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Windows Secrets Touts Puppy Linux...!

Posted 03-22-2009 at 12:48 PM by SrDorothy

As I was reading Windows Secrets today, which I subscribe to since we still use a number of Windows machines, I came across a discussion of Windows 98 on old machines and using it for special purposes--but someone was asking about whether Win 98 supports USB. I immediately thought of Puppy Linux which we are using on an old machine --and here is part of Fred Langa's response (the March 19, 2009 Windows Secrets newsletter):

"If you use old hardware for normal day-to-day tasks...
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Goodbye, Debian.

Posted 03-21-2009 at 08:12 AM by brianL

I've suddenly lost interest in Debian. I'm not saying it's bad, far from it. Just got bored with it, that's all. It doesn't seem to give me the same incentive to learn and experiment that Slackware does. Learning how to write SlackBuild scripts and how to use src2pkg will give me a lot more satisfaction and sense of achievement than simply browsing and clicking through Synaptic, which is what I'd fallen into the habit of doing on Debian.
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Slackware Undocumented 'Well Duh' Quark #2917 - console vim and X11 clipboard

Posted 03-20-2009 at 11:41 PM by lumak (Lumak's Guide to Random Things)
Updated 05-31-2009 at 02:41 PM by lumak

The special registers * and + do not function in console vim in Slackware. Vim has been compiled both with -clipboard and -xterm_clipboard. If you enable GPM, you can shift highlight in console vim to middle click past in any x application. You can also Shift+middle click in console vim to past text from any x application. If you don't want to use the Shift modifier, you can sacrifice mouse functionality and type ":set mouse=r" in normal mode. This issue does not affect gvim.
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not able to ping xp from ubuntu while xp pings ubuntu

Posted 03-20-2009 at 01:03 PM by am_it_wild

can anyone plz help me i have a two computer on my lan i am able to ping to ubuntu from xp but not able to ping the other way plz help, firewall is also turned offf in xp
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New Blinkenlights

Posted 03-20-2009 at 09:27 AM by chexmix
Updated 03-25-2009 at 12:01 PM by chexmix (added to proper category)

After greedily eyeing ThinkPads for a time (I get a decent discount on some models at work), I veered off in a different direction, did some more research and bought myself one o' those netbook thangs.

It is very cute. It's an Asus 1000HE. Asus has ceased to ship these things with Linux, so this has the mephitic Windows XP on it. No! The lousy! It burns!

My initial plan is to get Slackware loaded onto the new machine (whether using Slackeee or some other method is as...
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