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Google's new operatng system...

Posted 07-11-2009 at 10:21 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

This week, Google announced its plans for a Google OS to be used on netbooks called (not surprisingly) Chrome, and running (especially not surprisingly) on Linux.

Most of the press about the Chrome OS has been negative, with most of the analysis saying that people will reject a Google Linux-based netbook -- as they've rejected previous Linux-based netbooks -- because it won't run the applications that people want (Word, Excel, etc.) and probably won't come with the patent-encumbered...
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Linux and me

Posted 07-11-2009 at 09:57 AM by stureedy
Updated 11-19-2009 at 06:44 AM by stureedy

This is the (probably boring) history if my love affair with Linux:

I do not recall the date I first began using Linux. I do remember that my first install was using UMSDOS filesystem on a DOS/Windows3 box . . . back when Slackware still used "disk sets." My best guess is 3rd or 4th quarter of 1994.

I chose Slackware way back then, because the speed of the ftp site on which it was hosted.

Once I got a taste of Linux, I was in love! I switched...
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Slackware 64 Rocks!

Posted 07-10-2009 at 09:25 PM by stureedy

When I saw the announcement on Slackware.com that Slackware64-current had gone public, I had to try it. (I've been running Slackware as my primary OS--both desktop and server--for years.)

I downloaded the kernels, isolinux, and the slackware64 (packages) directories and begin reading.

OK, first step is to generate a boot CD. No problem! The directions in isolinux/README.TXT provided all the information I needed to make a boot DVD or CD. I opted to make a boot CD...
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Neat sysinfo script for IRC

Posted 07-09-2009 at 10:01 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 07-10-2009 at 11:22 PM by craigevil

inxi" is (#1) http://www.inxi.org, or (#2) as root: cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc techpatterns.com/inxi && chmod +x inxi, or (#3) now in debform ---> wget ftp://cathbard.com/binary/inxi*.deb

$ inxi -F
System: Host craigevil Kernel 2.6.30-1.dmz.1-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit) Distro Debian GNU/Linux squeeze/sid
CPU: Single core Intel Pentium 4 (HT) cache 1024 KB flags (sse3 nx lm) bmips 5593.87
Clock Speeds: (1) 2793.256...
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First post: building Gnash on Slackware with src2pkg

Posted 07-09-2009 at 10:17 AM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

I didn't realize I had an LQ for a long time. For a longer time, I didn't think I had much to post. However, I've been thinking that I need a place to keep a bunch of technical stuff I've worked out over time with help from the friendly people at LQ.

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In the past day or so, I've been working to build Gnash for Slackware 12.2 to evaluate it as an alternative to the Adobe Flash player. Below are my results so far:
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