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Linux Mint 20 – Praxiswissen für Ein- und Umsteiger

12. April 2022 um 06:00
Von: intux

Das Buch „Linux Mint 20 – Praxiswissen für Ein- und Umsteiger von Christoph Troche ist in der 1. Auflage 2020 im mitp-Verlag erschienen. Es umfasst 160 Seiten und ist genau das Nachschlagewerk auf das Ein- und Umsteiger gewartet haben, die sich für Linux Mint entschieden haben bzw. entscheiden werden. Diesem Buch liegt eine DVD-ROM mit dem besprochenen Betriebssystem bei.

Es handelt sich mittlerweile um das dritte Buch von Christoph Troche, welches ich bislang gelesen habe. Auch dieses Mal bin ich vom Inhalt begeistert. Es wird i.d.R. kurz und knapp alles Wichtige erklärt und zum Teil an Beispielen beschrieben; ein Praxisbuch, wie es der Autor selbst bezeichnet.

Einleitend werden Begrifflichkeiten und Unterschiede zu den diversen Mint-Versionen erläutert. Es werden Tipps gegeben, welche Version für welches System die geeignetere Variante bietet.

Wer keine Möglichkeit hat, die beigelegte DVD zu nutzen, aber gleich die derzeit aktuelle Version 20.3 installieren möchte, dem wird gezeigt, wo sich diese frei beziehen bzw. downloaden lässt. Ist dies geschehen erstellt man sich hier einen Live-Stick mit dem aktuellen Linux Mint. So hat man nun die Möglichkeit diese erst einmal ausgiebig (ohne Installation) zu testen. Natürlich kann diese auch gleich auf dem PC oder Notebook installiert werden.

Das Buch beantwortet u.a. wichtige Fragen, wie man sinnvoll die HDD oder SSD partitioniert, welches Dateisystem einzusetzen ist oder welche Größe der SWAP-Partition gewählt werden sollte.

Nach der Einrichtung des Systems geht der Autor dann auf die Bedürfnisse des Anwenders ein und zeigt bildhaft, wie der Desktop mit seinen vielen Einstellmöglichkeiten angepasst werden kann.

Ein tolles Kapitel ist: „Linux-Alternativen bekannter Windows-Programme“. Hier bekommt der Mint-Neuling genau die Fragen beantwortet, die ihn ganz am Anfang beschäftigen. Und zwar, wenn dieser bisher ein spezielles Windows-Programm nutzt, welche Alternativen es hierfür für Linux gibt. Es werden entsprechende Programme vorgestellt. Weiterhin werden Möglichkeiten aufgezeigt, wie man die eine oder andere Windows-Anwendung mit einem Emulator auf dem Linux-System installieren kann. Wer jedoch nicht ganz auf das Betriebssystem aus Redmond verzichten mag, dem werden hier Lösungen angeboten, z.B. ein Dualboot einzurichten oder die Verwendung des bisherigen Betriebssystems in einer virtuellen Maschine.

Das letzte Kapitel geht dann auf eines der wichtigsten Themen ein, die Sicherheit. Es wird erläutert, was Linux anders macht bzw. von bekannten Betriebssystemen abhebt. Linux ist aufgrund seines Aufbaus weniger angreifbar. Auch das Thema Datensicherung und Datenwiederherstellung wird anhand der bordeigenen Mittel ausreichend im Buch besprochen.

Das Buch gliedert sich in folgende Kapitel:

  • Linux Mint herunterladen und ein Startmedium erstellen
  • Die Installation
  • Linux Mint einrichten
  • Was finde ich wo? Der Desktop
  • Windows-Programme mit Linux nutzen
  • Linux-Alternativen bekannter Windows-Programme
  • Linux Mint in der Gruppe
  • Safety first – Sicherheit im System
  • Der Linux-Verzeichnisbaum – Eine etwas andere Logik

Besonderheiten

  • CD – Linux Mint 20 + eBook

Leseproben und Downloads

Fazit

„Linux Mint 20 – Praxiswissen für Ein- und Umsteiger“ ist ein empfehlenswertes Buch für Ein- und Umsteiger, welche sich auf das Abenteuer Linux Mint einlassen. Der Leser merkt sofort, dass Christoph Troche nicht nur über Linux Mint schreibt, sondern dieses OS tatsächlich einsetzt.

Besonders hervorzuheben sind die dargestellten Alternativen zu bekannten Windows-Anwendungen. Dies wird dem interessierten Nutzer den finalen Umstieg erleichtern.

Ganz zum Schluss kommt bekanntlich das Beste! In diesem Fall erhält der Leser ein Geschenk des Verlags, das Exemplar „Linux Mint 20 – Praxiswissen für Ein- und Umsteiger“ als eBook.

Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2022

12. März 2022 um 17:43
Von: intux

Heute haben die diesjährigen Chemnitzer Linux-Tage begonnen. Leider finden diese, wie das Jahr zuvor, nur online statt. Ein Besuch lohnt sich aber auf jeden Fall!

CLT-Adventure

Wie schon zu CeBIT-Zeiten besuche ich gern die Vorträge von Klaus Knopper.

Vortrag von Klaus Knopper über Knoppix

 

VirtualBox auf Ubuntu 20.04

12. März 2022 um 16:38
Von: intux

Im folgenden Artikel möchte ich zeigen, wie man VirtualBox 6.1 von Oracle auf einem Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installiert.

