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Austrian Fun in Sommer


Summer has some sweet moments, this is one of those (I fell…but you will guess where 😉 )

 
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Posted by on 03/10/2012 in Fun

 

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Rooting a Galaxy S3?


So, I’m thinking about buying a S3, but I keep reading about rooting it after all the amazing reviews the stock ROM has!

Yes, I have a rooted phone (SGS1), but it was because I wanted to have the latest Android version. Being the S3 the flagship for Samsung, I doubt it won’t update it very often though.

So, why? I can’t think any good reason to do it. Really.

They talk about control, customization and power. Control over what? if you know, please tell me, because I don’t get it. Customization? well, I live without it. Power? again, over what!

I’m really confused right now…

 
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Posted by on 03/10/2012 in Android, Google, Mobile Phones

 

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Power corrupts in proportion to its disequilibria

[Final Update: This post got a lot of notice, but I also had a follow up post that received less notice here that should be read for full perspective before commenting on this one now.]

If you are like me, you prefer LibreOffice over (Apache) OpenOffice because (1) It has a better open source license. (2) It has more community support. (3) It is more rapidly developing and releasing updates.

But at the same time, when I try to use them in a hard-core power user work environment, ideals go out the window and I use what works to keep my job.  My employer briefly flirted with OpenOffice around 2005, and supposedly it was really bad experiment, but I wasn’t there at the time.  So sadly, no one here contemplates a change from MS Office.  Take an example spreadsheet I use. It is very complex to the point…

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Posted by on 03/10/2012 in Fun

 

No more problems with the microphone on Laptops with Intel’s 82801I


(…) 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 (…)

Keep reading…

 
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Posted by on 05/10/2010 in Debian, GNU/Linux, Hardware, KDE, Kubuntu, Open Source, Ubuntu, work arround

 

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Windows Scares me :(


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 😉

 

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Do we really apply the free of speech?


for the sake of free speech

 
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Posted by on 27/02/2010 in Media, Pictures, Wondering

 

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Facts about Linux


These are some facts about Linux

  1. Linus Torvalds developed the Kernel while he was a student in the University of Helsinki in 1991.
  2. Last year, 75% of the code created for Linux, was developed by private companies.
  3. In December 2009, IBM announced a new Mainframe system designed to work under Linux.
  4. IBM choose Linux to use it in the next most powerful Supercomputer, named Sequoia (2011).
  5. 446 of the 500 top Supercomputers use Linux.
  6. 95% of the servers used in Hollywood studios used for animated films use Linux.
  7. The first film produces in Linux servers was Titanic in 1997
  8. James Cameron also choose Linux servers to produce Avatar.
  9. Google servers use Linux.
  10. Google contributed with 1.1% of the actual Linux kernel.
  11. Linux is going into the smartphone market.
  12. OS’ like Palm WebOS, Google Andoid, Nokia Maemo or Samsung Bada use the Linux kernel.
  13. TiVo uses its own personalized version of Linux.
  14. Linux leads the server market with 33,8% (Windows has 7,3%)
  15. Well, in the desktop and laptop market, Linux only has about 1,02% share.

Some things worth knowing 😉

 

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