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  1. The original post wasn't about "what operating system is the most useful to average computer users", it was "what operating system will benefit and teach me, as someone learning about computers / security / IT". We clearly aren't just talking about end users on a desktop, and maybe if you actually read any of the other posts on this thread, you would have realized this. Or maybe you're just trying to troll. im sorry if i upset you fanboy but apparently you fail at even reading the OP. or maybe youre just trying to troll.
  2. bottom line is. youll never "need" windows for anything. if you want to run an os that you had to pay for on some new hardware which will drag its ass like some old ass hardware then sure. but other than that. you dont need it. o.O '.' != ',' i disagree. you see its simple. almost every person that uses linux will "need" windows for something sometime. but noone that uses windows will ever ever need linux for anything. plain and simple. now im sure people are gonna come blasting back about how they dont need windows blah blah blah. notice those people wont even read what i said. The only time a person 'needs' windows is when a vendor goes out of their way not to support it (I'm looking at you APPL & ADBE). I dare you to go a day using a computer without having Linux touch your life in some way. This means: - no Linksys router (Unless you have the VxWorks version) - no websites hosted on a linux server (No google, no wikipedia, no amazon, no binrev, etc...) - no online games hosted on linux - no garmin gps - no TiVo And if we extend this to include all UNIX - no phone system (SS7) I know that I can go days and weeks without ever touching a Windows machine (ASP sites occasionally, but I can't think of any that I frequent off the top of my head), that is unless you count some botnet infested Windows boxes spamming the crap out of me. Whether or not you know it, Linux & Unix touch your life every day, there is no such thing as a computer user who doesn't, in some way, interface with Linux on a daily basis. Some people choose to cut out the bloated middleman. ',' != '.' 0x2C != 0x2E 44 != 46 c'mon now you're obviously reaching there. we're clearly talking about end users not huge data centers and servers and gps. but this is usually the way of the fanboy argument. bottom line still stands. you dont "need" linux for anything.
  3. bottom line is. youll never "need" windows for anything. if you want to run an os that you had to pay for on some new hardware which will drag its ass like some old ass hardware then sure. but other than that. you dont need it. o.O '.' != ',' i disagree. you see its simple. almost every person that uses linux will "need" windows for something sometime. but noone that uses windows will ever ever need linux for anything. plain and simple. now im sure people are gonna come blasting back about how they dont need windows blah blah blah. notice those people wont even read what i said.
  4. bottom line is. youll never "need" linux for anything. if you want to run an os that you dont have to pay for on some old ass hardware then sure. but other than that. you dont need it.
  5. The quality of the driver influences the results. I'm registered on the broadcom linux driver mailing list, and I read what they're saying from time to time, and I once read something about one version that has problems because it discards too much packets, like if they didn't know the chip well enough to utilize it full power. However, the biggest limiting factor is the hardware itself. If it's crap, then the OS can't make it good. yeah the driver can have a big impact on the wireless cards features and options, i notice this especially when using the same wireless card in xp then using it in vista. also you might try turning off vistas autotuning feature. its set to ON by default. from the command line you can use netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled to turn it off you can also use the same command with "enable" to turn it back on. after you do this restart and see if that helps. also avail is netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal
  6. i actually had one of these viking machines and i ended up taking it back and exchanging it for a singer model that was around the same price. the viking machine is both a sewing and embroidery machine but when you buy the machine you dont get a card you dont get the software and you dont get the card reader/writer. the machine alone was 1200 dollars and you had to spend another 700 or so just to be able to embroider. no thanks. theres many other cheaper alternatives if you want to start embroidering shit at home. the singer machines are a good start. for about 900 or so you can get a nice entry level machine that dosnt use the mem card bullshit and just hooks up via usb to the computer.
  7. just wait fellas theyre getting you all ramped up on global warming propaganda so they can really stick it in your tail pipe later, carbon tax, mileage tax, gas guzzler tax, flatulance tax on dairy farmers methane emmissions (cow farts) and so on. thank the wonderful obama, al gore, and all the greenie weenie asshats for helping to ram the UN's master plan through. its just the start. http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?Fus...29-FE59494B48A6 http://www.un.org/ecosocdev/geninfo/afrec/...o4/154finan.htm http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/03/...n-tax-increase/ http://news.thomasnet.com/IMT/archives/200...e-heats-up.html and the list goes on and as always has nothing to do with helping the earth but about making money for their special interests.
  8. mobile solutions like this are nothing new. anyone who has done any amount of wardriving has undoubtedly seen ATROAD or @road ssid's. many companies use these mobile AP's for managing inventory, tracking thier fleet, and keeping their mobile employees connected and up to date for their route, deliveries or whatever else.
  9. check out elcomsoft.
  10. ok you should know that Atheros AR242X is not a wireless chipset. your atheros card is likely ar5007, probably 5007e or 5007eg. you need to have the windows drivers for that wireless chipset for ndiswrapper to work. youll need to have the .inf and .sys files in your /home. then you can use ndiswrapper and compile your madwifi drivers.
  11. when youre connecting to a wireless access point that is using mac filtering in windows it wont even ask you for the wep key. it will just keep trying to connect and then after a minute will time out, so its probably safe to say that running airodump, or kismet or spoofing your mac is a waste of time when you already have the network key and are able to connect. its more likely your network security settings in windows, or maybe the router is set to deny web access during certain times of the day or set to only allow web access to certain computers.
  12. most newer laptops have the password hardcoded to the motherboard and removing the cmos battery or shorting the mobo wont work. in addition to that your bios should have options for a system password and a harddrive password, so that if someone removes the harddrive and tries to plug it into another computer it wont recognize the drive, even if you connect it with an external enclosure. i wouldnt be too uber paranoid about getting all of your data super CIA secure. just the bios password is more than enough to thwart the average thief. unless you have some TOP S33KRIT govt documents i wouldnt bother with triple encrypting, bios locking, lojack installing, thermite riggin up your laptop too much, it becomes more of a pain in the ass entering 8 different passwords just to logon and get to some simple files and apps.
  13. +1 for the ubiquiti cards and routerboards. also might check out routerboard.com they have alot of pimp ass router boards if youre into building your own. couple other sites i like are oxfordtec.com and wlanparts.com . oxfordtec has some nice U.fl pigtails for your routers wireless cards so yo ucan antenna them out pimp style.
  14. http://www.xda-developers.com/ this is where i hang out alot for all my windows mobile phone hacks.
  15. Yeah, I played with different refresh rates, 60Hz looks quite bad but 70Hz is very good. Buying a chip to destroy one of my gamepads to solder the new chip in it is more trouble and pretty much the same price as buying the USB adapter and using my NES controller without destroying it so that I can still use it with my real NES. dont play with the refresh rates of the computer while youre using the tv as a display. CHECK YOUR MANUAL. you can fuck your tv up good. most will only support 60hz max refresh rate unless you have one of the higher 120hz or 240hz panels. read your tv's instructions before you start dickin around with settings.