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[#] Tue Dec 23 2008 12:23:05 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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I think they did release some updates. Maybe it's improved.

[#] Tue Dec 23 2008 12:25:37 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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so, I think I'm in the wrong room for this thread, but don't know where the discussion was originally. I upgraded from Virtualbox 2.0.6 to 2.1.0 and the experience is much nicer. There is no longer any bridging setup required for the network, and I can put my (Vista) host to sleep without it crashing. Haven't gone back to check if the seamless mode bug has been fixed. So, altogether an improvement. i wonder when they are going to enable the balloon driver in the default binaries.

[#] Thu Dec 25 2008 23:34:16 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Cool. In that case I'm looking forward to seeing VirtualBox 2.1.0 added to the various Linux repositories. One of the things that bugs me about VMware is that it breaks every time your update service pushes a kernel upgrade.
I like that VirtualBox is right there in the repo so if there's a kernel upgrade, there's a guarantee that VirtualBox gets a compatible update too.

The lack of bridged networking was annoying enough to keep me from switching.
With that barrier gone it'll probably be time to switch. VirtualBox can work with VMware virtual disk images, right? Theoretically that would mean that I could maintain a VM that will boot under either product?

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 09:28:40 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=printArticleBasic&taxonomyName=Government&articleId=9124358&taxonomyId=13

 

another Horay on software patents! Who's going to be sued for nautilus/konquerer and friends?



[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 09:31:09 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b4GkGMiBDQ

john lennon doing XO commercials...



[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 10:24:43 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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The comments regarding the John Lennon commercial piss me off.

Particularly kenhawkeye, who clearly doesn't know shit about the OLPC project or its past, and is going out of his way to constantly write nasty things concerning the video.

If you're reading this, and you know about the OLPC and its efforts, please consider writing your own comments in support of this organization, to counter this moron.



[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 11:39:09 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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OLPC is dead. By "dead" I mean that it's been turned back into a smaller version of the establishmentarian laptop.

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 11:56:52 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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added to the various Linux repositories. One of the things that bugs

me about VMware is that it breaks every time your update service pushes

a kernel upgrade. I like that VirtualBox is right there in the repo so


Do you have dkms installed? If dkms is installed, vbox will rebuild its kernel module (via rpm trigger, i'm guessing) every time the kernel is updated.

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 12:59:00 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Mon Dec 29 2008 11:39:09 EST from IGnatius T Foobar@uncnsrd

OLPC is dead. By "dead" I mean that it's been turned back into a smaller version of the establishmentarian laptop.
Er... it's still using Linux, last I knew.  I think they had some interest in providing a Windows version, but I don't think that is mainstream at all.

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 13:08:09 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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my new gripes are this:
virtualbox can't read dvds correctly for some reason, maybe there's some direct mode use that I'm missing, but it always gets errors trying to read DVDs, and vmware still makes the whole machine reboot.

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 15:43:59 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Hey, girthta (or anyone else who needs this)... check this out:

http://www.linux.com/feature/53757

You can use VLC (available on Windows and Linux) to stream DVDs to a single file for playback later.

This might be a way to record DVDs in a streamable format.

Now, if there's some kind of software out there that helps you manage a DVD library, you could probably come up with a Linux box that acts sort of like SqueezeBox for video content, using another Linux machine for pumping the video out to a television set.  I'd only wonder how you'd handle closed captioning, for folks concerned about such things. 



[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 19:01:53 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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what's the standard for development systems nowadays?
I have 2 gig in mymachine and it's not enough.
And by dev box I mean, yea all my dev tools (eclipse and whatnot) but I also use this machine to run a few vms and that's wheremy memory goes.
Can you get a motherboard that holds 8 gig cheaply nowadays? Is that the standard yet?

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 20:18:48 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I think I've been preferring about four gigs, although I'd love eight.

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 23:41:08 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Do you have dkms installed? If dkms is installed, vbox will rebuild
its kernel module (via rpm trigger, i'm guessing) every time the kernel

is updated.

Interesting. I wasn't aware of DKMS, but it looks useful. Not as useful as it would be if Linus would finally figure out that people want a relatively stable ABI, but useful.

On the other hand I have had plenty of experiences where I accepted a kernel package upgrade and then not only would the pre-built VMware modules fail to load, but the source ones wouldn't compile because some kernel API call was changed in a minor way. I would imagine that DKMS couldn't compensate for that.

At the moment I'm happy to wait until VirtualBox 2.1 shows up in Ubuntu, but I might give DKMS a shot on my servers, which run CentOS. Thanks.

[#] Mon Dec 29 2008 23:42:50 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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what's the standard for development systems nowadays?

Pentium III, 800 MHz, with 768 MB of memory.

If it's enough to run vi, gcc, and gdb ... who needs more? :)

[#] Tue Dec 30 2008 04:52:32 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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oh, thats less than I have in my EEE. except processor speed. 900MHz, 512MB Ram, 4+8G flash.

[#] Tue Dec 30 2008 11:26:11 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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Dec 29 2008 7:01pm from Ford II @uncnsrd
what's the standard for development systems nowadays?

64-bit OS and 6 gigs RAM. Seriously. It's not the standard YET, but it will be soon.

[#] Tue Dec 30 2008 12:31:04 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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I've been enjoying dual-core (and sometimes quad-core) processors while compiling.

The system doesn't even feel like it's doing much of anything. 



[#] Tue Dec 30 2008 13:27:56 EST from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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With Visual C++? It has parallel compilation now, you should be able to use all 4 cores if you build system doesn't have issues.


(Sorry if that's a tender subject ;)

[#] Tue Dec 30 2008 13:56:34 EST from fleeb @ Uncensored

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Heh, no those days are behind me.

At least for a while.

I wonder if that feature doesn't exist in the Express version of the thing, and I also wonder when they implemented it (I know 2005 didn't have it, and I am very certain 6.0 didn't have it, so I guess it's in 2008). 



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