VirtualBox ist eine leistungsstarke Virtualisierungssoftware, welche es erlaubt, Betriebssysteme wie BSD, MacOS, Linux und Windows zu installieren. So kann man z.B. auf einem Linux-System ein Windows nach erfolgreicher Installation in der VirtualBox wie ein separates Programm ausführen.

VirtualBox 6.1

Paketquelle hinzufügen

Zuerst wird der Signatur-Schlüssel herunter geladen.

wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Danach fügt man die Paketquelle hinzu.

echo "deb [arch=amd64] http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian focal contrib" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list

Installation

Jetzt werden die Paketquellen aktualisiert und das System auf den aktuellen Stand gebracht.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

Ist dies erledigt, wird die VirtualBox in Version 6.1 installiert.

sudo apt install virtualbox-6.1

Falls SecureBoot aktiviert ist, muss ein Passwort mit 8-16 Zeichen vergeben werden. Nach dem Neustart des Systems kann über die Abfrage des Module Service Status der VirtualBox geprüft werden, ob das System korrekt arbeitet.

sudo systemctl status vboxdrv

Hier sollten keine Fehlermeldungen zu lesen sein. Falls es nicht wie im angehängten Screenshot aussieht, sollte man sich näher mit dem UEFI des PCs oder Notebooks auseinandersetzen. Führt das zu keiner Lösung, kann ein störungsfreier Betrieb i.d.R. durch die Deaktivierung des SecureBoot herbeigeführt werden. Das geschieht natürlich auf eigene Gefahr!

Virtual Linux kernel module

Viel Spaß!

Standort in Flightradar festlegen

28. Januar 2022 um 17:58
Von: intux

Vor einiger Zeit hatte ich schon einmal einen Artikel zum Thema Luftraumüberwachung mit Flightradar24  geschrieben. An der eigentlichen Vorgehensweise der Installation und der einzusetzenden Hardware hat sich nichts gravierend geändert.

Der Befehl zur Installation des entsprechenden Pakets setzt jetzt allerdings SSL voraus.

sudo bash -c "$(wget -O - https://repo-feed.flightradar24.com/install_fr24_rpi.sh)"

Ich habe mich allerdings inzwischen für einen stärkeren Empfänger der Firma Nooelec mit RTL2832U/R820T2-Chip entschieden, was ein wenig mehr Reichweite bringt.

Standort sichtbar machen

Heute möchte ich zeigen, wie man auf der lokalen Karte den Standort der Station als Punkt markiert und Radien im Abstand von 50 NM um die Station einzeichnet (siehe Screenshot).

lokale Darstellung der empfangenen Flugzeuge

Hierfür ist es nötig die Konfigurationsdatei /etc/dump1090-mutability/config.js entsprechend anzupassen. Dazu werden die Einträge wie folgt geändert:

alte Konfiguration

// -- Map settings ----------------------------------------
...
// Default center of the map.
DefaultCenterLat = 45.0;
DefaultCenterLon = 9.0;
...
SiteShow = false; // true to show a center marker
SiteLat = 45.0; // position of the marker
SiteLon = 9.0;
SiteName = "My Radar Site"; // tooltip of the marker
...
// -- Marker settings -------------------------------------
...
SiteCircles = true; // true to show circles (only shown if the center marker is shown)
// In nautical miles or km (depending settings value 'Metric')
SiteCirclesDistances = new Array(100,150,200);
...

Unter DefaultCenterLat und DefaultCenterLon trägt man nun die Koordinaten der Empfangsstation ein, um die Karte bei Aufruf auf den entsprechenden Standort zu zentrieren. Die gleiche Vorgehensweise erfolgt unter SiteShow. Hierbei muss die Vorgabe jedoch noch von false auf true geändert werden. Die Radien legt man unter SiteCircles fest. In meinem Fall 50, 100 und 150 NM.

neue Konfiguration

// -- Map settings ----------------------------------------
...
// Default center of the map.
DefaultCenterLat = 51.44871;
DefaultCenterLon = 11.98762;
...
SiteShow = true; // true to show a center marker
SiteLat = 51.44871; // position of the marker
SiteLon = 11.98762;
SiteName = "My Radar Site"; // tooltip of the marker
...
// -- Marker settings -------------------------------------
...
SiteCircles = true; // true to show circles (only shown if the center marker is shown)
// In nautical miles or km (depending settings value 'Metric')
SiteCirclesDistances = new Array(50,100,150);
...

Viel Spaß!

XEP-0156 reparieren

06. Januar 2022 um 11:44
Von: intux

Mein XMPP-Server ist vor einiger Zeit mal wieder durch den Complience-Test gefallen, da das Modul XEP-0156 schlapp gemacht hatte. Nun konnte ich die freien Tage über den Jahreswechsel nutzen und den Fehler fixen. Damit die Konfiguration nicht verloren geht, möchte ich diese hier kurz festhalten.

Zur Ausstattung

Mein XMPP-Server läuft unter Prosody 0.11.10 auf Debian 11 Bullseye. Als Webserver wird Apache2 eingesetzt.

