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  1. Re: Is it true that modern PCs are faster than 70s 80s and early 90s Supercomputers ?

    The short ansswer is yes. I believe this link and the sources provided should help you towards understanding the comparison of old super computers to modern PC's.

    Just as a side note the first...
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    [lubuntu] Need help with configuring 12.4

    I have been adjusting quite well to the new GUI in 12.4. But i must be remise due mainly to the loss in configuing that is granted with this new ubuntu distribution.

    Problem 1. How do i determine...
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    Re: Netflix in Ubuntu, Method

    I was actually going to suggest the same thing. I have apple TV and PS3. I have each device connected two different tv's. But what i do not understand is that if Netflix is internet based and nothing...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    This is an ever evolving thread. I've been with Linux since Fedora core 3 came out then i moved to between Suse and Mandraken. I've now resided with Ubuntu. I am very tempted to test Mint but in all...
  5. [ubuntu] Re: Are you experience brutal inestability on 10.10 release?

    I'll never understand it. We don't have to upgrade our distro simlpy because the number changed. I look for specific core improvements. I have 9.10 and I truthfully don't plan on upgrading unless I...
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    Re: Ever Get Bored With Ubuntu?

    I would say when you get bored learn more about your OS. There's always something to learn. And I would hope that most of the linux user enjouy learning especially about linux. Pick your fav program...
  7. Re: Is there a movie where a lonely nerd gets famous?

    I think AntiTrust is worth seeing
  8. Thread: MacBook Pro 5,5

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    [ubuntu] Re: MacBook Pro 5,5

    Truthfully what i would do first is download the live cd first. Run that in your system and make sure everything is working correctly. Check the graphics, check memory usage, make sure the mouse...
  9. Poll: Re: How long until a majority of distros start using chromium instead of firefox?

    Firefox will remain relevant but if they don't fix that memory leak problem i will most certainly stop using it.
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    Re: Ubuntu is making me lazy.

    I think when anything enters the mainstream it looses its essence for greater exposure. Its the quality vs. quantity argument. The US machine is more concerned with the amount of widgets it puts out...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    That is really a great way to introduce linux to people. And setting it up is really the big issue but do keep in mind that if you had to use third party NVIDIA drivers they will have to be reset...
  12. Thread: New to Linux

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    [ubuntu] Re: New to Linux

    I understand completely. Maybe if you discuss some of your concerns or frustrations we can help you with them. Im sure each of the members hear have had the same of similar issues or questions that...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    What windows suffers from is bloat. There are just so many lines of code and not enough developers going through it before its released so when we get the new shiny OS, we also get a service pack...
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    Poll: Re: What Music Player Do You Use?

    I use banshee but I've been hearing great things about songbird. Many insist that its very similar to apples itunes. Last time I used it, it was so buggy. And I could only compile it. I think ill...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    I know I've had that a few times. I think all systems are prone to freezing. But with windows and mac os u have to restart the whole system most of the time. In linux u can kill the gui go to command...
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    Re: Why do you use linux?

    I use linux for all my computing needs accept for my teaching software. Im not much of a gamer but i do keep my self entertained with World of Goo, DreamChess and Chromium. I works very well on my...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    I agree with some of your points but i will use the bakery analogy to show where i disagree. I must point out that this comparison will always be slighted simply because we look at Linux as a...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    Why does every new user make such a big deal about the command line? Once you learn the command line you will realize that it's one of Unix's greatest assets. Windows and the mac gui can get very...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    I really enjoyed that video. It put so much into perspective.
  20. Re: Who has an android phone, do you like it, model, etc?

    Can someone here please further explain this concept of "rooted" or "rooting" the android device. I will mostly likely purchase a Galaxy Vibrant with T-mobile and i would prefer to avoid major issues...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    Interesting response but I'm not sure if i agree fully. If innovation is the same as adapting then i guess i can agree. But if not i would say that out of necessity we adapt to our current...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    Should it have to compete? Does competition always drive innovation? Within capitalist USA (my country) New York (state) this has become a widely accepted idea. But what i have experienced in the few...
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    Re: Ubuntu cannot compete with OS X or Windows 7

    With respect to this topic, i do admit that it seems like an endless debate. But the fact that people do continue to post and share their thoughts shows that its a topic that interest a lot of...
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    Re: What motivates you?

    I'm motivated by what i desire most... to understand
  25. Thread: Linux for noobs

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    Re: Linux for noobs

    I would have to agree as well. I cant even count how many times i had to reinstall linux and windows when i was first starting out. My mistakes made me much stronger. Don't be afraid to poke around....
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