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Comment Re:While the bashrc approach may seem attractive (Score 1) 402

(the person who wrote this script works for Red Hat...)

... this approach doesn't work at all with RHEL5.5 Server. Even the root user is not allowed to mkdir in /sys/fs:

[root@lion] /sys/fs
# mkdir cgroup
mkdir: cannot create directory `cgroup': Operation not permitted

Frankly I was a bit surprised by this response. Perhaps it's an old kernel thing. After all, RHEL5 is just Fedora 6 dressed in a tuxedo.

Comment Botany Bay mindset (Score 1) 354

As an American I don't pretend to understand the fine points of the Australian political system. From my viewpoint many time zones away, however, those politicians do seem hell-bent on returning Australian citizens to their historic status as Crown convicts banished to Botany Bay on trumped up charges in a guilty-until-proven-innocent legal system. I'm damned glad I'm not living there.


Submission + - Wine 1.2 release candidate announced (winehq.org)

An anonymous reader writes: After evolving over 15 years to get to 1.0, a mere 2 years later and Wine 1.2 is just about here.
There have been many many improvements and plenty of new features added. Listing just a few (doing no justice to the complete change set)
    — Many new toolbar icons.
    — Support for alpha blending in image lists.
    — Much more complete shader assembler.
    — Support for Arabic font shaping and joining.
    — A number of fixes for video rendering.
    — Font anti-aliasing configuration through fontconfig.
    — Improved handling of desktop link files.

Win64 support is the milestone that marks this release.

Please test your favorite applications for problems and regressions and let the Wine team know so fixes can be made before the final release. Find the release candidate here.

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