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    Re: Portable Mp3 Player -- What do you use?

    I'm rockin' a Cowon D2, nice player, linux compatable, no complaints. It works just like a usb thumb drive.
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    [all variants] k9copy mpeg4 conversion issues

    I just upgraded from feisty to gutsy. In feisty K9copy worked just fine, now in Gutsy I am unable to convert to Mpeg4. It will process some of the movie then just hang and never finish. I don't...
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    Re: Old/crappy pc/laptop users, come chat and share here!

    I just decommissioned a HP 400Mhz Celeron and an e-machine 533Mhz celeron this weekend. Both ran Ubuntu without issue, although they were a little slow (no worse than win2k). The sad part is no one...
  4. Re: Selling my old computer, how should I leave it?

    Unless the guy is very techie or you want to provide long term support for the guy (I am guessing a transitory boyfriend of a friend of a friend is not someone you see often) just save yourself time...
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    Re: English project on..you guessed it....LINUX

    1. Why Linux?
    Origionally I just wanted a media center PC. So after researching various software solutions I found I only had 4 real options, Mythtv (free), Microsoft media center, and a couple...
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    Re: Windows restore CD advice

    Ok, I should mention I am cheap too, while the Norton product does look like it would work, it is about $70, and I only get paid $0 per install, so recouping my investment would take longer than I am...
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    Windows restore CD advice

    Ok, yes I realize this is the wrong forum... heck, the wrong website for this question, but please indulge me.

    I am sick and tired of reinstalling windows for people, I have half converted a few...
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    Re: Is there a MythTV based distro?

    I have been using knoppmyth for over 2 years, great distro, very easy to set up. In fact, knoppmyth was the distro that got me into linux.

    Hooray for knoppmyth
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    Re: Optimal mp3 bitrate

    I encoded several tracks at various bitrates and then listened to them on my midfi equiptment. I choose to encode my CDs at the bitrate where I could not hear a difference between the origional...
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    Re: The Nintendo Wii topic

    Actually, it probibly is. 16 hours of active arm flailing sounds like great excercise.
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    Re: The Nintendo Wii topic

    I played the Wii at a local gameshop and I will be buying one when they are widely available. The motion control worked extremely well. I think the graphics are good enough, but I also love playing...
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    Re: Most robust file system?

    I agree, I am going to have this drive sent in under warrenty too. I have had no issues with the other 2 drives in the machine. I just don't understand why windows check disk program borks the...
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    Most robust file system?

    I need to know what the best file system is for storage of many smallish (3-10mb) files on a large >200GB partition.

    A little background.
    Currently I have all my music CDs ripped to a 200GB...
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    Re: which car/vehicle do you drive?

    Fast, fun, and suprizingly not too bad on gas.

    http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b326/thejokerisme/WS9hood/img_1396.jpg
    Trans Am Convertable
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    Re: Mythtv minimal spec

    Check out knoppmyth (also Debian based) for a pain free mythtv install if that is all the machine will be doing. The 450 will probibly be ok for your backend server (recording and streaming to your...
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    Re: mythtv and ubuntu

    I would love to be able to apt-get the most recent release of the Mythtv frontend to enable me to link convieniently to my living room knoppmyth box. but last I checked it isn't in the repos. ...
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    Re: Keyloggers on new laptops?

    Think about this for a moment, if microsoft was cooperating with the government to use a keylogger over the net, there would be no need for a hardware dongle, it could easily be done completely with...
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    Re: One giant step backwards for a computer

    Pet Peeves really,

    I used it back in the days when you could not always dial through to their servers (busy signals), and the first thing they would present you with when you finally got through...
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    Re: One giant step backwards for a computer

    FYI:

    My win 2000 cd is bootable, but my win 98SE cd is not, It requires a boot disk.

    Since you have a 98 upgrade you will either need to have a copy of win 95 or 3.1 installed.... OR... the...
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    Re: PDC 05-New Vista Screenshots

    I hate to say it, but windows XP has multiple desktops, so i would think Vista will also. The multiple desktop selector is hidden by default in XP, I guess they figure that it would just confuse...
  21. Re: How does dynamic memory allocation work for intergrated video?

    Its been a long time since I had an integrated video solution so this may no longer be accurate, but I had to set how much memory I wanted to be allocated for video in the system bios, and that...
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    Re: Recommendations for paid support?

    You have tried to install Ubuntu on all three machines and the network card is not recognized by any of them? And these are 3 different network cards? also how are you detecting that your network...
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    Re: Recommendations for paid support?

    I have a cheap solution for you, my sister's comp had a similar issue, my solution was to slap in a different network card and viola, Ubuntu recognized it and all was well. Might be worth your...
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    Re: I'm a soldier who lost a leg in Iraq.

    2 pages of posts and the majority of the discussion has nothing to do with the origional posters remarks, instead there is a respectful discussion is about his right to post here. This group is a...
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    Poll: Re: Linux Convert's Rant

    I have been a microsoft user from the DOS days and I agree with you that linux can be a pain in some areas. I just converted my desktop about a month ago to linux, specifically ubuntu, with some...
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