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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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Ubuntu HowTo: Install Florian MŁellner's version of GNOME Shell in Ubuntu

Posted 11-07-2010 at 01:28 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-15-2010 at 05:29 PM by Kenny_Strawn

http://www.webupd8.org/2010/10/insta...in-ubuntu.html

This article *does* give good instruction, but if you're more experienced at building GNOME Shell, you might want to see just what GS will look like when it's closer to 3.0. Here's how to do it:

After building GNOME Shell from the main branch, remove and re-clone GNOME Shell from the repositories:

Code:
rm -rf ~/gnome-shell/source/gnome-shell
git clone git://git.gnome.org/gnome-shell
...
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For Newbies: List of open source alternatives to proprietary software

Posted 11-06-2010 at 01:08 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-24-2010 at 11:12 PM by Kenny_Strawn

This blog entry is for those who have no idea just where to start with Linux because they have no idea just what kind of *free* and open source goodies are just waiting to meet them. Here are some commonly used open source alternatives to proprietary apps:

Microsoft Office = OpenOffice.org, LibreOffice, KOffice or AbiWord

Adobe Photoshop = GIMP

Windows Movie Maker/Pinnacle Studio/Corel Studio = PiTiVi or Kdenlive.

iTunes = Rhythmbox + Ubuntu One...
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Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Pre-Alpha: So far, no Unity updates

Posted 11-01-2010 at 11:21 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

If you've been in the Syndicated News forum recently, I just recently successfully upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" Pre-Alpha (by adding the Natty repositories manually and then upgrading with apt-get; see this blog entry for details). I was also able to install Unity manually, but with one major hitch: Unity installed from the Maverick repositories, not the Natty ones.

However, according to Mark Shuttleworth, the Natty Narwhal will definitely include Unity by default,...
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I am pleased to announce the creation of my new forum

Posted 10-31-2010 at 04:05 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 10-31-2010 at 07:01 PM by Kenny_Strawn

http://www.proprietarysuckware.org/forum/

Powered by FluxBB, it's a forum strictly for proprietary software bashing. Get ready to show your flames at proprietary software here.
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Google TV and the Sony TV it premeired on: Something smells like Chrome OS

Posted 10-30-2010 at 01:00 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 10-30-2010 at 01:06 AM by Kenny_Strawn



vs.



Note the stark similarities between the Display form factor of Chrome OS and Google TV.
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