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A Good Double Act

Posted 01-16-2011 at 01:45 PM by brianL

Laurel and Hardy, Abbot and Costello, Morecambe and Wise, and of course: Slackware and Debian. I've done it before, and I'm doing it again. Dual-booting those two on my desktop. In the past, after a month or two, I've usually got fed up with Debian - but this time, it stays...well, maybe.
I was going to put the 64-bit version on, but then thought of trying the 32-bit with the bigmem kernel for a while. When the next Slack is released, then I'll be doing a fresh install and reorganisation...
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A Little Addition To The Hardware Family

Posted 08-17-2010 at 05:55 AM by brianL

I bought a netbook yesterday. Cute little buggers, aren't they? I would have liked an ARM-based one, but there are none (decent ones, anyway) readily available. Intel Atom has a monopoly, it seems. So I got an Asus eeepc 1001HA for just under 200. It's got XP Home preinstalled, and I've put Ubuntu Netbook Edition on it. I don't know how long this arrangement will last. Not keen on the XP, after all I've got XP Pro on my laptop, so that may have to go sooner or later. UNE is OK, so far. We shall...
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Gnome Again

Posted 06-13-2010 at 09:51 AM by brianL

Yes, I've decided to install Gnome SlackBuild again. This time, if I ever get rid of it, I shall follow the correct procedure. But I think I'll keep it. Having as many DE/WMs as possible adds to the attraction of Linux. Variety is the spice of life, and all that. I'm not an absolute fanboy of any particular DE, it's what is underneath that matters.
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Snapping Again

Posted 06-02-2010 at 10:41 AM by brianL

Back in the early '80s, photography was my main hobby,including developing and printing. Black and white mostly, because monochrome prints were said to last longer than colour. After two or three years I lost interest in it. But now I've moved into the 21st century, and got round to buying a digital camera, a Sony DSC H55. A compact with quite a lot of features (must RTFM soon!).
I gave it a bit of a test run, using one of the easy "point & shoot" modes in the local cemetery....
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Think before you act, Brian!

Posted 04-20-2010 at 07:58 AM by brianL

Suffered a major disaster late last night. Completely ****ed up my Slack64. Should have run this before I started:
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chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.brain
/etc/rc.d/rc.brain start
The trouble began when I read another member's posts about Gnome SlackBuild. I'm not keen on Gnome, but I was in the mood for experimenting, so I gave it a try. Everything installed and worked OK. After playing about with it for a while I decided I didn't really want it. Got a bit reckless, didn't RTFM properly,...
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