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Upgrade to Natty Narwhal aka Ubuntu 11.04

Posted 06-30-2011 at 07:42 AM by bhupendra

The upgrade to Natty did go smoothly, but Unity
was broken. Had to do a fresh install. Everything
works now. There has been a lot of controversy
regarding Ubuntu's move to Unity. As far as I am concerned,
it does not make much difference whether it is Gnome 3.0 or
Unity, so long as it works. Even KDE is good. Once you get
familiarized however the desktop is organized matters less so long as it is Linux.
I like Ubuntu and will stick with it. For that...
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Kernels & version numbers.

Posted 06-30-2011 at 05:07 AM by rich_c

I just managed to find a Liquorix kernel that works for me! My crusty old antiX laptop has gone from a Mepis 2.6.36 kernel to Liquorix 2.6.39 courtesy of the famous smxi script. Usually when I try this, my wireless adaptor stops working or something similar.

On the subject of versions and kernels, personally Linus' move from 2.6.nn to 3.n for the Linux kernel is a good one. To me, the old system wasn't reflective of the changes between versions. On the other hand, Mozilla have...
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On The Road - 3

Posted 06-30-2011 at 01:45 AM by Hevithan

This is a little story about drinking and driving, it was scary, it was stupid, and it is a mistake I will never repeat.

Shaun, our friend James, and I, where on the road hitching as usual. We where on a little used highway that runs through the redwoods, in the pouring rain. Cars are driving by at a steady enough rate for a road of it's size, But no one wants to pick up 3 soaked people with 3 large, and equally as soaked, backpacks so we had been there awhile.

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facebook bringeth enlightenment

Posted 06-29-2011 at 02:25 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 06-29-2011 at 04:44 PM by rocket357

Facebook is an awkward place. Really, it is. It's a place where all the disparate facets of my life come together. Family, co-workers. Computers, grandmothers. Religion, science. Intelligence...well, I'll leave that one open to interpretation =)

Recently I got back in contact over facebook with a long lost friend from my childhood. As weeks went on, we commented on each other's posts, intrigued by the serious difference between the remembered friend and the new-found friend....
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Posted 06-29-2011 at 08:30 AM by caieng

Yesterday, I submitted to the PCLOS forum my critical remarks about their newest KDE release, and today, I discovered that I had been blocked from accessing the forum.

I am curious to learn what others think about this kind of totalitarian conduct. Does it improve the Linux community?

The essence of my remarks, if I can recall them (I did not make a copy, unfortunately, or I would post it here,) was this:

Last year's LXDE release worked, and works, perfectly....
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