Yep, I wouldn’t have bought it to upgrade the other laptop, it’s bad enough I decided to get a decent office suite with this one—open office and uni equipment don’t mix well, especially if students working on the same projects have different office programs.. it just gets annoying.
Alright, I’ll keep that in mind :)
I bought 7 so I could play some games that I had (I bought my computer with Ubuntu pre-installed on it). The installation went pretty easy, but if you’re going to do it, make sure you have Windows installed first, then install Ubuntu. I usually prep my partitions first, then install Windows, then install Ubuntu, then install all my applications. It takes a couple days, but once you have it set up, it’s no big deal to work with it.
I like Open Office (now Libre Office), but you’re right about it not playing nice with Microsoft Office sometimes. Sad, really.
I’ve worked on parallel desktops before (my sister had lent me her old iMac with OSX and OS 9 on it for applications like Photoshop and stuff), so I wouldn’t mind switching every now and then, really.
Yes, one would think that it should be easier, considering it’s just bullets and paragraphs and stuff *is disappoint*
It is disappointing when things don’t work the way they should. I think MS Office puts little things in to make it difficult for Open Office to work with it’s documents. *grumble grumble*
Switching between desktops on Linux and Windows isn’t too hard, but you do have to reboot. I’m not sure what Parallels does (I’ve never had a Mac), but I’m sure it’s similar.
I think I’m going to start using Tumblr more. I may even take the time to try some clients after all. I wish Gwibber supported Tumblr instead of Facebook which, besides being a network I’ve never really liked, is also wholly unsuited to the Gwibber framework. Whereas, in my opinion Tumblr would fit a lot better. Anyway I better get off my soapbox and go to bed
Google has long been bashed for gradually steering Android away from Linux proper and allowing carriers and handset manufacturers to dilute it with proprietary software. Replicant aims to right that wrong
Mageia: under construction! | Mageia Blog (English)
Here is the latest news from the front:
Buildsystem: after the installation of the servers in the ielo.net datacenter, hard work has started on the buildsystem installation and configuration. The sysadm team is basing the new infrastructure for now on Mandriva Linux one, adding lots of cleaning and improvements. Puppet is the main software used to centralize the administration and Misc is working on writing all the needed script for the Mageia environment. Together with lots of bug fixes and improvements, iurt is now installed on build nodes (thanks Blino!). Iurt is a recompilation bot which monitors lists of packages of different architectures and recompiles each package in a separate clean chroot each time it is needed
What Do Last Week's U.S. Elections Mean for Net Neutrality?
Following last week’s U.S. midterm elections, many are wondering if the Republican Party’s victories and impending control of Congress will be the nail in the coffin for net neutrality legislation. As Republicans are known for an anti-regulatory stance, it seems unlikely that under their leadership that Congress will move forward with any plans to prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing certain web traffic
How Apple Almost Got Microsoft’s Kinect Game Controller | Cult of Mac
He showed people controlling TV programming menus by gesturing their hands in the air. And, most impressive of all, someone flipping through a photo slide show like they were Tom Cruise in Minority Report. It was so slick, I asked him if it was CGI. It was real, he said, and so cheap, the technology could eventually be found everywhere in the home, office and car. Of course, PrimeSense’s system is at the heart of Microsoft’s new Kinect game controller, which is getting rave reviews and looks set to be a monster hit. It’s a “crazy, magical, omigosh rush,” says the New York Times‘ David Pogue. And it almost belonged to Apple
I realy want to see where the post gets clipped and what gets included. I’m using a desktop mail client (Kmail as it happens) to send a post through posterous to Tumblr. I’m guessing this may not work properly but I want to see where it’s going wrong?