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The Spam Thread!
I apologize for my soapbox post above, and I don't plan on deleting it, but...

Politics is cruel. Debating politics on the internet can be cruel. There is no middle ground. You are right, or you are wrong. Expressing opinions will only result in a flame war. If not a flame war, then the people in the debate end up becoming depressed and grumpy.

That is why I never want to think about things such as the ones outlined in my soapbox post. I'll just let the world do it's thing and be on my merry way.
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cpd2009 Wrote:I apologize for my soapbox post above, and I don't plan on deleting it, but...

Politics is cruel. Debating politics on the internet can be cruel. There is no middle ground. You are right, or you are wrong. Expressing opinions will only result in a flame war. If not a flame war, then the people in the debate end up becoming depressed and grumpy.

That is why I never want to think about things such as the ones outlined in my soapbox post. I'll just let the world do it's thing and be on my merry way.

As what I always like to quote from Cole Phelps, "Friends who want to stay friends, don't discuss religion or politics."
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Turns out, I'm getting nostalgic for my Linux days. For those who don't know, Linux was my primary OS from 2005 to the start of 2008.

Recently, I decided to test out Linux on Audrey via a USB hard disk. The distribution I tried was PCLinuxOS.

Boy, did I start to miss Linux. All my go-to apps were still available... Xine for video playback, Kuickshow for image viewing, all those familiar Linux games. You name it. Even familiar software such as OpenOffice and VLC are available. I can even install the Opera browser if I wanted to.

The best part? I think Audrey loved it all. Her speed was amazing, even when running from a USB 2.0 hard disk. The AMD display drivers actually worked, and I got Audacity running. The only trouble I had was getting the Kdenlive video editor to import content, but I'm sure I could have figured that out on my own.

Nostalgia got to me for a few hours and I was considering dumping Windows 8.1 and switching to Linux right then and there, but after a chat with David, I decided to sleep on it for awhile. Now that I have, I think it's time to at least give it a go for one month. After all, I can create a system restoration USB drive just in case I wanted to go back to Windows. Same goes for Greta.

I was also reminded on how customizeable Linux can be, especially the KDE desktop. You can change everything from the window borders to the icons to the fonts. Linux can make your PC truly your own. Windows allows customization, but not this much.

I understand that Linux can occasionally have issues that force you to get dirty with config files and the Console, but PCLinuxOS and Ubuntu at least make this far less frequent due to their routine package testing. I learned that most Linux package issue arise when you install software outside the official repositories.

Another thing that is driving me towards Linux is I might be acquiring a spare desktop PC soon that has an Intel Core2Duo or similar. This was originally going to be the Linux system, but I could basically turn Greta and Audrey into Linux systems and make the C2D box my Windows PC if I end up having to keep Adobe Premiere. After all, I need to use my spare copy of Windows Vista somewhere. Tongue My Windows games also need a home if I can't get them running under Wine.

Here is what it boils down to.... could Linux really work for me? It did in the past, but can it do so again?
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Well, given your experience Linux should be fine for your needs, but in my case I've been accustomed with Windows.
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huckleberrypie Wrote:Well, given your experience Linux should be fine for your needs, but in my case I've been accustomed with Windows.

Me too, but if MS tries forcing Windows users to sync their PC accounts to the cloud, then I may dump future Windows versions entirely. They are almost there. You can still create a local PC account, but you need to find an out-of-the-way option to do so as they try to have you set up a MS account for sync.

Another obstacle is video editing. I tried Kdenlive, and while it works, it lacks many of Adobe Premiere's features and effects. I am getting ready to give LiVES a spin, and after that, Pitivi. If all that fails, I'll try Adobe Premiere and Audition with WINE.
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*Sigh*

Lately I cannot stay healthy for more than 2 weeks.
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Are you turning into me?

Actually, I haven't been sick in months.
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Blackberry Bun Wrote:*Sigh*

Lately I cannot stay healthy for more than 2 weeks.
Caught another flu or cold? Wow....
Next time, you should get a flu shot... if they have any available there. A flu shot increases the chances of you not getting the flu. And even if you did, the symptoms wouldn't be as severe without the flu shot.

Oh, Prue... how is that Windows 8 laptop been? I recall that you ended up getting a PC laptop last year after your MacBook died.
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cpd2009 Wrote:Caught another flu or cold? Wow....
Kinda, but it's quite a wonder that I'm usually back to my healthy self within 1-2 days.

Stella Grapes Wrote:Actually, I haven't been sick in months.
Now that's something good to know! Big Grin
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So I've been weirdly having this short memory repeating in my head and I can't make out where it came from. Probably from a game.

Anyway, the only memory that keeps coming back is a sentence, probably from the final boss.

"I am The Alpha and The Omega"

Spoken in a robotic voice in a tone which is raised at the "ga" part of "Omega"

Kinda uneasy to have this keep repeating in my head without remembering where it came from.
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