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LQ should come up with a smarter way of ranking users

Posted 05-29-2009 at 05:39 AM by rob124

I have looked at how LQ ranks its users. I was astonished to notice that users are simply ranked by the number of posts they have. While this is a good way of recognising long time members, I find that misleading to especially new users. Of great concern is the title "Guru" that is given when someone reaches 5000 posts. I would have OKed it if only 'Addict' was used.
Most new users (even old users, and indeed everyone) know and believe that 'Gurus' are well knowledgeable, experienced...
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"Slackware Linux assumes you're smart."

Posted 11-05-2009 at 02:56 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

I use Slackware Linux at home, where I play systems administrator for my wife and me -- and eventually our child(ren, after the next one is born in December). I'm going to quote an interview with Alien Bob to explain why I use Slackware:

Quote:
To me, Slackware’s philosophy has a different angle that sets it apart from all the others. To this day, Slackware has an extremely lean design, intended to make you experience Linux the way the software authors intended. This is accomplished
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Howto fix long boot delay with "Starting MTA:" (Common Issue)

Posted 06-10-2010 at 12:20 PM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Tags debian, exim4, mta

A common issue when setting up servers in a lab is that the Mail Transfer Agent (MTA) delays the boot process waiting for a very long timeout. In the forums on the web this reads as ...
  • "boot process slow when 'Starting MTA' offline"
  • "Can I get rid of MTA?"
  • "Starting MTA delay"
  • "I see a line saying Starting MTA: It takes ages until Debian comes."

The issue is typically related to an unsuccessful reverse DNS lookup that the Mail Transfer Agent...
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Recovering Windows boot after deleting the Linux partitions

Posted 08-30-2011 at 02:32 PM by TobiSGD
Updated 08-30-2011 at 02:36 PM by TobiSGD

So you tried Linux in dual-boot with your Windows installation and after you deleted the Linux partition(s) your Windows won't boot anymore.
There is a simple fix for that, you have to just re-install your Windows boot-loader.

Windows XP:
  1. Boot the system from your Windows XP-CD, just like you booted the Linux-CD/DVD before.
  2. Start the recovery/repair console (not the repair installation).
  3. Type
    Code:
    fixmbr.exe
    and press Enter.
  4. Reboot.

Windows Vista/7:
  1. Boot the system
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You are yet to get it all

Posted 08-20-2012 at 08:44 AM by leosubhadeep

There was a period of around 12 years, I used Windows-based system, even a HTC handheld with Windows installed. I thought, and perhaps think even now, that Microsoft treats you as a teenager and act like a 'big bro' which is good when your primary business is not with devices. Linux, on the other hand, gives you more credit than Windows do. The main reason of my being with Windows platform was I focused on productivity, keeping aside my self customized environment.

Nowadays I work
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