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Old 10-29-2018, 04:32 AM   #1756
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Microsoft this year acquired open source software platform GitHub for $7.5 billion
Hadn't realised that! That's where the Linux kernel resides, isn't it; created after MS bought it's previous hosting site! Doesn't bode well for Linux if MS has control over it's kernel hosting site!
 
Old 10-29-2018, 08:54 AM   #1757
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Hadn't realised that! That's where the Linux kernel resides, isn't it; created after MS bought it's previous hosting site! Doesn't bode well for Linux if MS has control over it's kernel hosting site!
Yes, so we see the corporate world squeezing in on Linux in steady steps and piece by piece. At this rate, what will be the outcome of these efforts ? What will be the future of Linux long term ? These are questions that all in Linux community face.
 
Old 10-29-2018, 09:08 AM   #1758
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... At this rate, what will be the outcome of these efforts ? What will be the future of Linux long term ? ...
i feel uneasy about their (fortune 500 corporations) motivations, i hope i am just paranoid.
 
Old 10-29-2018, 09:18 AM   #1759
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Some interesting recent developments at the top of the Linux World

IBM to acquire software company Red Hat for billion
http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/...-idUSKCN1N20N3
There's a separate thread on that. https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...at-4175641332/
 
Old 10-29-2018, 09:23 AM   #1760
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I recall when there was excitement in those days about the early Red Hat Media. It was quite something to see the company grow. Now this sheds some light. Once a tech becomes big and is a money maker, it is natural for it to be bought out, nothing surprising. Not just money maker, even if it is of strategic importance.

Linux will continue to survive at the lower levels as it leaves still a lot to tinker with. Some of the older stuff that is no longer a money maker, not of strategic interest will be given away to general public much down the road like FreeDOS is now. Used things will always be discarded, software or hardware.
 
Old 11-03-2018, 03:15 PM   #1761
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https://bsdly.blogspot.com/2017/07/o...rn-laptop.html

Very nice read, sometimes good to know about using more recent OS, software, helps to compare with older OSes. This man has been using BSD for a while. I have always had very bad luck with BSDs. It felt very relaxing to just read this page.
 
Old 11-03-2018, 03:21 PM   #1762
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Big mistake of matmroy with old PCs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs8CwFcZdTc

Started watching a bit about old PCs today.
I checked on my oil paintings today, it is almost two weeks today since I painted them and will need another more week or so to dry fully it appears. The smaller painting is ok, the larger one I had placed it in a large plastic box, sooner after I opened it I felt light headed for a little while, so took some rest. This is odd as I used linseed oil only. Will reflect a bit more on this.
 
Old 11-04-2018, 09:42 AM   #1763
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Big mistake of matmroy with old PCs:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs8CwFcZdTc

Started watching a bit about old PCs today.
I checked on my oil paintings today, it is almost two weeks today since I painted them and will need another more week or so to dry fully it appears. The smaller painting is ok, the larger one I had placed it in a large plastic box, sooner after I opened it I felt light headed for a little while, so took some rest. This is odd as I used linseed oil only. Will reflect a bit more on this.
Please do reflect in fresh, clean air.
 
Old 11-04-2018, 01:46 PM   #1764
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Please do reflect in fresh, clean air.
Came across this link:
https://www.poison.org/articles/2013...for-indoor-use

Was inspired to do another such painting early morning today, this time I felt much better.
Came out similar to as before. The Blues are dry and the red is just not there, it is more rose colored.
So quite a limitation, good to know the limitations of this oil paints set. I got it for free, so this is
a plus.

On a different note:
1. Cleaned the sideways alligned CPU fan of the recent C2D PC find.

2. Plugged in the 60 Gb HD properly inside the Dell PC with 256Mb ram, it is working ok now.
Feels blissful. Just have an old Puppy Slacko on it and will use it offline mostly.

3. Backed up USB drive files to the above Dell PC with 256 Mb Ram.

If I can find peace of mind, contentment and happiness with old PC, old OSes and old software, then this
actually becomes priceless.
 
Old 11-05-2018, 07:15 AM   #1765
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From Psycho Killer to Painter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6WK60sb2Ww

That old PC is loaded with art related materials, if this PC tanks I can still use that other one for continued art related learning and inspiration.
 
