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Windows XP is no longer supported.

Posted 04-25-2009 at 10:35 PM by Dubious Dave

Last week I decided to give Vegastrike a try, and I didn't have a joystick. Not really that big a problem because a mouse will work, but I wanted to play it with a joystick. So I go into Best Buy and pick one up. While I'm there I see all these nice shiny new laptops and decide to check them out. The first thing any Linux fan will be hit with is the wall of Vista. Vista, Vista, Vista, everywhere Vista. I'm actually surprised that Bill Gates himself wasn't hanging out there. However I did see...
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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

Posted 04-24-2009 at 01:43 AM by sridhar11

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop and Server editions and Ubuntu Netbook Remix, continuing Ubuntuís tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution.This tutorial will explain how to Upgrade Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibix) to Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) released on the 23rd March 2009.

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An Internal Battle Of Operating Systems...

Posted 04-24-2009 at 12:43 AM by himbamcky

I'll be the first to admit, that I an a Gentoo fangirl. Series of recent events though has me in a bind.

When I bought my new laptop back in August of 2008 for college, It had Vista and I totally wiped that shit clean and installed Ubuntu. Although I needed Windows for in class and DOS for labs, I knew that I just could not stand that eerie feeling of using Vista.

(By the way: I failed my DOS classes because I wanted to use Unix commands)

A few months...
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ATI direct rendering in 12.2 - Has anybody made it work yet?

Posted 04-23-2009 at 04:07 PM by mpyusko

Originally Posted by vdemuth View Post
Do you have this line in your /etc/fstab file. DRI with ATI cards, as I understand it need shared memory enabled.

tmpfs          /dev/shm            tmpfs        defaults    0  0
BTW, you don't seem to have the DRI section in your xorg.conf as suggested by Amiga32
root@bipers:/etc/X11# cat /etc/fstab
/dev/hdb2        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/hdb6        /                reiserfs    defaults         1   1
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Things you can do using Linux, but impossible on Windows

Posted 04-23-2009 at 03:07 PM by Murdock1979
Updated 04-23-2009 at 03:48 PM by Murdock1979

Here is a compiled list from a LinuxQuestion posting (will be update accordingly):

6. Surf the internet, download files, pick up email without fear of the computer becoming infected with viruses, malware, etc. Linux - yes. Windows - it is possible to run as limited user which can limit malmare, but from my experience, it is difficult to use a Windows system as a limited user, and most people probably don't.

5. Ressurect old computer and use it as firewall, server, etc....
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