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by Nuke
16 Apr 2016 19:59
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Spam Blocking Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Spam Blocking Lists

Thanks for the replies, sorry I've been away for a while, but I do know how to filter out spam. I was more curious how spammers get put on the spamming lists such as Spamhous maintain. Zill wrote :- IMO, lists of known spammers have little value as new spammers appear all the time and simply distrib...
by Nuke
23 Mar 2016 22:54
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Datamation: Best Linux Distro
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

Ubuntu

Matt Hartley is clearly a Ubuntu fan, with Ubunu top and two out of his next three based on it :- Obviously, Ubuntu was going to be at the top of the list. But why did I put it at the top of the list? First, look at the distro's history. Ubuntu has done more to put desktop Linux into the hands of th...
by Nuke
17 Mar 2016 23:04
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Spam Blocking Lists
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Spam Blocking Lists

I am getting spam from a spamming company. I mean a company that provides spamming services (they call it "Automated Marketing") and the spam they send is advertising such services. I sent them an email (from a disposable address) telling them to STFU (not that I expected that would stop them), and ...
by Nuke
31 Jan 2016 14:38
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: (Pointless ranting to you guys) Windows Rant
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

(Pointless ranting to you guys) Windows Rant

If I'm allowed to rant about Windows here, as it will be no good ranting to Microsoft ;) ..... I've bought a bargain second-hand PC with Windows 7 on it - legal AFAIK (but the PC has a WinXP sticker on it). Thought I would set it up with Solydx/Win7 dual booting. It has two HDDs; two partitions on e...
by Nuke
10 Jan 2016 12:04
Forum: Hardware
Topic: New partition for SolydK
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: New partition for SolydK

So where is Windows? Are you sure that sda3 isn't Windows?

I wonder too why sda6 is a FAT partition, is that Windows data? Even if so, I'd have expected it to be ntfs.
by Nuke
14 Dec 2015 22:27
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New clothes for the emperor
Replies: 22
Views: 8278

Re: New clothes for the emperor

I still don't like the ones with "XK" or "KX" - the mixed color looks kind of "dirty" I agree about the mixed colour. The centre of the lower right roundel has ended up brown (mix of blue and orange?); it needs to be pure strong orange, with maybe a paler orange on the overhung parts. For the combi...
by Nuke
13 Dec 2015 22:19
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New clothes for the emperor
Replies: 22
Views: 8278

Re: New clothes for the emperor

That looks better with the letters centred :) I see also that you have made the borders dark grey, instead of pure black, which is an improvement.
by Nuke
13 Dec 2015 22:09
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Be quick
Replies: 2
Views: 933

Re: Be quick

I just gave it another hit; a few more should keep it in the frame. I gave Solaris a hit too, as I use that sometimes.
by Nuke
12 Dec 2015 20:51
Forum: Installation
Topic: HDD Order
Replies: 3
Views: 1092

HDD Order

Here's a curious thing. I have had two IDE HDDs (master and slave) and one SATA HDD on a ASUS M5A78L mobo. (Also a SATA DVD). The IDEs have always been /dev/sda & sdb, and the SATA (with Linux and GRUB on it) was sdc. In GRUB (v1) they correponded to hd0, 1 and 2 repectively as you would expect. How...
by Nuke
11 Dec 2015 19:54
Forum: Artwork
Topic: New clothes for the emperor
Replies: 22
Views: 8278

Re: New clothes for the emperor

I would suggest that the letters "X" and "K" be brought entirely within the roundel. That will reduce visual confusion with the strong black roundel border lines, and prevent the letters, being mostly white, from getting a bit lost against a possibly pale background - as in the graphic. Perhaps the ...
by Nuke
10 Dec 2015 23:52
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Active users
Replies: 9
Views: 1952

