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[SOLVED] Day 181: Dannybuntu is Not in the Sudoers File! How to Edit Sudoers File

My Ubuntu Hardy is too unresponsive. It takes too long to respond to clicks, specially in Firefox 3. Running all of these in an old Pentium III 650 Mhz with 256 MB RAM slowly though, is acceptable since the hardware is really old. However, I will not accept that Windows XP can perform better on the same machine. I tried Yoper, which is what I found after I googled for the terms "fastest linux". However, I wasn't able to install it since it didn't detect my keyboard. I don't know the problem so it just didn't work out. So I went back to good ole cranky Debian. The whole surface of the Debian CD is literally coated with dust but it still worked.

I know I have installed Debian a bazillion times already, but along the way I forgot certain things that are peculiar to its use. I tried to install pppoeconf via the cli but here is what happened:

daniel@debian:~$ sudo apt-get install pppoeconf
[sudo] password for daniel:
daniel is not in the sudoers file. This incident w…

[MOVED] Business: Free Ads are Worthless Ads

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Linux Idiots

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Well, I was browsing and actually trying to fix my wine+MS Money problem and I decided to give MS Live Search. Hahahaha. I found this:

http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/

The only comment I could think of is that this must be the secret blog of Bill Gates

Download FF3 Like Crazy Through the Terminal

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Linux tarballs only!




$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.0/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-3.0.tar.bz2
$ wget ftp://rel…

Ah, a Fresh Install of Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 + Wine 1.0 RC 5 + WineTools [UNSUCCESSFUL] and MS Money 2004

I just got my free Ubuntu Hardy Heron CD from Canonical. I must say that I am really impressed. From a Linux newbie like myself, I would say hands down, Ubuntu Hardy is a very significant improvement over the previous versions. I specially like the wallpaper. Very very well thought out art. I am keeping the default wallpaper.

You might be surprised that dannybuntu only installed Hardy now. But well, you know, I have been playing with Debian for so long that I missed my good ole buddy Ubuntu. ;)

I am going to keep a log of what I did here, so feel free to ignore the succeeding text:

Task 1 Install Latest Wine

daniel@dannybuntu:~$ ls
Desktop Documents Examples Music Pictures Public Templates Videos
daniel@dannybuntu:~$ mkdir Downloads
daniel@dannybuntu:~$ cd Downloads
daniel@dannybuntu:~/Downloads$ ls
daniel@dannybuntu:~/Downloads$ wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
[sudo] password for daniel:
OK
daniel@dannybuntu:~/Downloads$ sudo wget http://w…

Firefox Download Day!

It's Firefox Download Day! It's June 17, here in the Philippines so prepare to clog your ISPs with something aside from downloading torrents.

To me Firefox is about "We can beat the EVIL EMPIRE!"

Hoorah!

[MOVED] Oil at $140. Everybody Stock Up on Canned Food - Or NOT !? Solution on the Horizon! GMB that Poos Crude Oil Like Substance

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Wine-Reviews' New Home and Wine Nears 1.0

Our friend twickline and his team over at wine-reviews is moving from blogspot to their own domain. What is WINE? Wine is a Windows Compatibility Layer - basically something that lets you run a lot of Windows applications and games on Linux.

Their website is black. Which is good for the green the web movement. And it is also green. Nice choice of colors.

On other news, Wine nears its quest for the one point oh. June 20, girls and boys. June 20. What does it mean? Well, basically it means buh-bye MS Windows.

The Future is OPEN.

Banshee 1.0 Released

Banshee is a free audio player for GNU/Linux operating systems, that is built upon Mono and Gtk#. It uses the GStreamer multimedia platform for encoding, and decoding various music formats, including Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and FLAC. Banshee can play, import, and burn audio CDs, and supports many portable media players, including Apple's iPod and Creative's ZEN players, in the current (May 23, 2008) version. Music stored on the iPod can be played without synchronization, and album art stored in the Banshee library is transferred to the iPod. Support for MTP and PlaysForSure devices, as well as the Rio Karma player is planned for the near future.

From Wikipedia

From dannybuntu debian newbie's perspective. At the start, this Banshee thing looks a little like Rhythmbox. Except that it has some functions akin to Amarok. So it must be an Amarhythmbox!

Like Rhythmbox it has a very simple you can't miss it interface. Like Amarok it has nifty plugins that work magic on the music player i…

[MOVED] Father-Governor Among Ed Panlilio's Blog and Holy Water Widget

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[MOVED] A Day in the Life of an Imaginary Environmentalist

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[MOVED] Alain Robert: The Solution is Simple

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Your Debian Aptitude

Garfieldtech.com has a very newbie friendly and easy to understand article about the Debian Package Management System.

It was written on 2005, but hey, it looked pretty new and interesting to me.

Cheers! Click on the title to go there ;)

[MOVED] Jun Lozada's Request for You

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Filipino Isa Kang Alipin!! (Filipino You are a Slave!!)

My father wrote this book a few years before he died. Where other families of the deceased try to make a profit of the written works of their parents, we decided that this is so political and good that you cannot place a monetary value to it. It was a labor of love.

As humans, we tend to try to place value on love by buying diamonds or buying gifts for loved ones. The values of which are all finite. Monetary value is finite. You cannot say that this diamond is worth a quatrabazookaquadradridriquantitilion bazagillliontrillionsmhillion mikotilliongrillion pikolion or so. Though even that amount is finite.

In short, a work of love is priceless.

Therefore I put it somewhere where hopefully it would be read by all freely. I only ask that should it be quoted, please cite accordingly.

Filipino Isa Kang Alipin

There are many positive reviews of it: which I would like to put here whenever Google lets me find them all. Comments about the book are welcome here in my personal blog as the Filipino Isa…

Google Trends Matchup of the Day: Ubuntu vs. Windows XP

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I call this Episode 6: the Return of the Jedi. Ubuntu is neck to neck with Windows XP at least in terms of Internet Google Hype.

Go Ubuntu!