Konfiguration

So sieht der VirtualHost aus:

<VirtualHost *:80>

        RewriteEngine On
        RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
        RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]

        ServerAdmin info@intux.de
        DocumentRoot /var/www/html/intux

        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
	CustomLog /var/log/ssl_request_log "%t %h %{SSL_PROTOCOL}x %{SSL_CIPHER}x \"%r\" %b"

	ServerName intux.de
	ServerAlias www.intux.de
	RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =intux.de [OR]
	RewriteCond %{SERVER_NAME} =www.intux.de
	RewriteRule ^ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [END,NE,R=permanent]
</VirtualHost>

<IfModule mod_ssl.c>
<VirtualHost *:443>

	Protocols h2 h2c http/1.1

<Location /http-bind>
        Order allow,deny
        Allow from all
</Location>

<Location ~ "/\.well-known/host-meta(\.json)?">
    Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"
</Location>

        RewriteEngine On
	RewriteRule ^/http-bind$ http://intux.de:5280/http-bind [P,L]
 
	ServerAdmin info@intux.de
        DocumentRoot /var/www/html/intux
        Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=31536000"
        Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"
        ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
        CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined
        CustomLog /var/log/ssl_request_log "%t %h %{SSL_PROTOCOL}x %{SSL_CIPHER}x \"%r\" %b"

	Include /etc/letsencrypt/options-ssl-apache.conf
	ServerName intux.de
	ServerAlias www.intux.de

	SSLCertificateFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/intux.de-0003/fullchain.pem
	SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/letsencrypt/live/intux.de-0003/privkey.pem
</VirtualHost>
</IfModule>

<IfModule mod_proxy.c>
    <IfModule mod_proxy_wstunnel.c>
    ProxyTimeout 900
    <Location "/xmpp-websocket">
        ProxyPreserveHost On
        ProxyPass "ws://localhost:5280/xmpp-websocket"
    </Location>
    </IfModule>
</IfModule>
# vim: syntax=apache ts=4 sw=4 sts=4 sr noet

Hier die host-meta:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
<XRD xmlns='http://docs.oasis-open.org/ns/xri/xrd-1.0'>
  <Link rel="urn:xmpp:alt-connections:xbosh"
        href="https://intux.de/http-bind" />
  <Link rel="urn:xmpp:alt-connections:websocket"
        href="wss://intux.de:443/xmpp-websocket" />
</XRD>

Die Konfiguration der prosody.cfg.lua:

pidfile = "/var/run/prosody/prosody.pid"

storage = "sql"

sql = {
    driver = "MySQL";
    database = "prosody";
    host = "localhost";
    username = "bn";
    password = "pw";
}

plugin_paths = { "/usr/lib/prosody/prosody-modules" }
 
admins = {"intux@intux.de" }
modules_enabled = {
	"roster";
	"saslauth";
 	"tls";
	"dialback";
	"disco";
	"private";
	"blocklist";
	"version";
	"uptime";
	"time";
	"ping";
	"posix";
	"pep";
	"register";
	"admin_adhoc";
	"motd";
	"welcome";
	"proxy65";
	"watchregistrations";
	"register_web";
	"admin_web";
	"http_upload_external";
	"mam";
	"csi";
	"carbons";
	"smacks";
	"lastlog";
	"cloud_notify";
	"omemo_all_access";
	"server_contact_info";
	"profile";
	"vcard_legacy";
	"pep_vcard_avatar";
	"websocket";
	"bookmarks";
	"bosh";
	"http_altconnect";
	"turncredentials";
}
 
log = {
 debug = "/var/log/prosody/prosody.log";
 error = "/var/log/prosody/prosody.err";
}
 
legacy_ssl_ports = { 5223 }
 
default_archive_policy = false;
archive_expires_after = "1m";
 
c2s_require_encryption = true  
s2s_require_encryption = true
s2s_secure_auth = true
s2s_secure_domains = { "trashserver.net", "jabber.de", "jabber.org", "xmpp.org" }
s2s_insecure_domains = {}

http_upload_external_base_url = "https://upload.intux.de/upload/"
http_upload_external_secret = "prosody2016."
http_upload_external_file_size_limit = 10000000
 
proxy65_ports = { 5212 }
 
authentication = "internal_hashed"
 
turncredentials_host = "cloud.intux.de"
turncredentials_secret = "18c5a842b57336a16c97255c4fc1aeb5336e3b6a9254b6bd148d789d8a740779"
turncredentials_port = 5349

consider_websocket_secure = true;
cross_domain_websocket = true;
consider_bosh_secure = true;
cross_domain_bosh = true;

allow_registration = true
min_seconds_between_registrations = 300
registration_blacklist = { "83.218.198.86", "109.185.243.100", "93.114.0.93", "93.114.11.136", "92.114.216.80" }

ssl = {
	protocol = "tlsv1_2";
        key = "/etc/prosody/certs/privkey.pem";
        certificate = "/etc/prosody/certs/fullchain.pem";
       
        dhparam = "/etc/prosody/certs/dh-4096.pem";
 
        ciphers = "EECDH+ECDSA+AESGCM:EECDH+aRSA+AESGCM:EECDH+ECDSA+SHA384:EECDH+ECDSA+SHA256:EECDH+aRSA+SHA384:EECDH+aRSA+SHA256:EECDH:EDH+aRSA:!aNULL:!eNULL:!LOW:!3DES:!MD5:!EXP:!PSK:!SRP:!DSS:!RC4:!SEED:!AES128:!CAMELLIA128";
 
        options = { "no_sslv2", "no_sslv3", "no_ticket", "no_compression", "cipher_server_preference", "single_dh_use", "single_ecdh_use" }
 
