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Edvard

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #150 on: January 23, 2014, 11:38:10 PM »
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Never freezes? Also not true, although it seldom happens - and can almost always be unfrozen without the need to resort to a hard reboot.

Still happens to me.  About once a month, I come home and the screensaver is frozen.  No mouse response, no Ctrl-Alt-F1, no nothin'.  I suspect it may be the DMA errors my hard drive was throwing my way about 6 months ago, causing random slowdown->window freeze->total lockup glitches.  I have a script that I ran at the first sign of trouble which would write dmesg|tail to another disk every 5 seconds until it came down, and that's how I learned it was DMA errors.  Been keeping Unison backups ever since just in case.   Windows no matter what hardware I was on would do strange things and freeze up every once in a while, but I had no idea how to go about pinning down the issue.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #151 on: January 24, 2014, 07:06:13 AM »
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The world's most famous bike race. The "R" in "Tour" is a cyclist.
The yellow circle is the front wheel of a bicycle, the "O" is the back wheel.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #152 on: January 24, 2014, 07:42:11 AM »
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I think he probably meant 'seamlessly' rather than 'natively.'
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What I have trouble with is this part below...

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Then Robolinux does something really amazing: It installs everything you need including your favorite software and thousands of current updates in less than 10 to 20 minutes. ...

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Heh. So without quibbling on one word, how can it run everything/anything from Windows "seamlessly"? I thought WINE and all that stuff was still a murky mess, hence the lack of Linux on the Desktop.

And what exactly is my "Favorite" software? Does that include Pale Moon browser? Kingsoft Spreadsheet? Anything that I use whatsoever?

But the Big Gun is, how do you install and run MS Office "seamlessly"? The "only" things keeping me on Windows are:

1. Lack of a true clone of the "Windows Install Process" - just being able to "seamlessly" download/install and run any Windows program like I do now. (Not counting the ones "Not available for XP" etc.)

2. Lack of a true clone of the Windows Explorer environment including the Right Click menus. Sure, I bet 3/4 of the features are possible, but the times I was exploring the Ubuntu family and Suse, stuff was just missing or badly moved somewhere.

3. "TBD later."

It was pretty easy for me to go Non-MS for both browsers and the office programs. But it was the big dog of them all, the Win environment, that I gave up trying to get off from. So I'd love a heavy-hit test of this thing, separate from us all just commenting on the marketing copy. Most of all, I want to know how that whole "your Windows program works here" vs one known to cause problems with WINE.



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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #153 on: January 24, 2014, 02:32:50 PM »
Did you not see my post above Tao :tellme:
(the answer is Windows gets run via VM)
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #154 on: January 29, 2014, 03:56:26 AM »
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Everything we know so far

Anyone here interested in this version right now?

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #155 on: January 29, 2014, 04:23:28 AM »
Anyone here interested in this version right now?

I've been avoiding 8.1 so far, will chance this one when it comes out.
Bummer it's not out till March/April...
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #156 on: January 31, 2014, 10:53:32 AM »
Foodscapes - Edible art  Salmon Sea.jpgInteresting "stuff"   Foodscapes - Edible art  Banana Balloon.jpg

Foodscapes - Edible art

Art that had intrinsic value, the original art was edible. Art with taste.
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« Reply #157 on: January 31, 2014, 11:13:15 AM »
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Gadgets ahead of their time

Would you have wanted one of these?

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« Reply #158 on: January 31, 2014, 11:56:23 AM »
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Untangling the Web.pdf
Thank the NSA for this one. This is the first text file I haven't been able to upload here(38.4MB)

This was written in 2007, it would be interesting to read the current version. Anyone here up to that task?
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #159 on: January 31, 2014, 07:37:36 PM »

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #160 on: February 01, 2014, 06:36:03 PM »
(see attachment in previous post)
Untangling the Web.pdf
Thank the NSA for this one. This is the first text file I haven't been able to upload here(38.4MB)

Nice find!
My favorite quote so far (emphasis mine):
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We pay for the benefits of the Internet less in terms of money and more in terms of the currencies of our age: time, energy, and privacy.

Quite true, that...

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #161 on: February 02, 2014, 09:19:26 PM »
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Windows 9: Can Microsoft pull off another miracle?

I believe I have seen another article like this in another thread. I just can't find it.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #162 on: February 02, 2014, 11:04:36 PM »
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #163 on: February 03, 2014, 12:05:03 AM »
 I don't know why this is invalid. The address is the same as "Linux is free and full of love"

https links dont work with the youtube tags (just remove the 's').
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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #164 on: February 04, 2014, 01:21:11 AM »
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Five reasons I'd rather run Windows 8 than Linux  ZDNet

That article is so chock-full of trollbait, it should have been sent trip-trapping over a bridge.  The author even says as much ("Prove me right."). 
Seems like it never fails that when the Windows vs. Linux rant fests begin, all manner of facts, lies, damn lies, generalities, opinions, assumptions, straw men, and ad hominems ALL get loaded in the troll-cannons at once and fired with complete impunity and disregard for public safety by both parties.  I was sick of it years ago, and I'm sick of it now.

Repeat after me: Use What Works For YOU.  Period.

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #165 on: February 04, 2014, 11:32:28 AM »
   

   

I put some in the Basement also.

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« Reply #166 on: February 04, 2014, 01:10:49 PM »
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Five reasons I'd rather run Windows 8 than Linux  ZDNet

That article is so chock-full of trollbait, it should have been sent trip-trapping over a bridge.  The author even says as much ("Prove me right.").  
Seems like it never fails that when the Windows vs. Linux rant fests begin, all manner of facts, lies, damn lies, generalities, opinions, assumptions, straw men, and ad hominems ALL get loaded in the troll-cannons at once and fired with complete impunity and disregard for public safety by both parties.  I was sick of it years ago, and I'm sick of it now.

Amen. That anti-nix spiel has been played so often that I'm amazed it still gets played any more.  :-\

But then again, look at Dave Gewirtz's bio page. Hardly surprising considering where (and by whom) his bread gets buttered.

Like the old saying goes "Cui bono?"  :P

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Re: Interesting "stuff"
« Reply #167 on: February 04, 2014, 05:39:04 PM »
   

Leftovers from my previous post. Don't worry they're low-calorie, but I don't have any information for diabetics about them. Watch the first video at your own risk. I doubt you could win in court anyway.
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« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2014, 10:49:38 AM »
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« Reply #173 on: February 25, 2014, 10:11:43 AM »
   

Let me know if these are already here.

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« Reply #174 on: February 25, 2014, 04:03:22 PM »
Wolves do not deserve the stigma man has put on them. However, is this not just what happens every time when one species is too dominant? And isn't the same true when balance is restored?

Live and let live. That is the only way.