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The small things

Posted 11-27-2008 at 03:17 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

I just noticed, it's thanksgiving day in the US (I'm German). So this is something of an unintentional thanksgiving post.

Every now and then something turns up when using Linux which I am really grateful for, even though it is a small thing. Of course we're all thankful for the system as such, its security, the price it comes at, the freedom attached with it, the great software available for it and so on, but sometimes there are just small things which crop up, things you never thought...
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A new Slackware users first impressions

Posted 11-26-2008 at 04:42 AM by linuxpokernut

I recently installed Slackware 12.1 on my machine and I would like to share my first impressions. Ill have to share my past experience with *nix a bit here.

Unix/Unix shell at work in a factory.
Fedora 4, 5, 7, 8
Ubuntu/Kubuntu 7.04 and on
Slax 4+ (popcorn is my favorite poket OS.), knoppix 4+, Live Ubuntu, Gentoo live.

The first task was making my machine dual bootable. I wanted to keep Slackware "invisible" to my wife. She supports me...
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Opera, multi channel sound...

Posted 11-26-2008 at 04:38 AM by linuxpokernut

I prefer Opera and so I installed that with great ease. A simple unzip and one command and it was up and running. seems stable so far, and flash and java plugins worked without any settings tweaked.

Noticed when I ran Pokerstars and Amarok at the same time I was able to hear both programs, this is the first *nix desktop that I have had that could multiplex. This will be swell if I can get ventrilo running. That shouldn't be hard, wine just needs a little help. I haven tun much in...
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First Blog

Posted 11-26-2008 at 01:31 AM by nutshelltux

I have been running linux for 5 years

Started out using redhat and suse.

currently running Mint

Thanks
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Distros

Posted 11-25-2008 at 08:09 PM by kezdeth

So I guess I've tried most of the major distros out there, and I can't really say that I have a favorite. But I can say that I love linux over everything else out there.

What *did* surprise me was, I ordered a new XPS M1530 laptop from Dell, with Ubuntu pre-installed, and what do you know? They got it right! Fantastic machine, killer OS, other than Dell's idea of customer service (no such thing available), nothing but a very positive experience.
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