Go Job Hunting at the LQ Job Marketplace
Go Back > Blogs
User Name



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...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1071 Comments 1 rich_c is offline

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...
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 2271 Comments 0 jimX86 is offline


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

Is there any one here ?
what should I do ?

LQ Newbie
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 3335 Comments 2 openSourceLover is offline

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.
LQ Newbie
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 913 Comments 0 uinseann is offline

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.
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 666 Comments 0 rich_c is offline


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:03 PM.

Main Menu

Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration