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Ten challenges to Windows users.

Posted 09-06-2009 at 04:21 AM by rich_c

I just read a piece on /. about Microsoft offering a course to BestBuy (U.S. consumer electronics store.) employees that by all accounts amounts to anti Linux FUD! I feel an appropriate response would be to challenge Windows users to do some things I do without fear of repercussions and/or with relative ease, but on their platform of choice... Here goes!

1. Browse the internet with no anti virus running. Firewall optional.
2. Give (Teenage) users permission to install and...
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Slackware64, BCM4312 LP PHY and proprietary Broadcom driver.

Posted 09-05-2009 at 09:45 PM by jimX86
Updated 10-17-2009 at 05:41 PM by jimX86 (changed to `uname -r`; noted addition of slackbuild)

Additional note: A broadcom-sta package has now been added to the Slackbuilds Repository. (It also appears that a patch is no longer necessary for the 2.6.29 kernels. I haven't tested this though... unless I upgrade kernels I'm leaving this alone.)

(Note: onebuck pointed out in the Slackware forum that Broadcom provides a patch for kernel 2.6.29. I had been having trouble finding the correct patches, so I was using the patched Debian source. That's pointless now, so I've deleted the...
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iwconfig

Posted 09-05-2009 at 10:25 AM by openSourceLover

hello
Is there any one here ?
what should I do ?

thanks
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Well, it's chucking it down here!

Posted 09-04-2009 at 08:13 AM by uinseann

So I thought I would set up my old canon ip4000 pixma. Didn't take much setting up as it happens. I just plugged the usb in and went through the "add printer" in the control center. I printed out some A4 documents, which came out very well! Linux has come a long way where printing is concerned.
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SSH Security.

Posted 09-04-2009 at 08:01 AM by rich_c

Further to a post of mine in the Security forum, here's what I came up with:
A method of allowing reasonably secure access over the internet.
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