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Welcome to CubicleNate's Techpad of likely less than useful information to most people... unless you like things Linux, vintage computing or the obscure. 

I recommend a Base Application Set for all openSUSE Linux installations. These are bits of software that openSUSE will not include automatically for some legal reasons.


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  • Dell Latitude E6440 mSATA Upgrade When I purchased my Dell Latitude E6440, almost a year ago, I planned on doing some upgrades to it, post-purchase, no real timetable on when to do the upgrades, just eventually. My first real upgrade was maxing out the RAM to 16GB. My next purchase was to take advantage of this mSATA slot in this computer and move my root and swap partitions to it. The computer came with a 512 GB SSHD. Some people have mixed opinions of the SSHD, I haven't had any issues with them and do appreciate the increase in speed from the traditional "spinning rust" only drive. I wasn't sure if there would be any special configurations required in running an SSD ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2018, 3:08 PM by Nathan Wolf
  • KDE Plasma 5.12 on openSUSE Tumbleweed I have come to the conclusion that if you are running KDE Plasma and you don't have a great experience with it, you are somehow doing it wrong. Version 5.12 has been a great on openSUSE Tumbleweed and it is a challenge to not excitedly recommend Tumbleweed with KDE Plasma to anyone and everyone. It's fun playing with the new shiny while not having concerns over system stability of other rolling distributions.Admittedly, the changes between 5.11 and 5.12 are not blatantly obvious and I think that is a wonderful thing. There are no surprises, just a number of new, small, but super useful improvements to the system.Installation Process Since I am running openSUSE ...
    Posted Mar 10, 2018, 5:25 PM by Nathan Wolf
  • Documentation for Nextcloud on openSUSE I get some kind of  strange satisfaction out of updating documentation for openSUSE. I find that the more I use openSUSE, the more I go through and update the documentation for the applications I am using. I don't have any real development skills and I want to give back to the openSUSE project so I have decided to do what I can do... document!!!  I had some downtime while listening to the Ask Noah Show he brought up the work required in updating a Nextcloud server for a clients I and decided that I would go through and see how the documentation was for running Nextcloud on openSUSE. It needed some updatesI started at the SDB:Nextcloud site ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2018, 9:47 AM by Nathan Wolf
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