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[#] Wed Dec 21 2011 10:13:05 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I wouldn't mind if http://uncensored.citadel.org was on the cloud

What is the cloud anyway, bunch of servers put together so that the
hosts can make use of the unused, and meaanwhile charge more for what
is being used as well.

Well there you go ... and to some extent it *is* in "the cloud."

I have a physical server housed in a large data center, but it's running ProxMox VE and has a lot of different virtual machines running on it, one of which is uncensored.citadel.org

So it may not be in "the" cloud but it's in MY cloud.

[#] Fri Dec 23 2011 15:31:17 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Here's a neat little tool I discovered today. It's one of those things that's not in any way sophisticated but I'm glad someone wrote it.

It's called "NoDM" and it replaces xdm/gdm/kdm/etc. on a machine such as a laptop or personal desktop that only gets used by a single user. If you've got your computer set up to always auto-login a single user on startup, why carry around the weight of a display manager?

Read more at [ http://goo.gl/ORgUQ ] -- that isn't the software's home page but this blogger did a better job at just getting to the simple instructions of how to set it up. Unsurprisingly, NoDM is already in the Debian repositories for us to enjoy.

[#] Tue Dec 27 2011 14:37:08 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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[#] Tue Dec 27 2011 16:58:14 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I think Mister Jobs, along with a few non-dead people from Pixar, would have a problem with Claudio F Filho stamping the images of "Toy Story" characters on a chart which is then distributed under a Creative Commons license.

I don't acknowledge the legitimacy of copyright law either, but it does happen to be the law of the land in most of the world...

[#] Sun Jan 01 2012 19:16:00 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Help .... want to set up a 16GB flash drive (USB drive) to boot my Dell Latitude D620 into Linux. Advice/recommendations?

[#] Sun Jan 01 2012 19:21:16 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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Sun Jan 01 2012 07:16:00 PM EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored
Help .... want to set up a 16GB flash drive (USB drive) to boot my Dell Latitude D620 into Linux. Advice/recommendations?


Is your current system linux (if so, what flavor/distro?)

There are tools for various flavors/distro's of linux to make bootable usb drives that act like either a "live usb" or an actual hard-drive boot.

(Ubuntu being the easiest...)



[#] Sun Jan 01 2012 23:50:50 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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No, currently running Win XP Pro SP 3

[#] Mon Jan 02 2012 04:45:56 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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try unetbootin



[#] Mon Jan 02 2012 05:03:26 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Do I have to set up my HDD to dual-boot if I'll be running Linux from the flash drive (as a permanent installation, not a "live" one)?

[#] Mon Jan 02 2012 10:30:23 EST from zooer @ Uncensored

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No because everything will happen on the flash drive.  Use Dual boot only if you want the choice of booting to one or the other.  There are advantages/disadvantages to everything.

I started off with dual boot but used Windows less and less.  Eventually I just installed WinXP as a Virtual machine inside my Linux box for those rare times I need to use Windows.  You can also use WINE on a linux box but I don't.



[#] Wed Jan 04 2012 13:31:15 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ok, I'm a bit annoyed because the entire debacle over GNOME 3 wasn't really necessary and could have been avoided if they'd just played it a little differently.
The ability to make GNOME 3 behave like a civilized desktop is actually *already* in there.

There are two steps required to make GNOME 3 act the way we want it to:

1. Enable "fallback mode" in which the botched abortion called "gnome shell" is eschewed in favor of the original "gnome panel" software. Debian makes this easy because they give you a choice between "gnome" (shell) and "gnome classic" (panel) at login time. Elsewhere you will have to select it manually by going to System Settings --> System Info and click "activate -- force -- Fallback Mode."

2. Those who did manage to find this mode so far have been led to believe that the two panels which appear by default are fixed and unconfigurable.
As it turns out, the poorly documented trick is that YOU HAVE TO HOLD DOWN ALT in order to manipulate them. Most, if not all, of the functionality we want is still there as long as you're holding down Alt. You can move taskbars around, add/remove items, eliminate or add taskbars, etc.


