At times removing unwanted programs or features is easier than configuring for a day. Our distro follows the same LTS schedule as Ubuntu. In short, LXLE is an eclectic respin of Lubuntu with its own user support.

System Requirement:
Minimum: 512mb of ram and at least a P3 or better processor. 
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Mac 字典 加入英漢字典

  1. 開啟 Dictionary App
  2. File - Open Dictionaries Folder
  3. 下載字典檔
  4. 把剛下載的字典檔解壓至剛開啟的資料夾
  5. 重啟
  6. File - Preference - 加入剛加入的Yahoo / Oxford 字典

mac-dictionary-kit - Mac Dictionary Kit - Google Project Hosting

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Raspberry PI 2 規格

Raspberry PI 2 已於Model B 正式於 3/2/2015 推出, 昨天看RS Online (HK)已有貨, 今天就缺貨到20日才出貨。不過筆者已訂貨, 稍後到貨出開箱文。根據Raspberry Pi Blog 表示可使用Windows 10, 真是讓人興奮的消息。

Raspberry Pi 的規格如下:
CPU: ARM Cortex-A7(ARMv7) 900MHz 主頻四核心處理器
USB: 4個全尺寸 USB2.0 連接埠、
充電: 一個 microUSB 連接埠和
顯示輸出: 一個1080p HDMI 連接埠 / Composite video (PAL/NTSC output)。
10/100 BaseT RJ45 網絡插口
MicroSD card socket
40-pin header for GPIO and serial buses (compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 26-pin header)
15-way MPI CSI-2 connector for Raspberry Pi HD video camera (775-7731)
15-way Display Serial Interface connector
供電: +5V @ 2A via microUSB socket
體積: 86 x 56 x 20mm

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RS Online - Raspberry Pi 2

Mac using NTFS Harddisk

1.  Install OSXFuse
 - Tick "MacFUSE Compartibility Layer"
2.  Install NTFS-3G
- If it appears "can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer",  hold "option" option and select  "open".
- Caching Mode 選 "No Cache"
- Ignore "restart" warning
3.  Install fuse_wait
4.  Restart computer.

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