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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

lunatik96

There is an alternative.

If you had an AIO- All In One (built into the screen, so no more space required) computer running windows, and connected via network (wireless if desired) to the Linux computer to run ssh in a window from the windows box. This way, you would have your Linux stack running natively and your windows machine running natively. If required, you can connect the Linux video via HDMI to your AIO monitor and use ur wiress keyboard and mouse. However, it does still seem the long way home (more expensive).

Again, the specifications seem arbitrary. If you could state specific objectives (compile whole linux distro and build into package over night or in 4 hours.

The more I read this thread the OP is hell bent on having linux run as close to bare metal as possible. This solution achieves that desire. What I would do and I agree with most posts saying run Windows (2000 - 8.1-depending on task) and then Linux in a VM such as Virtual Box. That is the easiest and most usable route. I like having an XP VM just in case. Since it doesn't get any more updates, it is very stable for private a network.

The reason so many advocate this solution is that windows graphics run best on a windows machine. The VM video interface just works better for that combination with windows as the host. Most video cards/ devices are designed to run DX* (windows API). Using DX* to emulate OpenGL is easier as more info is available. Since the GPL conflicts with IP ownership to most graphics companies, they are not real keen on supplying chip level commands/access/ documentation. Without access to the hardware documentation, Linux drivers have trouble supporting the windows DX* graphic API. Yes I heard Nvidia say they are going to play nicer. Wake me up when you see a finished combination. Yes they support Open GL, which is great.

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Whoa, hold on, Earth: Wolfram's discovered the 'Internet of Things'

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Wolfram is a genius

Google should watch very closely. All the fears of the NSA are silly. they have been doing just that for years. As long as you aren't a threat, no need to worry - lol. Seriously they have been doing it for years, long b4 911 and the panty poopers.

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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Re: HP41CX

I use an emulator for any desktop work beyond simple addition/ multiplication

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28S

My HP 28 got me through the worst of my Electrical Engineering and Physics classes in late 80's. I put new batteries in a few weeks ago and still works great. When I returned to school for a Math Degree, the TI 83/84 was standard. It is a great calc, but cant compare to RPN entry. My first calc, unsurprisingly not mentioned, was a National Semiconductor 4640 that had 4 level stack - perfect for rectangular to polar and vice versa as needed in Complex calculations. I think I loved that calc more than any other. I bought another when the first was stolen.

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Two white dwarfs and superdense star. Yup, IDEAL for gravity lab in the sky - boffins

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prove Einstein wrong?

They been trying to do this for quite a while. In the words of Sponge Bob, Good luck with that.

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EC trade secrets plans: Infringing kit may be DESTROYED by order

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Re: State Protectionism

Wow, Henry Reardon raises his head to speak to the unwashed masses.

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Re: That's it in a nutshell

Uh, there aren't any new trade secrets, with rare exception. Most patents jigger something already in existence. Many patents cover the same idea. In the US, the patent office doesn't have enough well trained staff to deny blatant copies, nor do they care. Corps have abused the patent system from both sides. Many patents don't produce anything, just enough to sue somebody.

Since software is basically an algorithm, it shouldn't be allowed as patents. Many were initially filed as copyrights. On one hand we need patents for companies to produce usable things, on the other some companies make their living form trading and shuffling IP.

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Lead ONTO your pencil: Bill Gates pours cash into graphene condoms

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Re: Dangerous?

Some days, finding your "kit" is more important. The cut will let you know it is there. Ask a morbidly obese man when was the last time he saw his winkie w/o using a mirror.

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Re: Err, what?

thx 4 the suggestion, I can't wait

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Re: A much cheaper method

Until a kid shows up and the mother goat says ur the daaaaddy.

You have to specify of which sodomy u reference.

Incidentally some believe that is how STD's originated.

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Re: video adverts

Check out adblock, I don't get hardly any ads and it tells you how many ads are being blocked

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Re: Well...

I doubt blokes will care, the birds might have an issue tho.

