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Windows 7 compatibility

Well after helping develope windows 7. I've not been disappointed.  I can run LINUX VMs and multiboot without any problems. Kubuntu is my current favorite, but I've been looking at a few other flavors to try. I love that I can still make KDE look like mac's GUI. It's hilarious to see my friends think I'm using Mac/OS only to find that it better! It's LINUX!


Configure Arch Linux - rc.config

In my installations of Arch Linux, I found that file the most complicated to configure.
So I'm sending mine to serve as the basis for those trying.

# /etc/rc.conf - Main Configuration for Arch Linux

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# LOCALE: available languages can be listed with the 'locale -a' command
# HARDWARECLOCK: set to "UTC" or "localtime"
# TIMEZONE: timezones are found in /usr/share/zoneinfo
# KEYMAP: keymaps are found in /usr/share/kbd/keymaps
# CONSOLEFONT: found in /usr/share/kbd/consolefonts (only needed for non-US)
# CONSOLEMAP: found in /usr/share/kbd/consoletrans
# USECOLOR: use ANSI color sequences in startup messages

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# Scan hardware and load required modules at bootup
# Module Blacklist - modules in this list will never be loaded by udev
# Modules to load at boot-up (in this order)
#   - prefix a module with a ! to blacklist it
# Scan for LVM volume groups at startup, required if you use LVM

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# Use 'ifconfig -a' or 'ls /sys/class/net/' to see all available
# interfaces.
# Interfaces to start at boot-up (in this order)
# Declare each interface then list in INTERFACES
#   - prefix an entry in INTERFACES with a ! to disable it
#   - no hyphens in your interface names - Bash doesn't like it
# Note: to use DHCP, set your interface to be "dhcp" (eth0="dhcp")
INTERFACES=(lo eth0)
# Routes to start at boot-up (in this order)
# Declare each route then list in ROUTES
#   - prefix an entry in ROUTES with a ! to disable it
gateway="default gw"
# Enable these network profiles at boot-up.  These are only useful
# if you happen to need multiple network configurations (ie, laptop users)
#   - set to 'menu' to present a menu during boot-up (dialog package required)
#   - prefix an entry with a ! to disable it
# Network profiles are found in /etc/network-profiles

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# -----------------------------------------------------------------------
# Daemons to start at boot-up (in this order)
#   - prefix a daemon with a ! to disable it
#   - prefix a daemon with a @ to start it up in the background
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng dbus hal network netfs crond alsa gdm fam vboxdrv)

# End of file




movie player part 2.... making it permanent with Brasero Disk Burner

When I showed my husband the film clip, he liked it and said that we should make a copy... so I decided to give Brasero disk burner a try. I have used it to make copies of photos, but not movies. So, I put a blank dvd disk in, and then followed the directions given when starting the application. No different, or difficult than with photos. I now have a permanent copy. We should make copies of anything important... just in case... something happens, like the OS crashing.. (I know, those things only happen with other OS's :?  ) well, to have just in case you upgrade and want to keep extra copies, or if your PC  breaks down, or whatever.

At any rate Brasero Disk Burner is good for photos, data, and movies.... as well as audio. Sound, and image is good.  It is fast too.


Movie player... ( personal)

During the Christmas holidays, I had taken some film shots with my digital camera. It was the first time I had tried this and wasn't sure whether it would work. I opened it with Movie player and was able to see the shots, however short.  This was important, since they are of my father in law who is now 98 years old. They may be the last such shots of him singing.  Thank you Linux/ Ubuntu for making it easy for me to do this.


Web Design Job And A Story Of Diabetic Boy.

I am currently work for Malaysia web design firm and we also done some web marketing services such as backlink building, press release distribution and writing, etc. I love what I doing right now because it's giving me more free time hanging out with my family. We usually works online but they do have office in Malaysia called Global Empire Enterprise. Beside working for the company, I also doing my own research and writing articles about diabetes warning signs. I began to built the diabetes site because of an inspirational video posted by a young diabetic who have been diagnosed for Juvenile Diabetes since he was 1 years old. The video was very touching that I drop my tear every time I remember about it. The young boy explained his life by capturing pictures of him and his families. It still fresh in my mind. The boy keep on going strong even though there's losing day or night for him. I am not a diabetic but after watching the video, it makes me wonder how fortunate I am. However, I found out that a lot of peoples being ignorant about this topic. It is believe that diabetes is included into Top 10 Killer Disease. Millions of peoples are dying from this disease and it's rising every year. Why are we being so ignorant about this disease? I hope you people out there can be more alert about this disease.




Urgent: Help Shawn Powers & Family

Today is a day of grief for Linux Journal. This afternoon, Associate Editor Shawn Power's home burned down...

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Read Me First

First of all, hello.

Well, that wasn't so bad. Some say that the first step is the harder. For me, it's my third attempt at a blog. So it is my third first step. My first one was a disaster. I dare you to find out my old blog. My second one was absorbed into the abyss of the recent economical crisis, never to be found again. Hopefully, this one will be able to fly a little better.

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Just out of curiosity, I tried to download Windows Media Player 11 with Wine. I watched anxiously as the files unzipped, hoping, wishing... that it would work. Just when it got to where it was ready to download to my computer a message appeared asking for authorization code.  It is the first time I have seen this in a program. I can understand in updates, but this is just a media player. Maybe MS is  trying to make it harder for those who have copies of an OS, instead of the original. In any case one more reason to switch to Linux.

In the Beginning

Hello and welcome to my first blog, please feel free to feedback any information that might help me improve my next blog entry.

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Just getting started...

I'm actually very new to Linux in the sense I've been using it for years, but I haven't really developed with it too much. I'm excited to get started learning more. I'm excited to be a part of the best and the most established Open Source community.

Lots of focus on business computing

There seems to be a lot of focus on business computing and competing with companies like Microsoft and Apple or trying to win over businesses and companies. We shouldn't let the ideas of the computing industry dictate how free software developers should develop software.

For example, the the use of the words "open source" instead of "free software" and the constant mention of the price tag of free/open source software as a selling point is annoying. People aren't cheap...they'll shell out cash for various items. We should be more willing to charge money for things and force people to see the inherent value of the software rather than making them see only the price tag.

Another example is how we try and replicate existing proprietary software. I don't want OpenOffice to look like Word and I don't want a PowerPoint clone at all.

 We shouldn't be afraid to try out new and innovative ideas instead of following the proprietary software companies blindly and merely duplicating their efforts.

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