LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Blogs
User Name
Password

Notices

Old

Windows 7 - the gap is closing

Posted 09-19-2009 at 06:52 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

When Windows 2000 was out I had poisoned some thread with the observation that the window of opportunity for Linux was closed since MS finally had an OS that worked. Looking at the "Linux desktop" years later, was I correct? Not totally wrong for sure. Now we have Windows 7 and my impression is that the gap between Linux and Windows is closing together with another window of opportunity.

Windows 7 is a new Windows. Trivial, but undervalued. Any change is a great recommended...
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1801 Comments 3 AGer is offline
Old

Set up a packaging system on an old laptop

Posted 09-17-2009 at 11:10 AM by henryxcrudos (henryxcrudos' Linux Projects)

I plan to set up a packaging-only system for VectorLinux Light on an old laptop (Acer Travelmate 212TXV). VectorLinux Light is a great, fast, lightweight Slackware-based distribution.

Stage 1: Setting up the system


Installation of VectorLinux Light 6.0

- Burned CD-R from ISO
- Installed distribution using the text-installer
- Booted

Queries:
  1. X GUI Login screen not available, screen blanks after boot

    Suggested
...
LQ Newbie
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1262 Comments 0 henryxcrudos is offline
Old

Slackware 64 Rocks!

Posted 07-10-2009 at 10:25 PM by stureedy

When I saw the announcement on Slackware.com that Slackware64-current had gone public, I had to try it. (I've been running Slackware as my primary OS--both desktop and server--for years.)

I downloaded the kernels, isolinux, and the slackware64 (packages) directories and begin reading.

OK, first step is to generate a boot CD. No problem! The directions in isolinux/README.TXT provided all the information I needed to make a boot DVD or CD. I opted to make a boot CD...
LQ Newbie
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 3036 Comments 1 stureedy is offline
Old

Lists, new users, and the thick of it all

Posted 07-07-2009 at 01:16 PM by gruven
Tags linux

One thing that really bugs me, is all of the "top ten" lists on various news sites. How many "top ten" lists do we need for Linux?

I just saw one top ten list that was "The top ten Linux wallpapers" and it should have read "The top ten Gnome wallpapers that have been around since dirt". I realize new users are happy and proud about their new operating system, but we really don't care about what you think are the best wallpapers.
...
Member
Posted in Linux
Views 1031 Comments 0 gruven is offline
Old

"Netiquette" and ranting

Posted 07-06-2009 at 12:48 PM by gruven
Tags linux

Ok, really. LEARN TO SPELL before asking for help. If you cannot get your problem across to the people whom you want to help, then use google. Really, we cannot help you if you cannot ask.

This is what I am talking about:
OMGOMG!!!!!111!!! Halp Me NOW! I cannot Linus my screen IS BLACK! OMG My hard drive broke my WINDERZ! M$ IS trying to Make me go to teh linuz!Halp Nowz!

Now really, that is not real, but it resembles so many posts on different message boards...
Member
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 1530 Comments 2 gruven is offline

  



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:34 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement

My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration