* Posts by john008

5 posts • joined 2 Aug 2009

No pain, some gain: Ubuntu Oneiric Ocelot examined

john008

lubuntu

I use it on a VERY old laptop, and it's brilliant. I read somewhere that LXDE is less resource-hungry than XFCE, and my experience with both bears that out. Give Lubuntu a go, especially if you want to rescue an old bit of tin.

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Facebook's open hardware: Does it compute?

john008
Pint

RAIS

Redundant Array of Inexpensive Servers

I look forward to the royalties rolling in..

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National Rail tweaks departure board API, 'orders' coder to kill site

john008
Go

Me to

105 at 08:20

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North Lincs pilots victimisation index

john008

Not what I expected..

I thought I'd see an article ranking victimised pilots - (by Lincolnshire air traffic controllers?). Too early for me.

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Microsoft's Windows 7 price gamble - and why it's flawed

john008
Paris Hilton

Linux? 'fraid not

I wish it were so - I thought, when I bought my little Acer, that Linux on netbooks was going to cause some ripples - I had fond fantasies of catastrophic, panicked pricing action from Microsoft slowing, yet not stopping, the inevitable decline until XP cost four pounds fifty. Alas. Not to be.

Just google to see how difficult it is to get wi-fi, multi-monitors or sound (a microphone? no way!) working properly on netbooks with Linux. Not advanced stuff, just stuff that Paris would, and should, expect to 'just work'.

Linux on netbooks is a toy, in that it's designed for people that want to play with it. Not to compete with Microsoft for the love of a good woman.

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