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LFA (Linux for All) – build 140306

Posted 03-07-2014 at 02:15 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)

Version 140306, 13.10, 64 bit, with Mate and four other Desktop Environments
The system is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.10 – codenamed Saucy Salamander, released on October 17, 2013. The original system includes the Desktop Environment Unity 7.1 (Ubuntu). I have added LXDE, Mate 1.6.0, Razor-qt 0.4.1 and XBMC 12.0 (An award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media) as alternatives, so that everyone on the spot (during live operation) can...
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Starting a new chapter

Posted 03-06-2014 at 07:40 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

The time has come for me to bid farewell to San Antonio. I accepted a position at Amazon's Seattle office so I could get my wife closer to her aging Dad (who we haven't seen since our wedding over a decade ago).

It's a real bittersweet time for me. My team at Rackspace is (and will likely be for a very long time) the coolest group of people I've ever had the pleasure of working with...and on top of that, I had the best customers a Linux tech could ask for. Sure, the occasional...
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A new and better version of MeX Linux with Cinnamon 2.0 is ready!

Posted 03-01-2014 at 02:42 PM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 03-01-2014 at 02:43 PM by exton

MeX Linux is based on Linux Mint. (I.e. Linux Mint 16 - codenamed "Petra", released 20131130 and on Ubuntu 13.10 - codenamed "Saucy Salamander", released 20131017).

NEWS 140301
All packages in MeX Linux have been upgraded to the latest version by 140301. Cairo-Dock has been added. The most important change is that I have replaced the install program Ubiquity with MeX Installer. The installation to hard drive is now so simple that a 10 year old child can...
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Mint 16 Best 64 bit KDE Desktop for G945/i915

Posted 02-28-2014 at 09:11 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 02-28-2014 at 09:28 AM by rainbowsally (error in title)

Things are still in a state of flux, but here's the bottom line. If you install linux mint 64 bit version and your effects are too slow, go to the command line and type:

Code:
apt search kdeactive
Install all of those and you'll think you're in a whizzing fast 32 bit KDE system again.

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The long version:

I'm in the process of retooling so we can do some real 64 bit programming but I use KDE and really do need the plasma...
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Building Arch Linux Package from precompiled Binaries.

Posted 02-28-2014 at 05:03 AM by s.verma
Updated 04-08-2014 at 01:01 AM by s.verma

This article shows how to create an Arch Linux package
1) when you have got pre-compiled binary files available
or
2) have debian/fedora .deb/.rpm packages available and you have extracted them and got usr/, etc/, etc. directories with installable files in them. Hence want to convert deb/rpm packages into Arch Linux packages.

For this you have to create a directory structure let say
~/foobar/src
Also create ~/foobar/PKGBUILD.
Edit this...
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