This is the continuing story of my elementary OS 5 Juno installation, and fixing rEFInd again.(more…)
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away… Well, maybe not quite that dramatic, but back in 2016 when I started this blog it was talking about installing Linux on an old MacBook Air. That turned out to be elementary OS 0.4.1 Loki, but earlier this year a new version of elementary OS was released – 5 Juno. Time to upgrade?(more…)
Well, that was probably an even a bigger schoolboy error than not reading the PC-BSD manual! In my search to find a solution to my ‘Start X’ error, it turns out the PC-BSD is no longer supported but is pretty much continuing under the TrueOS banner.
I’ve been wanted to get back to where we started, specifically my MacBook Air (MBA) and doing something with the spare partition I created when I setup eOS, but I hadn’t really found the time or decided what I was going to use it for.
Given FreeNAS runs on FreeBSD I thought that was probably the most sensible option, so decided to give PC-BSD a shot, mainly as I expected that to be a lot easier than trying to install FreeBSD and then get a desktop environment up and running (although I had managed that in a virtual machine running a Xfce desktop). If PC-BSD works, then maybe I’ll try that next.
I’ve decided to try and break this down into 2 blogs, and as a small homage to the greatest film ever made I’m calling the first one Episode IV!
I thought it would be useful to understand what I use in macOS before diving into the alternatives available in eOS. This is likely to be a real deal-breaker, as I know some of the things I use daily just don’t exist outside macOS, but let’s cover off some of this to begin.
Not with Miley Cyrus!
One of the good things about a default eOS install is the lightweight feel. It really doesn’t come with a lot installed, which is good if you want to add just what you need, but I do feel it’s missing a few fundamental things. There are also some settings and switches that can make it feel a little more macOS like, so I’m going to cover these here. Some might say they’re just apps (and they’d probably be right) but I’m still working on that blog(s)…