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Postby BodyBlitz » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 9:49 pm

the best for you now is to use Wubi
Because you can uninstall it anytime, but why do you need linux for if you have windoze?

Alternatively you can use Virtual box just to try it out without any hassle.

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Postby durain » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:23 pm

DimWit Kid, i thought you got a spare thinkpad T23 to install linux on? but if you dont want to blow away windoze, then as BodyBlitz suggested, install linux virtually on a virtual machine (like Microsoft Virtual PC (free) or VMware Workstation (license)). with a virtual machine, you dont have to fart about with partition and for data sharing, copy between USB flash drive or get a NAS. if your windoze is meaty and with lots of ram, virtual machine will run sweet. still, it is possible to run it on a thinkpad x31 (1GB ram, 1.6Mhz pentium M, 40GB HDD). might run like a dog, but it will run!

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Postby DimWit Kid » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:15 pm

I did on my T23 and liked it. I thought of doing a linux on the office machine as I have a local admin pw and they do snoop on the windoze activities, too. Not sure if that ePolicy thing also snoops on virtual wubi?

The office machine is Dell D620 with 1.5Gb RAM and Centrino Duo... so it will run very well....

Just a naughty thought vav the snoopers in Shanghai and Columbus... Sorry to rack the brain of many peeps :P :D

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Postby durain » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:24 pm

give virtual machine a go. you can even run mac osx on it if you are really bored!

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Postby DimWit Kid » Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:28 pm

.. I will...

On a related note - two days ago one of the friendly snooper just sent me an irritating note saying that he knows I spend time on singaporeexpats.com... which explains my last train of questions! :P

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Postby durain » Fri, 16 Jan 2009 12:07 am

DimWit Kid wrote:.. I will...

On a related note - two days ago one of the friendly snooper just sent me an irritating note saying that he knows I spend time on singaporeexpats.com... which explains my last train of questions! :P


what the.... nosey f..... or maybe you been to sammyboy as well? :P

anyway, doesnt matter if you got a virtual machine running linux or whatever, if you are using it on your corp LAN, they will know if they snoop or check the proxy/firewall log.

if you really want to surf the net without corp LAN snooping, then you need to remote control back to a PC at home. luckily for me, all my surfing the net, webcam, network camera, VoIP, etc is via a seperate ADSL line from the corp LAN and on a seperate laptop, no firewall or proxy (although i run my own proxy to get a different geoip location). the laptop is like my sidearm!

if you want to do the remote control thing, let me know...

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Postby razorsniper » Thu, 19 Mar 2009 3:24 pm

Well it is nice to see some interest in Linux and Open Source in this forum :)

If anyone is interested in being part of the local geekery, do check out #linuxnus at irc.freenode.net. #linuxnus has been around for quite a while. We have some very interesting personalities Topics are not restricted to FOSS. Feel free to drop in even though you are not from NUS

In addition, we also have #ubuntu-sg and #ntuoss

PS. Help in connecting to IRC can be found at:
Connecting to IRC - Linux & Open Source @ NUS

Do post in this list if I missed out any channels

You can also connect quickly via your browser using Mibbit.com - Easy and fast Webchat

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Postby durain » Sun, 22 Mar 2009 9:20 am

linux and open source are alive and kicking. it is even used in the airline entertainment system for the on-demand movies channels.

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Postby razorsniper » Tue, 07 Apr 2009 1:11 pm

Hey guys, check this out, it's new. Perhaps Singapore's newest FOSS podcast?

http://linuxnus.org/2009/04/02/podcast- ... n-sundays/

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Postby susanspy » Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:40 pm

durain wrote:give virtual machine a go. you can even run mac osx on it if you are really bored!


Hello durain,

Susan here well your tip really worked wonders for me man, please post some more tips & tricks if you have about the same.

Cheers!!!


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