Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 25th Dec 2010 17:38 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes First of all: the entire OSNews team would like to wish you a very merry Christmas. Even if you're not religious, there's always porn on the internet, right? Anywho, these wishes are a bit tardy, but that's because I've been fighting a battle with my computer the past few days trying to find a way to record Minecraft footage so I could make a Christmas wish from inside my creations - a losing battle, so it would seem. So, for Christmas, I have two OSNews Asks items for you to ponder. First, help me record Minecraft footage. Second, and this is of more practical use to myself and probably others as well, help me to set up an automatic backup solution that backs up the contents of one folder on an external hard drive to another external drive.
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RE[7]: omgminecraft
by lucas_maximus on Tue 28th Dec 2010 10:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: omgminecraft"
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

He highlighted every problem he had, and these are common complaints, when trying to use Linux as a HTPC.

Linux evangelists tend to stick their heads in the sand when people make complaints about using Linux in situation X and Y, and pretend their isn't problems.

I not saying it can't work e.g. Embedded Media Tanks with Linux work fine such as the Popcorn Hour A-200 which I own (and is a very nice bit of kit).

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Really this is a interface problem.
by oiaohm on Wed 29th Dec 2010 05:05 in reply to "RE[7]: omgminecraft"
oiaohm Member since:
2009-05-30

He highlighted every problem he had, and these are common complaints, when trying to use Linux as a HTPC.

Linux evangelists tend to stick their heads in the sand when people make complaints about using Linux in situation X and Y, and pretend their isn't problems.

I not saying it can't work e.g. Embedded Media Tanks with Linux work fine such as the Popcorn Hour A-200 which I own (and is a very nice bit of kit).

There are a mixture of different problems.

Problem is both sided.

Good nice Linux people who will help you out of problems end up being insulted because they have no interested in X problem. Because X problem does not effect them.

Also when a Good Nice person says Linux is suitable for Z use. A person brings up and say it don't to X as well. Then wonders why they get head bitten off.

Evangelists is a bad term. Most who end up called that are not.

Like my case for running Linux on my current machine is that HTPC on it does not work under windows. Unless you class random-ally dropping out audio requiring a reboot to fix as fine. Hardware issue that does not effect Linux.

Its horses for courses. If you pick the wrong horse for the wrong course it will drive you nuts. This is not unique to Linux or Windows. I have noticed something as well when building a windows only HTPC if the parts are Linux supported as well the Windows only HTPC works more stable.

Now parts that have issues with Linux completely normally end up being the ones where you end up with windows doing stupid things like loading wrong drivers and turning what should be a perfect fun machine into hell.

My machine is the wrong horse to build a Windows HTPC on. Now someone might have a machine where a Windows HTPC is a better match good luck to them. Or the might have the machines that are not a good match for either Windows or Linux HTPC and really should have been left in the store.

This is a different issue. There is a real need for a form of adviser to tell people if the hardware they have is sane to built a HTPC solution out of and what OS would be suitable and what level of stability they can expect.

There are known driver issues for Windows and Linux HTPC solutions. Yes Linux more to avoid at this stage.

Problem is the Windows only people come out and say too often that Windows is the ideal selection as well. Both sides need to cool there jets and work more from a horses for courses point of view.

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