operating systems

Does anyone know of some other open source operating systems other than Ubuntu and Linux? because I'm getting quite pissed off at windows 2000. EDIT: there is some confusion about what I meant. I meant that Linux is the only OS that I know about. I didn't mean that I had ruled out Linux, I like Linux, I was just wondering about what other OS were out there.

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operating systems

Whenever I start my netbook after my Windows 7 Starter stopped working, two other options appear on my BIOS screen beside Ubuntu which are: Upgrade to Vista Upgrade to Windows 7 Can you tell me what would happen if I click on those 2 options? I don't trust Windows anymore after what happened. Thank you.

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Operation Immortality

Operation Immortality is a project to collect and archive the very best of what humanity is and has accomplished. On October 12, 2008, Richard Garriott, famed video game designer and the first second generation American astronaut, will take digitized DNA and human accomplishments with him to store in outer space when he journeys to the International Space Station.The archive will include information on humanity's greatest achievements, messages from people all over the world, and DNA samples from some of our brightest minds and most accomplished athletes. During the month of September, every human being is invited to come to the OperationImmortality.com website to submit their suggestions for our greatest achievements and leave a message for the cosmos. A lucky few may also be selected to add their DNA to the mix and join Richard Garriott as he rockets out of the atmosphere.With the LHC ready to do its thing, I think this organization has surfaced at the right time, save the earth, before we might all die.To def.LINK

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operational amplifier

I need someone that can tell me what an operational amplifier is. ive been googling these shenanigans for the better part of a day and cant seem to find anything other than technical diagrams. i just want to know, generally, what they do, what theyre used for, and where i would find one inside something in my house. im actually really pissed off right now, every page ive read tells me how important they are, and exactly how they work, and that they are used "in a wide variety of electronics", and that they have "nearly infinite uses" but no one seems to say "hey, here's where you might be able to find one, and here's what it will be doing" anyone got any answers to this. and so help me god, if i see any schematics posted with that little triangle that ive been staring at all day, i might set someones house on fire. (not mine, of course....but someones.....)

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Life Size Operation Game

I am making a life sized operation game for a fund raising event in my village. You know the kids game where you have to removed plastic bones from a flat cardboard patient without making the buzzer sound or making his nose flash? I am fine on making the game but am in need of help re the electronics. I want to make it so that if the person handling the tweezers closes the circuit the nose flashes for two or three seconds before swirching off, and also at the same time I want the buzzer to sound for two or three seconds before switching itself off. Can anyone please help re this? I need a circuit diagram that will do this. I intend to power the project with batteries. Thak You in advance. Jonesy

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cannot open the Internet site operation aborted

For as long as I can remember now, I get this error box occasionally when navigating between pages (or project steps) on instructables.comInternet Explorer cannot open the Internet site [url of page] - Operation abortedyou can see the page for a second, but then it goes away - I have to completely quit the browser then go back to get rid of it.It only happens on instructables.com, every other site I visit is fine. I know someone will suggest not using IE, but that's not realistic for me.This seems to shed some light on the problem, perhaps a developer could look into it...http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2247375&SiteID;=1

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circuit diagram requst

I am making a life sized 'operation' game for a fund raising event. I am fine with construction and artwork, but need a circuit diagram for the electronics, can anyone help please? Doyou recall the kids operation game where you have to remove bones without causing the buzzer to sound or the red nose to flash? I want a circuit (battery powered) which when tripped by some one touching the probe against the metal edge will make the nose flash for about three seconds and also trip the buzzer to sound for about the same time. Any one know how to do this please?

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I will try to be back by Friday 6/13/08 or Sat 6/14/08

Ok, well I have to take a special shower with this specially skunk oil smelling antiseptic liquid soap, and again in about 6 hours, when I get up, before rushing into the hospital.....Good night all.....be back in about a week or so....

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Best Operating System?

What is the best operating system? I have come to the conclusion that most, if not all Windows based operating systems (including Windows 98, 2000, XP, and definitely Vista) suck. Which one is the best, fastest, or safest?

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Make an Operating System

I am trying to make an OS. I am planning on doing it in C++, as I know a lot of that. Update: I can't really use GRUB, but since it is GNU, I will use it to get an idea. I still need to know how to make the kernel. Anyone know?

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Operating system's problem

Hello Everybody is welcomed here. Here you can send your operating system's problem and you will surely receive the answer within 20 to 24 hrs. Sending spam is strict here

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Operating systems(parody)

I thought I should start a parody of the battle of operating systems. With the new Windows 7 coming out what a great time to start! Here's my crack at it. Do you think it is good? Post your own here if you would like.

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Fret saw operation. Answered

Typically, what sort of thickness of wood (plywood, solid softwoods) can a hobby-quality, bench-top fret saw comfortably deal with?

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Battery Operated Gloves

Can anyone tell me how to make my own battery oeprated heated gloves, and what parts I need to make them with, and if possiable wher to obtain the materials. Thanks

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An operating system on an MP4?

Hiya! I'm Michael and I always have crazy ideas. This time I want to enter inside a MP4 player memory and modify it's boring menu into a cool thing where you have a white background and you have a cursor that you can move with arrows. Is that possible to edit its memory that way?

