Articles in the Linux category

  1. Why I Still Won't Switch to Linux and Keep My Mac

    Sun 01 February 2009

    The current state of Linux is amazing. If we take a look at, for example, Ubuntu Linux, we have to admit that the Linux desktop is really becoming a nice, user-friendly environment. I'm truly starting to like what I see. I considered whiping Mac OS X from my macbook, but there are some reasons why I won't. 

    • I like to mess around in Adobe Photoshop now and then. There is no serious Linux alternative.

    • I've got an iPhone, so now i'm 'stuck' with iTunes. I really like my iPhone btw.

    • I really like iPhoto, it is very easy to use and archive my photo's.

    • My entire music collection is in iTunes -> especially the song ratings are important.

    Maybe those reasons can be overcome. But for day-to-day usage, I still prefer Mac OS X above Linux. Especially software like iPhoto makes life so much easier. The hardware comes at a premium but I think it is worth it.

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  2. Unattended Automatic Installation of Linux Nvidia Binary Driver

    Tue 13 January 2009

    As part of an unattended installation, it was necessary to install a binary nvidia graphics driver. This is a manual proces by default. However, it can be done fully automatic:

    prerequisite: install xserver-xorg-dev package or similar xorg development package.

    sh -q -a -n -X -s

    That's all there is to it. The -q option means quiet, the -a option means accept licence, the -n action suppresses questions, the -X option updates the xorg.conf file and the -s option disables the ncurses interface.

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