Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 14000
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2019/01/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

1998/4/22-24 [Computer/SW/Editors/Emacs, Computer/HW, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:14000 Activity:kinda low
4/23    Where can I get a copy of emacs for PC? NT preferrably.
        \_ Check the FAQ (<DEAD><DEAD> you
           amorous donkey:
2019/01/19 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

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3/29    A friend wants a PC (no mac). She doesn't want Dell. Is there a
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2006/1/22-24 [Computer/Networking] UID:41477 Activity:nil
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2005/6/20-22 [Computer/Companies/Apple, Computer/HW/CPU] UID:38206 Activity:kinda low
6/20    I was waiting for a powerbook G5 and then come this announcement
        about a switch to intel.  Now I'll just sit tight and see what
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6/7     Why Intel? why not AMD?  They both run on notebooks(unlike the G5)
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2005/6/8 [Computer/SW/OS/Linux] UID:38041 Activity:low
6/8     How about this for Apple:  switch kernel to Linux?
        this will instantly resolve device driver issues for them, and
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        \_ And then all of Apple's products would get automatic Linux
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        802.11b/g. However, almost all of them have protected access,
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2005/5/6-9 [Computer/HW/Drives] UID:37561 Activity:nil
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7/13    CSUA Life Roster
1 point each for:                                               key:
                significant other (out of county rule applies)   G
                car (Chevy Novas do count)                       C
                housing (dorms DO NOT count)                     H
                own computer running reasonable multi-tasking OS U
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2006/1/5-9 [Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:41250 Activity:nil
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        \_ That joke's--what--4? 5 years old?
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2005/6/2-3 [Computer/SW/Security] UID:37935 Activity:low
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