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virtual machine project

Posted 04-15-2009 at 10:29 PM by robertvi
Updated 04-15-2009 at 10:30 PM by robertvi

I'm writing a virtual machine in C. This is mainly to teach myself more about how computers work, but maybe of interest to other people. I was inspired by listening to Steve Gibson on the security now podcast talk about the PDP-8. He is planning to write his own complete operating system for this early computer as a fun project.

The PDP-8's instruction set sounds a bit too restrictive to me, so I have tried to come up with a minimum level of complexity that would allow me to write...
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Emerge no more

Posted 04-15-2009 at 11:06 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

I guess it's now official: I'm an ex-Gentoo user.

I have Ubuntu on my notebook and most people I brought over into the fold I set up with a *buntu as well. I don't care for KDE or Gnome myself, and in Gentoo on my desktop I had Xfce running.

Last Saturday pushed me over the edge.

There was a major upgrade. I had been out of town for half a week so I had skipped one of my two update sessions when I tackled this one. It included recompiling gcc and installing...
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does any1 know the codes for this programes

Posted 04-15-2009 at 04:13 AM by kitiya

Instead of producing the summation of the given non-negative integer,
modify this program and make it create only one
thread that will calculate the factorial. When the thread finishes execution,
the parent thread will output the factorial calculated by the child thread.

b. Besides of producing the summation of the given non-negative integer,
modify this program and make it create two threads.
One thread is to produce the summation of the given...
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acripper - Automatically Rip Audio CDs to ogg,mp3 in openSUSE

Posted 04-15-2009 at 02:22 AM by rbkumaran

Automatic Command-line Ripper (acripper) is a free opensource tool for ripping and encoding CD tracks on the fly. It also tries to get the CD information from, a CDDB website and writes it to the encoded files. If no information from is available, it then tries to read CD information (CD title, artist name, tracks names) from a text file names titles.txt in the working directory. Read More
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Running Windows on Linux

Posted 04-14-2009 at 08:51 AM by Krautnribs

Originally Posted by xaxol View Post
I use vmware. It is easy to install (vmware has a good installation guide) and use. I have used it on Ubuntu/Suse10/FC4.
I have a computer that lost it's windows OS, so all I have is PCLinuxOS installed, Will this vmware run alone or do I have to have windows installed. If I must install windows I'll have to find a new legal copy which cost me money.

I've used quicken and need to use it on my linux system.

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