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Boycottnovell Founder Calls Roy Schestowitz a NUT.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by PISSGETTY, Jan 17, 2010.


    PISSGETTY Flightless Bird

    A very interesting read concerning Schestowitz's total lack of integrity.


    "That garners a response from Shane Coyle -- the founder of BoycottNovell
    and owner of the domain name -- remarking that Schestowitz and Hill are,
    quote, "nuts"."

    Hill = William Hill = Twitter and 1000 other nyms that he uses on Slashdot
    to shill Boycottnovell for Schestowitz. William Hill is Schestowitz's bag
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    7 Flightless Bird

    Micoshaft sponsors asstroturfers to label Linux enthusiasts

    Micoshaft Appil asstroturfing fraudster with a big girlie butt
    pounding the sock PISSGETTY wrote on behalf of Half Wits from Micoshaft
    Appil Department of Marketing:

    > A very interesting read

    Vote with your feet against all that nonsense.
    Switch to Linux!!

    3D Linux Translucent Desktop


    Using extlinux to convert a liveCD iso to bootable SD card

    Converting an ISO file to a bootable USB stick or a bootable
    SD Card for EEE is easy.

    Without being able to convert a distro into a bootable USB flash /SD Card,
    that distro can't be easily loaded into netbook like EEE
    and stand to miss out on users installing it into netbooks.

    So I would recommend all distro mainters look at their netbook
    boot strategy and offer something to boot their distros
    from USB flash and SD cards or miss out on users installing it into

    Having done a few conversions, a pattern emerges that works well for
    most syslinux / isolinux / extlinux based distros.

    1. Put your SD card or USB flash drive into your desktop Linux PC and
    then open a console and type dmesg
    You should see some line indicating your flash drive as
    being picked up and allocated with a comment like sdc / sdc1 etc..
    Remember both names - the first is /dev/sdc which is your
    device name, and the second is /dev/sdc1 which is your partition name.
    (Don't get confused between drive /dev/sdc and partition /dev/sdc1
    or your drive could become scrambled eggs later on. Also remember
    it may be called sdg or sdh etc depending what you see when you
    plug in device and type dmesg)

    2. Install gparted on your machine using synaptic.
    To run it you can type
    sudo gparted
    in a console window and select on the right side the drive name allocated
    in step 1. Right click on the bar that represents the partition
    and click on manage flags.
    Enable the boot flag and click OK. This makes the SD Card / USB
    stick bootable.

    3. Format the partition /dev/sdc1 to ext2 linux format.
    This format is not directly readable under WINDUMMY Osen, but there
    are free drivers for it - try for example www.fs-driver.org
    The ext2 format is many times faster than windummy FAT so
    ditching WINDUMMY file formats is advised.

    4. Identify that you have syslinux or isolinux in your liveCD by
    opening the .ISO file in archive manager and checking that it has
    isolinux or syslinux directory somewhere in the liveCD.
    In ubuntu, the root directory of /dev/sdc1 will not be writeable
    unless you are in super user mode.
    You can run
    sudo file-roller
    to open iso files like xubuntu-9.04-desktop-i386.iso in super user
    mode and extract all the files in the iso file
    to the /dev/sdc1 partition.

    5. Go to the flash drive and locate the syslinux (or isolinux) directory.
    rename it to extlinux. Inside the now renamed extlinux directory will
    a file such as syslinux.cfg or isolinux.cfg. Rename that to

    6. Get syslinux - this is a boot loader and menu system for FAT based
    file systems. Download the latest version from here...
    Unzip it and go to the extlinux directory.
    On my machine path is something like this....../syslinux/extlinux
    Run the program there by typing this - (note this command is updating
    the partition /dev/sdc1)

    ./extlinux --install /dev/sdc1/extlinux

    This puts a new file into your SD card / USB flash disk

    7. from the extlinux directory change to the mbr directory
    cd ../mbr
    and then run this - again note this time its updating the device by
    writing data to the first sector as opposed to the first partition.

    sudo cat mbr.bin > /dev/sdc

    (Note at this stage you may need to do some of the sudo commands after
    entering super user mode to make it work properly.
    So the above command would have been done as follows in Ubuntu.

    sudo -s
    cat mbr.bin > /dev/sdc

    This makes the card bootable and useable in an Asus EEE and many other
    PCs with SD card or USB flash disk boot facility.

