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  1. < Linux XP, the distro with Clippy > Ladies and gentlemen, I'm pleased to announce a new and improved Linux distribution, Linux XP! It is the distribution that has all the most popular features of Windows, combined with the stability of Linux. Here are some of the special features of Linux XP: Ease of use. One of the reasons why Windows is so popular is its ease of use. Some innovative improvements have been made to Linux XP. For example, many users find the permissions confusing, because it's weird that a normal user can write to only one directory. It's also confusing that only the root user can install new software. Linux XP doesn't have this permission problem, because every user on this new and improved distribution has the same rights as root. This leads to increased security, because now the user doesn't have to log in as the root user at all! No command line. The command line is often confusing people, and it looks too much like MS-DOS, so Linux XP doesn't have a command line at all! The X Window System starts up automatically when the system boots up, the user won't be able to switch to another virtual terminal, and there are no terminal emulators whatsoever. This has two advantages. First, the user doesn't have to even see the command line which would look like old and obsolete DOS. Second, when the X Window System crashes, the whole Linux system becomes unusable because the user can't go to the command line. This will force the user to press the computer's Reset button, thus giving him the same feel as in Windows. Improved BSOD. The BSOD is one thing that a Windows user sees regularly, and it may be hard to get used to the fact that there are no BSOD's in Linux. But Linux XP has it's own improved BSOD that occurs every time the kernel crashes, and because the Linux XP's BSOD has a beautiful shaded background, it's even more pleasant to watch than its Windows equivalent. Of course Linux XP uses its own modified Linux kernel, with a new code that makes the operating system crash randomly. Clippy. Since many users migrating from Microsoft Office will miss Clippy, Linux XP has its own version of Clippy: Tuxedo, a cute penguin character that looks like Tux. Our customers can be confident that Tuxedo will be even more helpful than Clippy. For example, when the user opens a wordprocessor, Tuxedo suggests websites that teach how to read and write. And when the user moves the mouse, Tuxedo tells the user what is a mouse, how it is used, and displays a mouse tutorial. Advanced file management. In other Linux distributions, it's easy to accidentally overwrite or delete an important file, without the chance to undo the changes. In Linux XP's new graphical file manager the risk of doing this unfortunate mistake is smaller. For example, when the user deletes a file, Linux XP will show a dialog asking: "Do you really want to delete this file?" If the user clicks OK, another dialog says: "If you delete this file, it will be removed from your system. Proceed?" If the user clicks OK, another dialog informs: "If you remove this file, you won't be able to view or execute it anymore. Are you sure?" If the user still clicks OK, another dialog says: "Removing this file may affect other files on your system. Do you want to continue?" If the user clicks OK again, a dialog asks: "Are you sure you want to delete this file?" If the user clicks OK, the file manager will move the file to Trash and Tuxedo pops up telling the user that he's removed the file and he won't be able to view or execute it again, unless he wants to restore it from Trash. Beautiful desktop. Linux XP uses a modified version of KDE, with look and feel similar to Windows XP, except that the window decorations are cuter, the buttons are more round, and the icons are bigger. Click here to see a screenshot of Linux XP with the default "So easy even a child can use it" theme. The default installation of Linux XP contains the Barbie, Candy, Teletubbies, and Sickbag themes, and our customers can easily download more themes from the Linux XP's website. Improved virus and worm support. The unfortunate fact is that there are many viruses for Windows but very few for Linux. Linux XP has a special support for Windows viruses, which means that Windows viruses can damage a Linux XP system just as much as they damage Windows! This makes users who migrate from Windows really feel like home. The new Outlook compatible mail client for Linux XP ensures the easiest and most efficient way of getting infected by new viruses and forwarding them to all of the user's friends. When a Linux XP system gets infected by a virus, a dialog box is displayed with a progress bar and the informative text "Please wait while your system is being damaged." At the same time some relaxing music is played in order to make sure the waiting is as pleasant as possible, since the process may take a while, depending on the virus. Trojan Horse downloads. The Linux XP's website has huge software download archives, and the users can easily download many different Trojan horses to their system. And because every normal user on a Linux XP system has the same rights as the root user, our customers can be confident that the damages caused by Trojans are maximized on a Linux XP system, thus letting the users experience exciting moments. Cracker friendly. Because it is very easy to crack a Windows system, we have realized that most Windows users would feel trapped if they used a normal Linux installation. Fortunately, the new Linux XP has a security system which makes sure that every possible port on a Linux XP system is open. If this isn't enough, we also have a "Cracker Invite Wizard" which walks the user through an easy procedure where he can define how, when and how often he wants the system to be cracked. As a new feature in the latest version of the Cracker Invite Wizard the user can also enable the "Script Kiddie" option and define the age range he prefers, and the Cracker Invite Wizard automatically generates scripts and little programs based on the user's preferences and sends them to the creative and talented members of the "1337 Linux XP 5cr1p7 k1dd13z community". New marketing strategy. The marketing strategy of Linux XP is new and innovative. We have currently sued every other company and organization that maintains and develops other Linux distributions, because the usage of the word "Linux" may cause confusion between Linux XP and other Linux distributions. We have also sued Microsoft for using the letters XP in their products, because it can lead to a confusion between Linux XP and Windows XP. Because of these lawsuits, Linux XP will be very soon the only operating system available, and every user will have a compatible environment. We keep you up-to-date! Our new licensing policy helps you to have only the latest software on your system, thus being always up-to-date. When you buy Linux XP for only $1000, you'll get the right to use it for one year. After the period has expired, you'll have to buy the newest version of Linux XP and another one-year-license for $1000. If you don't buy, you'll have to pay $1700 the next time you upgrade, instead of $1000. As you can see, this new licensing policy encourages our customers to upgrade constantly. And because every new version of Linux XP has greater hardware requirements, you'll have to buy new hardware every time you upgrade your software, so you have not only the latest Linux XP but also the latest hardware! If you know some advanced features that we should add to Linux XP, please contact us and we'll consider your suggestion. Thank you, we appreciate your feedback.
