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Posted 03-06-2009 at 11:12 AM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)

Back when I started using Linux, I was using Madrake 8.2 as my distro (back in 2001, maybe 2002). The default DE was KDE. And it looked different from the Windows I was used to, but that didn't scare me.

Throughout my Linux adventure, I kept switching between Desktop Environments, KDE and GNOME. At the time, I did not like the Gnome environment very much, so I would always go back to KDE (I made a joke to myself that no matter what would happen, I would always end up with KDE as...
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Posted 03-06-2009 at 10:28 AM by brianL

The sharp-eyed amongst you will have noticed that Slackware has disappeared from my desktop. Don't panic! I haven't abandoned my favourite distro. I'm planning on getting a new box: one with more WUMPH!, KAPOW!, and ZZZAPPP!! (More HDD capacity, RAM, and a faster/multicore processor, etc). So I'm going back to doing a bit of distrohopping on my present one, because it's about a couple of years since I indulged in that pursuit. There's newer versions of distros I've tried before, and some not yet...
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When is a blog a forum subject

Posted 03-06-2009 at 09:45 AM by Patrick-Warwick

Reading the first few blogs on the blog page for the first time I thought, correct me if I am wrong somebody, surely these are forum matters rather than comments about - well anything Linux - or Microsoft - or Mac - or any subject under the sun.

I am not a blogger or reader of blogs apart from those by political reporters and economical analysts etc. However I did read something that might be worthy of comment - or blog.

A couple of days ago the BBC reported on their...
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I need help

Posted 03-05-2009 at 10:46 AM by HeyzuesCristos

can anyone help me in getting updates for my comp.?
it wont let me.....wont even open. i could use some ideas.
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Robotics For Kids

Posted 03-05-2009 at 04:49 AM by JulianTosh

I was just reading a slashdot article on Robotics for Kids and read a particular /.'rs comment that really sounded great!

Quote: is fun to PLAY robot. Explain the concept that robots only do exactly what you say, and then make some "commands" like "move forward", "turn left", "pick up object" and then work together to try to solve problems, like "how can we get the rubber snake into your sister's bed?". The kid plays the role of the
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