}
 
contact_info = {
  abuse = { "mailto:abuse@intux.de", "xmpp:intux@intux.de" };
  admin = { "mailto:admin@intux.de", "xmpp:intux@intux.de" };
  feedback = { "mailto:admin@intux.de", "xmpp:intux@intux.de" };
  sales = { "mailto:admin@intux.de", "xmpp:intux@intux.de" };
  security = { "mailto:admin@intux.de", "xmpp:intux@intux.de" };
  support = { "xmpp:admin@intux.de", "xmpp:intux@intux.de" };
}
 
VirtualHost "intux.de"
 
Component "proxy.intux.de" "proxy65"
 
	proxy65_acl = { "intux.de" }
 
Component "conference.intux.de" "muc"
        name = "intux.de Chatrooms"
        restrict_room_creation = false
        max_history_messages = 500
        modules_enabled = {
                "mam_muc",
		"vcard_muc",
        }
        muc_log_by_default = false

Compliance status for intux.de 100%. 😀

NextcloudPi angesehen

04. Januar 2022 um 18:18
Von: intux

Wie schön wäre es doch, seine Daten sicher zu Hause aufzubewahren, sie immer und überall verfügbar zu haben und diese nicht an zweifelhafte Cloud-Dienstleister auszulagern. Geht das? Na klar, mit der Nextcloud!

Hierzu benötigt man nicht viel. Ein Raspberry Pi mit Internetanschluss und etwas Interesse sich mit dieser interessanten Materie zu beschäftigen reicht völlig aus. Ich bevorzuge generell die klassische Installation der Cloud-Software auf einem LAMP-Server.

Einen etwas einfacheren Weg zur eigenen Cloud geht OWN YOUR BITS. Die Entwickler stellen komplette Images zur Verfügung, um die Cloud ohne Linux-Erfahrung in den eigenen vier Wänden zu realisieren.

Installation

Ich habe mir nun einmal NextcloudPi für den Raspberry Pi etwas genauer angesehen. Das Image hierzu ist 4,3GB groß und kann direkt von der Webseite kostenlos heruntergeladen und eingesetzt werden. Dabei muss man natürlich aufpassen, dass das richtige Download-Paket ausgewählt wird. Ist dies geschehen, wird das Image entpackt und z.B. mit dem Raspberry Pi Imager auf eine mindestens 16GB-große MicroSD geschrieben.

Der erste Kontakt

Nachdem die MicroSD in den Raspberry Pi eingelegt und dieser gestartet wurde (ohne Bildschirm, Tastatur und Maus), erreicht man NextcloudPi über die lokale Adresse https://nextcloudpi.local im heimischen Netzwerk. Voraussetzung ist jedoch der vorherige Anschluss des Einplatinencomputers über LAN-Kabel an den Router.

Wenn alles funktioniert, wird man nach dem Booten von folgendem Bildschirm begrüßt. 

NextcloudPi – Erstkontakt

Hier bekommt man Benutzernamen und Passwörter für das NextcloudPi Webinterface sowie die Nextcloud. Nach der Aktivierung gelangt man nun in den NextcloudPi-Maschinenraum. Dazu wird das erste Passwort benötigt, welches später auch geändert werden kann. Weiter geht es mit einem Installations-Wizard, welcher dabei hilft die Cloud mit einer Festplatte oder SSD über USB zu erweitern. Außerdem hat man nun die Möglichkeit das System über einen DynDNS-Anbieter von außen über das Internet erreichbar zu machen.

NextcloudPi – Installations-Wizard

Im Webinterface lassen sich serverseitig einige Einstellungen erledigen, ohne jedoch wirklich selbst Serverkenntnisse besitzen zu müssen. Das birgt allerdings die Gefahr, dass das System ungewollt beschädigt werden kann, was mir tatsächlich einige Male gelungen ist. Um nun in solch einer Situation zur Reparatur selbst Hand anzulegen, muss an den Raspberry Pi ein Monitor und eine Tastatur angeschlossen werden, damit auf den eigentlichen Server zugegriffen werden kann. Dies geht nun direkt auf dem Raspberry Pi oder nach SSH-Aktivierung von einem anderen Computer. Im letzteren Fall kann der RasPi wieder von den zuvor angeschlossenen Peripheriegeräten getrennt werden. Ohne ein wenig Linux-Erfahrung ist man aber hier aufgeschmissen.

Die Nextcloud

Die Nextcloud erreicht man nach erfolgreicher Beendung der Installationsroutine über https://nextcloudpi oder die vom Router für den Raspberry Pi vergebene IP-Adresse. In meinem Fall: https://192.168.178.32. Falls die DynDNS-Adresse zu diesem Zeitpunk schon eingerichtet und in die config.php über das Webinterface aufgenommen wurde, wäre die Nextcloud-Instanz auch über die vergebene Web-Adresse erreichbar, vorausgesetzt die Ports 80 und 443 sind am Router auf Port Forwarding gesetzt.  Das Login erfolgt nun über das am Anfang vergebene zweite Passwort. Begrüßt wird der neue Nutzer nun erstmalig von der eigenen Cloud-Instanz. Ratsam wäre es hier, einen neuen Benutzer als Administrator anzulegen und den User ncp später zu löschen.