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Carl Icahn: I don't want to fight with Tim... but I will

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ICAHN is not an idiot

Carl is actually ringing the bell for another stock collapse. Companies like Apple and others should pay dividends. That is the reason people invest in companies, for a payoff. So much is made of stock price which is totally irrational. Anyone that actually believes Apple is the most valuable company on the planet might reconsider if the electricity went out for week or more. Then water and petrol would be more valuable. You can always eat your (unfortunate) neighbor, but water is essential. energy sources are essential for civilization. While on one hand, the i(product of choice) is a fancy toy, it is very useful in civilized society.

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The right time to drink coffee

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Re: @Don Jefe

Being on several meds for a number of ailments/ conditions, I find coffee does very little in the morning. Later in the day, it does have an effect. I am also conscience of the fact that the body builds tolerance to any stimulant. So coffee is reserved for special occasions in general or if I really need to get the lead out late in the day.

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Vladimir PUTIN officially HARDER than CHUCK NORRIS

lunatik96

New web game features chuck norris and Vlad the sad pooter.

I can see it now, Vlad tries a sniper shot but chuck eats the bullet and spits it back at him. Kick punch, bam crunch. It would be as cheesy as the old Batman TV show.

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Dark HEAVY METAL star fires up jets, vomits hot ROCK into space

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Re: Black holes have no basis in General Relativity

How did Hawking support his "black hole" assertions?

It has been decades since I studied quantum mechanics and Einstein's equations, but I do recall that Einstein's equations predicted gravitational lenses which has been substantiated. Tensors were not available at my schools when I got my degrees so I will not argue ur assertions in that respect.

My big question is has anyone tried to compute how much mass is necessary to form a black hole (this has been answered) however, what would be the critical mass before the reversal (bang, if you will forgive the inaccurate reference).

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'A measly 3 Instagrams? NO!' Sexy selfie Snapchat spurns Facebook's $3bn

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Political life might be saved now

Anthony Weiner (Aptly Named)just tweeted "Damn, where was that app when I needed it?"

at lest those kitten pics will self erase. Makes one think of the mission impossible theme. But can you wait to view the kitten or will it time out whether u watch or not. I mean if I was landing a 747 and I got a new kitten pic from my bestie, can I wait?

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Stephen Hawking: 'Boring' Higgs Boson discovery cost me $100

lunatik96

Start- virtualization errorr - Stop

we're all living in someone else's fantasy.

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BOFH: GOATSE? No, I said goat fetis... you know what, forget it

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rampant anti-goat bantor

why are you people goat bashing? They have a right to live as they choose with whomever they choose. Besides they are cousins to cows and I like cows, especially as hamburger or T-bones. btw goats make great BBQ

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If your bosses tell you you're 'in it together', don't EVER believe them

lunatik96

Generals sat

and the lines on the map

moved from side to side

Obviously somebody else's famous words

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Google patent: THROAT TATTOO with lie-detecting mobe microphone built-in

lunatik96

Re: WTF

So you haven't seen that syfy classic - plughead. While the premise was interesting the movie wasn't. Johnny Mnemonic was much better.

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Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

lunatik96

All the OS rehash existing tech.

All the OSes borrow and steal and then claim it's new and improved. Patent trolls like MS and Apple prevent any attempt at true innovation. While Linux is close to a full featured OS, the lack of unity within the community prevents it from becoming mainstream.

The problem with all the geniuses (seriously bright folks) working in the alternative (Linux) environment is their egos exceed their IQ. Why can't we all just get along? While diversity is a strength, it is also the greatest weakness in the community. Just because someone is a good programmer doesn't make them a good project manager. While the community is maturing, there is a need for some consolidation, if we want more general acceptance.

Remember, the lesson from Intel and MS, technology doesn't win, marketing does. SO get ur selves together and get a fully functional desktop OS on the table, then work the improvements.

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IT'S patent WAR: Apple, Microsoft vs Google, Samsung, Huawei

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Patent trolls

Anyone really surprised from this barrage of patent infringement lawsuits? Especially from some of the most contentious corps. MS who sued their way into Linux, apple who like a mini MS has little original tech, but sues everyone. I remember when Apple tried to sue Palo Alto Research over the mouse (GUI) and GUI.

IBM taught the tech industry well, just sue until the cost of fighting is unsustainable.

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Please, PLEASE, Skype... Don't kill our apps and headsets, plead devs

lunatik96

M$ shafts partners? where's the news?

Any one NOT see this coming?

