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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 love how the updates over here are all new users asking questions and old users making random comments.

    1. paul


      we still haunt the place :)

  3. 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.
  4. tyme


    A warped sense of humour is required to get most of my jokes :D
  5. tyme


    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.
  6. tyme


    The love in this thread is palpable. It has the texture corduroy jeans.
  7. 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.
  8. 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:
  9. 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*.
  10. I'm stuck in a box, help!

  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. I think a vessel in my brain just popped...*twitch*
  14. Don't need one over here...but thanks for the offer.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. There is currently no ext4 driver for Windows. The best place to keep an eye out for it is here: http://www.fs-driver.org/ - though they've not said if they have any plans to make an ext4 driver, but, they seem most likely to be the ones to do it.
  19. I continue to be skeptical of cloud computing. My main concern is security - not privacy, like arctic is discussing, but simple data security. While more computer-savvy persons understand the inherit insecurity in storing sensitive data on something like Google Docs or similar, many people don't realize that - once they save the file to Googles servers - it's up there, 24/7/365, and if someone were to hack Google's servers, your sensitive data could quickly be in someone else's hands. Storing the data on your computer lowers it's overall visibility on the net, as well as the fact that (save for some of us geeks who never turn off our comps ;) ) it won't be available on some server out there, 24/7/365. Personally, if this is nothing more than an OS with Google App's integrated as if they were real Desktop applications, I worry that it will give people a false sense of security in their data, thinking it is stored locally, when it may in fact still be on Google's servers.
  20. To be able to run Windows software without dumping a bunch of cash into MS's pockets?
  21. I have no intent to be unfriendly or misbehave, but rather to simply point out no one knows what occurred on Mandriva's side - everyone is making assumptions based on one side of the story.
  22. You should apply your own advice to your criticism of Mandriva and it's employees. So far in this thread, you've flat out called a few of them liars, without valid reason. You've claimed they gave you the shaft, without even knowing what was going on behind the scenes. Perhaps my post was intended to make a point to you, that you failed to realize. Also note, I said it was starting to "sound like", I never accused you of wanting a free ride - just stating what it looks like, based on what was said. Meanwhile, you've accused Mandriva of several things, based on very little.
  23. Are you sure it was a lie, or are you just assuming it was a lie? Like I said, it's possible that they did intend to do it, but problems arose and it was canceled as a result. Without knowing what actually went on inside Mandriva, any conclusion drawn is mere speculation (even my own). We're all speculating and attacking Mandriva based on those speculations, which are biased. I still tend to think Mandriva is being ridiculed for nearly nothing here. Sometimes things simply don't work out as planned, especially given the current economic climate. And honestly, wobo, you seem to be a little overly focused on the fact that they were supposed to pay your way and then didn't. To me, it's starting to sound like you were looking for a free ride, and when you didn't get it, you tossed a fit and got enough attention that it became "newsworthy". but that's JMHO, agree with it or not, I don't care :)
  24. Interestingly, if they had made no promises to wobo about sharing/covering costs, I doubt anyone would have even noticed this. They would have simply said, "we have decided not to attend due to <whatever reason>". I have a feeling this was the case of people making promises and then their higher-ups not liking them. I really don't think Mandriva did anything wrong here, to be completely honest, things simply didn't work out as planned. Accept it and move on. Just a thought, not trying to offend anyone.
  25. I was responding to Ian's comment, which didn't make that distinction.
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