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Diaretical: Slashdot thoughts / OSes

Chacham (981) writes | more than 11 years ago

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So, I got a call that their computer wasn't working. I suspected the powersupply, and called a friend to confirm, as it so happened he had an extra one in his basement. Problem solved.

So, I got a call that their computer wasn't working. I suspected the powersupply, and called a friend to confirm, as it so happened he had an extra one in his basement. Problem solved.

In the meanwhile, I spoke to him. He mentioned he doesn't read slashdot often anymore (I got him hooked when I started) because it's more of an advertisment agency than a news report. He mentioned how the Science articles and the like were much more and better, yet now almost every story is about what company is selling what. I'm looking around more and seeing his point of view.

He also runs Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. Depending on which computer it's on. Server is Linux, Windows for games, and Mac on laptop. He is not tied to any one OS (though he is proficient at each I'm sure (I *know* that he knows Linux and Windows well)). That got me thinking. Currently I have a Windows box (for games) and a Linux box ("main" computer). Though, because of what it's for the Windows box is more powerful. I now use it for vid capping, watching mpegs, and anything else that requires power. In a sense, I'm learning to use that which is best for the job. Only when they are the same is my preference for Linux. Anyway, sooner or later I ought to buy a new computer or a laptop. I'm on a PII 333 right now. I figure I'd wait until the 64-bit processors come out before upgrading. (Oh, and getting a job too.) Now, I'm even debating getting a mac, or looking at other avenues (such as is an SGI econmical and the like). It's just a jumble right now.

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4 comments

The /. Frontpage doesn't interest me much (1)

sielwolf (246764) | more than 11 years ago | (#5661741)

What I've taken to now are the Journals. IMHO they are much more interesting reading than any of the main content.

Re:The /. Frontpage doesn't interest me much (1)

bubblegoose (473320) | more than 11 years ago | (#5665917)

I totally agree, I skim the front page, then head right to the journals.

Switch to syndicated RSS feeds? (1)

dmorin (25609) | more than 11 years ago | (#5661784)

I'm a big fan of RSS. While working on my personal portal I started integrating a number of RSS feeds such as LinuxToday, BoingBoing, MonoNews, Slashdot, etc.. After a Slashdot story I discovered syndic8.com, which is a huge source of these "headline feeds". You can subscribe to a number of different ones and get the sort of news you want. Every one isn't interactive like a Slashdot journal, but you can find a number of personal blogs on there that have similar quality content.

Duane

Waiting for processors (1)

Dave2 Wickham (600202) | more than 11 years ago | (#5663144)

I think I may do the same as you and wait for 64 bit... but only because hopefully 32 bit processor prices will be driven down. I can just about run UT 2003 on my PII 400 though ;).
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