Ramblings of an IT geek

Where to begin?

Another great question!  I guess my aim is to see if I could live in eOS should there come a time when I feel the need to ditch macOS. I'm not going to get into the applications too much in the post and will save that for later when I have a nice and stable...

Why eOS?

Good question, and one I've asked myself several times since I started thinking about reusing my MBA to run Linux. As I mentioned earlier, I don't profess to have a great understanding of Linux or even how different distros come about.  I've played with the...

Installing Linux

I'm sure there are several ways to do this and hundreds of Linux distributions to choose from, but this is how I've done it for eOS: 1. Download eOS ISO file from >  They'd like you to make a donation to ongoing development, which I don't have...

Prepare to dual boot with rEFInd

Right, macOS (10.12 Sierra if you're interested) is installed on the MBA. Pretty straightforward once I'd destroyed the whole partition on the SSD. Pretty sure I'd messed things up trying to boot back into eOS and when I tried to remove the ext4 partition for Linux...

Take 2

Ok, so after a pretty successful 1st attempt (dual boot working and various applications installed and configured) I managed to break elementary OS (eOS). This was either caused by touchegg (enabling gestures) or Bluetooth (this would be my guess) but it ended up with...

Elementary my dear Mac

A number of things have aligned, resulting in me finally getting around to starting my first blog! 1. I setup a WordPress server a few months ago when working for a client who deployed WordPress to their customers and I wanted to learn a little more 2. I've recently...

March 2021


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