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by StarkMjolk
Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:52 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Bottleneck?
Replies: 15
Views: 2787

But I wouldn't spend money on DDR1 anymore. :-? Indeed, now the upgrade is for him to decide. IMHO, for that system, I'd stick with just adding another 512MB stick (or maybe 1GB) and then just let it be as a seconday PC and do a new one. The main reason for this is the motherboard: you've got DDR1 ...
by StarkMjolk
Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: I want to try Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 5724

The only one you mentioned that isn't Linux, is PCBSD which is based on BSD, another Unix look-a-like. It could be argued that BSD isn't a UNIX "look-a-like", but rather one of the two current OS lineages that are directly descended from the original UNIX (the other one being System V and...
by StarkMjolk
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: ASUS XG Station
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

I saw the coverage when they released it. Looks like quite a nice product. The only question is, when will it be available? Or is it already? I don't even have express card in my laptop so it isn't for me. But surely an intersting product.
by StarkMjolk
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: I want to try Linux
Replies: 21
Views: 5724

I've used linux in different occations mostly for 5 years, I'm currently running Ubuntu on both desktop and laptop, and have found no reason to go elsewhere, the best way to find if you like it to use the live cd. In ubuntus case, you can use the same CD for testing and installing. Just boot up, see...
by StarkMjolk
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Ubuntu on newer machines
Replies: 11
Views: 10754

You could try the first Ubuntu Alpha release :) Yes, that will be what to test. Though I will not pick up the whole release, just the kernel, video, and perhaps sound components. I've tried early ubuntu herds before, they have never been usable for productive work. But I guess that's the point of a...
by StarkMjolk
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Ubuntu on newer machines
Replies: 11
Views: 10754

You could try the first Ubuntu Alpha release :) Yes, that will be what to test. Though I will not pick up the whole release, just the kernel, video, and perhaps sound components. I've tried early ubuntu herds before, they have never been usable for productive work. But I guess that's the point of a...
by StarkMjolk
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Ubuntu on newer machines
Replies: 11
Views: 10754

Re: Ubuntu on newer machines

I might just do that. Though I am quite close to get the 3D acceleration running. It even says "Direct rendering: Yes" or something like that in dmesg after boot, but glx seem to fail very quickly due to not being compiled for the current kernel. Trying some peaces of gutsy might be the ea...
by StarkMjolk
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Memory useage poll
Replies: 31
Views: 6872

16% of 2048 MB so 327 MB I suppose for programs, plus 16% more for cache. Though any memory reporting in linux is quite dodgy, all applications will report different values, and most of the problems can be led down to firefox. :) Anyway, I will never fill the RAM in this laptop. Everything that dema...
by StarkMjolk
Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Ubuntu on newer machines
Replies: 11
Views: 10754

Ubuntu on newer machines

I got my hands on a Acer Travelmate 6292 a week ago or so, a really nice peace of hardware. Unfortunally it came with Vista Business, and my mind couldn't endure more that 30 minutes of that system. I have no clue what Microsoft is on about, they were on a decent track. Anyway, it now runs Ubuntu 7....
by StarkMjolk
Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Ubuntu on older machines
Replies: 14
Views: 4094

Most older systems run well in ubuntu. I had a P3 700MHz laptop with ubuntu earlier, and it ran Ubuntu smoothly. This was with 576MB of RAM though, and I'd recoomenend 512MB for heavier firefox usage. If you want Ubuntu or Xubuntu or Kubuntu, you have to descide yourself. But I think all would run f...
by StarkMjolk
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: FreeNAS Experience?
Replies: 5
Views: 2059

I remember someone complaining that they had problems using >1TB of disk space, and upon investigation it appears that UFS does have some issues that kick in at that point. That will hardly be a problem in a computer that probably doesn't even have LBA support though. :) I second trying it in a VM....
by StarkMjolk
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Got a Wii wOOt
Replies: 709
Views: 167719

Using the new Opera Wii browser at this very moment, suring on the TV has never been better. Tabs are still needed though...
by StarkMjolk
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Apple Sanctuary
Topic: Leopard in October?
Replies: 18
Views: 5292

I wonder how Ubuntu 7.10 will be... For whatever reason this delay can be, it isn't a good thing. Better late than buggy though.
by StarkMjolk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Mechanical Video Discs
Replies: 10
Views: 2132

First time I've seen this, interesting. Though if it first came out in march 1981, it was a few years after laserdisc to market.

