Saturday, December 14, 2013

Digital Picture Frame - My Way

Finished look

Introduction

Years ago, before I started this blog, I created a digital picture frame out of an old laptop and two wooden picture frames from IKEA. The choice of operating system was Windows XP because I had a license that I didn't need any more and, coming from a strong Windows background, it was the obvious and comfortable choice for me. This setup has worked well for years, with no problem at all.

Recently, I needed to make another digital picture frame, but this time I was out of Windows XP licenses. So I decided to make it run some flavor of Linux.

I have never used Linux before, so this created an opportunity for me to learn something new.

Finished look - from the inside - and no, it's not upside down...