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Comment Two questions (Score 1) 92

I have two questions for the XBMC Android folks:
1. Where can I donate? XBMC rocks and I'm long overdue :)
2. Where can I get fresh builds of the Android port? I can't wait to fire it up on my Google TV!

Comment My experience has been bad (Score 1) 1231

I run Ubuntu on 4 computers in my house, and on my laptop at work. I did a fresh install on my main workstation of Ubuntu Studio 9.10 x64.

I've had several serious issues, and I'm considering downgrading to 9.04. Occasionally nautilus will switch from clearlooks to what looks like a default theme, with larger fonts. It's distracting to say the least. When I reboot, my dual monitor setup reverts to single monitor mode.

While those are pretty minor problems, I'm concerned that there might be more issues under the hood.

Comment Re:N900, please (Score 1) 182

I'm an n800 owner and this is the first I've heard of Mer... What exactly is it? Is it a replacement OS? It looks like it's somehow related to Ubuntu MID. Is it stable enough that I should install it? Is it backwards-compatible with Maemo apps? Sorry about all the questions, but I've been anxiously awaiting some cool activity in Maemo-land!

Comment 64 bit for linux? (Score 1) 78

Any word on a 64-bit version for Linux? I followed instructions from a boxee forum post to get it working on my Ubuntu Studio 64 box and never really got it to work...

Apparently you can't just compile the source because there are some closed-source components.

Comment What about downgrading Windows Vista? (Score 2, Interesting) 392

I just ordered a 64-bit system from Dell and they wouldn't offer it with XP (probably because it would never recognize the full 8G of RAM that I installed on it).

But now I'm stuck - I need to get a copy of XP Pro 32bit (I'll run a 64-bit linux on the machine as well). Google Products lists XP Pro for as low as $24. Is it safe to buy a copy of XP from any vendor? Or should I just buy from Dell?

Submission + - Goverment Wants Your Personal Details

FREEDOM IS SLAVERY writes: It has been revealed that, in a positively authoritarian move, Britain's Tony Blair and left wing Labour party is plotting to create a massive centralised database of every citizen's personal details. Workers under orders from The Party have already started actively cataloging the details of 12 million children and recording personally identifiable details of everything from vaccinations and family details to whether a child is eating sufficient fruit and vegetables. Opposition parties and civil rights groups are outraged.

Submission + - The Pirate Bay wants to buy Sealand

An anonymous reader writes: On the website announced it wants to buy Sealand — world's smalles country. From the article:

With the help of all the kopimists on Internets, we want to buy Sealand. Donate money and you will become a citizien. We've set up a forum to discuss how the country is supposed to function. — It should be a great place for everybody. With high-speed Internets access, no copyright laws and vip accounts to The Pirate Bay, press officer of ACFI says.
The owner of the micronation Sealand offered his island for sale:

"We have owned the island for 40 years now and my father is 85,'' Prince Michael of Sealand was quoted as saying. ''Perhaps it is time for some rejuvenation."

"Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown!" -- The Ghostbusters