    After booting, you can install Linux on to local disk or an external
    pocket drive. The pocket drive can be 7200 RPM giving you near desktop

    This method tested and works for

    1. Ubuntu
    2. Slax
    3. Knoppix
    4. Puppy
    5. DSL
    6. GParted
    7. gOS
    8. Dynabolic
    9. MoonOS Kachana
    10. Xubuntu
    11. TinyOS (incredible distro!)

    (Note the method does not work for .ISO files built with grub bootloader -
    need a different install method with grub boot loader instead of syslinux.)

    Try installing something powerful like Ubuntu on to a netbook
    and see it take netbooks to new heights.

    3D Translucent Cube Desktop

    The latest EEE1000 has fast enough graphics for translucent
    3D desktops. An easy way to do all this with Ubuntu is:

    Install Ubuntu on EEE (compiz itself
    appears to be installed by default in the default install),
    then install compiz settings manager using Synaptic
    which allows compiz to be fully 'exercised'.
    And then do the following to get the 3D cube desktop

    Go to General > Display Settings > Lighting and turned it off
    Enable Desktop Cube and then Desktop Cube > Transparent Cube and set the
    two opacity settings to 30%
    then Desktop Cube > Skydome and check the skydome check mark
    Enable Rotate Cube
    Enable Enhanced Zoom Desktop
    Right click the virtual workspaces panel and increase the number
    of colums to 16.

    And hey presto - 100% 3D translucent desktop with 16 screens!!!!!!!!!!

    [Some shortcuts for the 3D screen
    ctrl + alt + left or right arrow to spin cube
    ctrl + alt + down arrow and then left or right arrow for a ring switcher
    super + E for yet another switcher
    super + mouse wheel scroll to zoom in and out of the 3D desktop.

    You can run many applications simultaneously on netbook like a
    real Linux desktop. You can open many browser tabs, run Open Office, video,
    and developer stuff like MySQL server, Apache, PHP, Gambas, sqlite3
    ALL SIMULTANEOUSLY while on a train for example, and rotate the
    cube to switch between tasks instantly. Gone are the days when netbooks
    were mis-represented as toys. They are fully functional Linux
    Desktops on the move. Try it! It works!

    Reducing Font Sizes And Turning ON Sub Pixel Rendering

    The EEE can be astonishingly good to look at once the
    font size is reduced to about 8 and sub pixel rendering
    is turned ON. It is still absolutely
    readable and everything appeared like a 'full screen' miniature
    desktop equivalent of a big desktop PC.
    System > Appearance > Fonts get to the font settings
    in Ubuntu. On software like firefox and some other applications,
    need to also to set local use of fonts ( Edit > Preferences > Content
    will have font settings for firefox that also need to be changed).

    Yes! VirtualBox can run on Ubutu set up with 3D translucent desktop.

    Install virtual box and then install programs like windopws XP and run
    it pretty much at it would run on a normal netbook. Its hard to tell
    if the netbook is running Linux or the WINDUMMY OSen when the software
    is run full screen becaue the speed and responsiveness is about
    the same between a real windummy OSen install and a virtual box
    virtual machine running it all in Linux.

    Speeding up netbook to near Desktop speed
    With the EEE, you can speed up the netbook into a desktop PC able to handle
    giant applications. Just fit USB 7200 RPM external pocket drive. Install
    and boot Linux from the external drive. Data transfer rate is about 28
    Megabytes per second so video and other stuff work at near desktop speeds.
    Obviously it uses up a lot more energy and 2 USB sockets and so
    drains battery very fast. Need to be plugged into a charger to
    get best performance. You don't want to fit the 7200RPM drive
    inside the netbook - it will heat up a lot. If you want 7 to 8 hours of
    battery life from your netbooks you need to limit yourself to slowish SSDs
    for now. As the pocket drives cost only 40 pounds, another advantage
    is that you can have several to switch between tasks.

    If netbooks start shipping with e-Sata, then that would be even better
    option to get as the e-Sata and 7200 RPM pocket drives
    desktop drive are common and cheap.


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