Ubuntu M10 Tablet taking preorders

The world's first Ubuntu tablet. Looks pretty cool. Thanks to PLUG member Mike Fox for alerting us to it several months ago. They're taking pre-orders now. This site has a review, but it's in Spanish. You can still watch it just to see it in action, though:

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/02/bq-m10-ubuntu-tablet-hands-on-video

Tell us what you think below in the comments section or in the forums here:

http://plugintolinux.ca/node/325

Free Raspberry Pi course through Coursera

Coursera has a free self-paced course on programming the Raspberry Pi and it's rated 4.5/5 stars. It's part of the IoT (Internet of Things) specialization. Check it out here:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/raspberry-pi-platform

You have to preview the course to see the requirements, which of course include a Raspberry Pi but there are a couple of other things, too:

Hardware Requirements

Rage-quitter takes his JavaScript toys and goes home

Saw this article on Ars Technica from a couple of days ago. Apparently, a dispute over a trademark resulted in a developer removing his code projects and broke many websites that relied on portions of his code. Makes for an interesting story but also makes me leery of using JavaScript for serving up pages. You can read it all at the link below. Yikes!

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/rage-quit-coder-un...

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GNOME Disks to check health of drives

Did you know that you can use GNOME Disks, an application for checking the health of your drives, including solid state drives? Here's how:

http://www.linux.com/learn/tutorials/893068-how-to-test-solid-state-driv...

Raspberry Pi 2 as a Media server

This isn't a new article (it's from last summer) but it's still pretty cool. You can take an old PC and make a media server using Plex or you can use a Raspberry Pi. Even the now-dated version 2 will work. I would guess that version 3 will work even better and it's wireless!

http://www.techradar.com/us/how-to/computing/how-to-build-the-best-raspb...

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