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by element
Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Desktop environments suck
Replies: 76
Views: 14225

Re: Desktop environments suck

If I have to pull in extra code to get configurability that basic, there's a problem. Even Windows has more built-in configurability than Gnome, and every other Linux DE I've used isn't even comparable (including Cinnamon). The closest other example I can think of is Firefox extensions. Sure, you c...
by element
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Desktop environments suck
Replies: 76
Views: 14225

Re: Desktop environments suck

I happen to like GNOME with a few indispensable extensions added like Dash to Dock and others. GNOME, if you use extensions, is very configurable. You can even make it look like Windows 10 with the Dash to Panel extension (a fork of ZorinOS Taskbar which is a fork of Dash to Dock). https://extension...
by element
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26465
Views: 2206304

Re: dymt reloaded

Wow, some things never change.
by element
Sun Mar 22, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Android internal storage mount problem/question
Replies: 1
Views: 2725

Re: Android internal storage mount problem/question

My answer is probably too late but for anyone with the same problem, boot in recovery and reformat the SD card partition. See if that helps.
by element
Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Google programmers are amateurs?
Replies: 94
Views: 6346

Re: Google programmers are amateurs?

Closed Microsoft format works better in Microsoft software. Why is anyone surprised here?
If Google Docs or any other software opens your Powerpoints or Excel files it's only because they reverse engineered the closed format.
by element
Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Local Apache
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: Local Apache

A bit late with a response, but turned out my vhosts.conf-file was missing. So I made one manually and stuff started to work. :o
by element
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Local Apache
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Local Apache

I want to run a local apache on a debian server. All is fine if I type the address on the server itself, but from another computer on the LAN I get a Not Found error for the domain. I've put it in my hosts file but doesn't seem to help. Any idea what I'm doing wrong? I have a enabled the site in apa...
by element
Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Crosshair Formula IV computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: Crosshair Formula IV computer

I'm looking for 2 x 2GB RAM. Anyone know what to recommend? Corsair, Kingston or OCZ and how fast?
by element
Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Crosshair Formula IV computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: Crosshair Formula IV computer

What kind of games do you plan to play on your PC, and how important are those games to be able to play on PC, verses a console system or something? Do you plan tend to keep your game titles updated? You're probably right. I don't play top of the line games, most of them are a few years old. So a 5...
by element
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: A great motherboard deal- MSI 880GM-E41
Replies: 9
Views: 3792

Re: A great motherboard deal- MSI 880GM-E41

TruePurple wrote:
Does that mean it supports all CPU's of that type?

Usually, yes.
by element
Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: iPad, someone please convince me
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

Re: iPad, someone please convince me

Wait for Notion Ink's Adam or HP's tablet with WebOS.
by element
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Crosshair Formula IV computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: Crosshair Formula IV computer

Well, I'd say 4 GB RAM is enough for now, since RAM is a drop-in upgrade, right? Yeah, exactly my thought. As for the 1090T, there sure isn't anything wrong with it, although, are you sure you wouldn't be better served in the long run with something like the i7-875K? I'm no Intel fan, but that chip...
by element
Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Crosshair Formula IV computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: Crosshair Formula IV computer

Not heavy duty Photoshop work, just the regular photo-editing and coding. I usually have a photo-editor, and IDE and a browser open for work and some other small apps. I tend to build my computers 'future-proof' because they have to last a long time. Usually it's a bit overkill for what I need but I...
by element
Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Crosshair Formula IV computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Re: Crosshair Formula IV computer

Jigar wrote:
What is the system going to be used for ? What is your LCD size ?

Mostly web design work and an occasional game, I'm planning to get a new 27" LCD.
by element
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Coolermaster V8 or Corsair H50?
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Coolermaster V8 or Corsair H50?

