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PuppEX Xenial 32 bit Linux Live CD :: Build 160822

Posted 08-22-2016 at 04:24 AM by exton (Exton's Blog)
Updated 08-22-2016 at 09:36 AM by exton (More INFO)

My newest Puppy Linux derivative is built from LxPup with the LXDE Desktop environment. (Why reinvent the wheel...). I have added Google Chrome (for Netflix), Gimp, VLC, Emacs and some development tools. If you want more you can download and load (Menu >> Setup >> SFS-Load-on-the-fly) devx_PuppEX_2016.sfs. I have compiled a new kernel – 4.7.1-x86-pae-puppex. Kernel 4.7.1 is the second lastest stable kernel available from as of 160822. PAE (Physical Address Extension) increases...
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Emacs rectangle search/replace

Posted 08-21-2016 at 07:43 PM by flshope

I use Emacs to write code occasionally, mostly Fortran. A common thing I need to do is search and replace everywhere in a region confined to a rectangle within the text. An example is altering an existing code from Fortran 77 format to Fortran 90, specifically changing all of the Cs in column one (indicating comments) to !s. In Emacs terminology, this is a rectangle of width 1 character and as high as the number of lines in the code.

I have had difficulty figuring out how to do this...
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August 21 & it's only 58 in the morning

Posted 08-21-2016 at 10:45 AM by onebuck
Updated 08-21-2016 at 09:36 PM by onebuck (typo)


Cold front coming through has cooled down the area for a deserved relief from the 3 digit heat. Nice out! I think that I will wait a few hours to let the dew dry off then play a round of golf today. I can not mow until the lawn dries out since I bag my clippings.

I miss being on the farm but I do like the luxury of my work load being a lot less these days. Sure, I would be baling hay for the horse and storing for the winter feed. Keeps you fit but does wear on you...
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Debian 8.5 64bit on ACER E5-573

Posted 08-14-2016 at 07:00 AM by error_401 (LINUX mostly DEBIAN - hardware and software)

This is an update on last years laptop with Debian 8.5 in 64bit with KDE

As google has stopped support for the 32 bit version of chrome I have updated the known laptop with Debian 8.5. Just did a complete re-install from CD-ROM. Easier than to fumble with the 32bit and try to bring it to 64bit. At the same time we'll see what is working now.

ACER Aspire E15 E5-573-74BW
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The decline and fall of the Linux forum - Episode III : The Microsoft 'x86 Monopoly'

Posted 08-11-2016 at 08:45 AM by cynwulf
Updated 08-12-2016 at 10:33 AM by cynwulf


And here we go again with another opinion piece and long awaited 3rd installment in this acclaimed series... As with the award winning "decline and fall of the linux forum" and it's sequel, this is merely a platform for some theorising and surmising and exploring just what drives people to participate in such mediums. The fact remains however that we can surmise and theorise all we like and it won't change a damned thing.

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