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Anonymous and pals gather in support of girl at centre of rape case

lunatik96

The subject was rape NOT grammar

No wonder the US gets a black eye in education and social issues.

This is referencing a sexual assault of a 14 year old and the first 10 posts argue grammar?

In other articles I read, one of the boys is a relative of the prosecutor, judge or policeman, don't remember just this minute. While the youths are juveniles, the action is very serious. Do they deserve incarceration? If guilty YES, but maybe over the summer in a wilderness program, not prison. And lots of community service, plus register as a juvy sex offender that would be expunged upon graduating High School. This will send a clear message to others that may think getting a 13 yr old drunk and taking advantage while passed out is OK. If the boys were 18, they could spend years in prison. The family of the boys should also be made to pay for any counseling the girl requires and pain and suffering.

Personally, I don't understand how anyone would WANT sex with someone that is not awake.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

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must be the brits

I find very little of your posts relevant in the US, except at Kroger. But the flaming hoops and platforms are not consistent from one retailer to the next.

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Watery asteroid discovered 150 light-years off hints at habitable worlds

lunatik96

getting unsoaked in the dark?

sounds like the pub was open late

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Thorium and inefficient solar power? That's good enough for me

lunatik96

Re: Compressed air?

I think UPS uses a variation on this theme in their new efficient hybrid delivery vehicles, but with hydraulics.

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Re: Commercial fusion may not be as far away as you think

DOH! Hold my beer

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Re: Commercial fusion may not be as far away as you think

What is the H2 consumption rate?

I wonder how you prevent the core from turning into nickel and iron and the resulting supernova?

jk

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Re: Slightly fruity comparison

at the restaurant at the edge of the universe. order menu item 42.

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Torvalds: 'We're not doing Linux95 … for a few years, at least'

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Re: re. "... forced to spend time rebuilding ..."

Really? Normally you have very good insight into issues and obviously know more than the average office/ cubicle droid. But A laptop provides so many more options than a desktop. My laptop (medium power) has a quad core CPU, 8 GB ram (expandable to 16) and space for 2 2.5" hard drives. 1 could be flash. The I7 2630QM CPU seems more than adequate for any of my school programming tasks and watching video. It even plays a few online flash games well, although I don't play very much. The 17" screen seems sufficient for most tasks even as my vision is getting weaker. AND it is portable. 6 hour battery life. I have worked with computers for 30 years and Unless there is a specific demand for a desk side or tower, I only use laptops which I suspect will soon give way to the larger Phablets coming out.. Soon, our TV's will have an ARM (maybe MIPS) based CPU running linux or similar for web access (which most ppl think is their computer), and only serious professionals will need dedicated units.

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First rigid airship since the Hindenburg cleared for outdoor flight trials

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Re: Cargo/ballast

somehow I hear the Jetson theme, his boy elroy ...

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COSH - where's my calculator?

COSH seems similar to an idea i had about adding to full industrial size quad copters. Never calculated the feasibility. But the pressurized helium would be in rigid tanks and the envelope would be flexible and retractable. It would aid in take off, hovering and landing. Saving fuel in the most thirsty portions of a jaunt.

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'Beat the lie detectors' trainer sentenced to 8 months in jail

lunatik96

Teaching people to pass lie detector test is illegal?

The police lie all the time, so do judges and lawyers. I guess they don't like the competition. A lie detector test is not even allowed as evidence in court, so what is the real problem? This fascist regime in which we live just can't allow anyone to even hint that they are smarter than the idiots who run everything.

I am not a lawyer, but I bet a few carefully placed words could have averted all of this legal infarction.

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Windows 8.1 to freeze out small business apps

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Surprise? NOT

So a corp that has made it their business model to abuse their monopoly suddenly wants you to pay to install software on their OS? HAHAHA. This is worse than COSTO or Sam's charging you to shop at their "WAREHOUSE". I guess M$ thinks their monopoly is so strong that they don't care.

Linux CAN do everything MS can and more. This IS the TIME to switch. I use Linux on ALL my boxes, although sometimes in VirtualBox. I even had one computer that had a legal windows license that wouldn't load windows, yet Linux installed quickly w/o any problems. MicroSucks knows the desktop is fading and their main business is enterprise environments. Normally I say Good Luck with that, but this time merely you reap what you sow.

