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The interface is not the operating system...

Posted 07-15-2009 at 02:54 PM by Lufbery (The Slacker's Blog)

One of the things that I like best about Linux is that the OS and its interface(s) are independent. Even the text-based interface is interchangeable. If you don't like Bash, use zsh or csh. For window managers and "desktop environments": if you don't like Gnome, use KDE, or Fluxbox, or Window Maker, or ... or ... -- there's several dozen to choose from.

Slackware has a wonderful little script, xwmconfig, that lets a user set his choice of window manager to start with the...
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Just realized

Posted 07-15-2009 at 09:11 AM by uinseann
Updated 07-15-2009 at 09:12 AM by uinseann

Since I installed Ubuntu 9.04, I haven't tested my firewall at "Shields Up".You have probably heard about it or even used it! If not, it's quite simple to use. Just go to the above link, let the page load. It will tell you who your isp is. just go down the page a little, you will see a "proceed" button. Click it! Another page loads with some info etc, and you will notice a row of grey buttons. The middle button is what we are looking for, it says "All Service Ports"....
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What? How? Why?

Posted 07-15-2009 at 04:54 AM by rich_c
Updated 07-15-2009 at 05:13 AM by rich_c (Typo)

I saw an article on the BBC News site this morning that I just have to pass comment on! This being the news that Microsoft is currently the UK top brand name. The criteria are:

Quality. Does the brand represent quality products and services?
Reliability. Can the brand be trusted to deliver consistently against its promises and maintain product and service standards at all customer touch points?
Distinction. Is the brand not only well known in its sector but suitably...
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Transparent dynamic reverse proxy with nginx

Posted 07-12-2009 at 02:07 PM by cmdln
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A while back I wrote about using Apache as a dynamic reverse proxy. Anyone who has done even minimal research into web servers knows that Apache is the swiss army knife. It trys to be everything for everyone, and like a swiss army knife may not be as good as a more refined too at least as far as efficiency is concerned. (Read More)
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compile a kernel for aspire one

Posted 07-12-2009 at 06:57 AM by theacerguy

hi all,
if any of you want to compile a new kernel for the aspire one
say on openSUSE 11.0 (it doesnt have support for the wifi card) heres how
1)connect a external moniter to the aao cos make menuconfig complains otherwise
2)Get a kernel from either or linux format ddvd these have the latest every month
3) go into terminal and do either su or sudo bash to become root
4) type cd /usr/src
5) type tar xjf then the path to your downloaded...
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