Is there a free/cheap speech-to-text converter (ie. dictation, verbal notes) that works reasonably well? [more inside]
How can I safeguard a Linux laptop with dial-up Internet access? [more inside]
I have 2 small questions about using KDE. [more inside]
I'm a graduate student in computer science. It's often that I wish I had some form of painless version control for all the code and papers I produce. What should I use version control? How? Solutions need to be cross-platform and integration with Emacs is a big plus. [more inside]
Where's a good place to get cheap Unix or windows hosting, meaning a server that I have root/Administrator access too? I don't need much bandwidth, but most of the deals out there that give you admin rights are high bandwidth and high cost. [more inside]
arrrrh. This is probably a stupid question. Flash 7.0.61 plug-in, Firefox 1.0.7, and Linux 2.6.14 : Flash was working. Then it stopped working. [more inside]
Calling *NIX shell wizards. [more inside]
Is there a Linux install or live CD that is rock solid for Web Surfing? [more inside]
Given that: 1. I'm a Mac type; 2. I have and want to try out an Ubuntu linux live CD on my home's extra Dell desktop; 3. I don't want to try and figure out the syntax for the startup settings file... [more inside]
LinuxFilter: Install Linux on laptop from Floppy? [more inside]
Is it possible to mount an FTP server in Linux and use it as a local drive? [more inside]
How do I access a shell prompt through the serial port of a Linux box? [more inside]
A crackling sound comes out of my speakers whenever the network is used [more inside]
I recently acquired a vintage laptop with Windows 95 installed on it. I would like to install Linux on it. [more inside]
I've a dual boot windows/linux laptop which is periodically attached to a novell network. Does anyone know of a utility to copy files from a drive on a laptop to the network, where they'll get backed up, without me having to remember to do it?
What linux distro is best for Macs? [more inside]
I'm about to get a brand new PowerBook and would like to be able to run OSX, Linux, and run Windows applications. VPC is one option, but isn't there a Linux version that will run Windows applications? If so, what is it, how well does it work, and how best should I setup the computer to use it? Dual boot? Boot from within OSX? Multiple partitions, one for each OS? Since this laptop will be brand new, I'd like to take the opportunity to get everything setup right. Oh yeah, I'd also like to give OpenOffice a try (on the OSX install), any words of wisdom for me there?
linuxfilter: Good place to go for help with IPTABLES firewall? I'm inheriting a linux firewall at work and can't afford much (if any) downtime. I miss the simplicity of the hardware-based one I used to have, but need to turn on the ability to do RDP on 3389 to multiple hosts and also the ability to test from inside the network. I know almost nothing about this, so I'd like a nice friendly place. linux.ask.metafilter.com?
I have $250, access to free computer hardware and a yearning to create something cool for my house. What should I do? [more inside]
Help me find mail software or filters to manage temporary email addresses on my linux server. [more inside]
Linux or Solaris? [more inside]
I am a Windows administrator who is trying to learn how to configure a Linux server. What would be most helpful to me at this point is a reference that walks me through the process of configuring major server rolls, preferably comparing and contrasting the process to doing the same on a windows server. [more inside]
I just lost a month's worth of journal entries in a locally saved plaintext file. Is there any way to get them back? [more inside]
Referring to the recent Linux question; does anyone know what Linux I should install on my new *old* Dell X200, 30gig hd, 933cpu, and 376 MB Ram? [more inside]
My wife has an old laptop that can just barely handle running Windows XP. I've spent the last year acclimatizing her to Firefox and Open Office, so I believe she would be willing to give Linux a whirl, assuming I could find a distro that was usable, attractive, and faster than XP on her laptop. So what should I try? Specs inside. [more inside]
What are some fun/practical uses for a PII-333 Linux machine? [more inside]
Is there a distribution of a linux-like OS which turns hardware into an easy-to-configure rsync appliance? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can find a version of Linux that supports Tablet PC functions? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can get a nice laptop with linux preinstalled, especially Red Hat Enterprise 4?
How can I set up my dual boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux? [more inside]
Is there such a distribution of linux that is multiarchitectural and designed to run off of a flash drive?
Does anybody have any experience with the relatively new MediaREADY 5000 from Video without Boundaries. Seems to be cheaper than XP Media Centers. But appears to have low storage. The URL is http://www.vwbinc.com/products.html
LinuxLaptopFilter: Can you recommend me a laptop for Linux? [more inside]
Looking for a Linux tool to monitor network status. [more inside]
Looking for a folding editor (linux) [more inside]
I'm building a video game emulation machine. What would be the best USB gamepad I could buy that would work with Linux? I don't have anything newer than Genesis/SNES games, so it only really needs six face buttons and two shoulder buttons. I really (really) liked the Xbox 360 controllers when I tried them at E3, but I don't want to wait until they're available. I also like the X-Arcade, but I don't think I could excuse the pricetag.
I'm trying to install Red-Hat Linux on my computer but I'm having problems when I get to the step about partitioning the hard drive. [more inside]
Can a Mac-formatted iPod and a Linux box play nicely together? [more inside]
It used to be the case that when using lynx (from linux) if I browsed to a tar.gz file, it would ask me where I wanted to save the file. In recent versions, lynx seems to have changed its behavior. Now it attempts to open the tar.gz file... which seems really stupid. How can I make it go back to the old behavior? [more inside]
Linuxfilter: I have a third-party app which writes occasional messages to its logfile. The problem is I dont know when these messages are logged. There is no timestamp - just the message. Is there any way I could force a timestamp? Maybe some trickery with 'tail-f' and 'date' and pipes into some new pseudo-logfile? Thanks.
Is there an easy-to-use web interface for listening to various streaming radio stations via a web interface on a Linux server? [more inside]
Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
Simple (I hope) question: I'm thinking that in the next year I might buy a Mac. I'm also interested in Linux, though, and I've thought about buying a "white box" PC to run Linux and open-source apps. I don't really understand the relationship between OSX and 'nixes all that well. Does OSX run Linux-type programs too? (TIA)
Looking for a new inbound-/outbound- SMTP virus scanning solution on Linux (SLES, to be exact). [more inside]
Any good guides on getting up to speed with Linux? Specifically Ubuntu, but also general things like filesystem, permissions, installing/uninstalling software, etc. [more inside]
Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
How do I set up point-and-click filesharing in a heterogenous home network (Linux and Windows XP) [more inside]
Wireless for Linux? [more inside]
What's the best Linux distribution for deploying Tomcat applications? [more inside]
Where can I buy an inexpensive small form factor Linux server with a hard drive? [more inside]