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ReARMament 2

Posted 09-09-2010 at 10:31 AM by brianL
Updated 09-09-2010 at 10:33 AM by brianL
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Well, after all that messing about, I've got ARMedslack on a SD card. Again, there was a little hitch with cfdisk, can't remember the actual wording, but it refused to do the partitioning. So I used gparted instead. Haven't decided what I going to use this SheevaPlug for, there's a few possibilities. I was more interested in installing ARMedslack, than any practical use. But I'm sure I'll think of something to do with it. Here's the obligatory screenshot (the white line isn't hiding anything, I...
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MirrorBrain - Download Redirector and generates Metalinks, Torrents and crypto-hashes

Posted 09-09-2010 at 09:31 AM by sridhar11

MirrorBrain is an open source framework to run a content delivery network using mirror servers. It solves a challenge that many popular open source projects face - a flood of download requests, often magnitudes more than
a single site could practically handle.

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Viva la difference. Again?

Posted 09-09-2010 at 08:34 AM by rich_c

Following on from a couple of other people’s blog posts debating whether the wide variety of available Linux distros is a good or bad thing, I thought I’d do a quick comparison of three fairly similar distros. There are subtle differences that might suit some users’ needs so that one is, for them, better than the others.

The three I’d like to compare are SimplyMEPIS, PCLinuxOS and Linux Mint (Debian). All three are arguably very similar in that they aim to provide an easy to use...
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Shooting Themselves in the Foot?

Posted 09-08-2010 at 06:31 AM by dixiedancer (A Simple Kid's Opinion)

The latest versions of Ubuntu and Fedora seem to work alot better on newer machines than older ones like mine. In many ways that's good, but I wonder if Canonical and Red hat aren't shooting themselves in the foot somewhat. Here's why:

Ubuntu and Fedora are intended to be "newbie friendly," an ideal choice for those just starting out in Linux. But one of the main reasons people look for an alternative OS is because they can't afford a Mac, and the newer versions of Windows...
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Rendered hARMless 2

Posted 09-08-2010 at 04:07 AM by brianL
Updated 09-08-2010 at 04:12 AM by brianL
Tags arm

More detail. One of the problems is the runme.php script in the sheevaplug-installer package. It's the script to be run on Linux, which is meant to restore all the correct environment variables and the Ubuntu to the plug. Why PHP? Why not a bash shell script? The first time I ran it, it just echoed the file's contents to the terminal. That was because it had <? at the beginning, instead of <?php. I knew enough to fix that. But then it came up with two errors: one about the line regarding which...
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