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News and Events / Re: Web site changes (http://linux.co.uk)
« on: August 25, 2010, 10:45:06 pm »
I've lost count of how many times you've changed the website URL. :P

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General Discussion / Re: So I noticed . . .
« on: July 02, 2010, 12:02:07 am »
Ubuntu 9.10, OK thanks. But what about databases and all the other stuff that's needed to make it work? (With our previous host, everything "just worked", with all the relevant stuff pre-installed for us, so I have no clue about starting from scratch.)

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General Discussion / Re: So I noticed . . .
« on: July 01, 2010, 08:23:10 pm »
First, thanks to Mark for the image, though we already have someone who's making the theme. :)

Secondly, we've abandoned that web host and a friend of mine was going host them on his dad's server, but first, he wants to change the server's OS from Windows to Linux. Any distro choice / database type / "this is crap, don't use it, use this instead" / domain / general advice would be appreciated.

EDIT: Also, maybe move this topic to the appropriate forum.

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General Discussion / So I noticed . . .
« on: June 21, 2010, 11:08:06 pm »
This is the same forum software that I just installed for Funky Bear Pie.

Or at least, they look similar. The old forum just didn't cut it, so I decided to tell Arthur (FBP leader) to make use of the free web hosting he got with the TF2 server. He agreed, then he told me to do it. When I was recommended to use SMF, I didn't imagine I would get forum software than I'd used before.

P.S. When Steam and Source come to linux, expect an influx of former PC-users after I yell at them all to "Get a real OS" then realise I still have no idea how to fix linux should it break.
P.S.S. Interestingly, the server that our web host is stored on runs linux, not unix as I'd imagine. Though I can't find out what flavour of linux.

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Linux Support / Re: My general help questions
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:57:07 pm »
No, just how fast you can get an application to run for how much effort and how you would go about it. I keep thinking back to that psychologist who wanted a super low latency program and you said about running programs without being in a Gnome or X-term or KDE or whatever session.

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Linux Support / Re: My general help questions
« on: May 30, 2010, 11:07:25 pm »
I was actually thinking more of "What can you do?" than "How fast?"

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General Discussion / Re: Funny Images
« on: May 30, 2010, 10:58:58 pm »

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Linux Support / Re: My general help questions
« on: May 30, 2010, 09:37:26 pm »
My windows partition is full with only a few megabytes left and I'm in the process of deleting lots of files, and moving even more to my home folder for future use, to free up some space. At the moment I'm copying my 32GB user folder and it initially told me that this would take 2 hours. That's gone down to 20 minutes now, but it still says it's going at 23.4MB/s.

Knowing I have a 2.8GHz processor, I can't help but imagine it could go a lot faster. Now, I know that that's not how modern desktop computers work (for starters, the HDD can only read and write so fast), but I do know that I have a lot of processes that aren't essential for file moving running (like Firefox to write this) and I know that it is possible to have a computer almost solely doing one task, but I'm curious how far this can theoretically be taken in Linux and how far it can be practically taken without requiring more time and patience than simply waiting for the file to be copied in a Gnome session.

Any thoughts?

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General Discussion / Re: Funny Images
« on: May 22, 2010, 11:55:14 am »
If you guy don't read it already, then I can highly recommend xkcd.





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General Discussion / Re: Funny Images
« on: May 21, 2010, 05:18:46 pm »
I like using linux because I finally understand xkcd comics. :D



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General Discussion / Re: Troubled Windows (OS-tan)
« on: May 14, 2010, 10:56:10 pm »
It's a bit more bearable in fullscreen, or even on youtube.

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General Discussion / Troubled Windows (OS-tan)
« on: May 14, 2010, 10:24:44 pm »
With guest star, Doctor Norton!



My favourite lines were:

- Fix it with a composed face!

- It's true . . . it was always bad . . . is it a secret?

- It's more painful than reading a book!

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Linux Support / Re: Linux Supported Printers
« on: May 03, 2010, 12:20:58 pm »
Good thing I got lazy and didn't open it, then. :p

I'll keep an eye out for a HP 1320, thanks.

Unless you know a good place that sells them. :)

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Linux Support / Re: Linux Supported Printers
« on: May 02, 2010, 08:33:39 pm »
Hmm . . . 3 year guarantee, which usually indicates quality.

At least, it does for power supplies. I'll try it in a few minutes, though I just hope the ink-usage isn't abysmal, like our last printer.

EDIT: I sould probably mention, this is for our old Dell Dimension, with a CeleronD, 2GB of memory, a few dead USB ports and running vanilla Ubuntu 9.10.

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Linux Support / Re: Linux Supported Printers
« on: May 02, 2010, 07:50:03 pm »
I came home this weekend to find that my mum bought a Lexmark Impact S305 for £39 at Morrisons about a fortnight ago.

It hasn't been opened yet and I wanted some opinions whilst we still have the recite because I'm not too knowledgeable with printers and this exact model isn't coming up on openprinting.org.

It says on the box that Linux is supported but it also says something about a caution with Debian, SUSE and Ubuntu in Spanish. Though it says nothing helpful in English. ¬¬
Also, is it any good as a printer? If its crap, what was linux.co.uk's recommended printer again?

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