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Microsoft Windows 7. My love of IT is back

Posted 11-03-2009 at 09:39 PM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)

I remember when Windows Vista was released. There was so much hope and promise. The cool thing then was the whole see through interface. You know the one you had to pay extra for and buy a new graphics card just to support. The cost in time, energy and money was substantial but I, like so many others, shelled out the fare and jumped on board the Vista train. And oh did that ever suck.

I remember talking with different friends in the business about rolling out vista then about rolling...
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bash shell script to use getopts with gnu style long positional parameters

Posted 11-03-2009 at 06:04 PM by roybal (Subjectively)

Here's a script that will accept --gnu-style-long-parameters and interpret them appropriately.

http://kirk.webfinish.com/2009/10/ba...al-parameters/
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bash shell script to manage pid file creation/deletion

Posted 11-03-2009 at 06:02 PM by roybal (Subjectively)

Heres a post for how to make sure your shell script is only running a single instance.

http://kirk.webfinish.com/2009/10/ba...ationdeletion/
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upgrade ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10

Posted 11-03-2009 at 12:01 PM by itbod

Uh Oh my ugrade manager says a new version of ubuntu is ready to download and install! I panic at this as the last time I upgraded to 9.04 I enounted so many problems I ended up installing from scratch losing all my data.

If there was an easy way to backup the entire system it would be brilliant. By the way, i used to run 8.10 which ran perfectly 9.04 crashes frequently, screen goes blank and will not recover causing me to do a hard re-boot which of course corrupts data. I asked...
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Husbands beware!

Posted 11-03-2009 at 11:40 AM by punch_t

I have been using linux for a couple of years now and would never go back to Microsoft. I had settled on Ubuntu jaunty 9.04 64bit which was running on an ASUS laptop and have been very satisfied with it. However at my last update I decided to upgrade to 9.10. What a mistake. After many hours of downloading and installing, I found to my wifes dismay (she is an avid spider player under pysol) that this was no longer available to her.

I hastily restored my image backup of 9.04 and...
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