Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm On Linux Via Wine

These instructions should allow you to install Blizzard Updater and Heroes of the Storm on Linux using Wine. From what I understand these instructions will allow some of the other Blizzard games to be run on Linux as well.
HOTS

First install wine 1.7.

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Blizzard’s Hearthstone On Linux Via Wine

UPDATED! 11 Nov 15Hearthstone on LinuxThese instructions should allow you to install Blizzard Updater and Hearthstone on Linux using Wine. From what I understand these instructions will allow some of the other Blizzard games to be run on Linux as well.

First install wine 1.7.
In a terminal type:
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HP Chromebook 14 The Way A Chromebook Should Be

White Hp Chromebook 14Chromebooks are neat devices. I don’t call them laptops because they really aren’t. They can’t do a lot of the things you expect of a real laptop like playing the largest selection of video games out there or serious video production, though wevideo gets close. Of course Linux is always an option but then you might as well just buy a more capable laptop and this is a Chromebook review. Not everything about Chromebooks is bad. Most models do Internet very well and get great battery life which makes them an easy Internet on demand type of device. For many that’s all they need.

I previously owned a Samsung Chromebook 303c which is the cheap, small, ARM based model. The initial  neat factor wore off pretty fast as soon as anything “real” had to be done. Open more than 3 tabs and the 2GB of RAM and no swap file makes the device crushingly slow. The size while convenient for transport gets pretty uncomfortable pretty quickly. That means they’re only good for a very shot period of use. What Chromebooks needed was to prove they could really be useful as a serious laptop. What that means is that they needed to strike the balance between more laptop like features and the truly low price point that has made them so popular. I truly feel the HP Chromebook 14 has succeeded at this.

The first thing you notice when you pull the HP Chromebook 14 out of the box is it’s weight and size. It’s significantly larger than the 11″ models but not nearly as large as a 15.6″ laptop. Continue reading “HP Chromebook 14 The Way A Chromebook Should Be”

ARM Is The Future

DellI said it before here that ARM is in the process of mounting a coup of sorts. While poking around looking for something completely unrelated I ran across this little nugget of information about Dell being interested in ARM.

“We have been all over this. About a year and a half ago, we put a LAMP [Linux, Apache, MySQL and Python] stack on an ARM A8 core in one test,” said Paul Prince, chief technology officer for Dell’s enterprise products group…

They are looking at multi core ARM with a current Linux base. You can be sure that Microsoft, who had working prototypes of Windows running on ARM won’t be resting on their laurels when it comes to putting the software in these server environments. I’ll be keeping an eye out as this grows. You should too it’s probably in your future for more than just your phone.

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