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Learning about the particulars of IDE/EIDE disk drives

Posted 01-28-2006 at 08:43 PM by masinick

I have a Western Digital 40 GB disk drive in my 5-6 year old Dell Dimension 4100 desktop system. It has given me very good service life, and it is still functioning fine, but I figured while it is still working, it would be a good time to get another drive and install both drives on the system. I do not have a second IDE controller, and I did have a fairly full complement of devices: the 40 GB WD hard drive, a DVD/ROM, a CD/RW drive, a Zip Drive, and a floppy drive. IF I understand correctly,...
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Quirks? Annoying, but...

Posted 01-27-2006 at 07:56 AM by fredmt

I like the Fedora Linux distribution; I really do. In fact, I have been a big fan of Fedora before it was formally known as Fedora; back when it was simply called Red Hat. I bought my first RH book when RH was v.5 and even that has changed. It is now called RHEL...

I like GNOME also; has used nothing but the GNOME desktop except for a few minutes when I tried all the other available desktops/browsers which, if all that time was to be added up, wouldn't last longer than two hours throughout...
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My First Blog

Posted 01-27-2006 at 12:41 AM by tbarela

Okay, I am totally new to blogs so here it goes, for what ever its worth! I guess this is just like a diary so I'll just add to it. LQ, go ahead and delete this if its entered into the wrong place!

I just got up and running on my Linux computer with Fedora and I love it! I'll eventually ween myself off of Gatesian programs and be Fedora only. Next task is to learn how to download progs from tucows and load them onto my fedora. After that Its running my apache server on Fedora. ...
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Eat lamb on Australia Day

Posted 01-25-2006 at 09:44 PM by cs-cam

Here is the script of a TV advert that has been playing here the last few weeks. This is very much tongue-in-cheek humour, it's advertising lamb but cracks me up and fits into our image so well I had to post it.

Fellow Australians,

The incidents of un-Australian behaviour over the past year was down to one thing, not enough lamb. For example, lamb could have prevented the boofheads perpetrating violence on our beaches. You can't bash someone with a...
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he said please let my people come in , so he let them out ... erh ... and let them in again !! (a title)

Posted 01-24-2006 at 01:46 PM by alred

today is the day that i brush up my that toshiba t320sx

damn !! 1 mb with full size hd and full size 8 bit eth cum phone card and a full size fd ...
orange palsma but dead ... guess i need " to inject orange water into it " as a pro had once suggested but i believed whatever he said ... i mean i hook it up to a multiple monitor connector box instead ...

had a peep at the config/auto files ... spotted an ext print port cdrom driver ...
so went...
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