Re: Active users

I think this discussion will eventually lead to nothing, so best is to close this thread. On the contrary, I find it interesting exactly because of the lack of reliable statistics. One can still make deductions, such as SolydXK is less popular than Mint and more popular than RebeccaBlackOS http://s...
by Nuke
02 Nov 2015 17:11
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Phone Scam
Replies: 7
Views: 1308

Phone Scam

Just spent some time stringing along a scammer with a strong Indian accent who said he had been monitoring my internet connection for three weeks and detected problems. I went along with it for the laugh. He said he was phoning from "Windows", like it's a company! So I fired up a copy of XP I have i...
by Nuke
01 Nov 2015 20:26
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Administrations migrating to open source - “Freedom from you, Mr. Gates!’”
Replies: 37
Views: 12696

Re: Munich completes migration - “Freedom from you, Mr. Gate

Whenever the Munich IT fails for whatever reason, LiMux is the culprit. In Dec 2014 the mail *server* crashed and of course everybody accused the LiMux *desktop* system. ..... I think these .... are the typical problems Linux has to face everywhere in the business world and beyond. Whenever I rant ...
by Nuke
01 Nov 2015 14:05
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Reasons I like Linux over Windows
Replies: 14
Views: 3078

Re: Reasons I like Linux over Windows

I won't go into the ethical reasons for not using MS stuff, but the practical reasons. My wife's laptop has Windows 7 and I use and maintain it occasionally. I find it infuriating , with repeated nagging ("There are unused icons on your desktop", "Your AV needs updating", "This that and the other ne...
by Nuke
17 Mar 2015 00:06
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Combine two distro's
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Combine two distro's

Mepis is alive and well. They build their own xfce 4.12. They have their own repo with package maintainers. Their distro uses less ram on xfce than SolydX does at idle from a cold boot. They are Working on MX-15. Sorry, Mepis is dead. The last release was in May 2011, Version 11. There was an alpha...
by Nuke
16 Mar 2015 13:38
Forum: Open Chat / General Discussion
Topic: Combine two distro's
Replies: 11
Views: 2238

Re: Combine two distro's

these two distros ... only have a Debian base in common? I think perhaps he meant SolydK and Mepis. I still use Mepis on some of my PCs, and as you say it has been abandoned. I liked it. I think that rather than combining distros, we should just learn to pick up the plus points of others. Mepis had...
by Nuke
12 Mar 2015 14:41
Forum: Suggestions & ideas / Open Projects
Topic: Plymouth should be disabled by default
Replies: 32
Views: 6855

Re: Plymouth should be disabled by default

Disable Plymouth 1) The fewer things to go wrong during installation or boot, the better. 2) I like to see text scrolling past during boot, even if I can't read it, because it shows things are happening. Especially if the text is in calm colours like green or white. It is beyond me what people would...
by Nuke
07 Mar 2015 13:52
Forum: Archive
Topic: One tune a day ...
Replies: 1180
Views: 196899

Re: One tune a day ...

I don't know much about Bob Dylan except that he toured the UK in about 1966 where this photo was taken. I am mindful of this because I live not far from the location, which is at Aust. His car was waiting for the ferry to cross the River Severn from the English side to the Welsh side at Chepstow. H...
by Nuke
05 Feb 2015 17:06
Forum: News & Anouncements
Topic: ODF in the EU
Replies: 10
Views: 2583

Re: ODF in the EU

I have added my name to the petition. Unfortunately the petition is only for "open document formats" not the "Open Document Format". Note the capitals, or lack of them. People will point out that Microsoft's OOXML (Office Open XML) format is an open document format, having been adopted as an ISO sta...
by Nuke
25 Jan 2015 17:39
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Greetings Fellow Solydxians
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: Greetings Fellow Solydxians

the difference is that DOS to a great extent was intuitive. DSKCHK meant "Disk Check"; DEL meant "Delete", etc. Not so with Linux. It's not that bad. In Linux the file system check is "fsck" , and "rm" (remove) is delete's equivalent. But it has to be admitted that there are lots of PITAs in Linux....

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