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In Favor of FreeBSD On the Desktop

xoundmind Flash (487 comments)

I assume they still don't have it. Wake me up when that happens and I will use FreeBSD on the desktop.

more than 2 years ago

Ubuntu May Move To Rolling Releases

xoundmind Debian Experimental? (246 comments)

That'll keep your system fresh.

more than 3 years ago

FreeBSD 8.1 Released

xoundmind Re:I Love FreeBSD (46 comments)

Why? The kids are not alright.

more than 4 years ago

Over a Third of the Internet Is Pornographic

xoundmind Re:Correction: 37% is NUDITY (247 comments)

Start posting photos of children and you'll quickly find out that there is not a difference.

more than 4 years ago

Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?

xoundmind Re:What about Google? (487 comments)

All running on GNU/Linux, of course.

more than 4 years ago

Which Linux For Non-Techie Windows Users?

xoundmind Re:My 65 year old parents like Ubuntu 9.10 (766 comments)

My 74 year old have been using Ubuntu for 4 years now, with a minimum of fuss. The only time I've had to help out was because of a hardware failure.

more than 4 years ago

KDE 4.4 Released Alongside Website Redesign

xoundmind Can I put my taskbar at top now? (368 comments)

Why, oh, why would they have removed such a basic desktop functionality. My eyes are above my nose, mot in my chin.

more than 4 years ago

Benchmarks of Debian GNU/kFreeBSD vs. GNU/Linux

xoundmind Flash? (143 comments)

So can I run Flash-enabled browser on this port?

more than 4 years ago

Microsoft Promises Not To Sue Moonlight 2.0 Users

xoundmind Tremendous! (233 comments)

I hereby promise to you Moonlight on any my Linux machines. So we're cool, right?

more than 4 years ago

What Desktop Search Engine For a Shared Volume?

xoundmind Re:Google Enterprise Search (232 comments)

It's exactly whats he wants. In a shared Windows environment, it beats the native Outlook search speed handily and covers my organization's shared drive. Actually, the search speed has saved my a few times in being able to reconstruct a problem and react accordingly.

more than 4 years ago

New Company Seeks to Bring Semantic Context To Numbers

xoundmind NaCl Mole? (264 comments)

That's a mole of sodium chloride, in grams, for the curious.

Can we at least have some pumpkin seed in that too?

more than 5 years ago

What Did You Do First With Linux?

xoundmind In retrospect, probbaly not the best approach (739 comments)

Installed Debian testing on an old Dell and only had dial up at the time. Of course the Winmodem didn't work, so that meant a custom compile and fighting with getting a driver installed from Linuxant. AA lot of struggle and learning involved, but how do I keep the damn thing updated without tying up my phone line every evening? Through the magic of cron, pon, poff, I automagically had the it updating itself at 3 AM every day.

Wheeeh! The kids today have it easy.

more than 5 years ago

Ridley Scott's Forever War In 3D

xoundmind Re:Thanks an effn lot (296 comments)

Me too. I am not happy about this development.

more than 5 years ago

Palm Pulls the Plug On Palm OS

xoundmind Re:Palm keeps falling flat? (300 comments)

Not sure if it is true in 2009, but 4 years ago: Many, many medical and nursing students were required to have a Palm for running some handy med-apps.

more than 5 years ago

SUSE Studio — Linux Customization For the Masses

xoundmind no more crapware? (126 comments)

So can I get a Gnome install without Gnibbles?

more than 5 years ago



On Call for 24/7/365 Tech Support?

xoundmind xoundmind writes  |  more than 4 years ago

xoundmind (932373) writes "I work for a technology services agency in the South Carolina state government. My boss is thinking of getting me a cell phone in the event of an after hours server crash. The only problem is that I am the only person in the agency that can provide the appropriate support. So I would essentially be on call at all times.

How do folks here handle that sort of thing? Is this even legal?"


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