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Hi, I've always wanted to try Linux. Been trying since 1996 with early versions of Red Hat. At the time the fun was always trying to install it properly. Never lasted though as a gamer I always switched back to windows. Even later when I thought to myself "no gaming", I found it hard to use without native support for Adobe products. Tried dual booting, but the fun had always been setting it up, and modifying the desktop experience with nice effects. The challenge was nice since I've always only had ATI card since 3Dfx Voodoo :) I found that Ati/AMD GPU never failed me but I had once or twice a bad experience with Nvidia cards. I know that it's not the nvidia chips, but rather the manufacturers. I've always had Saphire and ASUS ati/amd cards and always very happy with them. Now it's been a long time and I've always been trying to install and run linux properly, but my choice of graphics card has always failed me. And on top of it Adobe products, and my love for games. Tried many distros from Ubuntu to Debian to Fedora and LinuxMint. Last night I thought I try again and downloaded the latest Ubuntu version. I thought I'll check out the live dvd. No chance. I boot it, and end up with a blank screen. So my GPU failed me once again. To be honest I've been using PCs for a very long time since my Amiga500 days and my first 386. Just saying that I've been through so much fixing failing systems, and I've come to the point were I just want things to work out of the box. Don't have the patience to fix things up. I play games so I have my steam, I pay for Adobe cloud and I just want a system that can run these for me. It seems that I'll never be able to use a Linux system and that I'm stuck in the Windows world. Which to be honest has its flaws but works. I know it's not the OS but the manufacturer support. So will I ever switch to Linux? Not sure. Do I want to? Yes.. at least try it for a while but it seems that I need to go through the process of getting a new graphics card. And not only that, say I do get a new graphics card, then I'll have to go through the process of playing around with WINE etc just to get a few things working. Anyway, I thought I share my thoughts since I tried once again with no luck.
Over the last two years, I have learned a lot about IT and a lot about life in general. I’ve come to realise that life is really like a giant IT network, where people, social groups and their hopes, dreams and objectives are respectively live hosts, communication protocols and running applications. A few things can be distilled from this plethora of wisdom that I’ve been acquiring: 1. For two live hosts to get along and talk to each other peacefully, they need to understand each other’s communication protocols. Otherwise, it just seems to each one that the other is talking shit (or worse). 2. Keys, ciphers and certificates can help ensure that information is only transmitted to authorised hosts, but their efficacy is limited by the strength of the communication protocols that are used and the power of the encryption technologies available to them. 3. For a live host to integrate peacefully, successfully and safely into the network, it needs a proper set of firewall zones, so that communications from other hosts are dealt with appropriately. 4. Information can thus be compartmentalised and contained to ensure maximum security and efficiency. When information needs to cross firewall zones, it does so through previously-authorised port forwards (which may or may not require knocking, ‘single packet’ authorisation, etc), thus reducing the risk of unwanted information leaks. 5. Should other live hosts not do as they are told and try and step into one of your protected firewall zones without authorisation, they may need to be #!/bin/bash’ed. 6. In extreme cases, should the problem persist and threaten the integrity of the network or its hosts, the kill -KILL system call should terminate errant processes. 7. If the network configuration and set-up has been completed satisfactorily, then all packets and all information will reach (only) their intended destination(s), making all the live hosts happy. 8. Such advanced network configuration is best left to God and His Angels: plus that way, if shit fucks out, it might not be your fault! 9. So fiddle with the scripts, configuration files and source code at your own risk. Be careful what you wish for and beware that results might be unexpected. Happy Holidays and Festive Tidings for the Silly Season 2016! Love, At0L
Hi I have a dual boot system with Windows 10 and Opensuse Leap 42.1 Linux on separate hard drives. I was hoping to play some of my old games in wine, but I'm not having much luck to be honest. My new plan is to pull out an old copy of Windows 7 i have stashed away that I never used (some of my old games don't work in windows 10 64bit). I don't want to go though the hassle of reinstalling windows 10 and linux, so I thought maybe I could unplug both my hard drives and add a third hard drive, install Windows 7 on it, plug my hard drives back in and just boot off the third drive when I want windows 7. Would this work? Is there a better option? Thanks. ps. both my current hard drives have gpt volumes.
I have a problem. If have a dual boot system with windows and opensuse leap 42.1. I know you can set up an image of your hard drive and set up windows pe to boot off a usb flash drive and copy your whole windows partition (including your mbr, partition table and boot record). Is there a way of imaging both my windows partition and my linux partition (including mbr, partition table, boot records and grub2), booting off a flash drive and restoring my dual boot so both partitions are both exactly the way they were when I last backed them up and I can still boot into either os?