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ACER Aspire One A150 running dual boot Linux and WIN XP now

Posted 06-19-2012 at 10:47 AM by error_401
Updated 10-11-2015 at 05:22 AM by error_401 (New Information)

Updated: see at end of article

Had some time to fiddle with my netbook lately.

As I use it only for work abroad to connect to the internet and listen to music it was not a priority to change the OS on that one too. And sometimes it comes in handy to have a native Windows System running somewhere.

So I decided on setting up LINUX Debian 6.0 Squeeze to dual boot with Windows XP SP3.

First I had to generate a bootable USB stick following...
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ffmpeg - and why it mostly won't work for normal users

Posted 06-19-2012 at 10:38 AM by error_401

Since I've got a new compact digital camera about a year ago I have the trouble that it's internal format is .MTS

.MTS ? What the heck is that? A question a lot of people will come up with as not all of us are the video cracks and sooo knowledgeable about all that stuff.

So - what would work under Linux to do something useful with all your videos having an .mts format?

Searches will lead you to ffmpeg a very powerful tool for video conversion. But unless...
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aaargh - Windows

Posted 05-19-2012 at 09:32 AM by error_401
Updated 01-15-2014 at 01:27 AM by error_401

Have to get this off my head.

Today I've spent 4 1/2 hours on installing Windows and 35 minutes on Linux. Plus 4 hours in vain on a couple Zyxel USG 50 Routers setting up a VPN connection. Result = no worky!

As I had this nice ACER AspireONE netbook I wanted it to run my usual flavor of Linux the Debian 6 Squeeze. So today I had some time to spend over lunch. It was a bit of fumbling until I had a bootable USB stick. Three attempts and 2 hours the other day until I...
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Software under Linux

Posted 04-22-2012 at 01:14 PM by error_401
Updated 07-14-2015 at 02:12 PM by error_401 (Continuation)

I have promised a bit about the software I regularely install on my Linux machines. For brevity I give the program name which can be searched for on the internet and for the apt-get users the package name with wich to install as well as a short description why I install this software.

Proper Name of Software / apt-get package name / description

Here we go:
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Old laptops love Linux - new ones as well

Posted 04-09-2012 at 10:46 AM by error_401
Updated 10-11-2015 at 05:31 AM by error_401 (updated information)
Tags laptop, linux

I'm using Linux on 6 (previously 2) own laptops and have installations running on 6 (previously 3) others.

One is a 7 year old siemens-nixdorf laptop used by a retired person for internet e-mail and a bit of card games. He loves it for the speed and ease of use. Especially the order of the programs in the very simple groups such as "Internet" "Multimedia" etc.

One is a 5 year old Toshiba. It came to me with a very ugly virus, trojan, worm infection....
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