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by Linux Frank
Thu May 15, 2003 9:45 am
Forum: Other Distributions
Topic: SCO withdraw Caldera Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 14055

SCO withdraw Caldera Linux

Well just in case you have not heard the Caldera Linux has now been removed from distribution.
by Linux Frank
Wed May 14, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Thesis pertaining to finances to get RHCE
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Well if you need something to prove him wrong how about this. http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html This is the netcraft survey of servers. As you can see M$ have never had a lead in the market, and are now actually on a downward turn. Proving him absolutely wrong on one point may...
by Linux Frank
Wed May 14, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I want a degree!
Replies: 17
Views: 6818

Well Calum if you would allow me to make a few comments. Get the most general and the toughest qualification you can. Make sure you do something that will stretch you, trust me you would not be happy with breezing through a BA (people with independant lives never are), and at the end of the day the ...
by Linux Frank
Fri May 09, 2003 2:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Replies of my Request to RH - SUSE - DEBIAN
Replies: 12
Views: 5765

One would imagine that the download version is freely distibutable. I certainly hope so because I habitually give away copies of RH, Slack, Mandrake, and if someone asks me for a different distro I would happily oblige.
by Linux Frank
Wed May 07, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: Applications
Topic: Ximian makes changes to OpenOffice
Replies: 4
Views: 4288

Not yet, but sometime in 'spring 2003' they claim. It is a full desktop suite, including, I think, all their products. It'll be a huge download of around 200MB. Bad for the dialup people. still they may produce a lightweight version.
by Linux Frank
Fri May 02, 2003 2:48 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What I don't much like about Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 8020

Fair comments Void, I have installed OO on various machines, I have a system that is a K6 111 450, and OO opens in a few seconds, on this machine it runs faster than M$ Windows and Word ever did together. But my comments were meant to be general. And most people seem to have an issue with the startu...
by Linux Frank
Fri May 02, 2003 11:04 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: What I don't much like about Linux
Replies: 19
Views: 8020

Well I'll dump some views in. I say one should criticise, however the criticism should always be positive, constructive where possible. One of my favourite things in Open source is the attitude of positive statements. The GPL says you can do this and you can do that, and I for one would sooner see '...
by Linux Frank
Fri May 02, 2003 7:42 am
Forum: Mandriva Linux (formerly Mandrake Linux)
Topic: burnind cds
Replies: 6
Views: 11591

Have you tried burning after SU as root? And then does it work. If so then you probably need to pay attention to Calum. If not what device do you have, can you use it to read CDROMs, is the device actually working to your knowledge? Is it a new or old CD drive?
by Linux Frank
Fri May 02, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Why I Like GNU/Linux
Topic: Understands Community
Replies: 1
Views: 5265

Understands Community

I like the way people in Linux understand what comunity means, note the absense of selling old hardware with requirements to upgrade at a cost in this.

http://www.theregister.com/content/28/30525.html
by Linux Frank
Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:57 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: OpenOffice.org - best way to install?
Replies: 5
Views: 4502

I have been told build times are quite long from source, best get a cup of tea and some good music in the cdrom.
by Linux Frank
Tue Apr 22, 2003 9:39 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: SCO vs IBM
Replies: 3
Views: 3183

SCO vs IBM

Hi Guys, I just thought I'd post this article I found the other day. It's written by Eric Raymond, so be prepared to be preached at :) . Anyway we all know that SCO are going after IBM and Linux if it can, so this has relevance to us all. However here is Raymonds' quite succinct rebutal of the SCO c...
by Linux Frank
Mon Apr 21, 2003 11:34 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Cable stress level
Replies: 4
Views: 4015

Cable stress level

Hi guys, not really linux related but networking related, and just an opinion. Just had a guy fix our DSL service. He said we had a wire with a stress level of 16. What system is this based on, and what is it measuring? The monitoring was done from the provider with him on site connecting and discon...
by Linux Frank
Thu Apr 17, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Applications
Topic: GNU Cash
Replies: 2
Views: 2862

GNU Cash

Hi all, I have just been tasked with getting an accounts package, and I want to know is there anything other that GNU cash that anyone would recommend I look at. This is for a small business ( and I can always use the wonderful spreadsheet in openoffice, but I want the challenge). So does anyone hav...
by Linux Frank
Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Other great Linux forums
Replies: 16
Views: 7932

Ahh haaa, found the thread. Did you know Linuxiso.org has forums, laid out similar to void's, by distribution?

http://www.linuxiso.org/forums/

Anyway in the search for information these seem to offer fairly good newbie advice on using Linux and dealing with problems.
by Linux Frank
Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: CD-ROM Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 3547

Yeah when a CD is ripped to the hardrive the single biggest limiting factor is the read speed, which you will have to configure somewhere. The encoding of the ripped data into a .wav is a system resource issue, and is only dependant on the CD speed whilst it is waiting to rip more data (you should m...