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My dual boot setup.

Posted 04-10-2009 at 06:50 PM by rich_c

I was reading a blog earlier this week about not paying MS tax or propping up market share claims by trying to avoid buying hardware with Windows pre-installed. This got me thinking about my dual boot desktop, which hardly ever gets booted into Vista. I've used it occasionally to do a bit of 'testing' but apart from that, there are people in my household who have never used it. This despite there being numerous requests for a Windows partition when I bought this particular PC. If I'd had my...
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Still not sure after all this time...

Posted 04-10-2009 at 11:02 AM by and3583

I'm perhaps less of a linux newbie now, I've tried a whole lot of different distros and I'm feeling rather stupid as I found out the p.c. I'm using has hardware issues owing to the thunderstorm and concomitant lightning strike which stopped it running on Windows in the first place. Still, so far its survived 18 months since that time and I'm not complaining.

My beloved Fedora core 8 was the last but one distro I loaded (if the red hat fits...) and it worked fine until I upgraded it...
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I'm not very good with video

Posted 04-10-2009 at 08:35 AM by uinseann

It's true Im' afraid! I find video and audio formats confusing? Then you've got all these codecs to install to "Transcode". Why can't things be made simpler to understand? or is it just my brain starting to go soft, early.

I recorded part of a program last night using my Geniatech dvb stick through Kaffeine! The quality was very good, the sound seemed to be down but that could just be the signal strength I suppose. I closed Kaffeine and navigated to the file I had just made....
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ntop in openSUSE to probe & monitor Network Traffic

Posted 04-10-2009 at 02:12 AM by rbkumaran

ntop is a free opensource network traffic probe that shows the network usage. ntop is based on libpcap and can run on Linux/Unix and Windows operating system. ntop provides a very easy to use a web access to navigate through ntop traffic information and get a dump of the network status.Read More
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Laptop Locating resource

Posted 04-09-2009 at 07:40 AM by farslayer
Updated 05-09-2009 at 09:21 AM by farslayer

The Linux Laptop Sites are a great resource for finding out what works and what doesn't on a particular model of laptop.

Look at what laptops manufacturers are selling with Linux.. If a manufacturer is selling or certifying a particular model, odds are it will work well with whatever distribution of Linux you wish to install on it.

Dell Linux Laptops...
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