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      Mandriva Official Documentation

      Official documentation for extant versions of Mandriva can be found at doc.mandriva.com.   Documentation for the latest release may take some time to appear there. You can install all the manuals from the main repository if you have Mandriva installed - files are prefixed mandriva-doc.
    • paul

      Forum software upgrade   10/29/17

      So you may have noticed the forum software has upgraded !!!
      A few things that have changed. We no longer have community blogs (was never really used) We no longer have a portal page.
      We can discuss this, and decide whether it is needed (It costs money) See this thread: Here


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  1. This is probably out of left field given I haven't posted here in a while, and this forum is not as active as it was back in the day, but for anyone who is still around: Any of the old heads around here will likely remember that I was a fan of Arch Linux when it first started. However, I've watched the Arch community over the past few years and it's turned into a bunch of unhelpful pricks, with standard "RTFM" replies. As such, I can no longer recommend it. I've watched time and time again as people ask rather simple questions, stating they tried to figure it out on their own and couldn't understand what they need to do, only to be linked to the same wiki page they already read and didn't comprehend. This is the antithesis of what we need in the Linux world today, which is a more helpful community willing to walk people through the steps they need to take. Much like the attitude we've had on these forums. If you, or anyone you know, is looking for a new distro, I recommend steering clear of Arch. There are better options with more helpful communities. Support distros that support their users. Can a mod or admin move this to Everything Linux? I accidentally posted to the wrong forum. Thanks!
  2. I have this running on my Netgear WNR3500L, my only wish is that it be easier to setup a USB drive to share on the network via SAMBA. Other than that, it's much better than the stock firmware.
  3. mageiausers.org

    A warped sense of humour is required to get most of my jokes :D
  4. mageiausers.org

    My comment wasn't directed at you and/or Ix, it was just a joke that popped into my head as I was reading through the thread.
  5. mageiausers.org

    The love in this thread is palpable. It has the texture corduroy jeans.
  6. Pulseaudio Removal Petition

    The Linux sound system is a complete mess. It's not just PulseAudio. Perhaps a petition to simplify and generally fix the state of sound in Linux would be better, and more widely supported. Especially amongst audiophiles.
  7. Can someone please help?

    If it's just echo, that's somewhat typical. You want to watch out for actual feedback (where you get the lovely high-pitched sound) as that can be a problem, not just a minor annoyance. Also...isn't this in the wrong section? Ian? :unsure:
  8. Because making you go through a few pages increases the chance they'll make some ad revenue off your visit. Though, when I clicked the link I was taken directly to the Vote page...*shrug*.
  9. Microsoft Patents Sudo?

    You are right, but that's sort of the problem. Because they patented the GUI end, which then calls the underlying code, they could potentially use the patent against others who have a similar GUI device - think gksudo or ksudo or whatever they're called, the GUI front-ends to sudo for GNOME and KDE. Although the underlying code is likely different, what the viewer sees is arguably similar.
  10. Widescreen may take away some vertical space but it adds a good bit horizontally. Scrolling vertically is common anyways, even on 4:3 monitors - however, more horizontal space gives more room to run several applications side-by-side (and horizontal scrolling is less natural). That is why I personally prefer widescreen - I've never missed the extra vertical pixels, even when working with images or writing code. As far as the topic...I find the Thinkpads to be pretty nice, as long as you don't buy one of the really cheap models. They're a bit flimsy.
  11. New Linux Distro!

    I think a vessel in my brain just popped...*twitch*
  12. OSA - Open Source for America

    Don't need one over here...but thanks for the offer.
  13. OSA - Open Source for America

    The discussion regarding using the term "America" to mean "The United States of America" has been done to death. Get over it. As long as you know what it's referring to, who cares? And obviously all of you do, otherwise you wouldn't have said anything.
  14. What's there to say? "Awesome!"? Must be some dumb Apple fanboys then:1 - Most people who buy Apple buy directly from Apple, not through a third party like Amazon. 2 - The Apple laptops are significantly more expensive, which obviously will cause them to have less sales then less expensive laptops. This only reflects sales on Amazon.de, it's not really a good metric for determining anything beyond that - i.e. that they're the "Bestsellers in Germany", as the title of this thread reads. Or even that it's a sign that Microsofts "stranglehold" is declining, for that matter.
  15. New Windows-compatible OS on the horizon?

    WINE probably won't ever be able to run any and all Windows applications - for one reason alone, not all API calls in Windows have a equivalent in Linux that WINE can translate the call to. By building an OS specifically for this purpose, you can ensure all calls have an equivalent.