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[ In reference to "A Beginner's Guide to Dual Booting Linux Mint and Windows XP" in LG#136 ]

Joe Dearman [joesauldearman at hotmail.com]

Fri, 16 Mar 2007 11:47:30 +0000

Hello there, I've just read an article titled A Beginner's Guide to Dual Booting Linux Mint and Windows XP. I'm interested in giving Linux mint a whirl, without deleting windows XP, so this article sounds good to me, but I have one question. Assuming I successfully install Linux mint in a new partition, what will I see each time I boot my computer? i.e. will there be a screen each time asking whether I want to boot up in Linux or windows, or will I have to change settings in order to set which OS boots up?


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[ In reference to "A Report on SCaLE5x" in LG#136 ]

MNZ [mnzaki at gmail.com]

Tue, 6 Mar 2007 16:13:26 +0400

Regarding Jono Bacon's "Herding Cats and Influencing People",

The videos can be downloaded from youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hljFWuN3lFI&feature=PlayList&p=67E53C5F019C0C21&index=0

Personally, I enjoyed these quite a lot

//MNZ\\  "We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are"
							-- Leonard Shelby


[ In reference to "2-Cent Tips" in LG#136 ]

Ben Okopnik [ben at linuxgazette.net]

Thu, 8 Mar 2007 11:05:02 -0500

[[[ The original subject line for this thread was "[TAG] tkb: Technical help regarding 2-cent item in latest issue." I have taken the liberty of renaming it properly. -- Kat ]]]

On Wed, Mar 07, 2007 at 08:05:37PM -0500, Brandon Sussman wrote:

> The first item refers to a way to check time handling related tot he time
> change due on 11 March in the USA.  The example command is "date -d '27 
> March'"
> Here is a subsequent partial quote:  "That's the desired output, a week 
> after
> the time change."
> Since I am sure you review contributions, please explain in what calendar
> system 27 March occurs 1 week after 11 March (new date) or 1 April 
> (incorrect
> old rule date).  I am not aware of it.

Brandon -

At times, we all do things that may not have an obvious reason: for example, send an email (one that smacks of asperity and entitlement) to an address used only for publication issues in LG rather than using the 'Talkback' link on the bottom of that page that is specifically and clearly intended for the purpose of discussing that page. A bit hard to explain, that - particularly the slightly grating tone, eh?

In any case, I am CCing this reply to The Answer Gang, where the author (Rick Moen) can answer you himself. I suspect it was a mistake, but I will note that it was not one of any substance: as it stands, the proposed test does exactly what Rick has said it will do - check for compliance with the time shift. It would be interesting to hear your explanation of how this has given you grounds for outrage.

* Ben Okopnik * Editor-in-Chief, Linux Gazette * http://LinuxGazette.NET *

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Published in Issue 137 of Linux Gazette, April 2007