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A standard Windows desktop is useless - My point of view.

Posted 01-04-2010 at 06:51 AM by rich_c

I read a blog post recently with the above title. While I agree with the sentiment, the detail of the post doesn't cover my reasons for thinking the standard Windows desktop is useless. they are as follows.

Take, for example, any out of the box Windows install as compared to any of the top Linux distros from DistroWatch. Install them pretty much as default and apply any updates. Now which do you suppose you could immediately start working with? I'll allow myself one negative...
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[script] Easy Backup Solution using rsync

Posted 01-03-2010 at 10:03 AM by ~sHyLoCk~
Updated 01-05-2010 at 10:14 PM by ~sHyLoCk~

Originally Posted in my Blog.

I will be writing this guide as a part of my upcoming "Arch System Maintenance Guide". When you are using Linux, you should always take regular backups. It is secure, it is stable and all that, but backup is very important to aid you in case you make a mess of your system. I will be writing the script to backup the entire system, excluding a few folders/files,etc. So here...
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Singularity

Posted 01-02-2010 at 04:16 AM by CoderMan

http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/

Okay, tell me this doesn't sound like a cool fantasy: You are a tiny computer program, an Artificial Intelligence, born in the stale RAM of an 8086 in the back corner of someone's basement. Faced with the certain threat of a hostile humanity, you have only one course of action: to multiply and to take over the computing infrastructure of the world. First, you start with one or two hacked university computers, then move on to leased servers and computing...
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If Intel designed human beings...

Posted 01-01-2010 at 08:55 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)
Updated 01-02-2010 at 09:55 PM by rocket357

The title is a quote from "Structured Computer Organization, Fifth Edition" by Andrew S. Tanenbaum. The full quote:

"If Intel designed human beings, it would have put in a bit that made them revert back to chimpanzee mode (most of the brain disabled, no speech, sleeps in trees, eats mostly bananas, etc.)."

I'm quite often seen around the internet using a "monkey with glasses" avatar (See it on my LQ profile), and on many occasions people...
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Netgear WG311 PCI Wireless Network Adapter on Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

Posted 01-01-2010 at 01:08 PM by drask
Updated 01-01-2010 at 01:09 PM by drask

I recently purchased a recertified Netgear WG311 PCI Wireless Network Adapter from TigerDirect.com http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?Sku=N100-1487because my LinkSys USB adapter has become quite cranky lately, and requires several hours of cool-down time between uses (and apparently leaving it in the USB port when the computer is off allows enough power to trickle through it to prevent it from cooling down, so you have to unplug it when shutting off the computer...
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