Yes it's me again that annoying guy who is always asking stupid
questions. Anyway, I'm bored (oh no I hear you cry) and would like to do
some messing around with mini-itx. I'm just wondering if any of you
linux peeps(I include myself in that statement) have had any experience
with mini-itx and linux in general and maybe know of some good sites
that sell mini-itx stuff.
Thanks in advance!
Some of you may know (OK Kevan knows) I create and sell websites some are
standard HTML usually created in Front Page or Joomla. I have no PHP skills
and would probably struggle to create one with just a text editor.
Recently I've been doing a heck of a lot of Googling and a good 80% of the
sites I've looked at are appalling not necessarily in functionality but the
presentation makes me want to slap the owner for offending my eyes. True my
choice of colour scheme may not be to everyone's taste but at least I don't
use, for example, yellow fonts on a white background! How the hell are you
supposed to read that?
The latest trend seems to be *Black*, OK not my personal favourite but I
suppose it can look cool if you are a Goth or something, do they use white
fonts? na, course not, no lets have a transparent overlay with mauve fonts
and a black background made up of ghosted images, lovely. Then of course
there's text with an image as the background, do we check that everything
is positioned correct and that everything fits? Nope, "So the text spews
over that pink border on my image, I like the picture and anyway I know what
My other pet hate is those stupid web effects for example the *Slider*
effect where a box of text or an image stays in view whether you scroll up
or down and of course the bumble bee that follows your pointer, its pretty
cute for about 30 seconds then begins to tick you off and don't talk to me
about background music. I was on some amoeba's website which treated me to
Whitesnake or similar on a continual loop with some of the other pet hates
of mine, towards the bottom of the page the guy stated he was looking for
*Web Creation Work!!*, make your own mind up as to what I was thinking.
So after venting my spleen with all of the above I was wondering what your
pet hates for websites are?
Arch Linux is an independent i686-optimized community distribution for
intermediate and advanced Linux users. Utilising a Rolling Release System
packages are regularly updated and an ISO release is just a snapshot to the
stable packages at that time. So there's no need for a fresh install the
command 'pacman –Syu' upgrades the whole system.
I hope you don't mind me posting this, but we have a couple of positions
available here and I thought some of you may be interested.
I've attached the job ad for you - I hope attachments work on the mailing
Basically, we're after a php / mySQL programmer. Initially, you'd be
involved in a systems/CRM project we're busy working on here.
We're also after a Systems Administrator, although we haven't decided on a
job spec for this yet.
This would be a really varied job because you'd be involved in all aspects
of our IT team's work.
This is a great place to work and we're in a fantastic location - right on
the edge of Cannock Chase near Rugeley.
If you're interested in any of these positions, please send your CV to
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From: Richard Smedley <smedley358(a)btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 7:33 PM
Subject: [SC.LUG] [Fwd: AV Crew members need for LugRadio Live UK2008]]
To: South Cheshire GNU Users <sc(a)mailman.lug.org.uk>
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Are you interested in being a member of the crew for LugRadio Live UK 2008?
The event will take place on Saturday, 19th July and Sunday 20th July at
the Student Union, Wolverhampton University, Wulfruna Street
There will be the usual Friday evening get together at the Hogshead on
the evening beforehand.
You will get the chance to obtain a rare, limited edition
T-shirt, free admission, the adulation of your peers and the gratitude
of the four large gents.
The main LRL 2008 UK website is at http://lugradio.org/live/UK2008/
At present, we are mainly looking for people for the AV crew, so if you
can handle a video camera or can operate a sound system, we want to hear
To be a member of the AV crew please pass your details to Tony Whitmore
<tony(a)tonywhitmore.co.uk>, Dave Morely <davmor2(a)gmail.com>, Ron Wellsted
<ron(a)wellsted.org.uk> or Chris Procter <chris-procter(a)talk21.com> if you
wish to play a very important part in this prestigious event.
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Aria is now selling Linux fitted PC's with Ubuntu, and for a VERY good
price, and a bloody good spec.
Intel(R) Celeron 3.2GHz Processor
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Does anybody know of a good, clear, concise HOW TO aimed at numpties
like me on setting up a basic file server with Debian? I'm happy
running a stand alone Linux box and don't mind a bit of tinkering but,
I have never set up a server. So, all I want is to be able to both
store and retrieve various files on my new installed Debian server
box. It is currently networked with DHCP but I expect that really
needs to be changed to a static internal IP (I'll probably use
something like 192.168.100.0) though, I don't know how to do that as
yet. Files will be stuff text documents of various formats, music
files and possibly video files at some future date.
So, any good HOW TO's out there?
Linux user #373362
They do say that Linux is all about change and options. Well, here's
me, a died in the wool rock solid KDE fan. I've just downloaded
today's Debian Lenny release. It comes with Gnome as the standard
desktop environment... and..... I like it :-/ It has a certain
clarity that can sometimes be lacking in KDE. I still prefer the
'look' of KDE but Gnome is very, very nice now.
Oh, It's gone onto a Compaq ML 330e server and has installed just
wonderfully. If it performs well (as in I can run it as server) then
I may treat it to some memory upgrades. It's currently got 2x64mb
modules and a 128mb module giving 256mb in total of course. It can
take the lofty amount of 2gb :-) trouble is, being a server it's
pricey stuff at around £60 for a 512mb module and it's only PC133.
Linux user #373362
Hey guys hope everything is ok.
Since my main desktop gave up the ghost (don't ask) I decided to get a
laptop and ended up with an asus eeepc. It makes for a refreshing change and
I'm all happy again. Anyway I recently got to thinking tonight that I'm now
bored again. The only thing I can think of messing around with is my home
server. It handles downloads etc (even more important now that my eee has
very little space for downloading. I current run Debian etch and am thinking
of giving something like fedora a try or would I be wiser to try something
Thanks in advance