In the next couple of days, I hope to have a comprehensive article posted on how to successfully ‘flash’ your tablet. (this will specifically be written for the above titled “Google Nexus 7 WiFi (2012) also known as ‘grouper’)
The Nexus 7 WiFi (2012)
There is an awful lot of uncertainty wandering around on the interwebs concerning bricking your tablet with OTA updates. Over the past weeks, I’ve been successful going from KitKat 4.4.4 to 5.0 to 5.0.2 and finally to Lollipop 5.1. This isn’t to say all was perfect and I didn’t pull out a few hairs in the process, however, I was able to flash all of the above ROM’s using the sideload method from a Linux laptop.
On Saturday, I had enough of being without a rooted device. With Lollipop 5.1, and the SELinux read more
In the beginning, was Lynx. And, it was good. The time was 1992. Linux was in it’s infancy. The Internet was becoming more easy to access. Linux as we know it had reached a milestone. It was now 1 year old.
I am going to cite some Linux history below to give perspective to why I wrote this article, and further explain my anger at Adobe and Microsoft.
The most popular web server has always been FLOSS since such data has been being collected. For example, Apache is the current #1 web server powering the Internet. To my knowledge, it has never fell below this statistic. Contrary to what Microsoft would have you believe, they have never held the number one position. Ever. Some current estimates put the number of Internet servers running Linux at or better than 95%. Microsoft? About 1%. Ironically enough, Microsoft’s own Azure Cloud services offer “Linux Infrastructure as a Service” (IaaS).
According to the OSS/FLOSS Numbers Database, Windows NT actually crippled a U.S. Navy Cruiser in 1998. Almost all of Europe’s governments use Linux in some form or fashion, or are in the process of converting existing systems including their educational institutions. In the U.S. check out the statistics for banks, ATM machines, or mobile devices, or, for read more
Available today, as of 2:00 pm, is VSIDO II Velociraptor. On Jan 17th this year, VastOne, aka, Terry Ganus released “the Kraken”, better known as VSIDO Linux. It has been a smashing success! Terry has essentially brought SID to a place, where any user, can reliably count on it as their main desktop OS. SID is known in the Debian world as the “Unstable” step brother to Debian’s ‘current’ stable release, Debian 7.0, codename Wheezy. (Many Linux designers have a ‘codename’, which in Debian’s case is always referenced to a “Toy Story” character from the children’s film. Sid is the angry next door neighbor kid who is mentally unhinged. The current stable release is Wheezy, the penguin from “Toy Story 2” with ‘Jessie’ being the name of Wheezy’s successor) SID would be better described, (and Debian would be better served) if they changed this moniker from “Unstable” to “Rolling Release”. Not quite the bleeding edge of Linux, it will always be up-to-date, as well as have the latest packages available to it. But, this article isn’t about Debian or SID as read more