Last month my employer asked me to find for a free software compatible x86 laptop with the best bargain. So, based on my previous experience, I offered him Asus EEE PC 1000HE and A*Note. But, those didn't satisfy him since Asus was too slow for development works (e.g., compiling programs) as a result of using Intel Atom, and A*Note's warranty period was too short. So, I said to him that we had to find a laptop equipped with Intel chipset (Intel 3D graphics accelerator is free software compatible) and Atheros wireless card (Intel wireless card is NOT free software compatible). A week ago, my employer called me up to help him check the components of a laptop that he was interested in buying. All was okay, so in the evening he asked me to set up a GNU/Linux Ubuntu 8.04 on the laptop. How surprised I was knowing that the laptop is Acer eMachines because previously I had ever tried the laptop out and it hung when playing an ogg movie titled `Experience ubuntu' in directory Examples of the home directory.
Do you Remember 18 years ago when Linux was conceived? , and look now the biggest threat to Microsoft. Finally it has grown up! http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2009/08/0825-torvalds-starts-linux I just can wisper some words to them : Ubuntu , Android , Netbooks (yah they defeated us on that one) , Nokia Maemo , PalmOS ... Ohh and i forgot Google .
Yesterday at the client site I got a report that one of their Windows XP machines kept restarting all the time. I had known for sometime that the machine was problematic because of heavy viral infections. So, I was reluctant to fix it. At the same time, the important PC that hit an interesting problem as described in http://kerneltrap.org/node/39213 got a blue screen when it was restarted or shutdown. Okay, I would have just let it be like that if the blue screen only had appeared during shutting down. But, after I installed a NIC card for bridging two subnetworks, I got a blue screen everytime I logged in as one of the users.
Can someone help me reset Phoenix Bios password for toshiba A130 Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On Thursday (August 06, 2009), my colleague called me up saying that an important PC at the client site for having external communications got a problem with the Windows XP mechanism to detect whether a particular Windows XP is an authorized or unauthorized copy (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html#Piracy). Specifically, althought the Windows XP installed on the PC is an authorized copy, the mechanism insisted that it was not. Since I don't deal with a proprietary system, I have no idea on that kind of matter, and so, my colleague called Microsoft up. On the following day, the computer couldn't be logged in because everytime Windows XP started, the following error message appeared just before the login screen was displayed:
Developing a C API that deals with writing to external provided buffers, I was wondering whether or not I should include parameter buffer length when the length of the data to be written to the buffer is fixed and known in advance from the documentation of the API.
At the end of the final semester of my undergraduate study at Swiss German University (http://sgu.ac.id), I looked for a company that was committed in harnessing Free Software (http://gnu.org) to create IT solutions. Just before the graduation ceremony, the faculty of Information Technology held a career day presenting five companies. The first was an international insurance company looking for salesperson, the second was an old local IT solution company specializing in banking system with Java, Cobol and RPG as the primary programming languages, the third was a local Microsoft Gold Certified IT solution company, the fourth was an international company specializing in providing IT solutions for aeronautical industry, and the last one was Infi-nity Solution. It was really a blessing from Father in Heaven to find Infi-nity Solution just before my graduation ceremony since previously I had been looking for such a local company in vain.
About three weeks ago my employer asked me to shrink the swap partition of a GNU/Linux Ubuntu 8.04 system so as to gain several gigabytes for the root filesystem. After resizing, hibernation failed in a way that although the hibernation process was without any error, turning on the machine again didn't resume the hibernated state. After resizing, the swap space still had enough space for hibernation for sure, and the UUID for the swap space in `/etc/fstab' had been adjusted as well. Just last Friday my employer tried again to solve this problem by googling for information. After a while I got a call, and this time my employer and I found the culprit. Having such an employer is so much fun!
Hi Everybody, I am using our only serial port(/dev/ttyS0) for pppd. We are also getting console output through serial. So, to get things going I blocked getty in inittab. I am currently connecting my box via ssh and then i can run pppd, chat script etc.Can I have a setup so that I can give exlusive access of serial to pppd when it runs and when it exits it will unblock it?
My experiences with Stephen Darori began when he started emailing me here at my hobby website with requests that I remove content from my website. His requests came in at an unkind rate, with poor grammar and frequently one email quoting the entirety of an email he sent earlier that same day with only a few more words tacked on at the top. I found the time to review these requests, and went ahead and unpublished the content from my website as he requested: a series of postings he had evidently made to a public mailing list which were then archived on my website along with tens of thousands of other messages publicly archived here. I replied to one of his countless requests that I had done what he asked and assumed that was the end of it.
Now that I'd got another chance to develop a C application, whenever I crafted a header file, I always wondered whether the header file needed to include another header file such as stdio.h when there was a function prototype in my header file that spelled `FILE *'.
Kernel podcast should be included in the news area
If no one have time i can do the postings to this site , i also i'm editor on firebirdnews.org
It runs on a Linux kernel, so its probably just another Linux distribution.
I always thought the Chrome browser is a step to take-on Microsoft by making the OS irrelevant. Maybe this is just a stepping stone towards that...
Good news is its going to be Open Source. I hear the Android code base is really really huge and it takes leaps to get it up and working (I may be wrong, haven't tried it myself.) A good read here: http://lwn.net/Articles/331908/
Given that I wonder how easy it would be to build/update...
Anyway, interestingly they call it a Chrome OS, like firefox OS? Kinda makes the purpose clear?
The best digital cameras take fantastic pictures, and pictures are memories. The best digital cameras record so many memories that will remain treasures for generations. The best digital cameras have improved so much that even the pros are using these great machines.