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Linux "To be clear about this article's intent, it's not to bash Microsoft, or Windows. Because to be fair, despite using Linux 95% of the time while I'm on the PC, I can find more faults with it than Windows. So, this article's goal is to highlight some of the major pluses of Linux, and also showcase where Windows could improve in the future, should Microsoft take heed of the suggestions."
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RE[2]: Comment by tuma324
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 9th Apr 2010 17:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by tuma324"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

Understand the last two, but what do you mean by working with projectors? Its just another screen right?

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RE[3]: Comment by tuma324
by vivainio on Fri 9th Apr 2010 17:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by tuma324"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

Understand the last two, but what do you mean by working with projectors? Its just another screen right?


Just a personal thing - I made an ass out of myself recently because Karmic didn't recognize the resolutions supported by the projector, forcing 640x480 maximum and ruining my presentation.

(nvidia binary blob on Dell Precision M 2400 - "nv" driver wouldn't have seen the projector at all).

Those surprising moments are the ones when you wish you could your daily work on windows or mac; that's probably why people that do lots of presentations usually have one of the lesser operating systems, even if they would otherwise have the heart & skills to operate completely in the Linux domain.

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RE[4]: Comment by tuma324
by boldingd on Mon 12th Apr 2010 19:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by tuma324"
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2009-02-19

That happened to me last Friday, using Fedora 12. With my co-worker's Mac and Vista laptops, you just plugged in the projector, and it showed up as a second monitor (usually as accessable space to the left or right of the current screen). When I plugged it in... nothing happened. I had to reboot to get my Fedora lap-top to notice the projector at all, and even then, it just displayed a 1024x768 patch of my primary desktop, slid around to always include the mouse pointer's current location. Less than optimal.

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