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by AK Dave
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Have A $300 Computer To Build...
Replies: 16
Views: 1761

Re: Have A $300 Computer To Build...

It sounds like your friend finally gave in to "I Want It Now" instant gratification, and surprise surprise, his true budget was far more than what he was willing to admit to either your, or himself. Or he got upsold based on his available credit. :( You sold cars, so I imagine you know how this wor...
by AK Dave
Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Checking out Kubuntu 9.10
Replies: 52
Views: 8865

Re: Checking out Kubuntu 9.10

My laptop-as-a-desktop rig at home has been running Kubuntu 9.04 64bit for a couple months now. The install is based on Ubuntu 9.04 with an apt-get of kubuntu-desktop pasted onto it, so its not exactly vanilla. Over the weekend I decided to add another shake of sprinkles to the mix by upgrading to K...
by AK Dave
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: [SOLVED] Walkman NWZ-S515 - JSymphonic probs
Replies: 19
Views: 5851

Re: Walkman NWZ-S515 - Deal breaker!

@rosichris: lagagnon pointed you right to a very helpful article. How helpful? Beats me, I don't have the same MP3 player you do. But I do suggest you try the advice in the article he pointed you to. If you don't understand that article, please ask for additional help. These two articles should have...
by AK Dave
Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Which Netbook?
Replies: 36
Views: 7365

Re: Which Netbook?

Except that Dell did sell a 12" netbook, the link I gave indicated it was a tough sell They sold a Mini-12. It was very poorly recieved for a litany of reasons. Just a smattering: 1. At 12", the screen is too big to be a true netbook, putting the Mini-12 more on par with other 12-13" screen laptops...
by AK Dave
Fri Oct 23, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Which Netbook?
Replies: 36
Views: 7365

Re: Which Netbook?

With a 12-13", that really isn't a netbook. Thats a small laptop at that point. My top recommendation for a LINUX netbook is the Dell Mini-10v (also awesome for hackintoshing). Or the Mini-9 if you can get your hands on one. Check Dell's outlet: http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfh/notebooks/inspnnb_mini/c...
by AK Dave
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Automount Windows Share
Replies: 23
Views: 1945

Re: Automount Windows Share

Most problem-free way to mount a share is with smbfs and cifs. Start with 'sudo apt-get install smbfs' and suddenly cifs works like magic!
by AK Dave
Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 9.10 RC now available
Replies: 13
Views: 2708

Re: Ubuntu 9.10 RC now available

I've been running 64bit Kubuntu Jaunty on my big rig laptop for a while now, and I'll go ahead and dist-upgrade that to Karmic now that the RC is out. The Mint machines that the wife/kids use won't get an upgrade until the new Mint comes out, and then I'm happy with 32bit. Even then, I might not upg...
by AK Dave
Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Linux users becoming second class on the web
Replies: 14
Views: 1721

Re: Linux users becoming second class on the web

The OP's mistake here is in assuming that linux users have EVER been better than THIRD CLASS users of the internet!
by AK Dave
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 5 Ways the Linux Desktop shoots itself in the foot
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

Re: 5 Ways the Linux Desktop shoots itself in the foot

He expresses himself in hyperbole, and maybe overextends the argument a bit, but he is also realistically denoting the issue of Linux vis-a-vis Microsoft Agreed, and I essentially agree with him on most of his points except for two little nigglers: 1. I think he is mis-directing his complaint, poin...
by AK Dave
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Ubuntu 9.10 beta + WinXP + GRUB2 = Error
Replies: 3
Views: 2767

Re: Ubuntu 9.10 beta + WinXP + GRUB2 = Error

I'm a creature of habit. By habit, I put linux swap on the first partition of EACH hard drive that I install into a linux system. A bootable partition comes second. Looks like I'm covered, since this GRUB2/XP error seems to be prevalent when XP is on the first partition. Not a problem for me! :D
by AK Dave
Fri Oct 16, 2009 2:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: 5 Ways the Linux Desktop shoots itself in the foot
Replies: 11
Views: 2032

5 Ways the Linux Desktop shoots itself in the foot

http://blogs.computerworld.com/14911/five_ways_the_linux_desktop_shoots_itself_in_the_foot The guy writes like he is supremely jealous of Microsoft, not appreciative at all of the OS that he uses himself on a daily basis. Poseur! :mrgreen: His “five ways” are really just one problem, but I’ll split ...
by AK Dave
Tue Oct 06, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr
Replies: 64
Views: 37880

Re: Mint burns laptops, please don't leave it to another distr

I did not post to ask for help with my specific problem of the moment, but to ask the Mint/Ubuntu community to be more attentive to this known, and chronic issue. You don't want help with a specific problem, then you must be here to rant generically. What a profound waste of effort. The reality of ...
by AK Dave
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: What does mint use instead of Software Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: What does mint use instead of Software Sources

This must be a trick question.

Software Sources is nothing more than a GUI frontend to editing the sources.list file. But the sources.list file can be managed from other existing GUI frontends.
by AK Dave
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: moonOS
Replies: 48
Views: 16604

Re: moonOS

OpenGEU... I remember them. Yeah, I remember how I used to be registerd on their forums and used to use OpenGEU on dual-boot with Mint. I remember how one of the admins on their forums extracted all of the email addresses of their users, mine included, and farmed that for spam email for his business...
by AK Dave
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: glxgears low value
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: glxgears low value

glxgears is not a reliable benchmark of 3D graphics speed, so there is really no way for me to say whether or not "800" means anything good or bad for you.
by AK Dave
Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: VirtualBox Optimization
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

Re: VirtualBox Optimization

1. Mint runs great as a host for virtualized XP.
2. If you want bigger screen size in a virtual Mint, you need to allocate more virtual ram AND please do install the vbox guest extensions.
by AK Dave
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: Other networking topics
Topic: CIFS Mount Issue [SOLVED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1065

Re: CIFS Mount Issue [SOLVED]

However, if I boot before her, the mount isn't established. sudo mount -a Its just that simple. :) The connection is valid. Its in your fstab. It works, as long as the host is up at the time you want to connect. So if the remote host is down, you just need to trigger the connection again and it'll ...
by AK Dave
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: reason many will never want Linux in general.
Replies: 40
Views: 7695

Re: reason many will never want Linux in general.

rhY wrote:Other than that, Mint is more reliable, less bloated, has a nicer GUI.....
Linux is getting pretty darn bloated itself. Just the kernel alone is full of cruft and bloat. Doubt me? Ask Linus himself. As he puts it, "unacceptable, but probably unavoidable".
by AK Dave
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: reason many will never want Linux in general.
Replies: 40
Views: 7695

Re: reason many will never want Linux in general.

Unless your name is Mark Shuttleworth. This is common knowledge, so your lack of it is sharply galling, but Ubuntu does not even pay its own bills at this point and certainly doesn't pay Shuttleworth's bills. Shuttleworth was independantly wealthy long before Ubuntu was forked off of Debian, and to...

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