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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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HowTo: Run a more *UPDATED* Android On Your PC

Posted 12-30-2010 at 05:05 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 12-30-2010 at 01:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn

There was an article in the Syndicated News forum that told how to run Android on your PC but referred to Live Android, which is DEPRECATED.

To get a more updated version of Android on your computer, you have to build it from source as there is currently no build for any PCs (aside from specific vendors) on the official site (which has moved to http://android-x86.org) that's greater than 1.6. However, thanks to the instructions on http://android-x86.org/getsourcecode, that shouldn't...
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Chrome OS = Moblin?

Posted 12-17-2010 at 10:44 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

I recently have begun to feel that Chrome OS is becoming increasingly like Moblin in regards to look and feel.

Case in point: Many of the Chrome OS features have been backported to the Chrome and Chromium browsers, including the Apps section of the New Tab page and the Web Store as well as the Pinned Tabs feature.

Secondly did you know that if you install a theme the theme can change the background of the New Tab page? I have tried this myself:

ChromiumNewTabPage.jpg...
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All Hail RMS!

Posted 11-24-2010 at 03:07 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

All Hail Richard Stallman! He's the one who created the concept of Free Software/Open Source and therefore should be the role model for all of us. He already is one of my role models (even more so than Mark Shuttleworth, who comes in second).

I also am strongly for the "copyleft" philosophy (although I would also like to extend it towards "patent-left") -- just like him. It is what brought Linux to what it is today -- and I greatly admire that.

I...
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El Toro High School wins challenge, collects almost 77,000 cans

Posted 11-21-2010 at 02:07 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

LAKE FOREST -- El Toro High School hit an all-time school record.

On Friday, students and staff counted 76,389 cans of food collected in two weeks during the school's annual canned food drive.

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Ubuntu 10.10, Android Make It On PCWorld's Top 100 List For 2010

Posted 11-20-2010 at 08:48 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-21-2010 at 01:06 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Fixed spelling typo)

I just recently got a new PCWorld magazine (my mother has a subscription) in the mail. In it was the annual Top 100 list. Here's what I found:

I looked all through the list, and finally found Ubuntu 10.10 at the end of it. That's pretty impressive, but why #100? I would expect more from PCW in all respects. However, the fact that Ubuntu made it at all says that Ubuntu (and Linux in general) is enough to make me excited.

Ubuntu in all respects is extremely easy to use,...
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