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  1. Thread: Philosophy

    by IYY
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    Re: Philosophy

    My favourite philosophers are Dostoyevsky, Spinoza and Nietzsche. I also like Kant, Descartes (his method, not his conclusions) and Plato.

    I enjoy metaphysics, philosophy of religion, mind, and...
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    Poll: Re: So, how do you listen to your music collection?

    Good music generally comes in album form, and an album is meant to be listened to all together.
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    Re: What do you all think of this picture?

    It's a comment on the recent misfortunes of the One Laptop Per Child project. The YouTube video is a parody of the "Leave Britney Spears Alone" kid (pretty much what it sounds like).


    I'm still a...
  4. Re: You can kinda apply the FOSS philosophy to a lot of other things in life...

    Most of those who maintain the hacker ethic (on which the FOSS philosophy is based) also believe that it can and should be applied outside of computers. For example, art (CC), music (remix, folk),...
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    Re: Understanding what Open-Source means

    This is where the GPL comes in. You see, there are two kinds of open-source licenses: viral (sharealike) and nonviral. The BSD license, for example, gives you no protection from your code being...
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    Re: List your TOP FIVE Firefox extensions!

    1. Adblock plus
    2. It's All Text (lets you use an external text editor like vim for text fields)
    3. Download Statusbar
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    Re: Cool applications you use that others might not know of

    SAGE is an advanced mathematics program similar to Mathematica, but uses only GNU tools. For the home user, it's overkill and too difficult to use, but for people who need to do some real...
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    Re: The best lightweight window manager?

    I vote for IceWM. It's the simplest, and can actually look the best with the proper themes.

    Besides, I love Meta+Space shortcut to activate the commandline.
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    Re: Why aren't package managers browser based?

    I don't even bother loading synaptic up. Seriously, is it that difficult to type


    apt-cache search appname
    sudo apt-get install appname
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    Re: So who else hates Firefox?

    I hate firefox very much, but the problem is that I hate the other browsers (IE, Safari, Opera, Epiphany) even more. :(
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    Re: Recipe Manager Announcement

    The UI looks very good, I must say.
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    Galaxy Ripple Ubuntu Wallpaper

    I've made a wallpaper using The Gimp, slightly inspired by the new Mac OS Leopard wallpaper.

    You can download it here.
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    Poll: Re: AbiWord vs Kword vs OO.o vs LyX vs Ted vs Groff

    vim + LaTeX to create PDF or printed documents
    antiword | less to read Word documents
    Google Docs if I want to work on a document together with someone
    Abiword if I really need to make a Word...
  14. Thread: Your very 1st OS

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    Re: Your very 1st OS

    DOS, then 95, 98, XP, FreeBSD and Ubuntu.
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    Poll: Re: Names For Linux Users

    By the way, here's the exact definition of Hacker in the Jargon File: http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/H/hacker.html
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    Re: Proposition: Vectorised Menus

    It's very easy to implement, since many icon themes have SVG versions of the icons, but there is a problem: in small sizes, the icons tend to look too blurry. The 16x16 icon size, for example, is not...
  17. Thread: Saving .gif images

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    Re: Saving .gif images

    PNG is supported in Windows and Mac OS by default.

    By the way, The Gimp is not as difficult to learn as it seems if all you want to use it for is paint-like functions.

    There is also a...
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    Re: What can you _not_ do with GPL'd software?

    Oh sorry, I didn't get that. Basically the answer to that is: any changes that you make to the code itself, you have to release. So, if you modify the engine code, you would have to release those...
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    Poll: Re: Names For Linux Users

    Hacking has nothing to do with legality. This is just an unfortunate mistake made by the media. Someone who breaks into other computers is not called a Hacker, but a cracker. Some crackers are also...
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    Re: What can you _not_ do with GPL'd software?

    That's true, but the tools on Linux are simply not of professional quality, so it's useless to learn them.

    Besides, it's the fact that the professionals are already so familiar with their tools...
  21. Re: Ubuntu without Political or Religious Affiliations

    Free software is like Free speech: everyone has the right to say anything they like, but no one has the right to force their opinions on anyone else.

    So, it's your right to ignore the Christian...
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    Re: Future of open source?

    Relying entirely on donations? I don't think you understand how Open Source software gets developed. Companies like RedHat, Novell and IBM pour a lot of money into Open Source projects, and plenty of...
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    Poll: Re: Names For Linux Users

    Hackers.

    It's the only proper term.
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    Re: What can you _not_ do with GPL'd software?

    There are many areas where GPLed alternatives exist, they are not nearly as robust as the proprietary ones. Sometimes it's just a matter of the interface not being as easy to use, and sometimes it's...
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    Re: Ubuntu Embroidered Patches

    If it came down to it, I would be willing to pay around $2 per patch, and buy two or three of them.

    I don't know how payment would work, though. Paypal?
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