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Would you use Debian on a desktop or laptop PC?
Yes and no! Debian is great but there are other
es that are easier for the end-user to configure. My current favourite is Ubuntu. In fact if you have an old PC lying around, say a Pentium c/w ...
Didn't you use another Linux at one time?
In 1995 our ISP set us up on a server running FreeBSD. Then in 2005 we built our own server, moved to
and chose a 'live CD' product based on Debian
called Simply Mepis. At the time, if you ...
Which Linux 'flavour' did you choose and why did you choose it?
Debian 5.0 Debian is arguably one of the most stable platforms upon which you can build a web server. It's also free and so are its frequent updates. http://www.debian.org
Why is GarNet using Linux?
... we had two choices; 1. Windows 2003 Server with IIS (Micro$oft Internet Information Server) or 2.
with Apache webserver. M$ software would have cost an arm and a leg, whereas
& Apache is ...
... All things
Depth of field (DoF) calculator:- http://www.garfnet.org.uk/dof Earthquake info:- http://www.garfnet.org.uk/earthquake International weather ...
Is Linux a "disruptive technology"?
If you do a google search for "disruptrive technology" and the word "
", you're likely to get over 50,000 hits. Trouble is that many of the articles that appear are quite old, often going back as ...
These are some common keyboard short cuts. Amy of these are common to
& Windows. Others are
specific. It is not an exhaustive list. Merely some of the more commonly used ones. Pre-key ...
Using VirtualBox to run Windows apps that will not run on WINE
Im a big fan Crossover
. This is the commercial implementation of WINE by CodeWeavers. For many Windows apps it works very well indeed. In many ways I prefer it to using a virtual machine (VM) because ...
UK taxpayers can submit tax returns online using open source software
c/w Firefox. So it is good that HMRC has not forced its users to use Windows. I was even able to copy and paste figures from GnuCash (an excellent free open source double entry accounting ...
Windows 7 - is it any good?
... 32-bit) on a virtual machine. Basically I used Sun VirtualBox running on Kubuntu
8.04-1. I created the same sized virtual machine upon which I have successfully run Windows XP for some time. Despite ...
Backing up using big, cheap hard disks and some nifty Unix tools
... attached storage) boxes. Both systems are housed in reclaimed maxi-tower cases and they both run Kubuntu
. So no viruses, superb performance, a nice easily-used interface, zero software licensing ...
How to upgrade to "Goosebuntu" - a fully loaded (K)ubuntu 8.xx (Hardy) system
... using the
Terminal could actually be quicker. To make things easier for you, I have listed the files in a format that can easily be copied and pasted to your Termanal window for installation. To ...
How to upgrade from Ubuntu to Kubuntu (version 8.xx - Hardy)
... of my KDE v3.5x desktops - in this instance I am running ThumbsPlus for Windows v7.0 in a Crossover
"WINE bottle". Or click http://www.garfnet.org.uk/coppermine/albums/userpics/10001/20070731-TP1.png ...
Setting file & directory properties
Service under construction. Set file propeties:- find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 chmod 644 ;Set directory properties:- find . -type d -exec chmod 755 \ \;
GNUCash - serious open source accounting software
... version 2 user, then a Money 2001 user, first on Windows and then on
using WINE. But the fact that later versions of M$ Money use Micro$oft Internet Explorer as their engine scared me. You really ...
I can't open Raw files from my digital camera
... means there is quite a lot of community support, if you Google it. They all run on both Windows and
and can be made to run on other platforms such as Macintosh & Solaris as well. I use ...
My camera cards keep getting corrupted. Can I prevent this?
... replace it immediately. Always unmount the device cleanly (using "Safely Remove" in Windows or "Umount" in
). If you disconnect a drive whilst data is being written to it, then it can corrupt the ...
Windows can't read from my camera's memory card
... OR connect the corrupted volume using an operating system such a
that allows you to mount file systems manually and that allows operations on data when no file system appears to be present. It requires ...
gOS - has the Google vs M$ war just "gone nuclear"?
... manager for
http://www.enlightenment.org/ Everex CloudBook http://www.everex.com/ ...
Marriage of minds or just a shotgun wedding
Microsoft has been in trouble for some time - but has taken its executives quite a while to realise it. Vista has been a massive flop. And M$ is becoming increasingly perceived as a company that has ruthlessly ...
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Batteries - button cell equivalents
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VHF Marine band channels
Global METAR stations (over 3000 of them!)
How to install CS-R20 software for Icom IC-R20 on Linux
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