Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 25th Dec 2009 14:15 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes At the end of the year, mainly to shamelessly fill slow news around the holidays, OSNews usually asks the readers to share with all the other readers something about their computer setup. Since OSNews can be quite diverse when it comes to computing environments, these threads can often be quite interesting. This year, please chime in with the setup you use to read OSNews - computer, OS, software and maybe even provide screenshots or photos of your proud workspace. Has it changed a lot this year? Maybe switched browser, maybe switched OS even? Let everybody know!
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Kinda ordinary
by nickelbackro on Fri 25th Dec 2009 14:57 UTC
nickelbackro
Member since:
2009-04-12

My desktop is a Acer aspire m1202 dual booting windows 7 32bit and Ubuntu 9.10.

My laptop is an Acer aspire 5517 dual booting windows 7 64 bit and Ubuntu 9.10.

Just built a multimedia PC for the living room that's a Frankenstein of old parts based on an old IBM Netvista mobo i got on ebay. Pentium 4 @ 1.8GHZ w/ 512mb ram (will get more soon)running Windows xp and has a new blank partition waiting on some Linux distro (been distro hopping lately but keep coming back to Ubuntu or Mint) may install Ubuntu Netbook Remix cuz 480i stinks for a general desktop usage

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RE: Kinda ordinary
by Kroc on Fri 25th Dec 2009 15:02 in reply to "Kinda ordinary"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Could also try Moblin or Jolicloud for small scale interfaces.

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RE[2]: Kinda ordinary
by nickelbackro on Fri 25th Dec 2009 15:15 in reply to "RE: Kinda ordinary"
nickelbackro Member since:
2009-04-12

I've heard of moblin but my concern is i need at least NTFS read support (i keep my music on a separate home partition in windows and have a small (typically 20gig or so) Linux partition. and ive used too many beta or lower quality distros that don't even have automount of ntfs right. Plus i need the gstreamer codecs for mp3 and m4a as well as flash.

One thing that i love in Ubuntu / Mint is a program called NTFS-config. Its a gui based program that auto edits the fstab and adds mount on boot for which ever NTFS drives you select and also lets you choose whether to enable write support.

I'll try out moblin tho in a VM. Thanks

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