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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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GTK+: Possible code to enable geometric compositing (speculation)

Posted 07-19-2010 at 12:17 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Here's something for you guys:

Code:
#include <glib.h>
#include <glib/gtypes.h>
#include <gtk/gtk.h>

struct GtkPrism {
    guint32 Left;
    guint32 Top;
    guint32 Rear;

    guint32 Right;
    guint32 Bottom;
    guint32 Front;
}
Instead of just using a rectangle to draw GTK+ widgets, to use a 3D prism would make it a whole lot better, since it would allow...
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Why a Linux Driver Reverse-Engineering Program May Make Sense

Posted 07-15-2010 at 11:47 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

There have been many attempts to reverse-engineer Windows drivers to make Windows devices work with Linux, but they take a ton of time and effort.

Here's the killer Linux app that could make Linux on par with Windows: a program that automatically reverse-compiles Windows .sys files, clones the code using the Linux Kernel API using C instead of C++, compiles the Linux API-based C code into a Linux kernel module (.ko file) and then contributes the cloned driver's source code back to...
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Ubuntu Btrfs HowTo

Posted 07-05-2010 at 05:43 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

BTRFS is a highly featured file system originally developed by Oracle that supports the following features:
  • Extent-based file storage (with a maximum file size of 2^64 B)
  • Space-efficient packaging of small files
  • Space-efficient indexed directories
  • Dynamic iNode allocation
  • Writable snapshots
  • Subvolumes (multiple file system roots that exist inside the main root)
  • Object-level mirroring and striping
  • Checksums on data and metadata (multiple algorithms)
  • File and directory compression (without having to
...
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The project behind the development of GTK 3.0

Posted 07-05-2010 at 11:31 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 07-05-2010 at 01:01 PM by Kenny_Strawn

http://live.gnome.org/ProjectRidley

Quote:
Originally Posted by http://live.gnome.org/ProjectRidley
Target Libraries

* libgnome (4/7)
* libgnomeui (4/7)
* libgnomeprint22 (2/2)
* libgnomeprintui22 (2/2)
* libglade (1/1)
* libgnomecanvas (0/1)
* libegg (4/9)
* libeel (0/1)
* gtkglext (0/1)
* libsexy (2/5)
I wonder if this is where the GTK Client-Side Decorations goal comes from...
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Linux Kernel build script

Posted 07-03-2010 at 01:27 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 09-26-2010 at 08:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn

I have just created a shell script that automates the kernel download and build process for the person who runs it:

http://bazaar.launchpad.net/%7Emango...KernelSetup.sh

When you download it, just type (in a terminal):

Code:
$ chmod a+x KernelSetup.sh && ./KernelSetup.sh
The script (except for make xconfig, which it executes for you but expects...
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