The developers need to be smacked with a clue-by-four over this. The entire debacle that took place was unnecessary only because they made a couple of bad decisions on how to activate certain features and then completely failed to document it properly.

Oh, and this should go without saying, but if you're on Ubuntu, you're stuck with the broken smartphone mockup called Unity unless you bring in some third party repos. How to do that is beyond the scope of this writeup, and you're probably better off ditching Ubuntu entirely at this point.

[#] Wed Jan 04 2012 20:49:38 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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What do you recommend in place of Ubuntu, Iggy?

[#] Wed Jan 04 2012 21:54:58 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

Subject: Re: How to make GNOME 3 act like a civilized desktop

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Depends on the user, I suppose. I've switched to Debian because it's about as baseline as you can get, but I wouldn't recommend it to a casual user, especially one who might be trying to install it on their own. The installer doesn't exactly hold your hand and the fact that you have to bring in firmware files on your own makes it a non-starter for that purpose.

I'm hearing lots of good things about Linux Mint, and there is a lot of noise about it being the successor to Ubuntu in terms of easy for new users, but I haven't tried it myself because, well, I'm not exactly a newbie :)

[#] Thu Jan 05 2012 11:16:32 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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dothebart will be happy about this: [ http://goo.gl/C0PQn ]

nginx has overtaken IIS and is now the #2 web server in the world behind Apache.

I'm running it at home because it's more lightweight than Apache; all I really need it for there is to serve up firmware to my phones.

[#] Thu Jan 05 2012 12:10:39 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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I'm hearing lots of good things about Linux Mint, and there is a lot of noise about it being the successor to Ubuntu in terms of easy for new users, but I haven't tried it myself because, well, I'm not exactly a newbie :)


I've tried Linux Mint 12. It's nice for new users that are just starting out with Linux. It uses the traditional desktop that Gnome3 has built-in. Very clean and easy to work with. There's very little setup you have to do manually, the desktop is nice and clean, and it's set up specifically for users that have recently switched from Windoze and want something slightly familiar, but with the standard linux twist.

I, on the other hand, prefer a custom setup. I haven't quite switched to plain ol' Debian, but I may in the future. Right now, I'm using Ubuntu 10.04.03 LTS Server Edition with xUbuntu desktop added via tasksel. I wanted LXDE, but it wasn't an option for 10.04's tasksel.

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Stephen D King
skpacman8629@gmail.com



[#] Thu Jan 05 2012 17:39:46 EST from Nite*Star @ Uncensored

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Thanks guys! :) I'mma see if I can get Mint onto this flash drive -- any advice / tips would be much appreciated. ;-)

[#] Fri Jan 06 2012 04:35:30 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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use unetbootin, it offers the download of different distribution, and writing them on cd/dvd/usb/...



[#] Tue Jan 10 2012 22:08:16 EST from Sig @ Uncensored

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Another vote for Linux Mint Debian Edition as a good post-Ubuntu gateway drug/OS.

[#] Tue Jan 31 2012 12:29:59 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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I have an older Toshiba laptop (don't worry, i got it for free, i would never pay for crappy hardware).

Anyways, I tried loading Ubuntu 11.10 on it but it doesn't have the graphics power to handle Unity and it takes forever to load the GUI for login and attempting to do anything in there is just pain of waiting.

I've resolved to do the same thing I did with my old desktop (my local web server) and install the server edition on it then install the GUI from apt-get or tasksel.

My problem is, I need a desktop that can run on near non-existant graphics power that can be added through apt-get or tasksel. I've tried xubuntu and lxde and they seem light enough, but I'm wondering if the linux guru's here have a better suggestion.

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http://sdkproductions.hopto.org



[#] Tue Jan 31 2012 14:34:50 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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xfce is fairly functional and lightweight. One of my favorites.

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