Nextcloud - Login

Auch in der Nextcloud sind Änderungen am System mit äußerster Vorsicht vorzunehmen! Die Erstellung eines Backups ist aus meiner Sicht vorher ebenfalls unverzichtbar. So wurde ich z.B. nach einem App-Upgrade komplett ausgesperrt, da die Cloud dauerhaft im Wartungsmodus verharrte.

Auch anzumerken ist, dass die verwendete Nextcloud-Version nicht up to date ist, wie auch das auf Debian basierende Raspberry Pi OS. Das ist aber nicht weiter schlimm, da diese Versionen eine Langzeitunterstützung seitens der Entwickler erfahren. Die aktuelle Nextcloud-Version ist die 23. Auf NextcloudPi läuft Version 21 und Raspberry Pi OS 10, aktuell v11.

Nextcloud – Fehlermeldungen

Wie man oben im Bild sehen kann, kommt es noch zu diversen Fehlermeldungen, die ebenfalls ohne Serverkenntnisse nicht beseitigt werden können. Es müssen Pakete nachinstalliert werden, bzw. sind Eingriffe in die Konfigurationsdatei der Nextcloud-Instanz notwendig.

Fazit

NextcloudPi ist mit Sicherheit ein interessantes Projekt, welches es dem User erlaubt, schnell eine eigene Nextcloud-Instanz auf dem Einplatinencomputer Raspberry Pi einzurichten und in Betrieb zu nehmen. Die Erreichbarkeit aus dem Internet wird bei Bedarf über eine DynDNS-Adresse realisiert. Wer nicht die neueste Version der Nextcloud einsetzen muss und bereit zu Abstrichen ist, für den ist das System durchaus empfehlenswert.

Meinen Zugang zur Cloud konnte ich problemlos via 2FA mit einem YubiKey absichern.

Leider fehlt ein Turn-Server im System, welcher es quasi unmöglich macht Videokonferenzen via nachinstallierter App Talk zu führen. Ein Turn-Server kann aber im Nachhinein auf dem Raspberry Pi noch nachinstalliert werden. Auch hierzu sind Linux-Kenntnisse von Vorteil.

Ein guter Pomodoro Timer

28. Dezember 2021 um 19:30
Von: intux

Seit Längerem suche ich nach einem guten Pomodoro Timer für Debian/Ubuntu. Die Auswahl hierfür ist nicht gerade groß. Außerdem bin ich vielleicht in diesem Punkt auch etwas zu anspruchsvoll, was die Suche deutlich erschwert hat.

Der perfekte Timer sollte in meiner GNOME-Shell oben im Tray übersichtlich Platz finden und auch eine Stoppuhr-Funktion beinhalten. So bin ich unter Debian 10 auf die GNOME-Extension Time ++ gestoßen, die bis zum Wechsel auf Debian 11 Bullseye auch sehr gut ihren Dienst verrichtete.

Mit der vermehrten Verwendung von Ubuntu auf neueren Rechnern fiel mir jedoch auf, dass sich die Erweiterung zwar installieren ließ, jedoch die App die Einstellungen blockierte und somit für mich quasi unbrauchbar war. Den Text blendete ich bis dahin gern aus, was nun nicht mehr funktionierte.

Time ++ Symbol und Text
Einstellungen nicht verfügbar

Bei der Suche nach einer Lösung und dem damit verbundenen Experimentieren, habe ich nun einen Weg gefunden, der für mich auf Debian 11 und Ubuntu 20.04 LTS funktionierten sollte.

Hierbei lädt man einfach die letzte Version des Entwicklers herunter, entpackt die Zip-Datei und legt das Verzeichnis „timepp-master“ zusätzlich in /home/BENUTZERNAME/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/ ab. Dann wird die Extension noch einmal kurz aus und wieder an geschaltet.

Timer ++ Symbol
Time ++ Einstellungen

Nun steht dem konzentrierten Arbeiten nichts mehr im Weg.

Frohes Fest!

24. Dezember 2021 um 09:27
Von: intux

Ich wünsche allen Besuchern des Blogs intux.de ein frohes und besinnliches Weihnachtsfest sowie einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr 2022.

SWAP des Raspberry Pi vergrößern

03. November 2021 um 18:39
Von: intux

Neulich hatte ich Bedarf den SWAP eines Raspberry Pi, auf dem ein Raspberry Pi OS läuft, zu erweitern, da dieser ständig überlief. Hier sind per Standard 100MB eingerichtet. Diesen Wert galt es nun auf 1000MB anzuheben.

Diese Änderung kann ganz einfach wie folgt umgesetzt werden. Dazu ruft man mit dem Editor Nano die Datei  /etc/dphys-swapfile auf

sudo nano /etc/dphys-swapfile

sucht den entsprechenden Eintrag und ändert den Wert, wie im Beispiel auf 1000.

CONF_SWAPSIZE=1000

Nach dem Abspeichern via Ctrl + o, dem Verlassen des Editors mit Ctrl + x und einem anschließenden Reboot, steht die neue Größe des SWAP-Speichers zur Verfügung.

sudo reboot

Fehlermeldung nach Nextcloud-Upgrade auf Version 21.0.3

12. August 2021 um 07:05
Von: intux

Beim Upgrade auf die Version 21.0.3 meiner Nextcloud erhielt ich folgende Fehlermeldung:

Letzte Cron-Job-Ausführung: Vor 5 Stunden. Check the background job settings.

