Sunday, November 2, 2014
The most common question I get from mainstream windows sheeple or apple cult members after I show them Linux is... WHY?
Why would anyone want to have to sift through thousands of distros to find the one or ones that suite their needs only to have to spend hours of searching Linux "how to's" and hours typing command lines and configuring grub files when you can just pay someone else to do all the thinking for you.
That's like asking a Harley motorcycle enthusiast "why ride a classic hog?" when you can drive the latest crossover suv with safety bags in every direction.
There's an old slogan that says, "IT'S THE THRILL OF THE CHASE".
Well, you can have some corporation do all the thinking, tweaking, customizing, branding, and then slap it into a package designed for the average sheeple and then charge you for that service. They do all the work, but they also take away the chase as well as the thrill that goes with it.
I am a Linux Rebel. I run a high powered AMD processor along with the latest Nvidia card all running with a dual boot Linux operating system (Linux Mint 17 and Lubuntu but that might change tomorrow or whenever I want). Interesting how I use and AMD processor, but yet use and Nvidia video card. See I'm not an AMD fanboy although the term fanboy is really meant for lovers of the Windows brand or Intel brand. And the Apple crowd is beyond fanboys. It's more of a religious cult following. And me, I choose my components based on what I feel is the best component, not because of what's popular. In addition, I had to invest time and mental energy to get my Linux machine up and running, but you get what you put into it. And besides setting up Linux has become much easier and the features of the Linux distros have become more powerful and versatile then ever.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
I found the latest Nvidia driver for the Geforce GTX 750 Ti graphics card running on Linux. It's the 343.22 which replaces the 343.21 driver.
I loaded the driver and I am using it right now to create this post. I have not noticed any problems with the new driver. In fact, I haven't noticed any difference between the 343.22 and the previous 343.21.
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Saturday, October 25, 2014
|Ton Roosendaal looks up to the rafters to see who dumped stuff on him|
|Autodesk has a slogan: DON'T BLEND IN. STAND OUT. See photo. Yes, that is Ton Roosendaal in the photo. He looks 6 foot 5 inches tall.|
As soon as he finishes that sentence, debris from the ceiling start to drop on his head as if someone had diliberatly pulled a string tied to a bucket that was centered exactly above his head. Was it Team Autodesk? Just kidding. I hope not.
|Ton will wear a hard hat to his next Blender conference|
See photo: Ceiling falls on Ton Roosendaal
Watch video: Ceiling falls on Ton Roosendaal
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Ceiling falls on Ton Roosendaal
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