Tag: windows

May 01 2017

How to run Wine (graphics-accelerated) in an LXD container on Ubuntu

Update #1: Added info about adding the gpu configuration device to the container, for hardware acceleration to work (required for some users). Update #2: Added info about setting the permissions for the gpu device. Wine lets you run Windows programs on your GNU/Linux distribution. When you install Wine, it adds all sort of packages, including 32-bit …

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Apr 22 2011

Pre-installed Windows and competition in the European Union

StatCounter statistics for the use of Linux in Europe

Did you manage to buy a new computer (desktop or most commonly a laptop) and avoid paying for the pre-installed Windows, even if you do not intend to use it? Even if you already have a license (such as with those MS Academic licenses from your school)? Let’s dig some numbers for Europe. According to …

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Aug 09 2009

Laptop without Windows, an update for Dell, Asus, Acer, Compaq

So you want to buy a laptop without pre-installed Windows in Europe? We have a look at the available options.

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Jun 29 2009

Microsoft Windows tax refund, from Dell

I just got a credit note from Dell for £31, by rejecting Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 and Microsoft Works 9.0.

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Jul 26 2008

Γράμμα από τον κ. Μπιλ Γκέιτς #2

Μιλήσαμε πρόσφατα για ένα γράμμα από τον κ. Γκέιτς για να προστεθούν χαρακτηριστικά στα έγγραφα γραφείου που να κάνουν δύσκολη τη πρόσβαση από τρίτους κατασκευαστές. Θα μιλήσουμε τώρα για ένα ακόμα γράμμα από τον κ. Γκέιτς για να προστεθούν χαρακτηριστικά στο BIOS των υπολογιστών ώστε να είναι δυσκολότερη η λειτουργία από τρίτα λειτουργικά συστήματα. Μπορείτε …

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May 13 2008

thersa.org.uk, infected.

The screenshot shows the thersa.org.uk website has been infected, and users that visit it end up running in their browsers malicious JavaScript code. The code loads Javascript files from the .cn and the .la domains. There is a reference in one of the files to a cookie named killav (Kill Antivirus?) that may disable some …

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