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Trying Mepis

Posted 05-08-2009 at 05:52 AM by uinseann

Well, I got hold of the DVD from Linux Format Magazine yesterday. I decided; out of interest and after making a disk image of my system (on my Toshiba Equium laptop which is nothing special but works fine) using "ping" to install PCLinuxOS. The DVD comes up with a menu to boot PCLinuxOS live CD, Mepis live CD, well actually a few different ways of running Mepis, a standard way and one that let you run Mepis by letting it use all your ram if you have 1GB and over. There was also ZenWalk,...
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MinMenu 0.10.0 Released

Posted 05-07-2009 at 06:20 PM by CoderMan

The source code for MinMenu 0.10.0 is available at

The primary functional change is that the color themes for MinMenu have been moved into a separate plain-text file, which can be edited by the end user. End users may modify existing color themes or create new ones, and immediately select those themes from their local configuration file.

If you do create a color theme which you like, please e-mail it to me at
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Bulgarian slackware blog

Posted 05-07-2009 at 03:44 PM by Intel_

I have interests about slackware linux and I started slackware blog in bulgarian. You can visit it at
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The Hugo Award Novels, 3: 1956, Double Star

Posted 05-07-2009 at 01:41 PM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 01:22 PM by chexmix

... and so we come to Robert A. Heinlein. His novel Double Star won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1956.

I had no idea what to expect from this one outside my experience of other Heinlein works. I'd never read it before. Unfortunately, my experience of other Heinlein books has been a mixed bag ...

... but maybe many, or even most people can say that. RAH was and is a controversial figure. And I'd guess that that is how he wanted it -- my impression is that on some...
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The Hugo Award Novels, 2: 1955, They'd Rather Be Right

Posted 05-07-2009 at 12:46 PM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 01:23 PM by chexmix

This entry is going to be a bit of a placeholder for now, since it is difficult to find a copy of the 1955 winner for best novel, Mark Clifton and Frank Riley's They'd Rather Be Right.

The little buzz I have come across is that this is typically considered the worst novel to have won a Hugo ... which at least partially explains its scarcity.

The Boston Public Library has a copy, but I will have to go there to read it.

It's only an impression, but this...
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