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Why I won't advocate Linux to my familly and friends for now

Posted 01-03-2007 at 05:48 AM by dukeinlondon

What happened yesterday night was just an illustration of why Linux is still a bad idea for the general public that actually expect to do more with their computers than the average internet café user.

We were watching a Divx movie yesterday using Kaffeine when playback suddenly stopped….. and wouldn’t restart. My flatmate suggested that we try to use VLC as it is what he uses on his XP machine and that it just skips errors. This is the story of how it went badly wrong.
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A New Year and another day!

Posted 01-02-2007 at 04:20 AM by hagies

New Year has come and gone, and all the tourists have that strange look in the eyes "where did the holiday go?" and all they seem to talk about is going home and back to work! Had a look at all my clients servers, Yep RDP and all, all up and running and seem to have very minor headaches, couldn't have asked for a smoother start to the New Year. I have a small query on a wireless Wan, have to move a PC for the marketing department of one of my clients, and last but not least a router has...
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Removing commercial flags from MythTV Recordings

Posted 01-01-2007 at 07:51 AM by Caysho

I found out that commflag doesn't remove the cut lists (they were still present in the database, available with "c" in the edit facility), so after some hunting around I found this page.
I have since turned off commercial flagging because I found it doesn't catch them all (Knoppmyth R5D1).
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Posted 01-01-2007 at 01:00 AM by hurdler309

Does anyone know how to completely recover my computer i have both of the recovery discs but all they seem to do is reinstall the software i want to delete everything ?
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My 1st linux blog entry

Posted 12-31-2006 at 11:06 PM by dogpatch

Just testing, basically.

If anyone is really interested, i have a personal blog at as well.

- dogpatch
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