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mfillpot

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    RE: Minimum Hardware Needed to start learning Linux
    You can easily install a linux based distribution into a virtual machine using virtulbox or dual boot a physical installation alongside of windows. However if you wish to have another machine the best general requirements at this time are 1GB+ of RAM, and at least a 1 Gig processor. Along those lines there are several embedded or ARM based boards that can run Arm based linux such as the $35 raspberry pi. Even though you would not get server type performance from an embedded it is a cheap and highly functional way to implement a Linux based machine. Some people have setup raspberry pis as network service servers, web servers, home media computers, etc... I personally have an amd 6100 based desktop, an i7 based laptop, a 1.6G centrino based laptop, a 1G intel based chromebook and a raspberry pi all running Linux based operating systems for specific uses and users.
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    You can easily install a linux based distribution into a virtual machine using virtulbox or dual boot a physical installation alongside of windows.

    However if you wish to have another machine the best general requirements at this time are 1GB+ of RAM, and at least a 1 Gig processor.

    Along those lines there are several embedded or ARM based boards that can run Arm based linux such as the $35 raspberry pi. Even though you would not get server type performance from an embedded it is a cheap and highly functional way to implement a Linux based machine. Some people have setup raspberry pis as network service servers, web servers, home media computers, etc...

    I personally have an amd 6100 based desktop, an i7 based laptop, a 1.6G centrino based laptop, a 1G intel based chromebook and a raspberry pi all running Linux based operating systems for specific uses and users.

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    RE: Getting involved in linux
    If you want to get involved with the kernel and get some experience with their code there are plenty of books that can help get you started you can also volunteer to help with the Kernel Janitors project https://code.google.com/p/kernel-janitors/ However, if you are referring to different elements such as a distribution or a specific software then you would be best off joining their mailing-lists and asking where they may need help outside of coding, some projects have a need for graphic designers, ui designers and various other roles. The best think you can do to help without coding is recommending or refining features to make an application easier or more useful to you and others.
    Link to this post 13 Nov 13

    If you want to get involved with the kernel and get some experience with their code there are plenty of books that can help get you started you can also volunteer to help with the Kernel Janitors project https://code.google.com/p/kernel-janitors/

    However, if you are referring to different elements such as a distribution or a specific software then you would be best off joining their mailing-lists and asking where they may need help outside of coding, some projects have a need for graphic designers, ui designers and various other roles. The best think you can do to help without coding is recommending or refining features to make an application easier or more useful to you and others.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Economically supporting fre software
    If the Linux Foundation has taken interest in the idea they would be working with the various groups to get input before going any further. I know that I had passed on the idea, but I do not know how interested they are in the idea or if they are working on implementing it. If the silence or lack of information is insufficient you can always pass the idea on to other groups or attempt to implement a solution yourself.
    Link to this post 13 Nov 13

    If the Linux Foundation has taken interest in the idea they would be working with the various groups to get input before going any further. I know that I had passed on the idea, but I do not know how interested they are in the idea or if they are working on implementing it.

    If the silence or lack of information is insufficient you can always pass the idea on to other groups or attempt to implement a solution yourself.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux Store
    The authors of each distribution are the copyright owners of their logos. To avoid bad relations or potential legal issues it is best to ask each that you wish to use.
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    The authors of each distribution are the copyright owners of their logos. To avoid bad relations or potential legal issues it is best to ask each that you wish to use.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Lexmark prospect pro205 driver problem
    The driver you are listing is for 32-bit systems, is you mint installation 32-bit or 64-bit?
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    The driver you are listing is for 32-bit systems, is you mint installation 32-bit or 64-bit?

  • mfillpot
    RE: Mount LVM partition
    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.
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    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.

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