  2. which web server? apache has a how-to on their site.
  3. portage is simple.. emerge whatever.. or the hard part edit he file /etc/portage/package.keywords and add name of pacake and type for masked packages.. example echo "net-media/vlc ~x86" >> /etc/portage/package.keywords && emerge vlc which B card.. if you go to gentoo.org and look at online packages you can search to see if your driver is in portage.
  4. hee has'ent access been in beta for 10 years now
  5. The new OpenOffice 2.0 beta has a relational database like Access but can also plug into any other datat base you would like to use.. or just be used to set up relations and tables.. and then use it PhP or something to create web forms for access. best part is it's free..as in beer and as in speech.
  6. if you want a project and what to see hwo hard gentoo would be to get working.. download the install cd.. boot it .see if you have internet (or network connection) if so internet will work with it easy in gentoo. I love gentoo But I would not put it on a non-Linux persons PC.. for an older laptop I would try slackware.. it can still be a project .. but is easy to maintain..
  7. Heh. My understanding is that GCC doesn't schedule for the P4 at all. It does perform some instruction-level optimizations, but the code it produces is almost identical that produced for the (also unscheduled) i386 and i486 targets. you have to set more flags for the P4 .. anandtech has an story on what needs set to get the most out of a P4.. as to the last.. the P4m I have found to be much slower than a standard P4.. they lowered the L2 and L1 (at least in my laptop).
  8. I did find one problem on linux.. they only have RPM's now.. so if you run anything but Red Hat/SuSE/Fedora/Mandrake you are hosed... I have preparted the rpms to be installed on anyother linux distro.. www.iccaros-linux.org/downloads/OpenOffice_linux_friendly.tar.gz to install you can do one of two things.. do a tar -zxvf OpenOffice_linux_friendly.tar.gz and copy opt and usr to / or just untar it at / what did I do.. I used rpm2tar and created tar.gz files out of the rpms and then untarted them.. you can do this also.. you need to create the shortcuts in your memu but the things in the usr folder are the icons so if you copy that you should have no problem finding the icons the exacutables are under /opt/openoffice.org1.9.79/program/ and have names like swriter and scalc and so on.. should not be hard to find them. give to about 5 pm EST 3/10/2005 for my upload of it to show up. edit ________________________________________________________________________ sorry wrong link th ecorrect one is www.iccaros-linux.org/download/OpenOffice_Linux_friendly.tar.gz
  9. ok I have had my problems with OpenOffice.. I did not like the spread sheet program.. I did not like how it made my first letter a capital. I also had problems with everything looking so large.. their drawing program was horrable. the presenter was way behind koffice and MS office. no Access type program.. So what is this about.. Openoffice Bata 2.. is well outstanding.. first the drawing program is almost as good as VISIO and if I had my stenciles it would be in the " good enough" catagory. the writer.. is beyond god enough and in my openion has reached is as good. Calc .. 100% improvment.. for me it works now.. wow no more problems with not having a access like program.. its here and can do more.. what ?? yes it can use access databases along with mysql MSsql Oracle and about 15 others.. This is definently going in my distro..
  10. gentoo is a great project.. but do you want this to be a project?? Don't get me wrong.. I use lots of linux distros and my main one is gentoo but in this case fedora 3 may be your best choice fro fast install and now good support for (fedora core 1 was just Red Hat 9) and fedora 2 was very unstable.. but with 3 I think it would be a fast install.. now Back to Gentoo.. through portage it has everything .. but you must understand what hardware the laptop has in order to set it up.. a good thing to do if you are going to build gentoo is boot a knoppix CD and run lsmod to get a list of the modules you will need. this way when you build yoru kernel you will know what needs loaded. you can also build from knoppix .. just follow the handbook. another trick is to do a lspci to list the hardware the linux kernel detects.. this will also let you see the chipsets the equipment is using and some times that makes it easyer to find drivers.. good luck on the project..
