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Elf Wizard

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  • Birthday 10/15/1967

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    Patrai, Greece, Europe.
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    Computers, Books, Comics, Movies, Songs, Art in general, Games.

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    WinXP Pro SP2 Eng, 512MB, GeForce 4 64MB, 2HD 250-20GB, DVD-RAM
  1. Only for 32bit systems! I think I'll stick with ClamAV with ClamTk.
  2. THANKS GUYS!!! I'll try them! PS. Ultimate Edition looks good. For the time being (since the new version has just arrived) the servers are overloaded and torrent is not working.I'll retry within the next few days!THANKS AGAIN!!!
  3. Hi! Any suggestion for a Linux distribution for offline use?A friend of mine wants me to download for him a Linux distro, so he can use it for everyday's activities (mainly for multimedia play and retrogaming (emulating old systems).The bad thing is that he doesn't have an internet connection or a phone line! (only a mobile phone) Keeping in mind, that he's a learner and mobile internet charges are really expensive here, what is the most appropriate distro for him? (an easy to use linux system with many apps preinstalled or with the ability to install from the installation media).I suppose a distribution that comes with a DVD? What distribution? Ubuntu DVD? OpenSUSE? Debian? Something different?Any help? PS. So far I gave him Ubuntu and I downloaded for him some packages (eg. DOSBox) that I gave him on a USB stick, while some other (eg. like VLC) it's complicated enough to download the package itself and all its dependencies.
  4. For me, the question is rather simple (for Debian based systems).* You need a rock solid distro? Install Debian.* You need a bleeding-edge distro? Install Ubuntu.* You need something in the middle? Then go for an LTS Ubuntu or a Debian testing release.I can't understand why crying for imperfections, while trying the very latest versions! PS. I have Karmic installed and indeed has some glitches, but nothing serious.
  5. Seems to be an amazing place!!! Seems like NTFS is a better option nowadays. (At least for Ubuntu x64).I faced many problems with my FAT32 (common to read-write) partition, until myp7zip (the p7zip developer) helped me realize that my problems were fat related and I had to move to an ntfs solution.My post for help is here.BTW, ubuntu karmic improved ntfs support, so it has now the option to move the deleted files to thrash (while jaunty only could direct deleting them).
  6. Hi Acadia! I agree with the other guys that GParted is the best solution available. Just be sure to run the live distro, from a CD (or a USB stick). (A suggestion that gave me the GParted forum mod (for not messing with manualy mounting-unmounting partitions)).Since you stated it, partition magic was a software diamond of it's time, but since symantec bought powerquest, has doomed it. Even if you have a copy of it, I suggest not to trust it for modern systems.If you insist, for a windows partitioner, there is a freeware and good one available (for 32bit systems) here.I'll insist though, its a good idea to familiarise yourself with gparted in long term.* Remember to check disk (CHKDSK/F from console) and defrag, before repartitioning.* BTW, Acadia! Beautiful nickname!!! Do you have French roots?
  7. There is a good tutorial for grub2 here.Grub2 is available for installation at Ubuntu, since dapper.I installed it and seems to work without problems. I also liked its splashimages!
  8. Me too. I agree! Now I'm running Gnome, while I'm still using a lot of KDE apps (at Ubuntu x64).Another option for me, is running a KDE v.3 distribution (like PC Linnux, a really good distro). In this case, I don't know how long KDE3 will be supported.If Gnome will breακ everything in future release, I'll try another desktop, at least until KDE release a stable version that really works.
  9. Seems really interesting!!!I'll install it for a test drive. Indeed! Supporting the open source communities, is a really good thing!!! Slapt-get sounds very appealing to me! I tried Slackware some time at past, but I had a hard time, trying to uninstall applications. At that time, it was a rock solid distribution, but not intended for newcomers at their very first steps. THANKS guys!!!
  10. At free version of vectorlinux, can you install software that comes installed at deluxe version (eg. Open Office)?Do you have for this job, access at the repositories, or do you have to compile it for yourself?The screenshots are looking very impressive and I like xfce!THANKS guys for mentioning it and sharing your experience!!!
  11. Hi!!! What computer?Is it a standalone PC, or is it part of a domain - intranet - local network etc.?Are you using an administrator account, or a restrictive one?Are you the only user, or you're sharing the computer with other persons?In case of a standalone PC, with administrator account, you'll have to pwd protect it and install non-administrator accounts for other users.
  12. Hi! Today, I received this mail: Hi! A few weeks ago, we announced the finalists for our fourth annual Community Choice Awards. Each and every one of our finalists is an interesting project that deserves to win, and we want you to vote. <a ca55ad978="true" href="http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/vote" target="_blank">http://sourceforge.net/<wbr>community/cca09/vote</a><div style="display: inline; cursor: pointer; padding-right: 16px; width: 16px; height: 16px;" b85be61d70a9f99293="sourceforge.net"> </div> This year, we wanted to use our program to introduce you to projects that you might not be familiar with. Take some time and look through the voting ballot, I guarantee that you will discover something cool you haven't seen before. Who wins is up to you, so don't let the opportunity pass you by! We'll only be accepting votes until July 20th. Thanks for participating, Ross Turk (ross at <a ca55ad978="true" href="http://sf.net/" target="_blank">sf.net</a><div style="display: inline; cursor: pointer; padding-right: 16px; width: 16px; height: 16px;" b85be61d70a9f99293="sf.net"> </div>) Director of Community, SourceForge Follow us on Twitter: <a ca55ad978="true" href="http://twitter.com/sourceforge" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/sourceforge</a><div style="display: inline; cursor: pointer; padding-right: 16px; width: 16px; height: 16px;" b85be61d70a9f99293="_p_onxxk4tdmvtg64thmu.twitter.com"> </div> Follow us on Facebook: <a ca55ad978="true" href="http://p.sf.net/sf-community/facebook" target="_blank">http://p.sf.net/sf-community/<wbr>facebook</a><div style="display: inline; cursor: pointer; padding-right: 16px; width: 16px; height: 16px;" b85be61d70a9f99293="p.sf.net"> </div> If someone wants to vote, go there:Community Choice Awards.
  13. I think not. My opinion is that a software firewall is needed for "outdoors" systems (laptops, mobiles, handhelds etc.), when they're away from home (at a cafe, or at airport, or highway etc.).Just because cheap models routers (like mine), normally have only inbound firewalls (not outbound), be sure to check regularly (eg. at weekly basis) your system for malware infections. I think that an outbound firewall is not needed at a malware free, uninfected system.Of course, if you're going to surf at dangerous places, or you're trying a lot of unknown risky software, an outbound software firewall is a must.* Just in case you're going to install P2P software, consider to install also an IP filtering package (like PeerGuardian).
  14. Hi! Just a quick note here.I'm not spending much time in Windows since I moved to Linux, but I installed before some days Panda Cloud Antivirus at an older PC of a friend of mine, because it's free and very light in resources.I'm impressed of it's efficiency and easy of use.PS. I agree for antimalwarebytes. If someone don't want the paid version, a weekly scan with the free version after a manual update, it's OK for me.
  15. (Not surprisingly) I didn't knew about Phoronix! I subscribed to its RSS news and I'm going to download the test suite. (Fortunately, it has a Debian-Ubuntu repo, for newbies)! :"> THANKS sunrat!!!Great post!!! PS. I wish I could use EXT4! Unfortunately although I tested it (at my Ubuntu installation) and it did well, I couldn't found an imaging software that handles EXT4 correctly yet, so I rolled back to EXT3. I think I have to wait a bit more!
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