Spent last evening upgrading my old PC to try to speed things up a
bit. As you can see from the photo it didn't go exactly to plan but we
carried on and made the best of it anyway.
As soon as it cools down I'll try to reinstall M2006.
Registered Linux Mangler #001
On Fri, 2006-12-29 at 23:55 +0000, Kris Douglas wrote:r using ZIPs....
> > Ah - so if it's internal it's probably SCSI, rather than parallel
> > port? Is this born out by the connector?
> > I presume it's 100MB?
> from what stuart has said...and what drive ZIPs i have it could be an
> IDE....cause one of mine is an IDE...
Oops - I forgot about IDE buses ;) - all of
my drives must have been pulled from beige Macs :)
(And istr a parallel port one with an old laptop)
Ok, so i have about 20min before i install linux on my laptop. I just wanted
to run this little poll to see what would be best...i'm currently looking
very seriously at FC6...Kubuntu normal CD isn't booting up the
installer....and the others are all set for use....
So, your ideas on the best distro for this laptop?
Linux User: #436770 - www.counter.li.orgwww.Staffslug.org.uk
Maybe you're all wondering what became of my Trebus CD Writing Utility over
the past year. I'm still developing it, redesigned for BSD Unix. Recently I
released Trebus for FreeBSD-6.x.
Trebus for BSD has actually been posted on a Web Page now. You can find it
with a Google Search for "Frank Mitchell" + Trebus, or visit: http://
Then you just need to decode the Data Block from base64 to get the original
So far I haven't seen alot of Feedback. Presumably nobody's found anything
drastically wrong with it, though it still has its limitations. For
instance: If you give it a broken Symbolic Link, Trebus will stop at an
early stage with a rather unhelpful Error Message saying it can't stat a
certain File. But it should be able to handle different Languages and
Codepages now, if your Locale is set correctly. Personally I'd like to
confirm it actually works in Chinese.
So if you have FreeBSD, you can try Trebus with it now. You'll be licensed
to use it upon.joining freebsd-users(a)uk.freebsd.org.
Faictz Ce Que Vouldras: Frank Mitchell
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Hope you all had a good christmas.
I have a zip drive here which, if anyone would like it, is free to a good home.
(Remember, a zip drive is not just for christmas)
Registered Linux Mangler #001
Anyone not got their MP signed up yet?
-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Aidan McGuire <amcguire(a)bluefountain.com>
Reply-To: Liverpool Linux User Group <liverpool(a)mailman.lug.org.uk>
To: Liverpool Linux User Group <liverpool(a)mailman.lug.org.uk>
Subject: [Liverpool] 97 MP's have signed our OSS EDM
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2006 10:34:22 +0000
We now have nearly 97 signatures on our EDM - and this means nearly one
in 5 mps have signed it. This is a huge result and in the northwest we
have been very active esp people in the Liverpool and Chester LUG's. We
are now targeting to get 100 signatures. So please check if your MP has
signed and if not then please write to them
using :- http://www.writetothem.com/
To find out the name of your mp go to: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/
To see have they signed go
To know what to write go
to :- http://www.openschoolsalliance.org/how-you-can-help
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Aidan McGuire <amcguire(a)bluefountain.com>
> Date: 5 December 2006 08:59:52 GMT
> To: Liverpool Linux User Group <liverpool(a)mailman.lug.org.uk>
> Subject: EARLY DAY MOTION on OSS
> LOCAL MP J Pugh has put down an EDM questioning BECTA and its policy
> on OSS. Could you use writetothem.com and contact your local mp. Full
> details on what to do are on the www.openschoolsalliance.org
> 49 MPs from six parties have now signed the EDM for the Open Schools
> Alliance on FOSS in schools.
> To read the EDM go
> This is a northwest initiative.
> If you can help further please let me know.
> MPs who have signed so far:
> Conservative Party
> Bottomley, Peter
> Clappison, James
> Conway, Derek
> MacKay, Andrew
> Malins, Humfrey
> Whittingdale, John
> Winterton, Ann
> Open: 7 Closed: 0
> Democratic Unionist Party
> Campbell, Gregory
> Dodds, Nigel
> Open: 2 Closed: 0
> Labour Party
> Atkins, Charlotte
> Challen, Colin
> Corbyn, Jeremy
> Dismore, Andrew
> Engel, Natascha
> Ennis, Jeff
> Field, Frank
> Godsiff, Roger
> Hoyle, Lindsay
> Iddon, Brian
> Jenkins, Brian
> McDonnell, John
> Meale, Alan
> Prentice, Gordon
> Robertson, John
> Simpson, Alan
> Soulsby, Peter
> Taylor, David
> Todd, Mark
> Truswell, Paul
> Vis, Rudi
> Walley, Joan
> Open: 22 Closed: 0
> Liberal Democrats
> Brooke, Annette
> Davey, Edward
> Featherstone, Lynne
> George, Andrew
> Harvey, Nick
> Hemming, John
> Holmes, Paul
> Hunter, Mark
> Leech, John
> Pugh, John
> Russell, Bob
> Stunell, Andrew
> Swinson, Jo
> Williams, Mark
> Williams, Roger
> Willis, Phil
> Open: 16 Closed: 0
> Galloway, George
> Open: 1 Closed: 0
> Social Democratic and Labour Party
> McDonnell, Alasdair
> Open: 1 Closed: 0
Liverpool mailing list
Hello one and all..
I hope everyone is well and hasn't popped with too much food!
Anyway.. I've downloaded the new ubuntu, so if anyone would like a copy
running off give me a shout.
Have a good New Year.
Well, it has been asked a few times in various places. What's a good
mp3 player for Linux? I think I have found one. I bought my wife an
mp3 player for Xmas. It has a 20gb memory capacity (not sure if it's
HD or flash memory) will store music in mp3, wma, wav and ogg formats.
It is 100% compatible with Linux and this is actually stated in the
manual :-) pleasant change there. It is a Commodore Evic and cost
me....wait for it......£60. Yes, brand new, no, not knock off.
Bid-up.tv :-) Very nice bit of kit.
Don't take it to the tip recycle it via the Freecycle(r) Network.
For a group near to you look here:
Linux user #373362
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From: Wendy Simmonds <wendy.simmonds(a)computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>
To: Discuss <oucs-discuss(a)maillist.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: [Jobs] [oucs-d] Vacancies within OUCS
Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2006 15:45:31 -0000
Unix Systems Programmers
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to forward to any interested parties.
Title: Unix Systems Programmers
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If you have experience in any of these areas, we would like to hear from
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Our expanding Systems Development and Support Team has vacancies for Unix
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