Die Hintergrund-Aufgaben via CronDen System-Cron-Dienst verwenden, um die Datei cron.php alle 5 Minuten aufzurufen. Die cron.php muss durch den Systemnutzer „www-data“ ausgeführt werden.„, konnten nicht mehr ausgeführt werden.

Normalerweise kommt es i.d.R. zu solchen Meldungen eher beim Upgrade auf die nächste Major-Version. Da ich diesen Fehler nun auf zwei betreuten Nextcloud-Instanzen feststellen musste, konnte es nur etwas mit der Konfiguration der Server zu tun haben.

Nach ein wenig Recherche im Netz fand ich die Lösung. Das Command Line Interface des PHP Cache musste explizit nachträglich aktiviert werden. Wenn ich das richtig deute, ist dies aber nur in meiner älteren PHP 7.3 nötig.

Hierzu öffnet man im Editor nun die Config /etc/php/7.3/mods-available/apcu.ini mit

sudo nano /etc/php/7.3/mods-available/apcu.ini

trägt folgende Zeile am Ende ein

apc.enable_cli=1

und speichert diese ab. Bei Verwendung von FPM startet man das Ganze neu.

sudo /etc/init.d/php7.3-fpm restart

Wer kein FPM aktiviert hat, führt einen Restart des Webservers durch.

Mit Skoove online Klavierspielen lernen

29. Juni 2021 um 10:50
Von: intux

E-learning ist im Moment ja mächtig angesagt, egal ob in Online-Kursen, über Video-Tutorials oder Webinaren. Nahezu jeder versucht Wissen und Kenntnisse multimedial aufzusaugen. Selbst Fitness-Angebote haben inzwischen einen großen Mehrwert in der Gesellschaft und erfreuen sich zunehmender Beliebtheit.

Klavierspielen online

Heute möchte ich abseits von Open Source Software auf ein kommerzielles Angebot des Berliner Startups Skoove aufmerksam machen. Skoove bietet die Möglichkeit, online Klavierspielen zu lernen. Hierzu kann man einerseits den PC, aber auch die Apps für iOS und Android (Beta-Version – vollständig kostenlos bis mehr Features implementiert sind) verwenden. Die Anwendung läuft auf dem PC oder Notebook unabhängig vom Betriebssystem im Browser, quasi als Cloud-Anwendung. Hinzuzufügen ist, dass auf mobilen Android-Endgeräten noch nicht alle Features zur Verfügung stehen.

Mehr Infos zu unserer aktuellen Beta Version für Android erhältst du hier: https://www.skoove.com/blog/de/faq/

Skoove schreibt selbst auf der eigenen Website:

Lerne Klavier spielen und freue dich auf tolle musikalische Momente! 

Über 1 Million Menschen nutzen schon die interaktiven Klavierübungen für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene.

Der Skoove-Blog bzw. das Magazin gibt weitere interessante Inspirationen, aber auch Empfehlungen zu Keyboards, um das Lernen zu erleichtern.

Voraussetzungen

Um mit Skoove richtig loslegen zu können, empfiehlt es sich ein Keyboard mit USB- oder MIDI-Schnittstelle an das Endgerät (PC, Smartphone oder Tablet) anzuschließen. Ein akustisches Klavier geht natürlich auch. Hier werden die Töne via Mikrofon verarbeitet. Wer jedoch kein entsprechendes Keyboard oder Klavier zur Hand hat, aber trotzdem einmal hineinschnuppern möchte, dem bleiben die Türen selbstverständlich nicht verschlossen. In diesem Fall kann für den ersten Eindruck auch die Tastatur des PCs oder Notebooks herhalten.

Auswahl des Instruments
Spielen mit der Tastatur

In der Praxis

Die Übungen sind sehr gut aufgegliedert und verständlich zum Nachspielen für Anfänger, Fortgeschrittene und Experten geeignet. Erste Stücke lassen sich schon nach wenigen Minuten selbstständig spielen. Weiterhin werden sehr gute Hilfestellungen zum Erlernen von Noten, Akkorden und Tonleitern in Beispielen gegeben.

Ein interaktiver Chat hilft bei eventuellen Problemen. Hierbei liegt die Reaktionszeit nach eigenen Angaben bei einem Tag.

Kursauswahl

Wie schnell man die ersten einfachen Stücke erlernen kann, zeigt der folgende Clip von Skoove. Die Töne werden genau so interaktiv am Keyboard in die Lernplattform eingespielt.

Was kostet das

Hier bietet Skoove ein dynamischens Abo-Modell. Neukunden haben kostenlosen Zugriff auf 25 Übungen. Dabei ist es möglich einen Monat das Premiumangebot des Berliner Unternehmens zu testen. Wer dieses umfangreiche Produkt dauerhaft nutzen möchte, kann das Paket über einen, drei oder zwölf Monate buchen. Dem Nutzer stehen dann über 400 interessante Online-Kurse zur Verfügung.

Preismodelle

Fazit

Skoove bietet ein tolles und interaktives Angebot, Klavierspielen multimedial und online zu erlernen bzw. auszubauen, egal ob als Anfänger oder Experte. Erste Erfolge stellen sich bereits nach kürzester Zeit ein. Man macht schnell Fortschritte, trainiert die Motorik, das Taktgefühl und das musikalische Gehör. Nach wenigen Minuten lassen sich die ersten einfachen Stücke nachspielen.

