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German university to equip students with netbooks

Posted 05-27-2009 at 01:48 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

The university of Paderborn in Germany has announced that they will equip all new students beginning their studies in the upcoming winter term with free netbooks. These netbooks will be purchased with money collected from outside sponsors. Students will get to decide whether they want their netbook equipped with Windows XP or Linux.

I am going to keep my eyes peeled for further news on this, especially how it is going to work out, how many students choose Linux and so on.
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Blog moved

Posted 05-25-2009 at 09:38 PM by geek745

For those of you who are reading - Penguins 'R' Us has now moved to The old URL will still get you there.

-Facebook phishing was popular this week...
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MinMenu 0.11.0 Released

Posted 05-25-2009 at 02:39 AM by CoderMan

Source code for MinMenu 0.11.0 is available at Binary installers are also available for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

I added a cool new feature to MinMenu that allows the end user to specify any command or program, and to have the standard output of the command or program displayed in the top left corner of the screen. The output displays in a line-by-line ticker style, at the speed specified by the user.

The specified...
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Next up - Firefox is already running, but is not responding.

Posted 05-25-2009 at 02:04 AM by sjampoo

So, I did manage to get lilo into my mbr.

KDE 3.5 runs perfectly.. thus, time to settle down. Screenresolution fixed: had to lookup what kind of graphics card I have ( Nvidia Geforce 8600 GT according to vista ) and installed the driver that I downloaded from ( Thumbs up for Nvidia!)

Firefox works, but I'm missing on Flash. Hmm. Downloaded flash, which is also very easily available at the makers website ( Thumbs up for Adobe ). had the installer point...
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Posted 05-24-2009 at 04:16 PM by uinseann

I am impressed with Ubuntu! I have just set up the audio input to my Mikomi Webcam, tested the microphone with "Sound Recorder", and it works perfectly. So thats it, it's up and running ready to chat with family in America and elsewhere!
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