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Re: FREE Linux Tutorial.
« Reply #1420 on: November 24, 2010, 06:24:54 PM »
OT:
Ubuntu to be a rolling release:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/23/darily_ubuntu_updates/

I wonder... Ubuntu does have a history of rather unimpressive, sometimes buggy release. I wonder if this regular cycle will reflect that.

Arch Linux is rolling release, right? I haven't tried it, though.

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« Reply #1421 on: November 25, 2010, 01:32:23 AM »
Rolling releases is very welcome! But I do hope that they keep their stable LTS milestones. I'd love to keep my workstation as bleeding edge as possible while my servers are on LTS.

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« Reply #1422 on: November 25, 2010, 02:21:35 PM »
i imagine it would be hard for them to maintain two separate versions (rolling and i imagine an LTS?), with their manpower.

+1 on LTS being stable, traditional-style released milestones. i also wonder how appropriate rolling releases are for corporate environments.

as an aside, has anyone used Granola? http://grano.la/software/
it's a powersaving app that scales back your CPU according to workload. i'm using Jupiter though, which is less finely-grained but has more features (disable wifi/bluetooth, hdd power savings etc).
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Re: FREE Linux Tutorial.
« Reply #1423 on: November 26, 2010, 09:23:37 AM »
does the latest Pinguy OS have a wubi/mint4win equivalent?  Can't find anything on it in Google.  Sayang naman kung i-download ko pa yung ISO just to find out.

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« Reply #1424 on: November 26, 2010, 11:16:17 AM »
baktol,

doesn't seem to support it currently. installing it on a VM is probably your best bet (i have it as guest on my desktop, but libnotify seems to slow it down, hopefully this is not the case on native install).
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« Reply #1425 on: November 26, 2010, 12:06:11 PM »
^
Yup, all the eye candy slows it down and I don't think I can repartition my hard drives - not when I'm running Windows' software RAID.  I hope it gets added soon.
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« Reply #1426 on: November 26, 2010, 03:24:12 PM »
3d slide transations for OpenOffice presentations

http://cityblogger.com/archives/2010/11/25/impressive-3d-slide-transations-for-openoffice-presentations

Not Linux, but Open Office. =)

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« Reply #1427 on: December 01, 2010, 03:25:36 PM »
current hot topic in the desktop linux world now is this ~200 line patch to the kernel that improves desktop interactivity.
http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=linux_2637_video&num=1

for those who do not want to compile the kernel, there is a userspace alternative that achieves a similar effect.
http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/alternative-to-200-lines-kernel-patch.html

tested the 2nd method on Mint 10, flash playback and some javascript animations are much smoother. i think it did make my cpu warmer though, will test it out more.
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« Reply #1428 on: December 07, 2010, 03:58:09 PM »
^ Finally had time to try this out, first thing I noticed is that Totem  was able to play HoTD without stutters. Before, I had to reboot to Win7 just to watch it because of its DXVA support. =)

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« Reply #1429 on: December 07, 2010, 05:16:54 PM »
I had the opportunity to test this further by doing large file I/O (transferring 60gb worth of data from external to my laptop, mixed with several videos and lots of small files). what i noticed is that other apps are MUCH more responsive, unlike before when they would lock up for long periods of time. but it's still not perfect. still, it's much more tolerable.
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« Reply #1430 on: December 07, 2010, 09:20:52 PM »
@borgy_t

what Filesystem did you format the Linux drive? siguro naman mabilis yung EXT4..
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« Reply #1431 on: December 07, 2010, 09:41:40 PM »
@blahz,

external drive (source) is NTFS, linux drive is ext4.

i read a while back that there are massive slowdowns in the desktop when doing massive file transfers.
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« Reply #1432 on: December 08, 2010, 05:41:44 PM »
@borgy_t

salamat sa info :)

curious lang ako. i was also reading file transfer performance at phoronix. old pentium 4 systems really benefits from the old distro releases like ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
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« Reply #1433 on: January 14, 2011, 10:20:02 AM »
anybody here using Arch Linux? how easy is it to install and maintain? i'm familiar but no command-line whiz.
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« Reply #1434 on: January 29, 2011, 10:58:32 AM »
Arch Linux user here. Installation is not as painless as ubuntu. You will only be given a core install: kernel + shell + coreutils then you will have to build your system from ground up. I do recommend you to have an extra computer that has the beginner's guide open: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Beginners'_Guide and a broadband internet since you will be doing "pacman -S <package name>" a lot during installation. You will be also editing a lot of config files. All in all, I might take you a half day to get a usable system with WM.

Ubuntu started to feel bloated for me when I upgraded to 10.10. My laptop ran ubuntu for almost two years: 9.04->9.10->10.04->10.10 but the hardware support wasn't perfect still. This pushed me to go back to minimalism and try rolling release distros. I was supposed to go back to Slackware but tried Archlinux out of curiosity. Building your system from scratch and having a total control of everything is quite a joy. You'll get a bleeding edge machine whenever you want to with "pacman -Syu". All the features of my laptop are working well thanks to rolling releases. My kernel as of the moment is dated "Jan 24, 2011".

I'm pretty sure you'll be bit by the "pacman -Syu" sickness once you get a hang of it. I myself run it several times a day out of whim. =)

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« Reply #1435 on: January 30, 2011, 02:24:01 PM »
well, around 2 weeks ago i tried out Arch Linux by installing it inside Virtualbox. unfortunately my experience wasn't 100% all good.

i got around to installing and setting up without a hitch until i had to install KDE and start it up at boot. configured it but after i login through KDM i was stuck in a loop, logging in forever (had to use failsafe mode to login successfully). furthermore, shutting down using the GUI was broken - had to go to a terminal and issue the commands as root. (i have setup sudo already, so not sure what was going on there). also i realized setting up KDE for me was too much of a chore.

Arch isn't at fault here however. i only used 3 nights to set up my installation, clearly it isn't enough. Also it seems like it's KDE that is causing the problem (i'm having another problem with Kubuntu 10.10 on VBox too). Clearly i have to invest more time in this.

one concern i have with rolling releases pertains to having a proprietary graphics card driver. kernel and fglrx versions have to be in sync to have a working system, and these doesn't happen, resulting in a broken system until fglrx (usually) releases a driver compatible with whatever kernel.

if i can be enlightened on my concerns and problems i have encountered, please do so. i think Arch is wonderful once you get the hang of it - i just haven't invested enough time and effort on it.


currently im trying Pardus 2011. Looks good except it seems a bit buggy and the selection of packages is not as big as ubuntu/arch.
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« Reply #1436 on: March 03, 2011, 11:25:45 PM »
on Linux Mint 10 KDE now - it's awesome and certainly worth a try. ill plug shamefully my post about it in my blog:

http://borgybokyo.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-linux-desktop.html
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Re: FREE Linux Tutorial.
« Reply #1437 on: March 20, 2011, 12:20:18 PM »
Nagoorganize kami ng mga files for every user.   Meron bang way na macopy or move all files sa isang folder thru the command below? 

find / - user  student  |mv /var/student

pra malipat namin lahat ng files owned by student sa /var/student

pero ayaw gumana.  Do you have suggestions how to do it ?

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« Reply #1438 on: March 20, 2011, 02:41:49 PM »
adizero, if the error message involves permissions, you'll have to prepend the mv command with sudo.  /var is owned by root and it won't work unless you have the proper root privilege to do so.  so, either log in as root or sudo your way to an elevated privilege.

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« Reply #1439 on: March 20, 2011, 03:10:05 PM »
yup pre.naka root meron ayaw mapunta nung mga files sa folder na /var/student/     even we move it to /tmp     suspect mali ung command.