“This is my prototype “power distribution board”. Currently it consists of 2 12V/2A regulators, some resistors and a 1000uF/30V smoothing capacitor. It provides 12v to the Alix board, and 12v to the motor controller. If both motors stall, they can use up to 6A, so whilst this is fine for testing the controller board, I’m going to have to replace one of the regulators with a transformer system to provide the necessary power to the motors.”
“Anyone want to tell me what Blu-ray really offers beyond what DVD already gives us? OK, slightly better picture, but I must admit that when I compare Blu-ray to my cheap DVD upscaler, I really can’t see the difference. Also, disc prices are too high compared to DVD.”
“Hundreds of bugfixes and refinements mean that the KDE desktop is now a stable, functional and productive environment. It’s faster, more streamlined and full of eye candy, and is also where all the developers’ effort is now concentrated.
“Things are only going to get better for KDE users. But, as with all these big changes, there are still teething problems – things don’t always work the way you expect them to and many of the newer features are poorly documented. ”
(Refer to http://www.kubuntu.org/support)
A vBulletin based forum lead by Jesse Aiton. Scope of the forum:
- Kubuntu and other OSS News
- Help section for new users
- General help on Servers, Software, Hardware, Networking etc.
- Tutorials, How-To’s and Scripts
- Separate subforums dedicated to each Kubuntu version
- General Talk area
“What makes Linux capable of doing this? Is it development process; is it ease of writing drivers; is this sheer stubbornness on parts of people like you? What is it?
“I think it’s all of those. The ease of writing drivers; Linux drivers are at normally one-third smaller than Windows drivers or other operating system drivers. We have all the examples there, so it’s trivial to write a new one if you have new hardware, usually because you can copy the code and go. We maintain them for forever, so the old ones don’t disappear and we run on every single processor out there. I mean Linux is 80% of the world’s top 500 super computers right now and we’re also the number one embedded operating system today. We’ve got both sides of the market because it’s–yeah it’s pretty amazing. I don’t know why, but we’re doing something right.”
“Not “My special flowchart says I have to,” just “Linux is probably reaching out from the hard drive, where it sits as nothing more than a collection of magnetic potential unkissed by so much as a single read head, just waiting to influence the hardware before GRUB can even find it, or the hardware can even acknowledge the existence of GRUB for that matter (deep breath)… Linux is reaching out in that manner and wrecking your laptop and it must come off.”
“But, if as appears may be the case Microsoft is letting people have Dell XPS M1330 laptops with 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processors and 3GBs of RAM on ‘indefinite loans (wink, wink) then it’s a bribe in my book. What do you think? If you knew someone had been given a PC with a list price of $1,956 and then wrote nice things about the operating system that came with it would you be inclined to think that they might be just a wee bit influenced by the almost two grand worth of computer?”
“The nc (netcat) command is used for any kind of TCP connections between two hosts. The pv (progress viewer) command is used to display the progress of the transfer. tar is used to archive the files on the source machine and un-archive them on the destination.”
“All servers can be pre-loaded with Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, or Novell’s SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, Lenovo’s “preferred Linux operating system provider”
“In many cases, the sellers claim the phone is unlocked, some officially. “It is unlocked officially through T-Mobile. The[y] provided me with the unlock code,” one US seller wrote on their eBay page, while an Australian vendor said: “The phone is T-Mobile branded but UNLOCKED with use of turbo-sim card, and can be used with the Australian networks (excluding 3G) including Vodafone, Virgin Mobile, Optus and Telstra.”