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Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 Screenshots Tour

Posted 11-06-2014 at 11:32 AM by sridhar11

Ubuntu GNOME is an official flavour of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. Ubuntu GNOME is a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories. Two years ago, Ubuntu GNOME has started as unofficial flavour to Ubuntu – see the release notes of 12.10 – and 6 months after that, Ubuntu GNOME has become an official flavour. So, 13.04, 13.10, 14.04 LTS and today, this is our 5th version and the 4th official one. Let’s find out more about Ubuntu GNOME 14.10
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Posted 11-05-2014 at 09:44 PM by XenaneX
Updated 04-26-2016 at 05:27 AM by XenaneX

There had been so much going on at the PCLOS forums. I sort of enjoyed the drama. I need politeness like you find at Mepis. Those folks are really nice, but Debian based OSes don't do well for me sometimes.

So, I tried Mageia and I have been really happy with it. A few things have broken from time to time but nothing serious. The last update of Firefox changed my icons and I'm not sure how to get it back like it was but it is close to the point that I can live with it. But FF...
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A Life in Code

Posted 11-05-2014 at 12:21 PM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

PHP Code:
#!/usr/bin/env python
import systime


birthday time.asctime(argv[1])
except InvalidDateExceptione:
sys.exit() # never existed?  Paradox!

deathdate None

if > birthday and < deathdate:
alive True

alive False


while alive and minor:
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Not even linux can create symlinks on FAT32

Posted 11-05-2014 at 01:04 AM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

If you've only briefly dealt with NTFS on linux, you might have noticed that it's possible to create symlinks there, not like the fake "shortcuts", but actual symlinks, that linux read as such.

That may lead the naive mind to think that symlinks are a linux/OS-side feature, and that therefore linux could create symlinks on FAT32. But that's going to be proven wrong on the first attempt.

You can, however, have symlinks on non-FAT partitions pointing to a FAT...
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custom colourful /etc/issue for Slackware

Posted 11-04-2014 at 11:52 PM by number22
Updated 12-27-2014 at 07:59 PM by number22

When you copy and paste these code into your /etc/issue with your vi or vim, you might need to replace ^[ with Control+V then Control+[ in input mode.

^[[0;32m   _____    ^[[0;34m _                  _
^[[0;32m  / ____|   ^[[0;34m| |                | |
^[[0;32m | (___     ^[[0;34m| |   __ _    ___  | | __ ^[[0;33m__      __   __ _   _ __    ^[[0;35m___
^[[0;32m  \\___ \\    ^[[0;34m| |  / _\` |  / __| | |/ / ^[[0;33m\\ \\ /\\ / /  / _` | | \'__|  ^[[0;35m/ _
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