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Posted 06-09-2009 at 11:49 PM by replica9000

Why is it so many people still use Windows? Why not linux?

Linux is free! Plus it's nice that I can have a nicely featured, not bloated, up-to-date system installed in ten minutes with Linux.

Or, I can run to the store, shell out too much cash for a Windows OS, hope I bought the right version that suits my needs, wait almost an hour for it to install, then have to install all of the drivers, reboot the computer countless times. Then buy a bunch more software...
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Posted 06-09-2009 at 10:29 AM by MamaNoob1984
Updated 06-09-2009 at 10:30 AM by MamaNoob1984 (typos)

I am sticking it out..but it seems no one here can help me.

It's not their fault. I can;t really tell them what's going on because i don't even know the specs of my own computer. But I am trying to give them as much info as i can so they can walk me through this flash installation business so I can start actually DOING things on my computer....

But if i don;t get an answer soon i might just go by a copy of Windows next week and install that....horrible, i know, the...
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Notes on upgrading Slackware to 12.2 on Packard Bell EasyNote R1370

Posted 06-08-2009 at 02:58 PM by stefansbv

Please note also that I didn't make detailed notes during the installation process so, some instructions may be wrong or incomplete! This guide is provided ďas is" and if you use it, that is at your own risk.

Thanks to members! Here I found most of the tips that I used to make things work!

* Backup configurations, databases, and user data in /home/user dirs

* Install/Upgrade Slackware from CD/DVD

Existing partitions...
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Slackware kookie

Posted 06-08-2009 at 01:39 PM by garyg007

Seen as one of the slackware 'cookies'.
Is it a quote from one of the "mainframe bigots?"


This language was named for the grade received by its creator when
he submitted it as a class project in a graduate programming class. C- is
best described as a "low-level" programming language. In fact, the language
generally requires more C- statements than machine-code...
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Content producers dig Linux too!

Posted 06-08-2009 at 11:32 AM by erlik

Content creation used to be the stronghold of Apple and it's OSX operating system, but recently there have been signs that content producers are more and more attracted to Linux. What made me realize that creative software on Linux had made it with the content creation crowd is this poll on the DAZ Studio forums: more than 150 Daz Studio users would like to see a Linux version. What made it important is that DAZ Studio is not Blender: it is a program that is designed for "artistic" content...
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