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A Windows weakness

Posted 05-19-2009 at 07:23 PM by SilversleevesX
Updated 07-25-2010 at 10:13 AM by SilversleevesX

Thinking like a Mac-user again, I came up with this.

If, in Windows XP, the Desktop is, as it is in Mac OS X, a legitimate and discrete folder, then why, when one has "Command Prompt Here" and "Terminal Here" type patches to their context menu, is one unable to use them by simply right-clicking on some unoccupied space in the Explorer Desktop? Why, indeed, does one have to follow the monotonous path of "My Computer/C/Documents and Settings/[username]"*,...
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Check my main blog.

Posted 05-19-2009 at 02:16 AM by tuxtroll

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Webcam in Ubuntu

Posted 05-18-2009 at 11:49 AM by uinseann

I have a cheap webcam I bought last year! it's a Mikomi 1.3mp webcam with mic.When I type "lsusb" I get this "0c45:612c Microdia PC Camera (SN9C110)". It won't work with Kopete, but it will work with Ekiga?.

I am thinking of buying a Logitech Quickcam 3500. I get conflicting opinions from the web, some say it will work some say it won't. Even Logitechs website confuses the situation (well it does me). I am not knocking Logitech though because I think it's great...
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Alien Environment

Posted 05-18-2009 at 04:56 AM by brianL

I've just booted into XP Pro on my laptop for the first time in I don't know how long. Weeks? Maybe months? And it feels strange. A bit like a long-term Windows user must feel on first using GNU/Linux. At least I have Cygwin to give some sense of familiarity. There's no doubt that I feel more at home on Linux, in particular Slackware, than I do on Windows. But, having said that, I still intend to keep XP, for the sake of variety. But again, if it wasn't already on, and I had the choice to install...
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Troubleshooting

Posted 05-17-2009 at 10:20 PM by David1357

When you are troubleshooting problems with your Linux installation, there are several utilities available that are not obvious to the first time user.

The first thing you will want to have access to during your troubleshooting is something called the "terminal" or the "console" depending on who is doing the speaking or writing. In either case, you should be able to start an instance of the "terminal" by accessing your menu. If you cannot find it, you...
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