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Microsoft no longer sells software as their primary business!

Posted 10-14-2010 at 02:46 PM by rich_c

A few recent news stories have lead me to the firm conclusion that Microsoft is no longer a credible software company. I know a lot of people have been saying that for a long time, but here are a few pointers that indicate they’ve gone from being a tech company to become a legal firm.

First, an illustration of how their software ‘innovation’ is no longer of much importance/interest. Take Windows 7. To put it kindly, it’s what Vista could/should have been and is as good or better...
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Posted 10-14-2010 at 06:56 AM by mohammed nadeem

I am anable to connect internet on rhel5 through mobile I tried it a lot but always failed I serched it on internet but there is no perfect answer there thatswhy plz give me answer that how can I connect internet on rhel5 through mobile.
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Notes on using LFS Chapter 5 to build a Slackware toolchain

Posted 10-13-2010 at 01:31 PM by 55020
Updated 10-13-2010 at 04:43 PM by 55020 (Doh! Right at the end, should be 'find $LFS...')

This is a brief set of notes on bootstrapping a self-hosting Slackware toolchain, using the process described in Chapter 5 of the LFS Book. Future notes will cover LFS Chapter 6, and then the rest of Slackware (or some of it, anyway).

The motivation for doing this arises out of a number of recent threads on the LQ Forum, but it's also just a generally cool thing to do.

Note that my host system is Slackware64-current. The target system is Slackware64-13.1. I also...
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Uhm goodie goodie.

Posted 10-13-2010 at 12:51 PM by peonuser

Just received some goodies from Jameco. Some crystals to play with some micro-controllers.

Almost done with my parallel port controlled directional antenna for the mythbox.

printer port > uln2803 > 5 wire stepper motor (from old 5 1/4 inch floppy drive) with freebasic to control it. can get the details for what direction to point the antenna.
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Ubuntu HowTo: Upgrade from any release to any release, anytime, anywhere

Posted 10-12-2010 at 07:45 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 11-14-2010 at 11:36 AM by Kenny_Strawn

Many of you are already aware of the roadblock with Ubuntu upgrades: if you skip a release, Update Manager doesn't permit you to upgrade without upgrading to the skipped release first. Here is a tutorial to work around that.

Please note: These commands are meant to be typed in a terminal!

All upgrades are in Linux is this: Essentially, they're additions of software repositories and installations of updates of your software from those new repositories. The difference...
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