Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
I've been so happy with Mandriva 2010, and this little oops doesn't ruin it, but it does make me scratch my head.
or maybe it's kde 4..., um, no, it's Mandriva...
I upgraded the Drupal software to the latest and greatest last night. All went well except one (or two) little niggle(s).
What would you do if you were thrown and locked out of town separated from your true love? You'd fight every obstacle to return and rescue her, of course. And that's your goal in Machinarium. As the hero, you must figure out how to out-smart the bad guys and to save your lovely girlfriend.
I've been complaining all over the place about how much KDE 4 sucks. Then after my post earlier I remembered something I've even said to other folks about stuff before myself, "Well, go ask for your money back!" Towards that end, I thought I'd share some of the things I think are kinda cool about KDE 4.
I've been trying to like to KDE 4 since before its very first developmental release. I've been a KDE user since my first day in Linux, about the time KDE was at version 1.99 (the version that shipped with Mandrake 7.2). The buzz for KDE4 was humming quite loud and lot of happy users posted how nice it was. I kept trying it and was always so disappointed in not being able to like it. Here are the top 10 things that drive me nuts.
I've been trying to like KDE 4 since its inception, but that hasn't happened. Despite my resistance, I know I need to make the move. KDE 3.5 lost its last footholds in Linuxville and it will be hard to continue using it. So, with the good things I've been hearing about 4.3.2, I figured now was the time. It's been quite a journey so far, and I'm probably not home yet. But here are some of the places I've seen and things I've done.
I've been a little disappointed in the appearance of the weather applets in kde 4, but I was getting used to the LCD weather station, However, mandriva includes an extra one...
Daniweb published their list of Top 10 Linux Distributions for 2009 and unfortunately I and not-just-I didn't agree with his list. So here's our Top 10 List:
While writing my column I was testing SAM Linux to feature as one of the Linux distributions released last month. And in playing around with it, I realized what an untapped treasure it is. Light apps, tasteful eyecandy, handy tools, multimedia and hardware support add up to make this one of the best out-of-the-box desktops available.
If your old games, like UT, Quake2, or Rune, won't start or don't have sound due to the error "can't find /dev/dsp" on your modern Linux systems, it's because they were made when OSS (Open Sound System) was the preferred sound system in Linux.
I apologize for the downtime lately. The cable has been going out quite a bit recently. No one at the other end of the phone line seems to know any reason why, but I have my suspicions.
Sorry 'bout 'dat. We had a cable outage in the area today resulting in our downtime.