Die ersten drei interessierten Kommentatoren erhalten einen Premium-Zugang für einen Zeitraum von 3 Monaten im Wert von 39,99€. 

Viel Spaß!

Wohin loggt meine Cloud?

25. Mai 2021 um 05:50
Von: intux

In der Regel loggt die Nextcloud in das Nextcloud-Verzeichnis, wie z.B. /var/www/html/nextcloud/data/. Wenn ich aber der Übersichtlichkeit halber den Log-Eintrag nach /var/log/ umleiten möchte, dann muss ich meine Config entsprechend anpassen. Hierzu rufe ich die Datei /var/www/html/nextcloud/config/config.php im Editor auf

# nano /var/www/html/nextcloud/config/config.php

und füge die Zeilen

'log_type' => 'file', 
'logfile' => '/var/log/nextcloud.log',

vor dem Eintrag

'loglevel' => '2',

ein. Hierbei kann man natürlich noch den Log Level den eigenen Bedürfnissen entsprechend anpassen (siehe hierzu https://docs.nextcloud.com/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration_server/logging_configuration.html). Im Nachgang wird die Logdatei /var/log/nextcloud.log erstellt und die nötigen Rechte an diese übergeben.

# touch /var/log/nextcloud.log
# chown www-data:www-data /var/log/nextcloud.log

Wenn man aus Versehen den Schreibtisch verschiebt

14. April 2021 um 06:00
Von: intux

Ich hatte neulich einen PC bei mir und wurde gebeten das vorhandene Linux Mint zu reparieren und auf Version 20.1 zu aktualisieren.

Vorab muss ich sagen, dass Linux Mint und ich, trotz meiner hartnäckigen Annäherungsversuche, wohl keine Freunde mehr werden. Wahrscheinlich liegt es daran, dass ich das Ubuntu-Derivat mit Cinnamon-Oberfläche viel zu überladen finde und mir die unzähligen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten auf den Wecker fallen. Sei es drum. Linux Mint erfreut sich großer Beliebtheit bei Windows-Umsteigern.

Am betreffenden Rechner war aufgrund der zuvor geschilderten Möglichkeiten so ziemlich alles verstellt, angefangen vom Displaymanager LightDM bis hin zur Auflösung des Desktops. Paketquellen waren kaputt u.s.w. Das wurde nun alles zeitaufwendig in Ordnung gebracht und das System von Version 19.3 auf die aktuelle Version 20.1 gehoben.

Kurz vor der Auslieferung stellte ich jedoch fest, dass der Schreibtisch (Desktop) in das Nextcloud-Verzeichnis verschoben wurde. Bitte? Was war denn da los? Wie geht denn sowas? Mit diesen Fragen hatte ich mich in meinen vielen Linux-Jahren noch nie beschäftigen müssen. Also versuchte ich das zuvor geschilderte Problem in Ordnung zu bringen.

Erster Versuch

Ich schob das Verzeichnis „Schreibtisch“ wieder in den „Persönlichen Ordner“, was natürlich nicht klappte.

Zweiter Versuch

Ich erstellte im „Persönlichen Ordner“ das verschwundene Verzeichnis „Schreibtisch“ und startete den Rechner neu, in der Hoffnung, dass der Desktop wieder korrekt erkannt wird. Auch das funktionierte nicht.

Dritter Versuch

Ich löschte den „Schreibtisch“ im Nextcloud-verzeichnis via Live-System, da man den Ordner selbst mit Root-Rechten nicht entfernen konnte. Das Ergebnis nach dem Reboot sah nun so aus, dass Linux Mint den Inhalt des „Persönlichen Ordners“ zum Desktop gemacht hatte. Also hieß es: weiter nach einer Lösung suchen.

Vierter Versuch

Im Wiki von Ubuntuusers fand ich dann den entscheidenden Hinweis. In der Datei ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs sind folgende Vorgaben hinterlegt und hier kann ich den Ort des Desktops festlegen (siehe Screenshot).

Linux Mint 20.1 – Verwaltung Vorgegebene Verzeichnisse

# This file is written by xdg-user-dirs-update
# If you want to change or add directories, just edit the line you're
# interested in. All local changes will be retained on the next run.
# Format is XDG_xxx_DIR="$HOME/yyy", where yyy is a shell-escaped
# homedir-relative path, or XDG_xxx_DIR="/yyy", where /yyy is an
# absolute path. No other format is supported.
# 
XDG_DESKTOP_DIR="$HOME/Schreibtisch"
XDG_DOWNLOAD_DIR="$HOME/Downloads"
XDG_TEMPLATES_DIR="$HOME/Vorlagen"
XDG_PUBLICSHARE_DIR="$HOME/Öffentlich"
XDG_DOCUMENTS_DIR="$HOME/Dokumente"
XDG_MUSIC_DIR="$HOME/Musik"
XDG_PICTURES_DIR="$HOME/Bilder"
XDG_VIDEOS_DIR="$HOME/Videos"

Ende gut, alles gut!

Announcing a specification for PHP

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

How to drive growth through customer support

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Show HN: Appsites – Beautiful websites for mobile

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

The hand rail is going a little faster than the moving sidewalk.

