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Should we stop spreading Linux?

Posted 03-10-2009 at 04:08 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

It's one of these days. Sometimes I feel like one of a small number of lemmings who have learned to turn right before they reach the edge of the cliff. Now we few lemmings are standing there, desperately trying to keep all the others from following their one-dimensional path to self-destruction. But is it really worth it?

Sometimes I feel that people have an inalienable right to their own stupidity. Users using Windows is natural selection at work. Let them go down. Don't try to help...
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Problems with new external hard disk

Posted 03-09-2009 at 07:12 AM by robertvi
Updated 03-13-2009 at 02:36 AM by robertvi

Bought a new Western Digital Elements Portable Hard Drive 250GB recently, purchased from Bond and Bond 2009-03-04 NZ$129 (see for an update on this post)

Failed to mount under ubuntu hardy, dmesg gave only:
usb 4-8: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 21

Googled for this dmesg (minus the address number), found:
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Package Manager

Posted 03-08-2009 at 11:58 PM by marty5924

Hi I have an Acer Aspire One, running on Linux OS. When I go to add or remove software, my system starts to load, but doesn't complete its tasks, it just stays there searching, and I have to force it close as well. I am new to this operating system. If anyone can help me, understand how to make my package manager do its job, it would be greatly appreciate.

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Making a Local Area File Server

Posted 03-08-2009 at 03:18 PM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)
Updated 03-08-2009 at 04:14 PM by Seph64 (changed post to be more of a progress report rather than a cry for help.)

Well I finally bought some Ram (1GB DDR 333) from newegg for my old computer (AMD AthlonXP 2400+ 120GB HDD, 40GB HDD). There's no need for an OS install since Gentoo is already installed. And there is a lot of data on the dead (as of now since it has no ram) computer that I value highly.

Would directories defined as SAMBA shares be sufficient enough for a Private File server?

Of course, I need to configure the system to be access from a different system for system upgrades...
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Changes to Changes

Posted 03-08-2009 at 05:47 AM by brianL

Changed my mind about trying newer versions of previously tried distros (Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, etc). They didn't grab me then, so it's unlikely they will now. I'll keep using Debian, for the contrast it offers to Slackware. I will try Arch, Gentoo, and LFS + BLFS. And I still want a desktop with more all-round clout.
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