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A Little Addition To The Hardware Family

Posted 08-17-2010 at 06:55 AM by brianL

I bought a netbook yesterday. Cute little buggers, aren't they? I would have liked an ARM-based one, but there are none (decent ones, anyway) readily available. Intel Atom has a monopoly, it seems. So I got an Asus eeepc 1001HA for just under 200. It's got XP Home preinstalled, and I've put Ubuntu Netbook Edition on it. I don't know how long this arrangement will last. Not keen on the XP, after all I've got XP Pro on my laptop, so that may have to go sooner or later. UNE is OK, so far. We shall...
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The ideal FOSS (and copyleft) license: That which is based on patent law

Posted 08-16-2010 at 10:07 AM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-24-2010 at 06:15 AM by Kenny_Strawn

I know the GPL is really a very good license that acts as a shield over FOSS, protecting it from exploitation by corporations that want to lock in the changes to code.

But it's not good enough: Companies like MiKKKroSSoft still like to rip off FOSS with similar programs that have the same functionality but are proprietary and locked down. And then they use software patents to lock their own original software to themselves.

That's where this license comes in: I was thinking...
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A test

Posted 08-16-2010 at 05:38 AM by eyemole80

Hello
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Australian Government 'E-Tax' software

Posted 08-16-2010 at 05:16 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

My brother had rung up a few minutes ago, wanting to know if any computers in our house ran Windows. He is a Mac user, and was unsure about our operating systems knowing we all use Ubuntu.

I replied by saying I had not removed Windows from any of our computers, but instead have the two operating systems parallel in a 'dual-boot' setup, where I can choose which I want when I start the computer.

I enquired why he needed such an inferior platform, and he responded that...
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Multipath on Debian Lenny and Intel Modular Server (MFSYS25)

Posted 08-16-2010 at 03:56 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Updated 09-13-2010 at 05:33 AM by bittner (added link to FAI discussion)

The Intel Modular Server is a complete server system designed to simplify a complex fail-safe IT environment. One characteristic is that it provides virtual disks and two storage controllers for redundancy. Systems that use those virtual disks have two physical paths to access their disk(s). (NOTE: This is not a RAID solution against disk defects, but safeguards against a breakdown of a storage controller!)

When you install and boot Linux on such a machine you will see both paths...
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