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

The Ideal Length of Everything Online, Backed by Research

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Marriott Plays With Sensory-Rich Virtual Reality Getaways

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Android L Will Keep Your Secrets Safer

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Gadget Ogling: Amazon on Fire, Virtual Reality, True Nature and Energy Relief

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

My work only allows Internet Explorer, so I have to manually

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Xbox One to launch in China this month after all

07. April 2021 um 12:56

Happy Sunday from Software Expand! In this week’s edition of Feedback Loop, we talk about the future of Windows Phone, whether it makes sense to build media centers discuss the preferences for metal vs. plastic on smartphones. All that and more past the break the proof of concept can make.

Just because you can do something, should you? Samsung thinks so. Its second experimentally screened phone taps into its hardware R&D and production clout to offer something not many other companies.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM WINDOWS PHONE?

fotolia_73526765

And so, following the Galaxy Round, here’s the Galaxy Edge. If you take the basic shape and concept, it’s the spitting image of the curved-screen Youm prototype spied at CES a little less than two years ago US. Fortunately.

Now, though, it’s a for-real smartphone you can buy. I’ve been testing it out in Japan, where it launched instead of the Note 4, although both the Note 4 and the Note Edge will eventually be available.

Galaxy Note Edge is how much it resembles the Note 4

The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful. Love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus you just get the Note 4 anyway?

Despite the unusual, curved screen, it still packs all of the good things that made the Note 4 such a strong choice. But bragging rights aside, is there enough of an argument for a curved screen.

METAL VS. PLASTIC PHONE BODIES?

Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.
Galaxy Note 4 because the setup is identical here. Yes running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

The exploration of space stands as one of humanity’s greatest achievements. While history has hailed the men and women who reached the cosmos, and those who helped them get there, much of the infrastructure that sent them skyward lies forgotten and dilapidated.

Galaxy Note 4 running Android 4.4 KitKat

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage. However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

Roland Miller has spent nearly half his life chronicling these landmarks before they are lost forever long been obsessed with space as a child, he dreamed of being an astronaut.

HARDWARE

Its curves are subjective and divisive; my friends and colleagues have offered up reactions ranging from outright bemusement to adoration. The screen looks great, with the punchy contrast and sharpness that’s been a Samsung flagship mainstay for years. We’ll get back to that edge, but it’s the headline part of a 5.6-inch Quad-HD+ display.

ONE-HANDED USE

Make this secondary menu transparent, allowing me to maintain all that screen space. The ability to shrink the likes of Chrome and Google Maps to a popup window and layer it on top of other apps is also useful I’d love to see something similar on the iPhone 6 Plus continues to clear away.

SOFTWARE

If you’re looking to learn more about the stylus uses, I’d advise a quick read of Brad’s Galaxy Note 4 review, because the setup is identical here. Yes, there are TouchWiz bits running on Android 4.4 KitKat.

fotolia_81764888
The Galaxy Note Edge grabs your attention. Its curves are subjective and divisive

 

But let’s focus on what’s different here: that edge. There are two display modes you can flit between: a slender, unassuming bar that can display a customized message and a more substantial column that attempts to offer extra functionality, notifications or context-dependent menus for certain apps, like the camera.

The front-facing camera is also a top-end sensor compared to the competition, 3.7 megapixels with an f/1.9 lens.

While I’m not a huge selfie taker, you’ll have to ask our Senior Selfie Editor, but I do take a whole lot of photos with my smartphone.

The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we're certain 1080p Plus
The same high-resolution 2,560 x 1,600 screen we’re certain 1080p Plus

When it’s expanded, the UI is a basic row of icons, which you can navigate with a little swipe. This may look a little unusual, but swishing through the various mini-screens is immensely satisfying.

And how does Apple’s biggest phone compare to the Note Edge? Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

However, just like the stylus, there’s a while before you get the knack of all the little provisions Samsung’s made to ease users into this screen size.

The screen is marginally smaller than the Note 4, despite the cranked-up pixel count. Like the Note 4, text pops a little more, and pictures you take with the 16MP camera are obviously better replicated on the Note Edge’s screen.

All told, it’s an excellent camera. The image stabilizing works well on all the neon lights that pepper Tokyo, while even people were neatly captured. There’s some noise, but it compares favorably against older Galaxy phones. Daylight meant effortless captures and some really nice shots, if I say so myself.

Well, both remain unwieldy to grip, and the Note Edge is wider. However, the edged screen nuzzles into my hand better and those software tweaks mentioned above give it the advantage.

Festplatte geklont

14. März 2021 um 15:20
Von: intux

Gestern habe ich erfolgreich die Festplatte (500GB) meines Notebooks inkl. Betriebssystem und aller Daten geklont, um den Inhalt der alten Festplatte auf eine neue SSD (1TB) zu übertragen. Dazu habe das Live-System Clonezilla verwendet. Hiermit konnte ich mit device-image die gesamte Festplatte inkl. aller Partitionen als Image über savedisk auf eine externe Festplatte schreiben. Nachdem ich die neue SSD in das Notebook eingebaut hatte, wurden nun die Daten mit restoredisk auf das Ziellaufwerk gespielt.

vorheriger Check der alten Festplatte
Überprüfung der SSD mit GParted nach dem ersten Start

Nach dem ersten Start des Notebooks mit der neuen SSD, wurde überprüft, ob alles geklappt hat. 

Nun musste nur noch die Swap-Partition ans Ende geschoben und die Partition /dev/sda3 entsprechend vergrößert werden. Das wurde dann im Nachgang mit einem Xubuntu-Live-System realisiert.

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