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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,

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The ideal FOSS (and copyleft) license: That which is based on patent law

Posted 08-16-2010 at 09:07 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-24-2010 at 05:15 AM by Kenny_Strawn

I know the GPL is really a very good license that acts as a shield over FOSS, protecting it from exploitation by corporations that want to lock in the changes to code.

But it's not good enough: Companies like MiKKKroSSoft still like to rip off FOSS with similar programs that have the same functionality but are proprietary and locked down. And then they use software patents to lock their own original software to themselves.

That's where this license comes in: I was thinking...
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Please reply to thread in LQ Ubuntu subforum

Posted 08-15-2010 at 08:00 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/tags/ubipartman
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GCC: error: incompatible types when returning type ‘double (*)()’ but ‘double’ was expected

Posted 08-01-2010 at 05:06 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Can anyone please tell me what this error means and why I got it while trying to return the outputs of functions?

I decided to post this question in my blog instead of the programming forum, because another member in that forum always responds to posts about compilation errors with vague, 'RTFM'-like responses. Thankfully, I can use my ignore list to ban Stashenko from this blog. Not so much for the programming forum.
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Chromium OS: Mockups for different form factors

Posted 07-30-2010 at 11:36 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 07-30-2010 at 11:40 PM by Kenny_Strawn

We all know the buzz about Google and the search giant's obsession with FOSS regarding the upcoming Chrome OS (which in my opinion is nothing more than Google Linux).

Now, after extensive searching (using, of course, Google) I found this:

http://dev.chromium.org/chromium-os/...e/form-factors

Now we have another choice of DE: A modified Chromium.

So far, the proposed choices of form factor are: Tablet, Netbook (the current form...
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Something that will certainly attract newbies to Linux

Posted 07-25-2010 at 07:10 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

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