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Driven by example...

Posted 06-23-2009 at 01:46 PM by Shingoshi

The tradition of Linux and open-source systems in general to support equipment with drivers for older systems, can almost be said to be exemplary. Many have been very content knowing that they don't have to go out and buy new equipment, every time their operating system is upgraded. Unlike that other proprietary system which is the anathema of many, Linux stands alone in true customer support.

So if we use the example of the drivers which are supplied with the kernel for systems that...
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update manager not able to download packages because of sudo

Posted 06-23-2009 at 01:46 PM by franticallycombusting

i have ubuntu 8.04 but just today when i went to do my regular updates it said that sudo the authorizing mechanism will not allow allow you to run this program i dont know if im retarded and blocked myself from downloading stuff or if its just something that happens.
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All things being equal...

Posted 06-22-2009 at 11:17 AM by Shingoshi
Updated 06-22-2009 at 11:19 AM by Shingoshi

Ok. Now that I've introduced my historical background with computers, let's discuss the direction I think they're going to take into the future, based on what they've done in the past.

There is a fervent discussion of whether operating systems should be multilib or not. And I think the argument against being so should be settled once and for all, by the hardware itself. That the argument is the hardware.

AMD made a monumental decision with the introduction of their 64-bit...
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GTK Project on Launchpad

Posted 06-22-2009 at 09:18 AM by radiodee1
Updated 07-01-2009 at 11:01 AM by radiodee1

I've started a C project on Launchpad. It's called gaptsearch. Hopefully no one else has used that name. Here is a link to the launchpad site:

There are no debs available, but if you have an environment where you can use simple Makefiles you can probably compile it. As of this writing I'm using debian squeeze, and the glade package, so if your system is up to these specs you probably won't have any trouble. Here is...
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Linux Mint Review & Interview

Posted 06-22-2009 at 08:39 AM by erlik

Last week was a Minty week for me. I started with a review of the excellent Linux Mint 7. IMHO this is the best distribution for users fresh out of the Windows world, as it gives them most of the advantages of Linux while keeping some of the attire of Windows.

To complement the review I was lucky enough to land an email interview with Clem, the "founder" of Linux Mint. What I like with Clem is that he is available even for smaller bloggers and of course he has tremendous...
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