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Speech to text without a secretary

Is there a free/cheap speech-to-text converter (ie. dictation, verbal notes) that works reasonably well? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Dec 29, 2005 - 8 answers

How to give Internet access to my grandparents but not the world

How can I safeguard a Linux laptop with dial-up Internet access? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Dec 28, 2005 - 14 answers

2 small KDE usability questions

I have 2 small questions about using KDE. [more inside]
posted by john m on Dec 21, 2005 - 4 answers

Painless Version Control?

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]
posted by mge on Dec 21, 2005 - 20 answers

got r00t?

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]
posted by delmoi on Dec 19, 2005 - 44 answers

why did flash randomly stop working in Firefox 1.0.7 on Linux and how can I get it working again?

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]
posted by Grod on Dec 18, 2005 - 6 answers

Calling *NIX shell wizards.

Calling *NIX shell wizards. [more inside]
posted by ori on Dec 11, 2005 - 33 answers

Stable Linux for Web Surfing?

Is there a Linux install or live CD that is rock solid for Web Surfing? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Nov 29, 2005 - 11 answers

Booting a Dell from an Ubuntu live CD: How?

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]
posted by docgonzo on Nov 24, 2005 - 9 answers

LinuxFilter: Install Linux on laptop from Floppy?

LinuxFilter: Install Linux on laptop from Floppy? [more inside]
posted by noahv on Nov 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Help me mount an FTP server as a local drive in Linux

Is it possible to mount an FTP server in Linux and use it as a local drive? [more inside]
posted by sveskemus on Nov 21, 2005 - 19 answers

Access Linux thru serial port

How do I access a shell prompt through the serial port of a Linux box? [more inside]
posted by fuzzy_wuzzy on Nov 18, 2005 - 7 answers

A crackling sound comes out of my speakers whenever the network is used

A crackling sound comes out of my speakers whenever the network is used [more inside]
posted by CKZ on Nov 18, 2005 - 9 answers

Great moments in failed endeavors

I recently acquired a vintage laptop with Windows 95 installed on it. I would like to install Linux on it. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Nov 17, 2005 - 30 answers

How can I automatically backup my laptop?

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?
posted by handee on Nov 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Which linux distro for a mac?

What linux distro is best for Macs? [more inside]
posted by sid on Nov 14, 2005 - 18 answers

How do I setup my new Mac to run Linux and Windows applications too?

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?
posted by pwb503 on Nov 12, 2005 - 18 answers

Balls to the Firewall

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?
posted by hoborg on Nov 4, 2005 - 13 answers

$250 + spare PCs = ???

I have $250, access to free computer hardware and a yearning to create something cool for my house. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by bryanzera on Nov 1, 2005 - 18 answers

What software to use for managing temporary email addresses on a linux server?

Help me find mail software or filters to manage temporary email addresses on my linux server. [more inside]
posted by splice on Nov 1, 2005 - 5 answers

Linux or Solaris?

Linux or Solaris? [more inside]
posted by IshmaelGraves on Oct 31, 2005 - 16 answers

Linux for Windows Administrators

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]
posted by worstkidever on Oct 30, 2005 - 8 answers

How do I recover the data from a text file showing up as empty in Windows?

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]
posted by skoosh on Oct 29, 2005 - 11 answers

Dell X200 Linux

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]
posted by strangelove on Oct 27, 2005 - 12 answers

Usable and attractive Linux for my wife's slow laptop.

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]
posted by Plutor on Oct 27, 2005 - 27 answers

Uses for a Linux box?

What are some fun/practical uses for a PII-333 Linux machine? [more inside]
posted by ori on Oct 26, 2005 - 11 answers

Making a stand-alone rsync appliance.

Is there a distribution of a linux-like OS which turns hardware into an easy-to-configure rsync appliance? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Oct 11, 2005 - 13 answers

Linux for Tablet PC.

Anyone know where I can find a version of Linux that supports Tablet PC functions? [more inside]
posted by mystyk on Sep 30, 2005 - 5 answers

Laptop with Red Hat

Anyone know where I can get a nice laptop with linux preinstalled, especially Red Hat Enterprise 4?
posted by The Jesse Helms on Sep 30, 2005 - 3 answers

Dual boot - XP and Ubuntu

How can I set up my dual boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish on Sep 29, 2005 - 6 answers

Multiarchitecture Linux?

Is there such a distribution of linux that is multiarchitectural and designed to run off of a flash drive?
posted by jackofsaxons on Sep 28, 2005 - 12 answers

Any experience with mediaREADY 5000

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
posted by flyby22 on Sep 27, 2005 - 0 answers

Recommend me a laptop for Linux

LinuxLaptopFilter: Can you recommend me a laptop for Linux? [more inside]
posted by xpermanentx on Sep 26, 2005 - 10 answers

Network status logger for Linux?

Looking for a Linux tool to monitor network status. [more inside]
posted by Goofyy on Sep 24, 2005 - 17 answers

Linux folding editor

Looking for a folding editor (linux) [more inside]
posted by yetanother on Sep 21, 2005 - 7 answers

Best USB gamepad that works with Linux?

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.
posted by Plutor on Sep 21, 2005 - 9 answers

help partitioning hard drive

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]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Sep 10, 2005 - 9 answers

Connecting an iPod to a Linux box

Can a Mac-formatted iPod and a Linux box play nicely together? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay on Sep 9, 2005 - 10 answers

Make lynx stop trying to open tar.gz files

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]
posted by pornucopia on Sep 1, 2005 - 6 answers

Unix Logging

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.
posted by vacapinta on Aug 30, 2005 - 12 answers

Web interface to audio streams on Linux

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]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Aug 24, 2005 - 1 answer

What filesystem can be easily shared between Linux and Macs?

Sharing hard-drives between Linux and Mac OSX (tiger). Which filesystem? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 24, 2005 - 18 answers


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)
posted by alumshubby on Aug 21, 2005 - 18 answers

One, you lock the target...

Looking for a new inbound-/outbound- SMTP virus scanning solution on Linux (SLES, to be exact). [more inside]
posted by kuperman on Aug 12, 2005 - 12 answers

Learning Ubuntu/Linux basics?

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]
posted by hoborg on Aug 9, 2005 - 9 answers

linux to mac migration

Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Aug 9, 2005 - 14 answers

Setting up a heterogenous Home Network

How do I set up point-and-click filesharing in a heterogenous home network (Linux and Windows XP) [more inside]
posted by psychotic_venom on Aug 5, 2005 - 2 answers

Wireless for Linux?

Wireless for Linux? [more inside]
posted by northernsoul on Aug 1, 2005 - 6 answers

What's the best Linux distribution for Tomcat?

What's the best Linux distribution for deploying Tomcat applications? [more inside]
posted by esd on Aug 1, 2005 - 2 answers

Please recommend small form factor Linux servers

Where can I buy an inexpensive small form factor Linux server with a hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jul 27, 2005 - 24 answers

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