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    (Original post by LW5x01)
    anyone uses linux here then?
    I use it for server stuff, used to use it as a desktop OS, but I've gone off that now, 7 is better.
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    i only use linux to test my coursework on, since, that is what it will be marked on

    everything else, i use windows
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    Anyone going to watch this series of Big Brother, or is it just me and Michael? Vlad need not answer, I think I know the answer to that already :mmm:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Anyone going to watch this series of Big Brother, or is it just me and Michael? Vlad need not answer, I think I know the answer to that already :mmm:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Anyone going to watch this series of Big Brother, or is it just me and Michael? Vlad need not answer, I think I know the answer to that already :mmm:
    :hmmm:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Anyone going to watch this series of Big Brother, or is it just me and Michael? Vlad need not answer, I think I know the answer to that already :mmm:
    :no:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    :hmmm:
    What? :hmmm:
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    What? :hmmm:
    I don't need to explain myself. :plz2: You know why. :p:
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    Exam results and year grade at noon tomorrow, hopefully the server will overload and crash for a few months :woo:
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    (Original post by ish90an)
    Exam results and year grade at noon tomorrow, hopefully the server will overload and crash for a few months :woo:
    Best of luck!
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    Oh wow! You can now add a background image to Google (separate to iGoogle)
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    (Original post by Mad Vlad)
    For forensics work, yes.
    Which distro are you using

    is it modified to be just for forensincs?

    cmon guys...linux is decent at desktop computing ;P
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Oh wow! You can now add a background image to Google (separate to iGoogle)
    Cool story bro. :pierre:
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    (Original post by spikeymike)
    Cool story bro. :pierre:
    Why are you up so early? :smug:
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    (Original post by LW5x01)
    Which distro are you using

    is it modified to be just for forensincs?

    cmon guys...linux is decent at desktop computing ;P
    Sorry man, but (just for one complaint) the sound handling in Linux is a joke.
    See http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/d...start-doing-it
    That article is about pulseaudio fixing things. Why the hell do they need to be fixed in the first place?
    Q: Why one earth are there SO MANY audio systems?
    A: Because (clearly) none of them are any good.
    If everyone just got together (thats what open source is about right?) and sorted out a decent sound system, everyone would be happy. But no. They want added abstraction layers on their abstraction layers where one layer would do :facepalm:

    On a slightly related note, an OS that does not detect plugged in headphones on a PC it purportedly runs on is not an OS, it's a practical joke.

    All this said, Linux is great for pen testing (e.g. backtrack) . Just not a desktop OS.

    Edit: oh christ, this is priceless. From wiki
    In a typical installation scenario under Linux, the user configures ALSA to use a virtual device provided by PulseAudio.
    Hey, this makes some sense!
    Thus, applications using ALSA will output sound to PulseAudio, which then uses ALSA itself to access the real sound card.
    Wait, what? So, you know, you could just yank pulseaudio and write a decent replacement for ALSA instead of adding yet another application into the mess.
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    This morning has been very odd but has turned out "everything better than expected" like multiplied by a gazillion.
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    (Original post by secretmessages)
    Oh wow! You can now add a background image to Google (separate to iGoogle)
    damn, it doesnt stretch to fit
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Sorry man, but (just for one complaint) the sound handling in Linux is a joke.
    See http://www.linux.com/news/hardware/d...start-doing-it
    That article is about pulseaudio fixing things. Why the hell do they need to be fixed in the first place?
    Q: Why one earth are there SO MANY audio systems?
    A: Because (clearly) none of them are any good.
    If everyone just got together (thats what open source is about right?) and sorted out a decent sound system, everyone would be happy. But no. They want added abstraction layers on their abstraction layers where one layer would do :facepalm:

    On a slightly related note, an OS that does not detect plugged in headphones on a PC it purportedly runs on is not an OS, it's a practical joke.

    All this said, Linux is great for pen testing (e.g. backtrack) . Just not a desktop OS.

    Edit: oh christ, this is priceless. From wiki

    Hey, this makes some sense!

    Wait, what? So, you know, you could just yank pulseaudio and write a decent replacement for ALSA instead of adding yet another application into the mess.
    There is no perfect OS :>

    Yes, the sound systems sounds complicated and useless, but I hardly had any problems with it at all. And when I did, they were resolved quickly.
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    (Original post by LW5x01)
    Which distro are you using

    is it modified to be just for forensincs?

    cmon guys...linux is decent at desktop computing ;P
    Masterkey Linux
    Backtrack 4
    SANS Forensic Workstation

    Masterkey and SFW are modified for forensics work - Software write blocking and default root privilege along with a broad toolkit.

    We also use Backtrack 4 for pen testing.
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    In other news, I'm very ill. Spent most of the night making a mess of the bathroom and I've had to miss work tonight because I feel so grim.
 
 
 
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