Subject: Re: Red Hat / Fedora and third-party codecs?
after openmoko being sued, i guess its a good move to do so.
Subject: Need a good, Linux compatible, audio player?
I recently purchased a 1GB, black, Sandisk Sansa Clip. I've been using it heavily over the past few days and wrote a review here:
If anyone has other devices they are fond of, I'd like to hear about it.
What's everyone think of KDE4.2? Looks pretty Vista-like.
Can't get desktop effects to work properly under Virtualbox, despite the supposed 3D acceleration.
Fedora 10/11 have it.
It includes something that appears to be a fulltext search engine based on MySQL, which spews a window full of warnings every time you launch the desktop. Lame.
Oh by the way ... Ubu 9.04 was released this week. I'll probably wait for the mirrors to cool off a bit though.
My concern is that I don't want people messing with my windows envoronment.
How can you compute Total Cost of Ownership for Linux when Linux can't be "owned"?
If you get the unsupported free versions, you get what you pay for.. no guarantees.
And do I want to take the time to figure out how to partition my USB stick so I don't lose the normal use of it which requires FAT32 space? Couple of tutorials explain how to partition your USB stick in Windows by flipping the "removable" bit.. but warns you it might destroy your stick, which I would prefer to not do. Also nobody explains any down side to doing this, which tends to concern me.
But sticks are cheap, no? So I wouldn't spend too much time partitioning yours, just buy a 1 gigger and install the smallest LAMP distro you can find that will install on it and try it out.
Ubuntu booted fairly quickly considering its size and the fact that my laptop only has usb 1.1... But there is no persistent storage setup by default, I thought it was going to have that. I will have to try to figure it out.
My first inclination was to use puppylinux which is much smaller and specifically makes it clear that it offers persistent storage on a usb drive without any messing around. But it is not a lamp distro and I am worried it will take too long to get all my tools installed.. I just need to get this done.. not start compiling perl and apache etc. I had hoped to find something that would just work. But I am going to have to look around a bit more and see what is the best path.
my eee has 4G and I just run a generic debian on it. mustn't be wasting place for unneded stuff, but its ok.
Running them both at the same time might actually be easier ... find something like Puppy Linux that can run using the colinux kernel, and then just set aside some space on your NTFS partition to be a Linux disk. When you're done with the project, just delete the files and *poof* ... all gone.
Keep it old school. So right now I am playing with the puppy. I found a 1F 1 gig usb drive so I've formatted that ext2 and installed on that, and we'll see how it goes. I beleive that if I were to install on the existing ntfs, I would be stuck with pup_save, so no persistence until shutdown, not exactly ideal. I think this setup will work out. I didn't want to mess with colinux, because this machine is decent but somewhat limited by current standards (T30 thinkpad, 2 GHz P4, 768M).. and I don't really need a vm for this.