TheLetterK

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    Windows 2000, Windows XP Home, Ubuntu Linux, Debian Linux (Sarge), Mac OS X, Asshat Linux
  1. Yeah, that's the beauty of macs! I had to do a command line install to get java on my ubuntu Linux box. I love OS X. Sun has allowed everyone to freely distribute their Java runtime, recently. I know Ubuntu has Sun Java packages in their repos, now.
  2. I don't think Ubuntu defaults with the nessesary libraries to build that driver.
  3. There is a driver: http://rt2x00.serialmonkey.com/wiki/index.php/Downloads You'll need some sort of comperehensive distro, with both standard and QT dev tools installed OOTB from the install disks. Fedora would work. Unpack the archive, change to the Modules direstory and follow the instructions in the README file (read the *entire* file before working, there are Fedora-specific directions at the bottom). As far as I know, there is no distribution that contains the driver OOTB. Your going to have to build it.
  4. Aren't they still using a 2.4 kernel by default? I know I accidently downloaded 3.0 and it used 2.2. I see there point to using stable versions, but IMO thats more dangerous as some of the software must have vulnerabilities that get patched with new releases. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> The Debian project will often times simply roll their own security patches. It does get a bit confusing to people who are used to something like Gentoo, though. Anyway, you *can* install 2.6 from the get-go in woody. Just pass bf26 when starting the installer. I'm not sure if Sarge defaults to 2.6 or not.
  5. Frontends are useful, try Synaptic.
  6. If you don't buy flood insurance, why should the insurance companies cover flood damage?
  7. This, I doubt. We're talking about the people who couldn't afford (or were too stupid) to get out. A large portion of these probably ARE welfare recipiants, and undoubtedly some were homeless before the storm hit.
  8. The insurance companies to not provide flood coverage, usually. I'm not excusing their behavior, but they aren't liable for damages caused by flooding (almost all the damage).
  9. Installing plugins would be a big deal for me ... I use a lot of them. Is Linux working on a way to make them easier to install? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> "Linux"? There is no central team in charge of all GNU/Linux development. Though I've never really had a problem installing plugins. apt-get install <plugin package> on Debian.
  10. to be honest, I am not sure if ubuntu will resize ntfs, which is what you need to do. the very first thing I would do would be a good defragmening, and back up any data you do not want to lose. Some people rave about partition magic to resize ntfs. I have had it both work and fail for me. When it failed, it left my ntfs partition toasted; but that program would be an option. You could also try the program on knoppix called qtparted, it is a graphical partitioner similar to partition magic, I have never used it, but it has probably a similar succes rate as partition magic. You could also just try and use the ubuntu disk, if it gives you and option to resize ntfs you could let it do it for you. if you use either qtparted, or partition magic, the idea is to leave the space needed for linux as unallocated. When you go to install ubunutu it will offer to install itsself in unallocated space. first off, try ubunutu, it may offer to resize ntfs for you, if it does not have that capability, it will just say their is no space fo it to install, no harm done :-) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> As far as I know, it does not have that capability. Unless the Ubuntu team added it themselves.
  11. Here's a screenshot of my new box.
  12. You're just jealous of my idea, you are.
  13. That if I ever rolled my own distro, I would christen it Asshat Linux! Lo and behold, a promotional background. Edit: New background is cleaned up, and enlarged