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Tue, 20 Oct 2009 22:10:59
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I was reading Yoda's and aspro's conversation about linux, and I became curious (I may be a hamster, but I have the curiousity of a cat!). So, I downloaded Mandriva KDE Live CD, which allows you to run the OS from CD without installing it to a HDD (a very nice feature). Supposedly, when I reboot, my computer will go back to Vista as if nothing happened; we shall see!

Anyway, it booted easily, and I was able to connect to my wireless router quickly. I'm typing this post from Mandriva via Firefox 3.0.8 (which is also on the disk along with a bunch of other useful programs). This OS seems very streamlined when compared to Vista, and is easy to navigate. I tried to access my mp3 files from my HDD, but I wasn't allowed; not mounted or something. Oh, well. Seems like a very nice OS, so far.

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Tue, 20 Oct 2009 22:21:40
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^yeah, you'll find that it runs a lot faster than the windows and mac os's (should you later choose to install it to your hard drive).
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The first thing to adjust to is the package manager.  While there are programs that install like an .exe file in Windows (Mandriva uses .rpm files), mostly you install via the package manager, which draws from an online list.

I wish the others on the podcast used it, because then they could use the recording method I use and never screw up or lose a recording.

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Wed, 21 Oct 2009 03:35:10
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I'm sure Darth would always find away. Nyaa

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Wed, 21 Oct 2009 03:59:38
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Foolz said:
I'm sure Darth would always find away. Nyaa

sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sda

Whoops LOL

Edited: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 04:00:11

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Wed, 21 Oct 2009 17:33:33
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"Hmm, so this is Linux "

When I clicked the link I half expected there to be a picture of a pile of poop. LOL

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gamingeek said:

"Hmm, so this is Linux "

When I clicked the link I half expected there to be a picture of a pile of poop. LOL

No, that's reserved for Windows OS.

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Ravenprose said:

gamingeek said:

"Hmm, so this is Linux "

When I clicked the link I half expected there to be a picture of a pile of poop. LOL

No, that's reserved for Windows OS.

Success!

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:04:43
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F************* Vista!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 16:22:55
Hmm, 14-letter word, starts with F?  Ah yes!

Flabbergasting Vista!

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