  11. yes memory is a big problem.. BSD would probaly run better (I have it runing in 16 megs ) but I also have distcc for gcc. distcc woudl allow you to compile on other computers but use that one for linking and config. if you look at the thinstation.sourceforge.org site. they have boot floppies that may help. here is how distcc helps.. I have 3 xboxes running linux.. (totaly leagal as Linux is not pireted software....) it took 23 hours to compile mythfrontend on the first one.. I tried distcc. have distcc connectiong to the two other xboxs and one amd2800 xp. it took 4 hours this time to compile it and dvd:rip together. the specs for the xbox are 64 megs of ram shared with video.. I have about 32 megs free at any given time. when compiling with out distcc compiling takes all the memory it has.. with distcc it uses about 8 megs..
  12. DSL is damnsmallinux found at http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
  13. I know there was talk aout portage on linux from scratch. and portage for solaris.
  14. I have to say while linux can run well on a machine with your specs.. a easy distobution was not made with you in mind. they are made for people with new dells and stuff. slackware is easy to install just has no gui.. it has an install program but you move your curser insted of your mouse. it is compiled for 486 systems. as for an x system you would be looking at tiny X (DSL runs that ) try dsl if that does not work let us knwo And I 'll go through slackware asn see what optinos you need.
  15. ok ipv4 is what you are probaly are using now (4 octects ip address something like each number before a period is called an octect as its is made up of 8 binary numbers. like 255 is bainary 11111111 and 128 is 10000000 ... IPV6 is going to add 2 more octects to make the address look like this ... this way they will have more address. IPV6 already has the option of IPV4 over IPV6 which will make your current address of look like this on a IPV6 so it will still work. for BSD: I would like to use dummynet as it isa network flow controller like nistnet is for linux. but nistnet requires an old kernel and at least a 200 mhz machine.. my router boards have 133 mhz 486 level processers ... so I need all the power BSD gives to older equipment. what we do with it is test systems as if they are going to be put on slow links like satellite that can have up to 150 ms delay between each hope. With this box we can test how VoIP or video will act over the links. here are the boards.. http://www.soekris.com/net4501.htm
  16. I need to learn ports.. Have been doing anything but BSD for hte last year and well I now have some big uses for it.
  17. TiToc ..when are you going to start making art for my distro??? I need some good stuff. by the way you logo you created is on the CD at my site.
  18. im looking at adding one of the following to my distrobution.. of course I am deciding on a 100% rebuild and I have not decided how I am going to build the base yet (linux from scratch or Gentoo) Smart Package manager: http://zorked.net/smart/doc/README.html this woudl be really cool if some one added pass through portage support. Then if it cought on all Linux versions could use the same package manager (at least the same tool name and look and feel) SWARET http://sourceforge.net/projects/swaret or http://swaret.sourceforge.net/index.php swaret lets you keep your Slackware system up to date. It functions similarly to apt-get, the Debian package manager.
  19. I woudl stay away from front page .. more so with apache. frontpage generates non-standared HTML a nd you can not publish to apache with out adding frontpage extentions.. which are way too easy to hack.. try nvu http://www.nvu.com/ it will do what front page does plus its free.. and adhears to the W3C standard for html generation. it also includes a java command line to test any java you may use.
  20. their are a lot of problems with SP2 and the reason companys like SAIC, lockhead martin, BAE, Verizon have put put staments to not upgrade to SP2. Their is a lot of software that is broken with SP2 and some of the fixes break connections to older exchange server. It woudl be nice if everyone could afford to upgrade the hardware and software for these servers.. its just way too cost prohibative to do so this fast..
