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Is Linux better for elder machines? My case study.

Posted 04-30-2010 at 03:55 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

Linux is for elder machines. Naturally, the term "elder" in this truism is to be understood as "less capable", not as "antique". The fact that any machine is less capable when facing a proper task makes things interesting.

Having Athlon 3500+ processor and R690 integrated video, my proper task is the 1080p video. My experience with it suggests that

1. The best player is MPlayer. That is, other options like VLC or KMPlayer (Windows only)...
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upgrade to Lucid Lynx

Posted 04-29-2010 at 05:20 PM by bhupendra
Updated 05-03-2010 at 06:24 AM by bhupendra

Upgrade to Lynx went smoothly. It looks great. The awful orange is gone . Replaced by Purple. So far everything seems ok. More about my experience of this latest version later.
The only thing that did not work was Gwibber. But today Gwibber works. Hopefully it will also work tomorrow and day after.....
Everything else seems to work and it is faster.
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UK General Election

Posted 04-29-2010 at 03:49 PM by rich_c

I can't quite remember how, but I managed to happen upon this article. A pretty specific endorsement for Linux and FOSS from the leader of the (current) opposition!
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Geolocate linux?

Posted 04-29-2010 at 12:38 PM by williamfromtexas

How close is the nearest distro to you?

Certain distributions reflect their regional origins, and some regions have their own distributions. Regionalization is a major share of the efforts needed in on-going work of linux.

For many, though, the tool isn't the source of joy as much as the community of fellow users. Imagine - hacking late at night on a small code change. Who stays up with you? Not your spouse, not your colleagues or buddies. It's those faceless masses...
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aTunes - Full-featured audio player and manager

Posted 04-28-2010 at 04:02 AM by sridhar11

aTunes is a full-featured audio player and manager, developed in Java programming language, so it can be executed on different platforms: Windows, Linux and Unix-like systems.Currently plays mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip Audio CDs.

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