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Coin operated PS2?

I want to create a PS2 (slim) based fee paying game room for kids, but I want to make it coin operated. I want to use a MOSFET transister switch like this one http://brunningsoftware.co.uk/FET.htm which also doubles as a timer. The coin handling mechanism is the easy part, so dont bother about that.My problem is where to connect the MOSFETswitch in the PS2 console. My first idea was to connect one switch to each of the controllers ( to enable/ disable the controller's power supply on pin 5) but I understand the controller port is part of the PS2 motherboard and new electronic components cant be fitted there (true or false?). If true where else can I fix the switch in such a way that when a game is finished a new game cant be started without feeding in a coin?Any Ideas?

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How to operate this camera? Answered

Hi! I got something to show! Just see the pictures below it's an camera. My friend got its form a bus i think it's a security camera. He just snatched it out from the bus cause it's wires was disconnected from the bus. Then he gave it to me but i can't figure out the way i can use it so i thought of asking you people first before taking any action. this camera has three wires out two are power cables with 12 volts DC input and  one  "VO"  wire is also there it's yellow in color i think it's video out but i don't know where to connect it. Can any one give me the simplest way for connecting it to my T.V ? OR ANY OTHER WAY ?

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Operational Amplifier not working? Answered

Hello, I'm trying to use the KA324 IC (which consists of four opamps) for amplifying an audio signal. I've tried almost every schematic from this website: http://sound.westhost.com/dwopa.htm and also from lots of other websites, but none of them work. If the output volume is Really low, the sound is pretty good, but very quiet. When I turn up the volume, the sound is really bad, I almost can't recognise the song I'm playing. The output volume is also not that really high. If I keep increasing the input voltage, the output stops increasing after a while. It's not really 'loud' at that moment too. I've connected the IC to 12V DC (between the two middle pins). The + input goes to the ground connection, the - input goes to my POT voltage divider of the input voltage. The output pin goes straight to the speaker. I also added a 100kOhm resistor between output and - input. Without that resistor, I hear nothing at all but I think that's normal. I've also tried the three other op-amps from that IC but no luck. Is this opamp just not ment for audio amplification? or am I doing something wrong? Greetings, Electorials

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Large Hadron Collider's First Operation

The Large Hadron Collider has been tested on 10, September, 2008.Look here on Wikipedia if you don't know what a Large Hadron Collider is.Proton beams have already been injected into the first metres of the LHC, to test the injection process, but the first attempt to circulate beams all the way around the LHC will be on the official start up day. If everything proceeds according to plan the beam will circulate all the way around the 27 km long LHC. Over the following months the LHC scientists and engineers will commission the LHC, running beams at higher energy with the intention of beginning collisions, using relatively low energy (5TeV) beams, towards the end of 2008.Continued on this link...

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Game pieces for life size Operation game

This is for a halloween carnival and will be used over and over again, so I would like for it to be fairly sturdy.  I thought of cutting insulating foam and using it, but it would probably break easily.  Other ideas I have had: bondo plastic styrene sheeting (yard sign material) cardboard plastic dip (dip foam pieces in it?) great stuff foam I would like for the pieces to be white, fairly sturdy, about 1" thick or so.  Nothing is jumping out at me as inexpensive and durable. Thanks for any help!

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How do I control a microcontroller and servo motors?

My 15y/o son is building a robotic hand out of household materials.He intends to use servo motors and a microcontrller to pull the stings that operatethe fingers.He has already built the hand and is ready to mount the motors and microcontroller.We understand how to connect servos to microcontroller and to a power source.My question is how do we control the microcontroller?How do we tell it to move the servos?I thought the microcontroller was like a remote control but apparently i couldnt be more wrong.How do we tell the controller to move the servos???

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real time operating system ?

Is window  a real time operating system ? If answer is no then what is meaning of " window as real time operating system I don't understand what is meaning of window as real time operating system Is window ce is different thing ?

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The FM is not operational, but the AM works?

Subaru car radio/cd player

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how to make a operating system? Answered

I would like to know how to make a  operating system. i had in mind using a kernel from linus (if theres any better could you suggest it to me). and going on from there but i have no clue where to start. can someone help me?

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Hello all SOE Operatives

Your mission should you choose to accept it is to design and publish new instructables about conceilment, explosives, gadgets, tricks and any other things we may need!!!!! THIS MESSAGE WILL EXPLODE IN 10 SECONDS!!!!10......9.....8....7...6...5...4...3...2...1...........BANG!!!!!

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Operating a transformer at half the voltage? Answered

What could be the effects of the output when operating a transformer at half its rated voltage, specifically to the amperage? as two examples: If I had a transformer rated for an input of 240v and an output of 20A at 24v and I was to supply the primary with 120v, what would happen to the output? If I had a variac (autotransformer, variable transformer, ect.) and it was rated for an input of 240v with an output of 0-260v at 11A, what would happen to the output ratings at only 120v?

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Gas (CO2) Operated Pump

So I was given a set of 6 of these pump, they are from a soda fountain system. