Retrocomputing for Fun and Profit

  1. Buy Old Computers
  2. ???
  3. Profit

What is retrocomputing?

I define retrocomputing [wikipedia] as the collecting and use of old computers. Why might one do this? Well, for one, enterprises cycle out machines fairly frequently. 2,3,4 and 5 year old systems are often sent out to scrappers in droves despite ...

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KDE 4.2 beta 1 on Gentoo

KDE 4.2 is set for release on January 27th. Eager to see what is new and improved, I installed beta 1 on my Gentoo box. KDE 4.1.80 was tagged then released late last month after the feature freeze deadline. This is a snapshot of the current development ...

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On File Systems

Update: More Linux File Systems

Tango File Manager

Introduction

Although the file system is one of the most important pieces of an operating system, we generally put little thought into them these days. Put bits in, pull bits out. It usually works well enough for desktop systems - until the power fails - but even ...

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KDE4 on Gentoo

So I bit the bullet and installed KDE 4.0 on Gentoo. Version 4.0.4 recently hit the tree, and with some minor hackary to package.unmask and package.keywords I have a nice spartan KDE 4.0.4 desktop that I am typing this in.

My observations:

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Ableton Live 7 MIDI Problems

A lot of people are having trouble with Ableton Live 7. This is especially true with MIDI functionality. It stems from the fact that Live 7 defaults to the DirectMusic MIDI interface. Apparently DirectMusic then has to do emulation because the standard Microsoft MIDI driver is not DirectMusic native (Microsoft ...

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Fedora 9, KDE 4.0 done right

Wow!

I just downloaded the Fedora 9 KDE live spin. I am impressed. I tried a few of the betas along the way, but this is very polished. Much better than Ubuntu's try at KDE4.

It feels very responsive and works very well, even as a LiveCD under VMWare ...

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