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Super-SVELTE BLUSH-PINK planet goes too far with star

lunatik96

an unlimited universe would have unlimited possibilities.

While this exo-planet may not fit into our solar system theories, it obviously does just fine elsewhere. The basic theory isn't bad, it just doesn't apply to every instance. interstellar goop is all over the place, stuff happens where it is, not where we'd like it to be to fit a certain theory. We need a theory that covers planets like these.

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Tor servers vanish as FBI swoops on kiddie-smut suspect

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Coat

Re: Good News?

In a perfect world, we would ALL be Libertarians. We don't live in that perfect world so we have to do the best with what we got. The game is rigged.

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Trollface

Re: Is Tor really secure?

@Ted Treen-

@Andy Prough

"...the government spook agencies and probably some criminal outfits [is there a difference?]..."

No.

The spook agencies have seemingly unlimited resources. Some of them wear badges.

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FSF passes collection plate for free Android clone Replicant

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Coat

Re: So seems that it's effectively CyanogenMod with some functionality removed

It really doesnt matter how close to google they stay as long as they have needed and useful functionality. I have a 3.5" screen and wonder how anyone over 30 can read the screen. Maybe some different visuality is needed. The voice functionality is also sorely needed built in.

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Analyst: Tests showing Intel smartphones beating ARM were rigged

lunatik96

Hype vs performance

Intel is back up to the game it knows too well. Hype and marketing trump technology in the marketplace. Motorola and DEC (if it still existed) and even AMD can all testify.

Intel can outspend anybody in the chip biz. They can spend the most on R&D and then advertising to market it. Ever hear of itanium. I don't believe they broke even on it despite trying to shove it down everyone's throat.

Intel has reason to worry, the decline of the PC biz and the rise of the mobes. It is essential for them to play in the big pool, but they will have to change their biz model. Clouds only need so many blades and only HPC clusters need the ones that make a lot of heat and even that is debatable for the future.

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Win 8 man Sinofsky's 'retirement' deal: $14m shares, oath of silence

lunatik96

MS is the new GM

I wonder how long b4 MS gets a guvmint bailout?

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Mastercard and Visa block payments to Swedish VPN firms

lunatik96
Big Brother

The Rothchilds strike again

All Central banks are run by the Rothchilds. You won't find their names, but their fingerprints are everywhere. The 3 city states run the world.

The City of London controls money supply, Washington controls military actions, and the Vatican controls religion.

They all work hand in hand to control the citizens of the world.

So the FACT that VISA and MC subvert their "clients" wishes is not news, it should be expected.

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Rest your head against a train window, hear VOICES in your SKULL

lunatik96

a pillow perhaps

I wonder if a pillow is enough to dampen the bone conduction so one may actually rest (the main impetus for resting one's head against a window) whilst on the tube. Now if they could pipe in on demand video, that is a different issue.

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What's the most secure desktop operating system?

lunatik96
Big Brother

BeagleBone Black

Angstrom is built in firmware.

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Coat

Re: V-Tec

u mean 6700 rpm

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Whonix

The Whonix concept of running 2 virtual machines, one as a desktop and the other as a TOR anonymiser. The concept can run on any OS, however I prefer Linux as the base using Virtualbox or KVM. A lot of progress has been made on KVM. When WIN 7 gave me crap about installing a legal copy on my tower, I installed linux and Win7 in a virtual machine. I am NOT a gamer so that is not a consideration.

I also would run different flavors of Linux as the host and guest, just to make it more secure. I would pick the flavor (or 2) I like best as guest and use another for host.

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Boffins build telescopic contact lenses to battle blindness

lunatik96

I'll take the bionic eye

give me an optical nerve implant or longer arms.

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I'll take the bionic eye

I would prefer to have a direct optic nerve connection with a zoom lens that also does infrared and ultraviolet.

Until then I will get arm extenders.

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NASA to flip ion engine's 'OFF' switch after brilliant 5.5 year burn

lunatik96

No warp bubble yet?

Come on NASA, it has been over 50 years since Start Trek told you how it's done.

Great job on the ion thruster, Now if they only had a portable Monday morning model.

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