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Root Sony Z3 compact with Lolipop (Android 5.1)

This keeps all your data and most settings intact, so you can use your phone as you do it (though it will spend a lot of time 'optimizing apps') or stop and go out :-)
You don't need to unlock the boot loader, so the camera quality stays awesome, and you get all the bundled apps, along with the Google ones.

Use the built in update app to go from 4.4 to 5.

Then use the settings, about, update menu to update to 5.1 latest.

Install Kingroot (I used 4.8) and let it root your phone.

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TP-Link TL-WPA4230P on Linux

Quick note on these PowerLine devices.

They don't need any tools to manage them, as they have a sufficient web interface.

BUT - these devices are terrible network citizens.

Dell have abandoned Linux users, no matter what Ubuntu say about it

I got a Dell laptop a few years ago, and while scouting around for it's replacement I noticed the Ubuntu Linux folks are still proud to say their stuff not only runs on Dell kit still, but that it's available to purchase and have supported direct from Dell:

"purchase Ubuntu on Dell"
http://www.ubuntu.com/dell

Using your Amazon Web Services Summit 2011 card under Linux or MacOS #awssummit2011

For reason's best known to some brain dead marketing monkey, I got given a USB device that only works correctly on Windows. Have you ever seen a ghost in the machine open the run box, type in a web address and launch a browser with out asking ? Neither had I, and fortunately Linux and MacOS users don't have that problem. But how to get your free credit from the AWS Summit 2011 ?
I found a way.

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