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* Posts by Chester Draws

19 posts • joined 1 Jun 2012

N00bs vs Windows 8: We lock six people in a room with new OS

Chester Draws
Linux

Re: Now I hate Win 8 as much as the next man

KDE4 + Cairo Dock + Compiz 0.8.8 (Kwin is shit and Compiz 0.9.x is a mess) gives me the ideal desktop as you get both the best of Mac and Windows worlds with a huge amount of customization possibilities.

NOT metro is just downright awful to use or DT & KB users.

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Microsoft's 'official' Windows 8 Survival Guide leaks

Chester Draws
Linux

Alternatively

format C:

Then install Linux distribution of choice or Windows 7.

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Canonical to Windows XP cliff-clingers: Ubuntu safety net's ready... now jump

Chester Draws
Linux

Re: PEEK dammit.

POKE Dammit

Er SAP runs on more than windows you know.

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Ballmer aims chair at Apple after Windows package miss

Chester Draws
Linux

Re: Linux et al :Dave 126

Millions of people are using Linux everyday even though they do not know it. Your router, Android, most of the internet backbone, your TV, tills, most mainframes etc. English is English and French is French, they are both languages but achieve things in different ways.

Give Opensuse a try (my own favourite) as it supports 1-click install.

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Chester Draws
Linux

If MS go the Apple route

Then it's a gift to Linux (or Linux derivative).

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View 21 IPTV Freeview+HD DVR review

Chester Draws
FAIL

FAIL !

No wifi in this day and age makes it a dinosaur. Nearly there but not quite.

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Mobe app makers doubt Windows 8 will be worth the hassle - poll

Chester Draws
Linux

Re: Shocker @mark

Given the kicking that MS gave Linux complete with dirty tricks it would be just deserts if wp8 fell flat on it's arse.

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Barnes & Noble Nook HD and HD+ hands-on review

Chester Draws
Linux

Who would of thought it ?

Microsoft selling Linux. It had to happen one day ;)

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303916904577375502392129654.html

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New vicious UEFI bootkit vuln found for Windows 8

Chester Draws
Linux

We told you so

Secure boot was only ever about trying to stop Linux and introduce TPM style DRM and nothing to do with stopping nasties.

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Memo to openSUSE 12.2: More polish, less angst

Chester Draws
Linux

Being Using Since 12.2 RC2

So far my experiences have all been very positive and I haven't run into any horrible show stoppers. Very fast and stable.

A couple of points to note though are:

1) If you upgrade to KDE 4.9 then be prepared for your dolphin places panel to NOT automatically resize. This is a KDE feature removal by the KDE devs, fuck knows why ?

2) Auto-mounting of internal hard disks in KDE is still a problem (since 11.4) as you still need to enter your root password to mount the drives after every login unless you create fstab entries or modify this file:

/var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/org.freedesktop.udisks.filesystem-mount-system-internal.pkla

I'm with Linus T here on some of the Suse devs over paranoid approach to polkit

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Microsoft keeps Win Phone 8 under hype-boosting wraps

Chester Draws

Re: disappointment

@AC

"I was under the impression that the Prometheus effect was getting something really, really great (fire) and then having your liver pecked out by crows for the rest of your life as a punishment?"

It has an entirely different meaning if you have seen Ridley Scott's load of crap.

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Dell readies Linux Ultrabook for autumn release

Chester Draws
Linux

Give me an Ultrabook with Secureboot turned off

Then I will be able to put whatever the hell I like on it.

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Burnt Samsung Galaxy S III singed by external source, probe reveals

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Go

Re: How would you like your smartphone?

Must have the next version of android, Baked Alaska

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Android Jelly Bean won't get Flash Player

Chester Draws
Linux

Re: Die, flash, die

Ah the blue video experience.

The Assholes at Adobe cocked up the colour frame information ordering for Nvidia VDPAU in 11.2 - you must have an Nvidia card to see this and hardware acceleration on.

This is fixed in Google Chrome using 11.3 and pepper (PAPPI) but not for the Firefox folks (NPAPI) as you are stuck on 11.2 forever. There is an ugly hack to fix the blue experience but I can't be arsed applying it.

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1118576

PS agree die flash, die.

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Brits get to fondle Google Nexus 7 slab in just a fortnight

Chester Draws

USB Question

Anyone know if this will support USB on the go, i.e external USB storage via the mini USB.

Be interesting to know if it can be used with a 3G USB (with a bit of hacking) ?

On the whole I think this is a good device (on paper) but a disappointment that there is no SD slot.

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Microsoft takes on tablets with keyboard-equipped Surface

Chester Draws
Facepalm

If there was a reason to sack Ballmer

Then this is a very good reason why. This will tank.

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SUSE Linux and Canonical invade Windows Azure

Chester Draws
Headmaster

Re: Help the underdog - then kill them

12.4 and 10.4 ?

Ahhhh syntax error !

That's just brought our brand new rocket launch down because someone forgot a 0 !

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Microsoft and Nokia dub Google troll moan 'desperate', 'frivolous'

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WTF?

Oh Really ?

Looks like MS are up to their old SCO tricks here using a third party. Seems to me your missing the simple situation here.

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