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Start With The Easiest

Posted 04-18-2009 at 08:41 AM by brianL

As the title implies, I started trying 64 bit distros with possibly the easiest install as far as hardware recognition goes: Ubuntu 8.04, amd64 version. No problems whatsoever. Ubuntu even managed to install a NVidia driver that doesn't ****-up everything. Yes, I'm quite pleased with the result. I could have tried 8.10, but from what I've read, the LTS versions are a safer bet - less flaky. The next candidate for installation will be slamd64. I'll keep Ubuntu, because sometimes I'm in a pointy-clicky...
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Going 64 bit

Posted 04-17-2009 at 11:13 AM by brianL

I was thinking (I do that now and then, even though it makes my brain hurt ). Why don't I install a couple of x86_64 distros on my new desktop? It's got a processor and enough RAM to take any advantage that 64 bit offers (if there is any?). And I've got a few CDs/DVDs, either given away with magazines or burnt by me: slamd64, Debian 5, Ubuntus 8.04 & 8.10, and Fedora 10. So why have I merely duplicated what I've got on my laptop? That, then, is my project for this weekend: to boldly go where...
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computer mag

Posted 04-17-2009 at 11:12 AM by uinseann

I once picked up a Windows based computer mag up. Yes it's true it was me! the magazine was on the top shelf with THOSE other mags you get, where the people buying them have macs on with their collar turned up. The reason I bought the mag was the fact that I noticed it had some Linux distro's on the DVD (I hate that word ...distro's). I had noticed it said Linux Mint was one of them.

I couldn't give a margaret Thatcher about the Windows stuff, but I have limited bandwidth so it saved...
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BleachBit to cleanup unwanted files on your openSUSE

Posted 04-17-2009 at 02:31 AM by rbkumaran

BleachBit is a simple cool utility to delete unnecessary files on the systemt to free disk space. This includes application and browser cache, temporary fiiles and cookies. Among the many supported application files are Bash, Beagle, Epiphany, firefox, Adobe flash, java, KDE, openoffice,Opera, XChat, rpmbuild etc. Read More
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MinMenu 0.9.1 Released

Posted 04-16-2009 at 05:20 PM by CoderMan

The source code for MinMenu 0.9.1 is available at http://www.indicium.us/cgi-bin/pages/get?view=minmenu.

The application now has support for nested menus. It also has some improved color themes, and a time/date display.
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