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Ubuntu Hardy: The latest and greatest or a total mess? (Download Squad)

Apr 2nd 2008 6:00PM Have you been performing distro upgrades with each new release, or have you been reinstalling with each new release? In my experience, the former never goes well. I always perform a fresh install. You have to reinstall your apps but as long as you back up your /home before doing it, it's hardly any bother.

Ubuntu Hardy: The latest and greatest or a total mess? (Download Squad)

Apr 1st 2008 1:17PM "Now, I know people are going to point out that this beta isn't meant for daily use, but that just doesn't cut the mustard."

Yes, actually it does. Beta doesn't mean in Linux what it means to, say, Google. Beta is unfinished, buggy, and only released so that the community can help debug. A beta release of Ubuntu is absolutely *not* meant for daily use, end of story.

It's still a few weeks until the final release. Do you realise how much work will go into 8.04 between now and then? I'll bet you a fiver that the final release will be rock solid. So nur. :p

Flipping the Linux switch: The anti-virus question (Download Squad)

Feb 15th 2008 5:50AM Nadiv, Linux has a built-in firewall called iptables. On Linux, rather than running a firewall application, what you do is run a front-end for iptables. It amounts to the same thing though. I recommend Firestarter due to its user-friendliness.

Flipping the Linux switch: The anti-virus question (Download Squad)

Feb 15th 2008 3:31AM Great article, Kristin. I never bother to run AV software on Linux. I don't think anyone else I know does either. I don't care if any nasties make their way to Windows machines, they're bound to get them sooner or later anyway. ;)

Flipping the Linux switch: New users guide to the terminal (Download Squad)

Jan 17th 2008 5:29PM I use ps, kill and top every day. Well maybe not kill, but certainly the other two.

Flipping the Linux switch: Text editors for new users (Download Squad)

Jan 14th 2008 9:55AM GEdit has syntax highlighting too.

First Impressions: Vendetta Online (Massively)

Dec 2nd 2007 6:25PM It isn't bad for what it is, but there are nowhere near enough people playing and it gets boring quite quickly.

Dept of obvious research: Girls with photos online get more messages (Download Squad)

Oct 17th 2007 6:28PM In other news, bears believed to shit in woods.

New OpenOffice bug affects Mac, Linux, as well as Windows (Download Squad)

Sep 26th 2007 6:19PM The second paragraph of that article says that not only is it version 2.0.4 *and prior*, but also that version 2.3 is unaffected.

I think you should post an apology, Ted.

Why don't we tip IT service people? (Download Squad)

Jul 18th 2007 7:02PM Hi Markus.

Yes, you're right. I am envious of our IT staff. They make twice what I make even though they're idiots and don't work anywhere near as hard as I work.

That does not, however, make me an idiot. By your rationale, we're all stupider than Britney Spears.

Don't feel bad about losing. I simply think more clearly than you. By the way, I advise against making galling spelling/grammar errors in a post that intimates other people are idiots; it's the embarrassing kind of irony, wouldn't you say?