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  1. Re: UEFI, Secure Booting and the Windows 8 Logo requirements locking out GNU / Linux

    Oh, for sure it's only one small step that takes us closer and closer to hegemony of world-wide companies. However, the windows logo phenomenon works in a bit different way: "Mr Dell, of course You...
  2. Re: UEFI, Secure Booting and the Windows 8 Logo requirements locking out GNU / Linux

    Although I agree with You, the above is rather unlikely to happen - vendors are not responding to users questions in general (or in 99.9999% of cases.)
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    Re: Printers under wines

    Generally printers are available trough windows (wine) API, so if Your priner works in Linux (CUPS) then it should work in wine too -> configure the printer under Linux.
    Windows cmd is not supported...
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    Re: Is Tron (the film) about FOSS?

    ...and why do You think so?
  5. Re: UEFI, Secure Booting and the Windows 8 Logo requirements locking out GNU / Linux

    It's better to see potential threats before they became reality...
    Please explain me how driver development can be affected with something else than change of HW specification or driver model for...
  6. Re: UEFI, Secure Booting and the Windows 8 Logo requirements locking out GNU / Linux

    The question is if reading of existing windows installation key and the transferring it to WUBI illegal? (It's legal to read and reuse existing CD-KEY). Or another one: If I'm able to refuse...
  7. Re: UEFI, Secure Booting and the Windows 8 Logo requirements locking out GNU / Linux

    Remember Processor Serial Number? -> Failure. Remember DRM? -> very expensive Failure (piracy still happily exist, "good" customers are paying the price). Some of You maybe know about Dell theft...
  8. Re: Is it still true that harddrives last longer if left on 24/7?

    Ball bearings? please...
    HDD's are using FDB = Fluid Dynamic Bearing -> special construction assures that bearing material is always covered with thin oil film (in short). Today's HDDs are...
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    Re: S,o I made a new "programmer font."

    I would say that the most important factors affecting readibility are color and contrast - font / background and monitor / ambient. Next is syntax highlighting and then finally the font.
    I'm using...
  10. Re: Stand up and be counted! (LInux Counter Project)

    +1
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    Re: Sony Asks Gamers To Waive Rights

    I dubt that this is legal - I think it's more like threatening costomers and building better "frame of mind" for themselves.
    Besides, instead of forcing users to waive their rights it would be more...
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    Re: Programming under ubuntu

    I'm sorry it's not that was avoiding the answer - I just had a lot of work and in fact forgot this topic...

    Ganerally: I've just wanted to point to wxWidgets as an alternative, truly...
  13. Re: If You Already Hate Windows 8 Then You Hate Technology

    The title is rather stupid, because windows is operating system for average joes (including evarage joes between administrators) - "point an click" is the most widely known software "technology"...
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    Re: Flash Drives

    It's very easy to create personal version of readyboost, but... I see no point for such thing in linux, so I'll just stay with ultra-mobile general-use removable storage option that can be sometimes...
  15. Re: Life expectancy of a Flash drive being used for Swap/ReadyBoost?

    It depends on quality of flash chip and current life-time write count.
    Generally Flash drive is not dedicated for write-intensive applications and for long term data holding, because it don't have...
  16. Re: 1,000 times faster than today’s fastest processor

    Well, in fact it already happened without the need to have 1000x more processing power and in fact without the need to have anything more than blitter: Ulimited Detail Engine.
    (it's not fully ready...
  17. Re: 1,000 times faster than today’s fastest processor

    Almost every existing modern CPU is way better than Intel products - and 1000x faster is nothing special - in fact it's rather shame for Intel as they are just dreaming of such performance while in...
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    Re: Some Unreal Tournament 2004 help

    I'm talking about original retail version. Maybe it's problem only on my system, but it's rather strange.
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    Re: Programming under ubuntu

    Yeah, If You have one button named "Next". But If You have some graphics (f.e. charts) or data grids then it clearly shows which interface is faster.
    F.e. last year I've written GUI for database...
  20. Re: What can a $25 PC do what a $300 one can't...

    Actually, 70W panels are out of stock right now - currently 300W panels (made in china) are relatively cheap: ~$500 in Europe. Honeywell are *that* faaaar more better, but **that** more expensive :)
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    Re: Some Unreal Tournament 2004 help

    I think there are pools of CD-Keys for WIN and MAC, but for some strange reason WIN key cant be registered for linux. Theorethically Atari edition should have separate cd-keys for different...
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    Re: Programming under ubuntu

    To some point You're right, but first try, then talk.
    1. GTK and QT on windows are deadly slow in comparison to wxWidgets, because they implement whole rendering engine while wxWidgets are just very...
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    Re: Some Unreal Tournament 2004 help

    "Atari" edition has working linux installer for UT2004. You will have to manually remount the CD's during installation and You'll need libstdc++.so.5 to run the game. Due to some bug it won't...
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    Re: Terminal, why Terminal?

    Nothing can be worse than self-modyfying code in bash... and nothing more powerfull :)
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    Re: Terminal, why Terminal?

    ...because I can write shell script that will do everething for me, so I can save time for entertainment :)
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