  21. it was a serious post.. It is a crime to use anothers registration number.. having a CD means nothing..you can get them from MS for $5 with no license. their is no way to change your registration number once entered in to XP that number is the base pair at which your system SID and PKI keys are generated. You have to reinstall .. their is a way using the windows tool for creating images of a install to change your sid.. its called newsid and its put out by Microsoft. This along with sysprep keeps your current information (programs installed) but clears out users and make you re-enter your serial number. ( so at this time you can put your number in) read that 3 times.. if you used EFS to encrypt folders or files you must..must un encrypt them before you do this.. also any thing in users home folders will be gone when this is done. Sysprep is a tool designed for corporate system administrators, OEMs, and others who need to deploy the Windows® XP operating system on multiple computers. After performing the initial setup steps on a single system, you can run Sysprep to prepare the sample computer for cloning. To use Sysprep as part of the disk duplication process, the following requirements must be met: • The master installation and the destination computers must have compatible hardware abstraction layers (HALs). For example, HAL APIC and HAL MPs (multiprocessor systems) are compatible, whereas HAL PIC (Programmable Interrupt Controller) is not compatible with either HAL APIC or HAL MPs. • The mass–storage controllers (IDE or SCSI) must be identical between the reference and destination computers. • Plug and Play devices such as modems, sound cards, network cards, video cards, and so on, do not have to be the same. However, any device drivers not included in Drivers.cab should be included in the master installation before you run Sysprep. Alternatively, make sure the uninstalled drivers are available on the destination computer at first run, so Plug and Play can detect and install the drivers. • Third–party software or disk–duplicating hardware devices are required. These products create binary images of a computer’s hard disk, and they either duplicate the image to another hard disk or store the image in a file on a separate disk. • The size of the destination computer’s hard disk must be at least the same size as the hard disk of the master installation. If the destination computer has a larger hard disk, the difference is not included in the primary partition. However, you can use the ExtendOemPartition entry in the Sysprep.inf file to extend the primary partition if it was formatted to use the NTFS file system. Note If the reference and destination computers have different BIOS versions, you should test the process first to ensure success. When using Sysprep for Disk Duplication, Sysprep modifies the local computer Security ID (SID) so that it is unique to each computer. How to prepare a master installation for cloning 1. Install Windows XP on a master computer. As a best practice, Microsoft recommends that Windows XP be installed from a distribution folder by using an answer file to help ensure consistency in configuring the master installation, so that iterative builds can be created and tested more readily. See Unattend.txt for information about automating Windows Setup using an answer file. 2. Log on to the computer as an administrator. 3. (Optional) Install and customize applications, such as Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer favorite items, and so on. 4. (Optional) Install any device drivers not included in Drivers.cab and not installed by the answer file. 5. (Optional) Run audit tests. 6. (Optional) If you want, create a Sysprep.inf file manually or with the aid of Setup Manager. This file is used to further customize each computer for the user and helps to set the amount of information for which the user will be prompted during Mini–Setup. 7. Run Sysprep.exe. Make sure that both the Sysprep.exe and Setupcl.exe files exist together in the %systemdrive%\Sysprep folder on the local hard disk. When used, the Sysprep.inf also needs to be in the same folder or on a floppy disk that is inserted when the Windows boot menu appears. Important If Setupcl.exe is not in the same directory as Sysprep.exe, Sysprep will not work. 8. If the computer is ACPI–compliant, the computer will shut down by itself. If not, a dialog box appears stating that it is safe to shut down the computer. 9. Take out the system drive and follow the steps for duplicating the system on other computers. You must have special equipment or software for duplicating hard disks. After a duplicated hard disk is inserted into a computer, when the user turns the computer on, the following occurs: 1. Plug and Play detection occurs – this takes approximately three minutes. 2. Mini–Setup prompts users to: • Accept the EULA. • Specify their name and organization. • Join a domain or a workgroup. • Specify regional options information. • Specify TAPI information. • Specify the networking protocols and services to install. Note If a Sysprep.inf file was used when running Sysprep.exe, only the dialog boxes omitted in the .inf file are presented to the user. If display settings are omitted, the default settings are used instead. 3. The local Sysprep folder containing Sysprep.exe and Sysprep.inf in %systemdrive% is deleted. 4. The computer restarts and a logon prompt displays. Top of page
  22. if you are going accross the internet I would use putty (a ssh for winders..) it has secure Ftp.
  23. do you have ccache installed.. with that my last install of kde took about 4 hours.. most of the kde install is recompiling the same code for diffrent exacutables... ccache sppeds this up by not recompiling the same thing.. http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/hand...l?part=2&chap=3
  24. http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,3...2735094,00.html 2 points the story touches on but misses in my openion... 1) the Linux and Mac OSX boxes needed no updates to be secure.. 2) if windows is taken over in 18 then you do not even have time to install SP2 for a new system. before being taken over.. I do think MS is doing better in the secuering the OS but this is only becase of presser by compatition from linux/bsa/and Mac OSX
  25. its loads all native (ones that come with the cd) from the initrd.ing file and the only modules that would reside on root are ones you install which would not be upgraded if I had a kernel upgrade package. so you would have to upgrade them. The same things happens with Fedora.. say you go to ntfs on linux site and downlioad the RPM to install support. your reboot and you have ntfs support. you upgrade your kernel through up2date or yum your ntfs woudl stop working.. (this is diffrent since ntfs support is not part of the kernel) you would have to go get the rpm made for your new kernel. since the fedora team or most distributers don't care if you add things .. they so don't care if their updates break what you added.