Another old school note I found on wikipedia now was that Laserdisc apparently was called Disco-Vision in the beginning. It's a pity they dropped such a cool name... 8)
by StarkMjolk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TRBBQ IV 2007 Discussion Thread - 28 July 2007
Replies: 522
Views: 128144

morphine wrote:
StarkMjolk wrote:
When will the european version of the TRBBQ be? Perhaps in the nice and calm Sweden? We even have decent weather occationally... :)

I'm not sure if I'm willing to give up my sun & warmth :)

Your place it is then? ;)
by StarkMjolk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TRBBQ IV 2007 Discussion Thread - 28 July 2007
Replies: 522
Views: 128144

When will the european version of the TRBBQ be? Perhaps in the nice and calm Sweden? We even have decent weather occationally... :)
by StarkMjolk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Raptor Raid
Replies: 25
Views: 6635

I've had two 36GB raptors since they hit the market (bought one first, and then couldn't stop myself and bought another one ;) ). It was one of the best hardware purchases I've done. According to many benchmark against modern 7200rpm drives as mentioned above, they are slower. But for the time, they...
by StarkMjolk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:37 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: is this a virus?
Replies: 18
Views: 3874

Sounds alot like an MBR or Bootloader issue. Run the utilities from the Windows 2000 console. I suppose that would be quite difficult if the booting process never gets to any OS code. :-? I don't know much about BIOS viruses and the like, heard very little of the concept, and never seen anything li...
by StarkMjolk
Tue Apr 10, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Small Form Factor Vs Full Size PCs
Replies: 15
Views: 3088

I see DTX as a very good thing. Hopefully it will lead to paying less for the same for most consumers, and that can't be bad. And as for size of the case, I was once a bigger is better guy but I've moved on now, I don't have time to play around with my hardware several times a week anyway anymore. A...
by StarkMjolk
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: How much GMail?
Replies: 38
Views: 5906

You are currently using 0 MB (0%) of your 2838 MB.

4 from Google, 3 spam. :)
by StarkMjolk
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:37 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: New Samsung 226bw Widescreen
Replies: 50
Views: 12856

This is a common problem. Not everyone is 21 and has new glasses (like me ;) ). I suppose the solution shouldn't be lower resolution LCDs, but rather better OS support for scalable GUI and fonts. On another note, I bought a 204T a while back, and I think it has been great. The only problem is that I...
by StarkMjolk
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: Official AMD pricelist as of april 9.
Replies: 11
Views: 2715

Now we're here. This is good thing for all customers, but I'm still concered for AMDs economics. I truly hope we'll see some good developments over the next few years, so we can still have a competetive x86 CPU market.

I'll still hold my money until Agena, but I can't say I'm not tempted. :)
by StarkMjolk
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Debian 4.0 is out!
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

All these massive releases are a strange development if you ask me. I like that Ubuntu still keeps their main release constrained to one CD, doing the rest over networking is much perfered to downloading many GiBs of data you will never use.

Atleast they didn't release it on 20 CDs. ;)
by StarkMjolk
Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Ahoy from Ubuntu!
Replies: 57
Views: 19192

I think 19th of april is still the scheduled date for Ubuntu 7.04 "Feisty Fawn". I tested the herd 5 of 7.04 as dual boot on a laptop, looked very very smooth with many new and nice interfaces. The wireless networking control especially caught my eye. I'm looking forward to doing a dist-up...
by StarkMjolk
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: 'lunix truely is a supreror oprating system'
Replies: 18
Views: 4175

This one might very well be genuine, but always hard to tell. Great fun anyway, made my day. :D
by StarkMjolk
Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Familiar Linux
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Familiar Linux

Would anyone else here perhaps use the familiar linux distribution on their PDA? I've used it for two month or so now, and I must say it puts Win CE in real shame. The practical difference between a 2.5GHz athlon xp and 400MHz xscale is smaller than one might think. Sadly it requires a lot of work t...
by StarkMjolk
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Processors
Topic: When will AMD next gen come out.
Replies: 15
Views: 4632

My current goal is upgrading from my current Athlon XP to Agena when it comes out, by then I should have a decent stash of money and it seem like a good time to upgrade. I'm wishing to see it out of the door by end of summer. And if nothing goes terribly wrong it should be out around that time. And ...
by StarkMjolk
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What to do with a Vapo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

Yeah, that has been the most constructive idea so far. The only risk with that idea is that it might get too cold. Even if I put the compressor on the lowest rotational speed (I think it is 1500rpm, 3500 max), I think it will reach about -30C without any load. The drink will become pure ice quite fa...
by StarkMjolk
Thu Feb 15, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: calling all Lian Li fanboys
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

I just bought a Lian-Li PC-V600 (got it yesterday) and it works great. I've enjoyed working with lian-li cases for years but this is the first one I own. This one has two 120mm fans, But I've added a third through using three 5 1/4" slots to get room for four more HDDs with a Lian-Li EX-34. The case...
by StarkMjolk
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:54 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: What to do with a Vapo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1642

What to do with a Vapo?

I just dropped my old Vapochill SE@R404a for a new Lian-Li PC-V600 (which I by the way think is a brilliant case), and now comes the question: What to do with the Vapo? I considered selling it first, even though it is quite old and not in perfect shape any more, but the market for vapor change cooli...
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