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Of filesystems and partitions

August 25, 2009 Tyler B 4

For a Windows or Mac user the filesystem is something they will probably never think about in their daily computing adventures. That is mostly because there really isn’t a choice in the matter. As a Windows user the only time I actually have to worry about the filesystem is when I’m formatting a USB drive. For my hard drives the choices are NTFS, NTFS, and.. oh yeah NTFS. My earliest recollection of what a filesystem is happened when my Windows 98 machine had crashed and I had to wait while the machine forced a filesystem check on the next start up. More recently FAT32 has gotten in my way with it’s 4GB file size limitation.

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Shipped

August 25, 2009 Tyler B 0

I awoke to an email this morning saying my laptop has shipped! Hopefully this means the end of my troubles and that the laptop will show up on time! I’ll keep you posted.

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Back and ready for action

August 25, 2009 Jake B 0

I’m back from an intensely relaxing and awesome holiday in our nation’s capital, Ottawa. I’d forgotten how close it was in proximity to Quebec – […]

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God Damnit Dell

August 25, 2009 Sasha 1

My laptop was due to be delivered yesterday. I checked the status this morning: “CANCELED”. It seems that in their infinite wisdom, Dell scrapped the […]

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Coming close

August 23, 2009 Tyler B 1

The experiment is set to begin in less than 10 days and now is the time to settle on all of those little decisions that still need to be made.

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I hereby welcome myself

August 23, 2009 Sasha 1

Hi everybody! I’m Sasha, and I’ve joined the project experiment. I will be running some Linux distribution, essentially chosen without any forethought or regard for […]

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Vacation a-hoy!

August 23, 2009 Dana H 0

Hi, all.  Just a fair heads up that I’ll be relatively incommunicado as I head out on vacation until August 30th.  I hope that everyone […]

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Delay?

August 20, 2009 Tyler B 3

If you have been following my posts on here you’ll know that the hardware I am running this experiment on is relatively new. In fact it’s so new it hasn’t even been shipped to me yet!

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Which download to pick?

August 19, 2009 Tyler B 5

Without getting into a GNOME vs KDE debate which of these do you think I should get? I’m leaning toward the DVD because as I see it the Live CD is worthless – I’m going to be installing it one way or another. Then again I’m going to have an internet connection during install, is downloading the extra 3.5GB of DVD really worth it when compared to the CD based ones?

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Technical difficulties

August 17, 2009 Dana H 0

First off, congratulations to Tyler B. for finally picking a distribution.  Nobody else has been as careful and diligent with this (nor documented their process […]

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The Showdown: Fedora 11 vs Mandriva 2009.1

August 17, 2009 Tyler B 14

The Final Contenders

Well here we are. After a couple of weeks of research I have finally narrowed down my choice to either Fedora 11 or Mandriva 2009.1 to use during the course of this experiment. The two distros are both very mature and feature rich which makes this choice extraordinarily difficult. To help alleviate some of this I have decided to square them off head to head in a series of different areas. So without further ado let’s start this.

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The Shorter List

August 11, 2009 Tyler B 0

Debian, you are dead to me

Why its just not making the cut: As I am somewhat familiar with Ubuntu and have read about its relation to Debian, I feel as though Debian is just simply not that different.

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Release the hounds!

August 11, 2009 Jake B 0

Apparently Dana’s been making snide remarks about my lack of participation here, suitably prodding me to make an appearance on the front page. To get […]

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Hardware Compatibility

August 10, 2009 Jon F 1

Just a quickie tonight folks. For those who want to check the compatibility of their hardware with the Linux kernel, check out this page. It’s […]

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Narrowing it down…

August 9, 2009 Tyler B 3

I am learning quite a bit in my continued research of which Linux distro will be right for me. So far I think I have knocked out a lot of the more… exotic Linux distros and have come up with a bit of a short list with a few pros and cons to go along with them.

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Better than Indy’s own

August 7, 2009 Dana H 0

Hi, sports fans!  (That’s right, I’ve decided to start addressing you all with stupid and arbitrary tag lines… please deal with it.)  Since Jon has […]