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External, Mobile HD Best Brands?

Today, 02:41 PM

Posted by JerryM in Hardware
I want a 1 TB external mobile HD to make a system image.
Are there some that are not good? I have WD and Toshiba. I have not experienced trouble.

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Roamin' with the GNOMEies

Today, 03:37 PM

Posted by raymac46 in Bruno's All Things Linux
Funny how after 10 years with Linux you can come full circle...well almost, sorta. :yes:
When I got started with Ubuntu Dapper Drake I was using GNOME 2 and as far as I was concerned that was the Linux desktop. It was different than Windows XP but not so different that I couldn't adapt.
The hardware I was running back then was one of the final Pentium III powered desktops with a maxed out 512 MB of RAM. Wireless was a manually configured luxury - you needed to have the right chipset and know about wext and madwifi and wpa-supplicant to get it going. it broke every time you reinstalled a new version of Ubuntu.
I just got everything figured out and was happy when along came GNOME Shell - I thought that was the worst DE anyone could dream up until I saw Windows 8 - but I digress.
I quickly switched to Xfce (still love that desktop) and on more powerful hardware I used Cinnamon.
But now - on one machine at least - I'm back Roamin' with the GNOMEies.
Maybe I've gotten smarter over the years (doubtful) or maybe the GNOME Shell developers have improved matters a lot - but I don't find GNOME 3 as big of a turn-off as I did back in 2011. Certainly learning about Shell extensions has been a big plus. I have a nice dock at the bottom of the screen which hides away when I don't need it, the old familiar Applications and Places menus are back on the Panel. It's like Xfce on steroids now - even got some 3D effects. :w00tx100:
Xfce is still my choice for older hardware and I use Cinnamon for machines that Windows users may need, but for personal use on a fast laptop I am back with GNOME.

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Appeals court gives Wikimedia thumbs up to sue NSA for 'Upstream&#

Today, 11:26 AM

Posted by Computerworld in Computerworld News

Well, well, well, the NSA may not waltz away legally unscathed after spying on Americans’ private communications due to the dogged determination of the Wikimedia Foundation, the ACLU, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and eight other co-plaintiffs.

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to give Wikimedia a chance to legally challenge the NSA’s mass surveillance as being unconstitutional. The government has previously argued that the NSA’s Upstream warrantless spying is authorized under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Thanks to Upstream surveillance, the NSA sucks up and searches through American’s international internet communications.

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