Profile

Cover photo
Lee Forest
Attended ITT Technical Institute
Lived in Ionia, Michigan
5,252 followers|1,831,694 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Lee Forest
owner

Operating Systems  - 
 
Distribution Release: Tiny Core Linux 5.3

The latest stable build of the fast and minimalist (less than 15 MB) desktop Linux distribution built from scratch.
1
Add a comment...

Lee Forest
owner

Operating Systems  - 
 
Distribution Release: KaOS 2014.04

A desktop Linux distribution which started as an Arch Linux derivative, but is now independently built and maintained using a rolling-release development model.
8
3
OSS Community's profile photoAlan Kwok's profile photo
Add a comment...

Lee Forest

Shared publicly  - 
 
Personally I've been running Manjaro. The latest release of Ubuntu has me curious, but I'm not sure if I'm curious enough to take it for a spin just yet. Although it does sound like things are quite stable and Unity has achieved a reasonable degree of usefulness & customization. Maybe taking a little ride wouldn't hurt anything. I got an extra laptop I could use.
1
Josh Williams's profile photo
 
I've been running the beta on a work computer since it came out and it's quite stable. So far one of the best releases in a long time.

Unity actually performs as I'd expect a modern desktop to perform rather than the bloated, buggy, pile of crap it has been.

I haven't tried the software center cause I pretty much hate it. Just use apt-get. 
Add a comment...

Lee Forest

Shared publicly  - 
 
Im willing to bet that they plan to use this patent against Android somehow, and that they stole the idea in the first place. They are not gonna use it because they know it would only make their devices look like they are using Androids ideas. I really hate Apple for being a patent troll and now for trying to patent ideas their competitors used first just to hinder the rivalling product's success.
3
2
Dee Lanier's profile photoPierre Renaud's profile photoLee Forest's profile photoAlessandro Ebersol's profile photo
2 comments
 
Guess we'll see what the USPTO does with the application. They published it, makes me think they've accepted it for consideration. I hope they get a system in place for debunking these kinds of patents before they end up being used in court against the products that originally used the ideas.
Add a comment...

Lee Forest

Shared publicly  - 
 
Didn't have any candles when the power went out but I had my pocket LED flashlight handy and a 2 liter of water. The flashlight was a bit one-directional but I was able to affix it to the bottle to make a lamp of sorts. At first it mainly just lit up the counter top around the base of the bottle. But then I added a splash of milk (and a little squirt of soap to control spoilage) then suddenly we have an illuminating glow that actually provided sufficient light for a small room. And it ran on 1 AA battery for 2 nights (after being used on & off for months prior to the outage/bottle-light use). I thought it was pretty cool. We slept good knowing it wasn't gonna burn the house down or anything.
7
Jenna Orlikowski's profile photo
 
brilliant!
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
5,252 people

Lee Forest
owner

Operating Systems  - 
 
Distribution Release: Simplicity Linux 14.4

The new stable release of the project's Puppy-based distributions for desktops and netbooks.
Simplicity Linux 14.4 is now available for download.  It is based on the excellent Slacko Puppy 5.6.5, and uses LXDE as a desktop environment.  There are three different versions this release cycle...
3
2
Gustavo Enrique Pimentel's profile photoOSS Community's profile photo
Add a comment...

Lee Forest

Shared publicly  - 
 
My first impression of the new Ubuntu release: I'm deeply deterred by the magazines for sale in the software center. Even if I search for something and choose 'by name' the top results are a bunch of magazines that have nothing to do with what I'm looking for. Ubuntu's system seems stable. Unity is snappy and has some minor improvements. But these magazines and this commercial shit in my desktop search kills the experience for me. Sorry Ubuntu, yet again you fail to impress me. Try again without all the extra bullshit.
3
Lee Forest's profile photoSerge Leontiev's profile photo
2 comments
 
I would just remove it, but I know it wouldn't be the end of Ubuntu's attempts to commercialize their distro. I don't want to do this every time I upgrade, I'd rather not have to do it at all. I congratulate them on their new release but I frown upon the 'commercial bullshit' in its entirety.It heavily deters me from using their distro. Even Android doesn't show you magazines when you are trying to find games. Or if you are looking through your menu's for applications you don't see unwanted commercial product recommendations. I can stick with Manjaro and avoid these ugly features altogether. Not only that I can actually find the software I need in their repo's instead of sifting through 'commercial bullshit' to find it.
Add a comment...

Lee Forest
owner

Operating Systems  - 
 
 Distribution Release: Ubuntu 14.04

A popular Linux distribution with a highly customised user interface called Unity, has been released. This is a version with long-term (5 years) of security support and a convenient upgrade path from the previous release with long-term support features (version 12.04).
14
7
Miklós Makrai's profile photoBenjiro Hida's profile photoLee Forest's profile photoHEX cube's profile photo
7 comments
 
Even with another WM, Ubuntu is still full of bloatware.
Add a comment...
 
Finally spent some time with Windows 8 today. I swear that interface is designed to confuse and stupify you. It was an interesting iteration of Windows but I firmly believe it was NOT the best Windows ever. I still can't figure out how (with every new version) they manage to compound the systems workload enough to run like crap on all these kick ass new computers available. Take a (properly installed) Linux based system for a spin on that same hardware and tell me something ain't wrong with Windows.
4
Jon Proietti's profile photoLee Forest's profile photoAlessandro Ebersol's profile photo
4 comments
 
Or close a fullscreen app without touch screen or alt+F4.
Add a comment...

Lee Forest

Shared publicly  - 
 
From Android to thermostats and now drones. Soon the Google empire strikes back. Dun dun dun dun.
Google has acquired Titan Aerospace, the drone startup that makes high-flying robots which was previously scoped by Facebook as a potential acquisition target..
1
Alessandro Ebersol's profile photo
 
Why ???
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Support your favorite Open Source Software! Because its not illegal to share.
Introduction
I am a deaf tech geek (about 85%). Born, raised, reside in Michigan. I enjoy gaming, programming, gadgets, open source software, movies/TV (SyFy, horror, drama), drawing, wine making, cooking, good beer, fine liquor, and quality homegrown goods.

My geek experience includes Windows, various Linux distributions, and BSD variants. Programming in VB6,  HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL, XML, XSL, jQuery, Tcl, Bash, AS3, MXML, Node.js, and Google App Scripts. Briefly studied C++ & C++11. More recently I've been working with Go (Golang).
Bragging rights
Owner of the Open Source Software Google+ community.
Education
  • ITT Technical Institute
    C.N.S.T, 1
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
October 30
Apps with Google+ Sign-in