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Lost in KDE

Posted 05-08-2010 at 04:29 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

I am a Slackware current user. I prefer XFCE, but whenever there is a KDE update I visit KDE. Normally, thanks to the nature of glitches I run over, I do not stay long; this time I just looked at where the notification icons appear.

That is called System Tray, but in order to verify the name I had to go to Add Widgets in Panel Options. That displays a band with widgets and scrolling buttons on each end of it. If I move the mouse directly to the triangle in a scrolling button, it is...
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Is Linux better for elder machines? My case study.

Posted 04-30-2010 at 04:55 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

Linux is for elder machines. Naturally, the term "elder" in this truism is to be understood as "less capable", not as "antique". The fact that any machine is less capable when facing a proper task makes things interesting.

Having Athlon 3500+ processor and R690 integrated video, my proper task is the 1080p video. My experience with it suggests that

1. The best player is MPlayer. That is, other options like VLC or KMPlayer (Windows only)...
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My multy boot with Windows 7 rant

Posted 02-07-2010 at 04:36 PM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

Is there any easy way to multy boot with Windows 7? No. The BCD -> LILO -> GRUB sequence looks like the only possible way out.

I need BCD since there are reported incidents when Windows 7 update process corrupts non-Windows boot loaders. More so, I have seen a Windows only multy boot system killed by it. It was a system where neither XP nor Win7 were installed on the first drive, so it should not be typical. Thus, it is safer not to mess up with Windows and keep the BCD....
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Why Linux is and always will be at 1% of desktops

Posted 12-11-2009 at 06:10 PM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

Simple. It is its nature. Let me tell you how a Windows user sees it.

Linux is a toy for developers who rely on somebody else to package their produce for users. Unfortunately, humanity does not have enough man power to do that. For example, consider Ruby coming to Windows.

It used to be simple - I download the Ruby source, compile it, and see how good the language is. Next day I find out that gem does not work - no zlib found at compile time. I add zlib, recompile...
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Windows 7 - the gap is closing

Posted 09-19-2009 at 06:52 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

When Windows 2000 was out I had poisoned some thread with the observation that the window of opportunity for Linux was closed since MS finally had an OS that worked. Looking at the "Linux desktop" years later, was I correct? Not totally wrong for sure. Now we have Windows 7 and my impression is that the gap between Linux and Windows is closing together with another window of opportunity.

Windows 7 is a new Windows. Trivial, but undervalued. Any change is a great recommended...
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