Zxian

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  1. I saw a recent announcement regarding updates to allow the site to be run using an SSL certificate. Have you considered using Lets Encrypt? It's a free, open-source implementation for acquiring and renewing SSL certificates. This allows you to minimize your operating costs while providing secure browsing to your users. The only catch I can think of is that the certificate won't work for users on XP prior to SP3 (hopefully a vast minority of your users). Thoughts?
  2. It's one thing to say that "open source is good", but as a Linux sysadmin, I can't begin to count the number of times that something that's designed for "Linux" doesn't work on my CentOS machines. Developers are often all too quick to compile something on their local distro (Ubuntu, Slax, RedHat, w/e) and then call it "done". The fact of the matter is that different distros have different configurations. Config files are different, software is installed to different locations, etc etc etc. I don't think Linux will really take off until Linux distro creators group together and create one core Linux.
  3. amt

    Not to start this rant, but it's Tarun's perrogative to use whatever coding language he wishes. I personally see no problem with the .NET framework. The executables are small, quick, and easy to code. It would be far more difficult to write and update the program if he were working with C++/MFC. Believe you me... you don't want to go there.
  4. http://tornado5.deviantart.com/art/Luna-El...-5-0-5-29511577 He updated the theme to 5.1, which I personally like less than 5.0.5 (which was a bugfix version of 5.0). Enjoy! :)
  5. Looks pretty good. I tried the basics out - selecting a download folder, checking and unchecking files, etc etc etc. One thing that bugged me though was that the download progress simply said "3 of 12". I'd like to know which program is being downloaded. One suggestion for when the bugs in this version are sorted out. Add an option to check the MD5 hash of each file. That way people are ensured a complete and uncorrupted download. :)
  6. My monitors at home are Acers - X243 and two AL2016W's. At work, I'm using an X263, which gives me 1920x1200 of screen space. The theme I'm using is Luna Element 5. You're right about the default Fedora desktop being nicer - I was just trying to see how this wallpaper might look. At the very least, I need to make the panels whiter - they're a bit dull at the moment.
  7. Here are my two workstations. Workstation 1 (XP Pro 32-bit): Workstation2 (Fedora9 x86-64) Feel free to ask any questions. :)
  8. This new release is a bit of a love/hate thing. It works miles better than Firefox2 ever did, but they've changed some things that just bother me. That... and the fact that half of my extensions are no longer compatible. This is probably the main reason why I'm sticking with Opera 9.5 on all my machines (not to start any browser flamewars).
  9. I'm actually running two video cards - an EVGA 512MB 8800GT drives the 24" display, while an EVGA 256MB 8600GT drives the two 20's. I ran into a little snag initially though... I was running Windows XP Professional 32-bit, and with all the memory and hardware addressing required for the second video card, I was only able to use just over 2GB of my 4GB of RAM. I reformatted my system with XP x64 now though, since I didn't have access to Vista at the time. That upgrade will likely happen later on this summer. While a 24" monitor will work on VGA cables, DVI is definitely the way to go. Once you start looking at details, it makes all the difference in the world.
  10. Hard drive for me... I've already got lots, but it's filling up fast (funny how that happens, no?). I'm hoping to move my file server from 2x250GB//2x1TB//6x500GB to 2x750GB//8x1TB. I'll move four of the 500GB drives into my workstation in RAID10, and the two 320's in my workstation to my computer at work. I think I might have found a source for cheap 1TB drives... ($150 a piece) :)
  11. I'll have to upload my workstation screenshots (one XP Pro, one Fedroa9) tomorrow when I get a chance. Here's my computer at home. I've got three monitors - a 24" in the middle and two 20"s on the sides... plenty of desk space for pr0... I mean... work. :)
  12. 1991 Honda Prelude. I'm bussing to school more these days though - gas prices are reaching the top of the bubble...
  13. Through The Fire and Flames intro.... it's a love/hate thing. :)
  14. Ouch... that's gotta suck. :(