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Ubuntu vs Windows(tm)

My laptop works now with ubuntu hoary. Believe me, Ubuntu is easier to install, to configure (network interfaces, etc..) and to use than Windows XP. e.g: i am currently doing a drag'n'drop between a windows shared folder to an ftp server with nautilus, without to have to configure samba or whatever software. Doing thee equivalent with windlws means : downlad/install winscp3 and leechftp then connect to the ftpserver and then drag the files.. but .. hey ! it crashes under windows WP ! Really, windowsers, try Ubuntu, and see. You'll never get back !


Ah ! at last i received my new laptop ! my previous was half-dead since it had no keyboard (i had to plug a regular keyboard) and had 3 minutes of battery... Well, yet another install party began this morning. I tested Mandriva Discovery (given with the laptop) and debian Ubuntu. That's really cool : people in the distros world have made good efforts to make installation process smarter and easier than Microsoft's OS installation. My new laptop is a HP/compaq nx9105 with eth10/100, wlan 802-11g, and a 56k modem; plus irDa, and USB etc.. etc... but no more floppy. Everything works under linux 2.6.8 with options 'nolapic' and 'noapic' given to the kernel. I had to install ndiswrapper to support my wifi chip, then the nvidia 2D/3D accellerator drivers for my videocard. Gnome 2.8 (given in ubuntu) is really impressive and sober. Good work linuxmen !

19 Apr 2005 (updated 26 Apr 2005 at 08:25 UTC) »
can't remember

I'm looking for someone in this place who patched mod_virgule years ago and made an ornithology website with mod_virgule. Actually, i met a french ornithologist and i have to make a website for him. I would like to include in his links page an 'href' to your site. Please, if you recognise yourself, mail me. Thx a lot ! -- NOW : OK I FOUND YOU ! :)

4 Apr 2005 (updated 4 Apr 2005 at 12:53 UTC) »
taxinomy and graphs

Last year, i wondered how i could store widgets together in order to have a quick access to them thru a fuzzy query. Here is a little text that describe the power of graphs to help managing content, such as sounds, or words (graphs of synonyms) or everything you want. I think i will use it for my artificial minded bot to generate correct analog sentences of written french. Comments are welcome on my e-mail.

2 Apr 2005 (updated 2 Apr 2005 at 19:11 UTC) »
about KDE

I'm a heavy user of the WindowMaker wm, and i like it because it is the only wm that handles X classes instead of application window. But since yesterday, i installed KDE 3.2 and began to... like it! Hey, KDE begins to be a good UI : DnD works correctly, Contextual menus are smart, and well.. everything is easier than Windo$ XP ! That's all folks..

Looking for an algorithm to compute a distance between two trees (graphs), i found a very cool search engine based on the bibTeX bibliography format to retrieve scientifical articles. Here is the url: CiteSeer.ist.psu.edu . It contains a huge amount of links to free downloadable articles.

She called me

She left


Fly me to the m00n
Let me play among the st4rs

Let me see what spr1ng
is like
On Jupiter and M4rs

In other w0rds...
h0ld my h4nd

In other w0rds...
D4rling k1ss me !

(Bart Howard)

Who is it?

Yesterday, was in pain.
But the sky heard my flame
And he gave me the wind
That i breathed as it came
And the child and the king
Gave me life and She came

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