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by waldo
Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oracle Frees OpenOffice
Replies: 60
Views: 6218

Re: Oracle Frees OpenOffice

Interesting conclusion, the other way it could go is that OpenOffice dies due to a lack of interest. It was on dicey ground with Sun, Oracle had their chance and blew it.It took Oracle's complete indifference to force others to group together and give Libre Office a proper foundation footing, just ...
by waldo
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:57 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Oracle Frees OpenOffice
Replies: 60
Views: 6218

Oracle Frees OpenOffice

It appears that LibreOffice will disappear. Oracle released OpenOffice to the community. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/15/oracle_letting_openoffice_go/ This likely means that work on LibreOffice will be folded back into OpenOffice. Several supporting corporations have pointed out that OpenOff...
by waldo
Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Natty 11.04beta2 - MUCH better than beta1!
Replies: 19
Views: 2993

Re: Natty 11.04beta2 - MUCH better than beta1!

NVidea drivers installed auto-magically, cool. I have had 4 crashes in the short amount of time this has been installed and plymouth is crap like always.... This should be a lot better than it is at this point in time. I'm still getting the crappy plymouth screens also. I'm fully updated and not ge...
by waldo
Sun Apr 17, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Natty 11.04beta2 - MUCH better than beta1!
Replies: 19
Views: 2993

Re: Natty 11.04beta2 - MUCH better than beta1!

exploder wrote:I will take another look, others have said the nvidea drivers have been automatically installed but it has not happened for me so far.
Maybe you have to check the box during the installation that authorizes doing automatic in place updates? I'm not sure about this, just a guess.
by waldo
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Natty 11.04beta2 - MUCH better than beta1!
Replies: 19
Views: 2993

Re: Natty 11.04beta2 - MUCH better than beta1!

I do not like the way Ubuntu builds the system. To use Unity in 11.04 you have to have the proprietary drivers or else it doesn't run. You have to keep the system running without freezing long enough to load the proprietary drivers. If 11.04 was built like Mandriva or PCLinuxOS, including the propr...
by waldo
Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: The Canterbury Project: Next Generation of Linux
Replies: 9
Views: 2443

Re: The Canterbury Project: Next Generation of Linux

It's pretty difficult to top Google when it comes to April Fool jokes.

This year: http://mail.google.com/mail/help/motion.html

:lol: :lol:
by waldo
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 11.04 getting interesting
Replies: 20
Views: 5483

Re: Ubuntu 11.04 getting interesting

I don't understand the negative attitude some have for Unity either. I like the originality of Unity myself and it's pretty slick once you get used to it. So far Unity looks pretty good to me. I think it will be easy for new Linux users to understand, and that appears to be the design plan. I'm sur...
by waldo
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Battery back-up units
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Battery back-up units

I've had several APC units during the last ten years. They have always outlasted the 2 year warranty. For the price you can buy them at Walmart or Amazon, just replace them. 450va or 500va is all you need for most modern desktop computers. Replacement batteries often cost as much or more than a new ...
by waldo
Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why linux will not displace windows on the desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 8379

Re: Why linux will not displace windows on the desktop

You gotta laugh. Here is a quote from the OP: But the main reason why the government was now reverting its decision and going back to Windows was the fact that 90% of the employees would not accept the change. They refused to work with the linux OS. Most people are generally reluctant to change. The...
by waldo
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Looking for an OS for my Eeepc
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Re: Looking for an OS for my Eeepc

Try Peppermint OS. Ubuntu based, has some Mint features, very light and fast.

http://peppermintos.com/
by waldo
Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: 1st Sussessful Laptop Repair!
Replies: 10
Views: 2632

Re: 1st Sussessful Laptop Repair!

Recently I had to get rather deep into a Dell laptop that was owned by a relative. The DVD drive needed to be replaced. It was one of those DVD drives that just has a slot exposed, and mechanically pulls in the disk when partially inserted (the drawer types are much easier to replace - keep that in ...
by waldo
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite car?
Replies: 104
Views: 16436

Re: What is your favorite car?

My current favorite car . . . 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo . . . talk about "fast" It's been about 11 years since I have been in New Mexico, but my one of favorite drives around Santa Fe was down through the Turquoise Trail. Seems it would be great fun to rip that orange Porsche through Madrid, and scare...
by waldo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite car?
Replies: 104
Views: 16436

Re: What is your favorite car?

exploder wrote:Wow vrkalak! Your girlfriend has great taste in cars!
More important, vrkalak has great taste in girlfriends! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by waldo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows AV security
Replies: 4
Views: 565

Windows AV security

Sometime back there was a thread here discussing the relative merits of Windows anti-virus software. Many of us dual boot with Windows and use the free ones such as AVG or Avast. Last month, Microsoft released version 2.0 of their Microsoft Security Essentials. Based on reports by Fred Langa and oth...
by waldo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I got a CR-48 in the mail today from Google
Replies: 40
Views: 5224

Re: I got a CR-48 in the mail today from Google

No, the thing is got a jailbreak switch, they want you to play with it that's why they gave them away. Besides the process is totally reversible. I mainly did it because I like tinkering with stuff and I wanted to compare the performance differences between Chrome OS and Mint. So far for web browsi...
by waldo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: I got a CR-48 in the mail today from Google
Replies: 40
Views: 5224

Re: I got a CR-48 in the mail today from Google

I got bored with Chrome OS so I flashed my CR-48 with custom firmware and installed Mint 10 x64 on it. Everything seems to be running very well with the exception of the craptacular touchpad which didn't work very well in Chrome OS either so it doesn't surprise me. I'll start a new thread about how...
by waldo
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Will Mint 11 follow the Ubuntu way?
Replies: 49
Views: 7696

Re: Will Mint 11 follow the Ubuntu way?

I believe I remember reading that Wayland is not planned for 11.04. It is a future change.
by waldo
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: UK Recycled PC scheme
Replies: 5
Views: 701

Re: UK Recycled PC scheme

One of the cited articles specifically mentions Ubuntu as the likely OS. The other article is vague about the OS, but mentions that Microsoft Office will be included. It seems unlikely that they would try to run that under WINE. Many discarded computers have a copy of Windows included, so a purchase...
by waldo
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: What is your favorite car?
Replies: 104
Views: 16436

Re: What is your favorite car?

The last I heard that Duster had something like 390,000 miles on it, and it was still going strong. It was really, really rusty but still mechanically sound. Now that was a good car! Cute story, and certainly the 390,000 mileage is believable. That Slant 6 was probably the most durable engine ever ...
by waldo
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: They actually delete your comments
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: They actually delete your comments

This may sound dumb, but it is something I have done myself, especially late at night or early in the morning when I am tired or not quite awake yet. Did you remember to click "Submit" after you finished typing your comment? As I said, it is something I do myself occasionally - click "Preview" look...

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