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Red Hat's Missed Opportunity

Posted 10-18-2010 at 05:20 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)
Updated 10-18-2010 at 05:22 PM by beetleman64 (typos)

Those of us who use Ubuntu will be aware that Ubuntu has got a "partner repository", a repository which contains proprietary software which, by nature, cannot be included in the main repository. It is an idea which I personally think is excellent, as it allows software which goes against the principals of Open Source to be included for the benefit of standard users.

It's such a good idea that I'm amazed no-one else has copied it. Those who use a distro outwith the Ubuntu...
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Am I kidding myself?

Posted 09-13-2010 at 04:34 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 09:31 PM by MrCode
Tags linux

No, this is not another existential rant.

Okay, we got that across.

Basically the scenario is this: I don't do a whole lot of programming anymore (in fact, the last time I wrote a C program, useful or not, was probably a good few months ago), I'm somewhat of a gamer (Neverball, LTris, various old games in DOSBox), and I like all the pretty bling on my GPU-composited desktop (i.e. I like my Compiz ).

...so why am I using Linux? Am I kidding myself?...
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CIDR to Netmask conversion with Python (convert short netmask to long, dotted format)

Posted 09-03-2010 at 06:43 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Updated 09-03-2010 at 11:20 AM by bittner

When you write scripts dealing with setting up or analyzing network interfaces you will eventually run into the task of converting a netmask from one format into another.

Typically, the setup of an ethernet TCP/IP network interface consists of an IP address, a netmask, and a broadcast address. Unfortunately for you as a novice, the two tools ifconfig and ip show the same (or similar) information in a different format.

Quote:
$ /sbin/ifconfig
eth0 Link
...
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Something a little less "deep", and more "practical" (well, to me at least)

Posted 08-30-2010 at 09:33 PM by MrCode
Updated 12-28-2010 at 09:32 PM by MrCode
Tags flash, linux, rant

Sometimes when I see someone watching an HD video with the embedded (*shudder*) Flash player on a website, I just want to say someting like, "Do you have any idea how many CPU cycles are being burned up just to play that video??".

If I want to watch a video on YouTube (or some other video-hosting website) that offers a higher vertical resolution than 480p, I use my fancy little DownloadHelper FF plugin and just download it. Then I can play it with GNOME MPlayer, which has...
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Fix to slow internet in Ubuntu

Posted 07-19-2010 at 10:10 AM by WantLinuxHelp
Updated 07-19-2010 at 10:19 AM by WantLinuxHelp

I have been having slow internet response times for a while with Firefox under Ubuntu. I think there are probably multiple reasons here. First, the recent memory leak fixes in Firefox seem to work in Windows, but it still seems to leak in Ubuntu. Second, I’ve read in some forums that IPv6 might be a contributing factor........

Read the entire article ___Fix to slow internet in Ubuntu____ at Angulo Consulting at this URL:

http://anguloconsulting.com/mkm/b2e/...&c=1&tb=1&pb=1
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