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Ask Slashdot: Linux Login and Resource Management In a Computer Lab?

xeos A lot of complexity, a little gain? (98 comments)

That sounds like a lot of overhead for a problem that seems unlikely. I've used lots of multi-user linux boxes over the years and never noticed that a few bad users ruined the experience for everybody else. If it's really an issue, think of it instead as a learning opportunity - post concise instructions on proper lab utilization and how to use top, etc to check if somebody else is the reason why the machine you are using is slow. Then let users police each other.

2 days ago
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Ask Slashdot: What Good Print Media Is Left?

xeos Re:The Economist (285 comments)

I find the Economist to be much higher info density than any other print magazine I've looked at recently. Not a long list I admit, but still I'm shocked you would say it's low density. Maybe you just aren't interested in the content.

about 3 months ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

xeos Re:If it ain't broke... (641 comments)

Meanwhile 7 seems a good bit less stable and rough around the edges. Haven't tried 8, but all signs point to it being much worse.

about 3 months ago
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Meet the Diehards Who Refuse To Move On From Windows XP

xeos Re:Wrong way of looking at it (641 comments)

Having switched to Win7 for my home machine and still using XP at work, I have lots of opportunities to compare and contrast the two oses. 7 brings a few small improvements in the start menu and windows explorer, and some minor bugs. The improvements are not nearly enough to justify the time and cost to upgrade machines that work just fine. If WinXp was still supported I'd guess we would still see 30% of PCs running it for years and years after today. Even more if it were still sold.

about 3 months ago
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Datacenter Gives Internet To 70 Percent of Navajo Nation

xeos That's $1483 per household/business (162 comments)

Seems like a lot to me. I tend to think that (1) it could have been done a lot cheaper (wireless?) and (2) if in fact it had to cost that much, then the money probably could have been spent better.

about a year ago
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How often do you reboot your primary computer?

xeos Win2k does get updates (596 comments)

Not a lot, but it does get them.

more than 5 years ago
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Let Big Brother Hawk Anti-Virus Software

xeos I wouldn't pay $10 (405 comments)

I've been on the internet since the mid 90s, and never ever detected a virus on my machine, other than in un-opened email. Email used to be a big source of viruses, but these days ISPs use scanners just as up to date as anything I could buy. A little common sense is all it takes to be virus free. This libertarian would not support your plan - I see little advantage to having everybody install anti-virus software.

more than 5 years ago
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Best OS For Netbooks and Underpowered Tablets?

xeos Dare I suggest Win2k? (272 comments)

I recently did a head to head comparison between Win2k and Xubuntu on a 800mhz Thinkpad with 384MB. Both ran pretty well, but Win2k had the distinct advantage of booting faster, as well as resuming from hibernate faster. If you intend to carry the machine around with you and use it during the 10 minutes between classes, etc, then that's pretty important.

Once loaded, however, both OSes were perfectly snappy. More details:

http://alantechreview.blogspot.com/2008/10/what-os-is-best-for-low-end-laptop.html

http://alantechreview.blogspot.com/2008/10/evaluating-linux-for-low-end-laptop-my.html

more than 5 years ago

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