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How Slums Can Save the Planet

MongooseCN It's more environmentally friendly to die. (424 comments)

Living in a slum is good because it's environmentally friendly and uses less resources? He may as well argue that's it's even more environmentally friendly to die young.

more than 4 years ago
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Some Early Adopters Stung By Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

MongooseCN 9.10 is most working great (1231 comments)

I find 9.10 is working faster than 9.04. It boots faster and the interface is a little faster. The only issue I have is wxmaxima crashes constantly. I can't even do a sqrt(4); without crashing. I'm hoping patches will take care of everything soon.

more than 4 years ago
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RAID Trust Issues — Windows Or a Cheap Controller?

MongooseCN There's no SMART monitoring in windows (564 comments)

Our company finally moved away from windows software RAID because of problems. One drive would fail, then while rebuilding we'd find errors on the second drive. Usually bad sectors that couldn't be read. Windows 2003 doesn't do any SMART monitoring so a drive can start failing and you'll never know until you try to read/write data to that part of the drive.

On my linux server I have smartmontools checking the drives nightly which has saved me once so far. I can't find an equivalent for windows so we've moved to hardware which can check for failing drives.

more than 5 years ago
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Michael Meeks Says OO.o Project is "Profoundly Sick"

MongooseCN Open Office is a great shot against MS. (676 comments)

Ever since Open Office 3.0, I've been able to completely move away from MS Office 2003. I can create word documents that look exactly the same in MS Word 2003, like they do in OO 3.0. Now I can easily exchange documents between coworkers and they have no idea I'm using OO.

I work in aweful world of end-user IT for small businesses. These people are INCREDIBLY picky about how their word, excel, etc documents look. They are also incredibly slow at learning how to use office software. Switching these people from MS Office to OO is nearly impossible. People HATE HATE HATE software with a different interface. Most Office 2003 customers won't touch office 2007 for that exact reason. If OO were improved to the point that it could simulate MS Office so people could easily switch over, OO could take over. I think replacing MS Office with OO is one of the Big Steps linux needs to take to push windows off the desktop.

more than 5 years ago
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Your Identity Is Worth Less Than $15

MongooseCN IE vs. Firefox statistics (178 comments)

Check out page 3 of the executive summary. In Jan-Jun of 07, they found that 89% of web vulnerabilities were in ActiveX plugins in IE. 1% of vulnerabilities were in Mozilla extensions.

I think we have a clear winner here...

more than 6 years ago

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Photos of Chinese sweatshop used by Microsoft.

MongooseCN MongooseCN writes  |  more than 4 years ago

MongooseCN (139203) writes "The image Microsoft doesn't want you to see: Too tired to stay awake. These Chinese workers earn just 34p an hour (about 52 cents in US dollars), work 15 hours shifts and deal with other abuses to package US made products."
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Is there a GUI interface for a Linux mail server?

MongooseCN MongooseCN writes  |  more than 5 years ago

MongooseCN (139203) writes "My coworkers are finally getting tired of supporting Exchange and want to move to a simpler pop/imap mail server. Something that can easily be backed up/restored and can be synced with a redundant mail server. I suggested Linux/postfix but they won't touch a command prompt (they call it a DOS prompt...). If there was a gui for configuring the mail server though, they might go for it. Either a gui directly on the server or a web interface through Apache. I figure if the gui can handle most of the mail config, they can eventually learn some small shell commands and see that is isn't so bad. So are there any gui's out there for configuring a linux mail server?"

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