Really just posting this to test out the system and to say hello. Hello. Ok, now that that is completed I'll get down to something a little less inane. I've been using Linux since around the time of Red Hat 4.2. A KDE user since 0.1 (on FreeBSD then)
My first Linux distribution was of all things called Alzza Linux, a Korean distro based on Red Hat, and hard as heck to install because I don't read Korean. (I was living in Korea at the time) Later, I was a hard core user of Mandrake until Gael Duval departed, and a long time "answer man" (of many) on the Mandrake Linux Experts mailing list.
These days I can be found using Kubuntu (don't do Gnome, like XFCE, I think LXDE rocks.) Android, and Debian. My main laptop, Netbook, Handheld (N800 and 770) and phone (G1) all use Linux. My one concession is that my wife is on OSX.
I've been recently given a new lease on life, or in more accurate terms, laid off, and have taken a bit of time for myself and my family, now I'm hitting the boards and look for work, nationwide.
I plan of periodically dropping in. Posting some "hey look what I found" and "ooh neat" type articles that I really hope will help others as much as learning how to do them helped me.
You know it’s bad for Microsoft’s financial department, especially with the kind of numbers they crunch, when they can’t even perform basic multiplication. Seriously, people. it’s been 20 years, figure it out.
What am I talking about?
The “Excel 2007 Multiplication Bug,” as outlined on Slashdot:
“The example that first came to light is =850*77.1 - which gives a result of 100,000 instead of the correct 65,535. It seems that any formula that should evaluate to 65,535 will act strangely. One poster in the forum noted these behaviors: ‘Suppose the formula is in A1. =A1+1 returns 100,001, which appears to show the formula is in fact 100,000… =A1*2 returns 131,070, as if A1 had 65,535 (which it should have been). =A1*1 keeps it at 100,000. =A1-1 returns 65,534. =A1/1 is still 100,000. =A1/2 returns 32767.5.’”
How many ways do I love open source? Let me count the ways. But not in Excel.
And before you get ahead of yourself, OpenOffice does this calculation properly:
Better switch to open source if you are doing any important financial spreadsheets.
This bug was fixed by microsoft later but what will happen to those users who are still using the buggy microsoft excel... I can only imagine :)
I just love Open Source :)
I liked the way of the new Linux.com. As a community portal and integration of software and the news from Linux world is the the way that it should be.
I hope this aim will keep on covering linux users all around the world, and i wish Linux.com will be %100 browser and os friendly for us. We do not like more flash animations&ads heavy scripts will be not good for many users.
And this editor Rocks light and easy to use.
I have best wishes for new Linux.com
And tihis is the end of my first log.
looking for a user group in morristown,tn or jefferson city, tn or people in this area who would like to start linux user group
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I have been using KDE 3 for a number of years now, and I have been testing KDE 4 on and off for about two years. Over the past two years, I have had test systems containing KDE 4, but about a month ago I replaced KDE 3.5.10 on my main system with KDE 4.2.2 (on sidux, which uses Debian Sid packages).
There were a few issues at first, but the desktop continues to improve, and it is usable enough for me to use on a regular basis. I do have other desktop and window environments available in the now unlikely event that I run across a serious problem, but I've had the system running continually this session for 2 1/2 days, and I've run it for a couple of days in a row before - now to run it with some longevity and make sure it still holds up.
I was also curious to see how well KDE 4 can do on older hardware. I have a Dell Dimension 4100, containing a 1 GHz Pentium 3 processor and 256 MB of RAM. I started it up last night, updated one distribution on it with the latest KDE 3.5.10 software and noticed that while it was not fast and it had some swapping, it was not terrible and it actually worked fine, just not as fast as my most current Duo Core systems with 2 GB of memory. I wanted to see if KDE 4.2.2 would do as well, so I upgraded my sidux instance on that system and started KDE. It still works fine, so a Pentium 3 with 256 MB RAM remains a viable platform for using the current implementation of KDE.
Suppose you write a query to sort a table by date field.
SELECT aDate FROM aTable ORDER BY aDate
The above query should sort aDate column in ascending order. But it doesnt work the way it should.
To sort date field in MySQL use following query:
SELECT DATE_FORMAT(aDate, '%d-%M-%Y') AS aDate, aDate AS sDate FROM aTable ORDER BY sDate
During my recent project I learned about uploading files using. For uploading files with PHP first step is to create a HTML form:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML>
<BODY> <FORM METHOD='POST' ACTION='upload.php' ENCTYPE='multipart/form-data'>
<INPUT NAME="image" TYPE="file" /> <INPUT TYPE='Submit' VALUE='Upload' />
For form the attribute ENCTYPE='multipart/form-data' is very important.
Next step is to create a PHP script upload.php which will upload the file:
// Path where the file will be uploaded
$target_path = "/var/www/";
$file = $_FILES['image'];
$temp = $file['tmp_name'];
echo "Upload successfull.";
echo "File type is: ".$file['type'];
echo "File size is: ".$file['size']/1024. " kb";
echo "File cannot be moved to $target_path";
echo "Unable to upload!";
The target path given is an absolute path. I tried to give relative path but it didnt work. If you are using windows you can give path like "c:\\some_directory\\".
Here is a whole page of screen shots of Linux Distributions
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