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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Feb 29 2008

FOSDEM ’08, summary and comments

I attended FOSDEM ’08 which took place on the 23rd and 24th of February in Brussels. Compared to other events, FOSDEM is a big event with over 4000 (?) participants and over 200 lectures (from lightning talks to keynotes). It occupied three buildings at a local university. Many sessions were taking place at the same …

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Dec 11 2007

ert-archives.gr: “Linux/Unix operating systems are not supported”

ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) is the national radio/television organisation of Greece. ERT recently made available online part of its audio and video archive, at the website http://www.ert-archives.gr/ When browsing the website from Linux, you were blocked with a message that Linux/Unix operating systems are not supported. This message was appearing due to User-Agent filtering. Even …

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Dec 06 2007

OpenOffice Writer training notes (request: make training video plz!)

OpenOffice.org is one of the most important layers of the open-source stack. Although it does a superb job, we really need to make effort to get more users working on it. Here we present training notes for the use of Writer, the word processor component of OpenOffice.org. We aim to make the best use of …

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Jul 16 2007

GUADEC Day #2

(see http://www.guadec.org/schedule/warmup) At the first presentation, Quim Gil talked about GNOME marketing, what have been done, what is the goal of marketing. He showed a focused mind on important marketing tasks; it is easy to get carried away and not be effective, a mistake that happens in several projects. The next session was by Tomas …

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May 03 2007

Ubuntu 7.04 DVD edition 4.3GB: done

Have been trying to download Ubuntu 7.04 DVD edition for the last few days. I use the amazing wget program with the command line looking like wget -c http://www.mirrorservice.org/sites/cdimage.ubuntu.com/cdimage/releases/7.04/release/ubuntu-7.04-dvd-i386.iso I started off the download in Windows, and over the course of the days I would interrupt and restart the download depending on what I was …

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Apr 19 2007

Thunderbird 2 (νέο!), και στα ελληνικά!

Είναι διαθέσιμο το Thunderbird 2 από σήμερα, και είναι και διαθέσιμο και στα ελληνικά! Χίλια μπράβο στον Κώστα Παπαδήμα. Καινοτομίες του Thunderbird 2: ετικέτες στην αλληλογραφία σας όπως και στο Gmail Βελτιωμένο theme Οδηγός ρύθμισης αλληλογραφίας GMail Εγκαταστάτης Windows βασισμένος στον Nullsoft Installer· στην εγκατάσταση σε Windows θα δείτε ελληνικά σωστά κατά την εγκατάσταση και …

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