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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    Evening everyone

    The Penguin bar is certainly rocking this fine Friday evening. It's great to see so many users in the linux forum

    Hopefully this is a sign of the rising dominance of linux

    Ned

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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    Don't worry Ned, I've heard that Linux out sold Windows in some Aisian countries by 3 to 1!

    The funniest thing about that is Linux is Free!

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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    Yes, but Windows is "free" in most of those countries too

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    yeah but linux is free, not "free". cause just about anything can be "free"

    "Well, let's just say, 'if your VCR is still blinking 12:00,you don't want Linux.'"
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    Yeah, but it's still funny when you realize how many "free" software programs there are over there.

    If the majority of the country is used to "free" software why would they buy a free program? I guess the more honest ones prefer to show their support for an organization that doesn't make people feel like they should use "free" software.

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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    I am soooo lost. 'course, the fact that I just royally bombed a Calc test could have something to do with that....

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    Ugh, you just reminded me i have a calc2 test coming up...

    "Well, let's just say, 'if your VCR is still blinking 12:00,you don't want Linux.'"
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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    I remember taking Calculus in college. I missed the first class when we switched topics to Calc. I always felt like I was day behind. It was always a struggle.

    Wait, maybe that was integration? Oh-well. I've been done all that for a few years now.

    The funny thing is I don't think I've ever used it since.

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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Spankin Partier
    I remember taking Calculus in college. I missed the first class when we switched topics to Calc. I always felt like I was day behind. It was always a struggle.

    Wait, maybe that was integration? Oh-well. I've been done all that for a few years now.

    The funny thing is I don't think I've ever used it since.
    Exactly the same here - never really got to grips with differentiation/integration. Only time I ever needed it was to get through Physical Chemistry finals, and then I went off to become a medicinal/computational chemist so never used it again

    All the talk of mid-terms and calc exams gives me the shakes. I'm still trying to forget

    Ned

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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    differentiation is pretty easy for me, some integration is a whole different story.

    "Well, let's just say, 'if your VCR is still blinking 12:00,you don't want Linux.'"
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    I found they turned into more of a guessing game as to how to solve them. It didn't seem very logical to me. Maybe I just had a poor teacher that didn't explain how to do it right.

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    Wow! Calculus and Linux. That's quite a mix lol. I miss the ole days of differential equations
    and programming calculus into fortran models. Guess I was the odd one that enjoyed it

    Here's a basic question for yas.....

    What distro to use for a pure stripped down FaD cruncher?
    Onboard nic and graphics, hard drive and nuttin' else.
    It needs to be able to communicate with a winXP putie tho

    Maybe I should stick to math

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    I say Knoppix or someother bootable linux, then you don't even need the HDD.
    Then you can use SSH and putty to do any communicating you might need.

    "Well, let's just say, 'if your VCR is still blinking 12:00,you don't want Linux.'"
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    Re: The Penguin Bar

    Seeing as some of the jobs will take a week or more, I'd be a little leary of running it all in RAM. Even with a UPS. But hey, I may just be paranoid.

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    I've already got it running in win2k wth a hd so that isn't an issue.
    Also, the power here is lousy at best so I'd best not use a ram drive.

    How does linux take to overclocking? I'm guessing it's similar to windows.
    If it's stable, then it will run.

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