(…) Until I realized my internal microphone wasn’t working at all, although I was able to use an external microphone conected to the mic jack, but that would be stupid as I already have one that already works (…)
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Today I wanted to use my webcam with a relative, so I decided to boot into Windows to make use of the build-in webcam as Pidgin has no support for audio/video calls and as AMsn does, it won’t work correctly.
After telling my Linux box to reboot, not more than 5 seconds passed until the grub menu asked me what to do. I chose Windows and I just waited……and waited…..and waited. A couple of minutes later the login prompt was there. typed my password. You see, when I start my laptop and login I just start using my computer right away, I don’t wait until everything loads because…well, Linux does it instantaneously.
Maybe the fact that Linux loads almost instantaneously might have affected what I was expecting from Windows. So when I was at Windows, I tried to use it right away: boy…ohhh boy: what a big FAIL. I had to wait until everything loaded, literally! (no, that’s not what she said…). After a few minutes using it I was getting desperate about Windows failing to do what I was telling to. Desperation grew so much that I convinced that relative to install Skype so we could use the webcams while me using Linux.
Yeah, thank you Skype, you are awesome although you have Linux a few versions behind the Windows version.
What I’m trying to say is that I DO NOT like Windows, which doesn’t mean I hate it, but I prefer to avoid it as much as possible. I don’t need to feel the rage when something doesn’t work as supposed.
Next time, I’ll make a coffee after login in Windows 😉
These are some facts about Linux
- Linus Torvalds developed the Kernel while he was a student in the University of Helsinki in 1991.
- Last year, 75% of the code created for Linux, was developed by private companies.
- In December 2009, IBM announced a new Mainframe system designed to work under Linux.
- IBM choose Linux to use it in the next most powerful Supercomputer, named Sequoia (2011).
- 446 of the 500 top Supercomputers use Linux.
- 95% of the servers used in Hollywood studios used for animated films use Linux.
- The first film produces in Linux servers was Titanic in 1997
- James Cameron also choose Linux servers to produce Avatar.
- Google servers use Linux.
- Google contributed with 1.1% of the actual Linux kernel.
- Linux is going into the smartphone market.
- OS’ like Palm WebOS, Google Andoid, Nokia Maemo or Samsung Bada use the Linux kernel.
- TiVo uses its own personalized version of Linux.
- Linux leads the server market with 33,8% (Windows has 7,3%)
- Well, in the desktop and laptop market, Linux only has about 1,02% share.
Some things worth knowing 😉
After stumbling some sites I found one about faster websurfing and one thing is the use of OpenDNS.
OpenDNS is the leading provider of free security and infrastructure services that make the Internet safer through integrated Web content filtering, anti-phishing and DNS. OpenDNS services enable consumers and network administrators to secure their networks from online threats, reduce costs and enforce Internet-use policies. OpenDNS is used today by millions of users and organizations around the world.
I’ve noticed the conection is a little bit faster and I like it 🙂
If you wanna change your dns server, do it like this!
This is a mini-howto install a Brother DCP-7010L multifunction (printer, copier and scanner)
I recently installed Linux in my computer since Windows gave me some problems (and I had too many games which distract me sooooo much).
Sometimes I connect my phone to my computer to save pictures and get some music on the phone so when I realized I couldn’t exchange files I got a bit worried and started to do some research I finally found a package that can be used with phones regardless the connection you use (Bluetoot®, USB or IR).
*** Only for Linux!! ***
for Windows and Linux
Eva and me have been searching a way to get music for our new Sharp 770SH for a while now. It’s very difficult as the size of the mp3’s are very high for a cell phone and the AMR format was our best option.
So I started to search the way I could do such thing…and it has been hard to find. But then the amazing ffmpeg came into my life 😛