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I decided to post a little introduction to myself here: Ask me who I was last March, and I would have had WinBloze 7 Beta on my main computer and would have been part of Micro$uck's test project for WinBloze 7 and would have been excited about it. However, that changed as soon as my network adapter changed and the new one worked with Linux. As soon as I tested the new adapter with Mint (I'd say about a year ago, in July 2009) I began to really value Linux for what it is.

However, I knew about Linux long before that. I started with gOS 2, which was my first distro. I had tried it back in about February 2008. I first learned about Linux back in mid-2007, from an article in PCMag that spanned several pages. I had quite a hard time back then, and Ubuntu Hardy was no different than gOS.

So then what took me so long from knowing about Linux to finally becoming an active user? My house was nothing but Wi-Fi. My mother set a secure wireless network up back then, and I couldn't connect to it because my adapter (Linksys WUSB54GSC) wasn't recognized by Linux. I had the patience to continue.

Then, in June 2008, my family got hit by the economic collapse here in the USA: The mortgage on my old house doubled and my family had to leave because of the rate increase. So, we were stuck in a hotel room until my family and I could end up in a new house. That Christmas, I wanted a netbook, and got my wish (the one I'm typing on, an Acer Aspire One AOA110-1545). It came with Linux preinstalled, and I liked it all around.

From then to June 2009, I still had WinBloze on my desktop, as Linux still didn't work with my wireless network adapter. Then, in June 2009 as I said, I got a new wireless network adapter, and in July decided to test it with Linux Mint 7. It worked, even from the Live CD! Now,


Openism: My idea of an ideal economy

Posted 05-27-2010 at 06:04 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

Richard Stallman sure has been a leader in the free software movement. But what if free and open source was applied to all goods? Here's the story of the ideal economy in which everybody works online to manufacture goods, develop software, express their talent, and write documents, all for the good of the world, without using money.

First of all, money is only a cap on the economy as a whole. It acts as a barrier, preventing everyone but a privileged minority from being able to...
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GNOME Shell vs. the Terminal

Posted 05-16-2010 at 12:32 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)

I have seen posts to LQ that confuse the Terminal with GNOME Shell. They are two totally different things.

Let me tell you: GNOME Shell, which differs from gnome-terminal, is the proposed UI for version 3.0 of the GNOME desktop. Let me post a few screenshots:
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