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Posted 09-03-2011 at 03:11 AM by rich_c

I recently bought myself a HP Mini 110-3612SA, which I'm generally very pleased with. Running Mepis 11 Linux, it's very pleasant to use with all the eye-candy KDE4 can provide on the available hardware. Installing Mepis was reasonably easy and everything worked out-of-the-box. (With the exception of hibernate/suspend to disk which I may not bother trying to fix as shutdown/startups are reasonably quick.) There is one issue that's left a sour taste in my mouth though.

My issue...
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My Linux "History"........

Posted 09-02-2011 at 09:22 PM by BuckNekkid
Updated 09-02-2011 at 09:24 PM by BuckNekkid (Punctuation)

Hi There!

Let me tell you MY story about my introduction to linux. It was about 20 years ago and the local computer clubs, WIN, MAC, LINUX and COMMADORE. Well, the Mac and Commadore group didn't show up at the ComputerSheaux. There were plenty of vendors for both WIN and the local SBLUG group was there doing demo's of their software. I really didn't care for WIN with it's BSOD in Win 3.1 and DOS didn't have enough features. I asked one of the high school guys about linux and...
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LXDE: four distributions compared

Posted 08-31-2011 at 09:30 AM by caieng

What is the purpose of LXDE?

In my opinion, LXDE is intended as a light desktop environment, by which one means, an operating system requiring fewer resources, than are required by more typical environments: KDE and Gnome.

One would think, then, that LXDE ought to perform reasonably well, on a standardized test, performing an activity for which older, less powerful hardware is well suited.

Such an activity is internet radio receiver. This task is well...
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First 15 minutes on F15!!!

Posted 08-31-2011 at 07:12 AM by hi2arun
Tags f15, fedora, linux

Well.. I wanted to share my feel when I went live on F15. yeah!

Here goes how I was literally lovelocked with Gnome 3.0 and F15 on the day I installed it.

Phenomenal GUI. Am pretty sure M$ will leech its glossy touch. F15 with G3.0 is gonna lure lotta gui-freaks to Linux.

Though the GUI looked so gr8 with oh-is-this-really-linux kinda transitions, I felt a lil hard to figure out how to configure static IP for my WiFi adapter. Well. Perhaps FC15/G3 could
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Comment a block in shell

Posted 08-31-2011 at 12:22 AM by hi2arun
Tags bash, script

We all know, to comment out a line in shell script, '#' token is inserted in the line that needs to be made dead.
Eg:

Code:
# This is a dead line
echo "This line is live"
However, '#' token can be pesky if a block of lines need to be commented out.
Say, to comment out the following block using '#'

Code:
# comment starts here
# All these lines
# are blocked
# using '#' token
# ...
# ...
# ...
...
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