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Posted 05-08-2009 at 12:12 PM by chitambira
Updated 05-11-2009 at 03:03 AM by chitambira

Many new members stumble at LQ desperately looking for help with a failed server or after getting stuck following a HOWTO.
Most fall into the temptation (of amateurs) of thinking that you get quick help by "shouting out 'HELP'".

The general populacy (those not intellectually privileged) believe that they can ploy the same attention seeking tactics they use in near/in sight (mouth-to-mouth) conversations, to out of sight (forums) conversations. For example, they think...
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Trying Mepis

Posted 05-08-2009 at 04:52 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 05:20 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 02:44 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 12:41 PM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 12:22 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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