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Old 03-05-2005, 06:35 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Linux - The Energiser Bunny of OSes.


Linux has once again proven it's worth to me as an operating system. Today I tried to install the ATI drivers for my newly compiled kernel. Anyway, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get the drivers to work (and I tried several times). Eventually I ended up busting my X server somehow, but being Linux is was still functional with the command line. It turned out I needed to install that OpenGL Mesa stuff, so I tried finding the RPM by FTPing into a few sites. I couldn't find it, so I used my other Windows machine to connect to the internet through my X-less Linux computer. I then got the RPM that way, moved it over, installed it, and now X works fine again. Just try doing all that with Windows . No matter what I do to Linux it just keeps on going.

I'm still ticked off at ATI though .


Old 03-05-2005, 12:37 PM   #2
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Linux - The Energiser Bunny of OSes.
I see...
A penguin waddling along pounding a drum walking past a broken window, maybe even a hidden patrol car with SCO written on the side waiting to pull the penguin over for parading without a license.
Old 03-09-2005, 11:43 PM   #3
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after being handed the penguins GNU/GPL license the officer now dejected, has to let the penguin go..........
Old 03-10-2005, 12:05 AM   #4
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........but just then the officer turns around and screams where is that pipe? I know you had a pipe at one time............................
Old 03-13-2005, 04:25 AM   #5
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Location: AZ
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chmod 700 pipe

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