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Please do reflect in fresh, clean air.
Thanks for this post. This is so very true. There are few others reporting about oil paints affecting their health, they are considered toxic and can't be disposed off as normal, now I see this. I was only focusing on the linseed oil, didn't think about all the substances in the pigments and how they might change while drying. I also assumed this will not happen to me I guess, too bad well it did happen. Glad it was not much worse, specially very glad since I have pet birds that have very delicate lungs. For this time, I will open the box with this oil painting every few days closer to outdoors, so that there is not such a strong buildup of gases and to release them outdoors safely. In all the videos etc., I saw about oil paints no one else says these things but each environment is different.

Edited to add:
This is why I prefer dry media more like crayons, color pencils, conte crayons, charcoal and even just graphite. Don't care for markers. Helps to keep things simple and safe, specially in Canadian winter best to avoid unwanted drama.

Edited to add yet again:
I avoided all synthetic stuffs. Someone gave me a nice bottle of used Modge Podge Last week,
the moment I opened it to verify indoors, the synthetic smell quickly started filling indoors.
So I closed it. Already, I know not to use soft pastels around my parrots. I thought linseed
oil being natural is ok to use, specially since I have done smaller pieces in the past. There
is always a new learning experience, better be careful than sorry.

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Old 11-05-2018, 12:51 PM   #1767
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SuperGrub2 looks quite useful:
https://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...tion=supergrub

Good to grab.
 
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Thanks for this post. This is so very true. There are few others reporting about oil paints affecting their health, they are considered toxic and can't be disposed off as normal, now I see this. I was only focusing on the linseed oil, didn't think about all the substances in the pigments and how they might change while drying. I also assumed this will not happen to me I guess, too bad well it did happen. Glad it was not much worse, specially very glad since I have pet birds that have very delicate lungs. For this time, I will open the box with this oil painting every few days closer to outdoors, so that there is not such a strong buildup of gases and to release them outdoors safely. In all the videos etc., I saw about oil paints no one else says these things but each environment is different.

Edited to add:
This is why I prefer dry media more like crayons, color pencils, conte crayons, charcoal and even just graphite. Don't care for markers. Helps to keep things simple and safe, specially in Canadian winter best to avoid unwanted drama.

Edited to add yet again:
I avoided all synthetic stuffs. Someone gave me a nice bottle of used Modge Podge Last week,
the moment I opened it to verify indoors, the synthetic smell quickly started filling indoors.
So I closed it. Already, I know not to use soft pastels around my parrots. I thought linseed
oil being natural is ok to use, specially since I have done smaller pieces in the past. There
is always a new learning experience, better be careful than sorry.
Nothing wrong with oil paints, outside or in well ventilated areas. Learn your materials and treat them with respect, even charcoal can be dangerous. Remember to clean or destroy old oil rags, as they can spontaneously combust when stored. And keep in mind that a rattle snake bite is also natural! Natural does not mean safe or good for you!
 
Old 11-06-2018, 01:29 PM   #1769
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Nothing wrong with oil paints, outside or in well ventilated areas. Learn your materials and treat them with respect, even charcoal can be dangerous. Remember to clean or destroy old oil rags, as they can spontaneously combust when stored. And keep in mind that a rattle snake bite is also natural! Natural does not mean safe or good for you!
Thanks again for your comments.

I am quite careful with Chemicals. I did read the fact that the rag with linseed oil can catch fire on its own.
So did follow this precaution. I used very little linseed oil for painting, like less than 5 mls. I didn't feel anything even when I opened the bottle of linseed oil that I have. There are reactions happening as the paint dries that also generate
some gases, this is the issue. For small painting this was not significant. However, it is an issue with a larger painting.
I just have to accept the fact that I don't have enough ventilation to do oil paints in winter totally indoors.
I have to expose them to outsides every few days to release the gases built up periodically.

Charcoal is very powdery and not good to use with poor ventilation in winter indoors. For dry media, I will mostly use crayons and color pencils, might move to conte crayons sometimes at the max.
 
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wpeckham, are you into art ?
 
  


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