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Saturday, July 12

  1. page home edited ... This project initially started as a place to document what I have found, as a reference point …
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    This project initially started as a place to document what I have found, as a reference point for myself, but it is being shared because there may be others who could benefit from the information presented this way, and who may like to contribute. If anybody would like to correct and/or contribute, simply request this and I'll be happy to sign you up. The wiki will initially focus on the Debian and Ubuntu distributions, because that is what I am familiar with, but this will be supplemented with information on Fedora, SuSe, PClinuxOS, and other distributions eventually. Hopefully this will also be a place where experiences with observing equipment, observation, and the results of imaging can be incorporated.
    The site will include where to access documentation, general books that can be referenced, web-sites that deal with related issues, and what different distributions have to offer. There is also a section that looks at things that might be of interest to people, such as web browsers, e-mail, and office suites in Linux.
    This site is on hold, as I am transferring some of the info to SLOOH and transcribing relevant items for OSX.
    All original work on this site, including text and images, is covered under the Creative Commons License, as detailed under the navigation menu:
    Attribution + Noncommercial + NoDerivatives (by-nc-nd)
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Thursday, August 23

  1. page 4. Windows applications on Wine edited Wine on Windows under linux Wine installation Since writing this, I decided that Wine under…

    Wine onWindows under linux
    Wine installation
    Since writing this, I decided that Wine under windows is a bit limited.
    Some things work fine, but some things are just a faff.
    I found that Oracle's Virtual Box is the better solution.
    On a 4GB machine, as much as 1.5GB of RAM can be allocated to Windows, which will run adequately.
    The advantage of a virtual machine is that the system can be backed up and recovered easily.
    Also, instead of being tied into Wine's interpretation of Windows you run a standard Windows.
    And you can run XP for those things that still use XP
    Or 7 for things that need 7.

    Applications that can be used
    Adobe Photoshop Elements
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    PHD Guiding (freeware, donation requested)
    Nebulosity (download with a fee)
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    (freeware, donation)
    Craterlet (freeware, donation)
    The web-site is informative, and there is a support group for users:
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Monday, April 23

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Wednesday, March 30

  1. page TV & DVB edited Terrestrial & Satellite TV & PC Terrestrial - DVB-T - MPEG-2

    Terrestrial & Satellite TV & PC
    Terrestrial - DVB-T - MPEG-2
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  2. page TV & DVB edited Terrestrial & Satellite TV & PC Terrestrial - DVB-T - MPEG-2 Terrestrial HD - DVB-T2 - M…
    Terrestrial & Satellite TV & PC
    Terrestrial - DVB-T - MPEG-2
    Terrestrial HD - DVB-T2 - MPEG-4
    Satellite - DVB-S - MPEG-2
    Satellite HD - DVB-S2 - MPEG-4
    UK TV & equipment
    NZ TV & equipment
    PC DVB hardware, Windows 7 & MCE, Linux & MythTV

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  3. page 9. Web sites edited ... http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/install-google-earth-6-in-ubuntu-linux.html This was the only …
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    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/install-google-earth-6-in-ubuntu-linux.html
    This was the only way I could get Google Earth installed on Ubuntu 10.10, whereas in previous versions & distributions there had been no problems.
    This is only possible because Google is open about its code.
    Support groups
    Imaging & associated equipment
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  4. page 9. Web sites edited ... Microsoft's World Wide Telescope at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ runs on Silverlight, wh…
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    Microsoft's World Wide Telescope at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ runs on Silverlight, which does not work with web browsers running under linux.
    Google Sky is an add-on to Google Earth, which will work with linux. Google Earth is available at http://www.google.com/earth/index.html, and Google Sky is available at http://www.google.com/sky/ and can be run in a web-browser.
    A word of caution, however. The version 5 .deb file for Debian/Ubuntu linux does not seem to install on the latest distributions as of Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 and Debian Squeeze 6, so needs to be avoided. The googleearth-package in the repository needs to be installed, as well as any libraries that depends on. Because this downloads version 6 rather than the version 5 of Google Earth it was intended, it does not carry out the automatic install as intended; some libraries may not be present, and some of the scripts point to the wrong place. The way to install it involves downloading the package, and building it on the PC yourself. There are some instructions that walk through the installation process here:
    http://www.webupd8.org/2010/11/install-google-earth-6-in-ubuntu-linux.html
    This was the only way I could get Google Earth installed on Ubuntu 10.10, whereas in previous versions & distributions there had been no problems.

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    Web sites for astronomy.
    General Astronomy
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    at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ is interesting, itruns on Silverlight, which does not
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    under linux. Google's
    Google
    Sky is
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    add-on to theirGoogle Earth, which will work with linux. Google Earth package. Google Earthis available at http://www.google.com/earth/index.html does run on linux,http://www.google.com/earth/index.html, and Google Sky is available at http://www.google.com/sky/ and can be run from there or in a
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  6. page 9. Web sites edited Web sites for astronomy. General Astronomy Microsoft's World Wide Telescope at http://www.worl…

    Web sites for astronomy.
    General Astronomy
    Microsoft's World Wide Telescope at http://www.worldwidetelescope.org/ is interesting, it does not work with web browsers running under linux. Google's Sky is an add-on to their Google Earth package. Google Earth at http://www.google.com/earth/index.html does run on linux, and Google Sky at http://www.google.com/sky/ can be run from there or in a web-browser.

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