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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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LQ Court Case: FOSS v. Software Fascism

Posted 06-18-2010 at 12:58 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

I know, I know, the flame war between proprietary software advocates and FOSS advocates. It has plagued the Internet since the 1990s but, ultimately, FOSS is more free, is more controlled by the user, has less locks (like "Activation" or "Apple Hardware Exclusivity"), and is more customizable than ANY proprietary software.

Case in point: By hogging all the source code to your software, you effectively BLOCK development. To allow faster development and improvement...
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On killing Apophis...

Posted 06-11-2010 at 07:26 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

The asteroid Apophis, named for the Egyptian god of destruction, is a very dangerous one, especially for its projected path. NASA traced its history and projected its future path. They found that it would make a close enough pass to Earth in 2029 to dip below our communications satellites! They also found, after further study, that it would make an even closer pass in 2036, close enough to potentially pass into Earth's atmosphere and out again.

There have been several studies about...
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CLI v. GUI: What works better for what

Posted 06-04-2010 at 11:55 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Ah, the flame war between CLI users and GUI users. It has become the most brutal flame war of all time, and has therefore been of very special interest.

It is my pleasure therefore to educate the users here as to which tasks are easier in which, especially in Linux. There are so many things that can be easier in the GUI, especially for newbies. Then, there can be those things that are easier typing in than clicking several times for. Here are some common tasks that exist where the...
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Ubuntu 10.10: The perfect Ubuntu version

Posted 06-03-2010 at 08:56 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 06-13-2010 at 11:55 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Removed profanity as example to other members)

Here are several reasons why Ubuntu 10.10 will be the most innovative version of Ubuntu there is, surpassing the Lynx:

First of all, Ubuntu's releases are exactly a month after GNOME releases; the GNOME release in question for 10.10 will be 3.0. This is definitely a good thing, as the current GNOME menus and panel tend to get very cluttered and unreliable. They have an odd way of managing windows (in some cases resembling Micro$uck WinBloze XPee) and a very unorganized layout of the...
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My Blog's Code Of Conduct

Posted 05-29-2010 at 08:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 05-29-2010 at 08:36 PM by Kenny_Strawn

For your information, here are the rules for posting comments in my blog:

#0: I have the authority over my blog to edit or delete any post I see that may violate these rules, so be prepared.

#1: Any attacks ad hominem (Latin for 'to the person') will not be permitted. Your comments will be edited or deleted to remove such attacks.

#2: Any flame bait, or comments written solely for the purpose of starting flame wars, such as M$-praising, will not be permitted....
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