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3 things you need to remember when Upgrading to Fedora 23 as for the Unicmen’s instructions

The upgrade from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23 is not automatic, as usual in my Fedora experience, but it is really simple to manage if you follow the path suggested by Unixmen.

There are few things you need:

connect your laptop to the power plug (if you use a laptop);

– a couple of hours (something more or less depending on your CPU, RAM, Internet connection speed, etc..);

few lines of commands on the Terminal

The upgrading process is well structured and to start it you need to launch Terminal and upgrade the native Fedora Fedup with its new version that now is integrated into DNF:

dnf upgrade

Then you have to install the DNF plugin:

dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

and finally you can start the “core” part of the upgrade just typing:

dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=23 –allowerasing –best 

Where:

– allowerasing will continue the upgrade also in presence of any “old” (not yet upgraded) third part repositories that normally would have completely stopped the main upgrading process

-best is a verbose mode in case of unsatisfied dependencies

After a while, depending on your Internet connection speed, you will be able to conclude the upgrade typing:

dnf system-upgrade reboot

Your laptop will reboot and the upgrade starts.

From now you spend more than 40 minutes waiting and answering to few easy questions that the OS asks you to solve some configuration matters.

The length of the waiting time depends obviously on the CPU, the RAM and the type of Hard Disk installed into your PC.

That’s it!

What about the low-cost Tablet Market?

Newcomers  are not always the happiest guy…. This because not often there is not  much room left by the first-comers that usually had the “good idea” and  consequently became the market leaders.

But sometimes things go differently. This is the case of low-cost tablet market where a  big number of semi-unknown producers from Asia have been able to create good products at a very affordable price.

If you google “tablet”  and visit some specialised, B2C, websites you can find some interesting  products. Obviously I’m not talking about the top of the production and you will not find any top level tablet but you could be interested to some of them if you consider their prices.

The middle level market wasn’t considered interesting by big players till now. But the  potential  increase of demand in this segment has changed the scenario. 

Tablets are very common devices and today many of us could be interested to have a second or third device to avoid the matter of carrying our expensive, branded tablet everywhere. Personally I am not planning to buy a second “branded” tablet to increase my comfort when in remote places but I could really consider to buy a second, not the top, device if it is really cheap. I am sure it will be a little be slower and less performant than the one I use every day but what does it matter if its price will be just a fraction of my main tablet?

For above marketing reasons Amazon is planning to sell a low-cost 50 USD tablet before the end of the year.

On one end the attended success of this marketing strategy could be read as another way to chain its customers to the brand. On the other end low-cost tablets represent a real remunerative economic niche that worths a good slice of the market (and consequently a lot of money).

Moreover the tablet market starts to be “mature” and this niche could be one of the last ones before the decline. Moreover Ubuntu is coming

In fact Ubuntu is actively working on a new generation of tablets that will run a native version of Linux. The tablet devices we are using today have enough power to smoothly run some of the main common Linux OS and overcome the main problems that were registered when some “primitive” Linux tablets were launched some years ago.

For this reason Linux enthusiasts like me hope in something new… and useful in the near future. Cross your fingers!

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References:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-to-release-50-tablet-as-it-struggles-to-sell-pricier-devices-1441653902

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How to create your personalized Linux OS using SUSE Studio

This week, in our Linux Page (in Spanish) we uploaded a brief post about SUSE Studio an online service which allows you to create new distribution based on openSUSE 11.2. The online OS builder allows you to choose between 32 bit or 64 bit system based on SUSE, GNOME, KDE, Minimal X or text only Server. In the next menu you will be asked to choose all the software you prefer (7,876 different packages). After this, you can also choose and personalize, for example: language, keyboard, network, firewall and users. Moreover, you can personalize the boot-up and all the programs you want to automatically autostart. SUSE Studio is very interesting and allows you to create the best Linux OX for all your needs. Recommended! AddThis mp3 link