How important is high graphics to you? The Radeon HD 5750 Go! Green is fanless-completely passively cooled by a giant heat sink, and supposedly cooler (and cooler on your system) as well as requiring less power then the regular 5750. I was planning to get a 5850 right now, the full specs are in thi...
by element
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:53 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Crosshair Formula IV computer
Replies: 12
Views: 2778

Crosshair Formula IV computer

To continue here, I'll give the full specs as they are now: Asus Crosshair 4 Formula ,sAM3 ATX ,890FX CPU AMD Phenom II AM3 X6 1090T Thermaltake Frio cooler Corsair DDR3 1600 4Gb kit XMS3 Asus EAH5850 Coolermaster RS750-ACAAE3 Antec Case Solo Western Digital 1 TB Any thoughts on this system? Things ...
by element
Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Coolermaster V8 or Corsair H50?
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Re: Coolermaster V8 or Corsair H50?

The Frio looks good. Any thoughts on the Coolermaster V8? I have a noisy system right now, I want it quiet.
by element
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: Coolermaster V8 or Corsair H50?
Replies: 8
Views: 1542

Coolermaster V8 or Corsair H50?

Trying to build an AMD machine with a Phenom X6 (AM3) CPU and 890FX chipset but not sure what cooler to use. I'm doubting between a Coolermaster V8 or Corsair H50. But if someone has a better suggestion, go ahead.

On a related note, what kind of memory for the machine do you recommend?
by element
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: ion2 HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 4737

Re: ion2 HTPC

End User wrote:
If you can pick up a nettop with an Atom 330 and Ion you will be very happy. Dual core 64-bit with 1080p playback.

Also been looking at the Dell Zino HD. Looks very good but is more expensive than an Atom 330. Choices eh? :wink:
by element
Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: SFF Station
Topic: ion2 HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 4737

ion2 HTPC

There's some good nettops on the market with ion but with ion2 around the corner I'm wondering if I should buy an HTPC with the ion chipset now or wait for ion2 to be released.

Or does anyone know a good ion2 nettop, available today?
by element
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: should me and my wife divorce?
Replies: 63
Views: 4801

Re: should me and my wife divorce?

If you need to ask that here, then yes.
by element
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Worst Beer?
Replies: 138
Views: 16474

Re: Worst Beer?

Ever seen a beer called Wittekerke? One of the wimpiest of beers I've ever had, and what minuscule bit of flavor there was reminded me vaguely of Old English. Dude at the store claimed it won a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Beer Championship (or some stupid tasting event) and I replied, "Tha...
by element
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Best Practices for removing Viruses and other Infections?
Replies: 21
Views: 2675

Re: Best Practices for removing Viruses and other Infections?

Reformat and install Linux. They'll never bother you again.

Otherwise, just run an antivirus. If that fails reinstall completely.
by element
Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: What is your homepage?
Replies: 48
Views: 2276

Re: What is your homepage?

I use Fast Dial for Firefox.
And http://start.debian.net/ for my main browser (Epiphany).
by element
Sun May 31, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: dymt reloaded
Replies: 26465
Views: 2206304

Re: dymt reloaded

How's everybody? I see this thread still exists. Amazing.
by element
Sun May 31, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linux is sweet!
Replies: 29
Views: 10977

Re: Linux is sweet!

Bluefish, Screem and Geany are amongst my favourite.

Anjuta is nice too. http://projects.gnome.org/anjuta/
Depends what you need it for.
by element
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Fedora vs. Ubuntu
Replies: 30
Views: 8562

Asking what distro is better is like asking which religion is better. In other words, an endless discussion.
by element
Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Favorite Backup Methods
Replies: 27
Views: 6582

Re: Favorite Backup Methods

I haven't found a software package with an automated system I like yet since most require that you have the backup software installed in order to access the archived data. I have both Nero and the Iomega Backup software. Not with Cobian Backup, it can produce zip or sqx files (you choose). Best of ...
by element
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: backup on an external drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1592

If it's FAT32, split up the archive in 4 GB pieces. If that's impossible with NT backup use another program, I can recommend Cobian Backup.
http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm

If the partition is NTFS, you have another problem :-)
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