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    Those who have/are thinking about moveing away from windows.

    Citation needed. This is true. What? That's exactly what I said - the clueless user isn't the one making a hardware choice, it's the technically competent person. I've never seen a functionally computer illiterate person make a hardware choice without asking for some advice beforehand...
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    Those who have/are thinking about moveing away from windows.

    WIth different punctuation it makes more sense, yes. But you're still not making a coherent argument. You need to start with facts and build a logical chain of arguments to a conclusion. We started off with this fact: Linux does not support all PC hardware. What doesn't follow is your...
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    Those who have/are thinking about moveing away from windows.

    Fanboy? I think not. I didn't take your statement out of context. You said "Im simply pointing out that it exists because some certain folkks prefer to live in denial and pretend it dont will never make it true." Which is provably false. If you don't want somebody to pick apart your...
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    Those who have/are thinking about moveing away from windows.

    This is NOT why hardware support for Linux isn't as complete as it is for Windows. Denial, selective blindness, or deliberate sandbagging have nothing to do with it. The only correct answer to the question "Why doesn't Linux have support for (this hardware)?" is that the hardware manufacturer...
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    Help me not ditch freenas, pleeeease!

    I think that point is well understood by everyone here. But there are backups, and there are backups. Quite a few shops use tape for backups, which is slow, somewhat inconvenient, and definitely not automatic or seemless (not talking about mega$ robotic libraries, guys). For more than a...
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    Help me not ditch freenas, pleeeease!

    Can't argue with that reasoning. 30 year retention? Optical media isn't reliable enough to meet that, except under controlled conditions, and hard drives aren't a sure bet, either. If you don't mind the question, what's the plan for achieving that longevity? If it's repetitive copying to new...
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    Help me not ditch freenas, pleeeease!

    I'm not the person that posted it, but I can answer most of your (rhetorical? I can't tell) questions. Performance of software RAID is good enough these days - even a three-disk RAID5 can saturate a gigabit Ethernet connection (assuming your application is network file serving). Battery backup...
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    Those who have/are thinking about moveing away from windows.

    The Joe Whatever strawman is made of fail. He is indefensible, don't even try to. Who brought up regulations in this thread? I think you're the only one in it that cares about Sarbanes-Oxley, or whatever it is you're alluding to. It certainly has nothing to do with the OP, which clearly...
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    tripple boot question

    Windows won't damage grub itself, just the MBR. Install Windows, then boot a Linux liveCD to fix the MBR and tweak the grub config file. It's simple, and there aren't any settings to save.
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    OMG! what am i doing!

    It's rather easy to dump a root filesystem into a tmpfs during boot on a Linux system. Using a compressed image is possible as well, and no functionality is lost if a union mount is employed to handle writes. Any distro can do this, just requires an initramfs that supports it and a bit of...
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    Software raid help

    An Opteron 275 should not have any trouble sustaining 50+ MB/s parity calcs. Are you sure that the array is healthy, and have you checked the SMART data for each drive?
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    Software raid help

    You've committed the common Internet troubleshooting mistake of not providing enough information. Which distro and kernel version? Are you using an out-of-tree driver for the drive controller? How are you doing the transfers (ftp, http, cifs, nfs3/4, netcat, aoe, iscsi, something else)...
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    Postfix Admins, Have a Restriction Question

    You could script a filter to quarantine that sort of junk mail. Another approach (a heavy-handed one) is to firewall the SMTP traffic to and from the offending IPs. Yet another way to deal with outbound junk is to tweak your local DNS to return an unroutable IP for those domains. Messing...
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    Install Help

    I always advise Linux newbies to forget about RAID altogether, at least until they become more comfortable with the system. Not because it's difficult to set up (it's not), but because newbies tend to do things like this: ...which indicates that you have some learning to do about managing...
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    DoubleSight DS-265W Official discussion!

    Mine had a red tint to it as well, when looking at black areas from the side. If that's a symptom of an A-TW polarizer, I guess mine had it. I certainly didn't see any sort of white glow from/around anything, regardless of viewing angle.
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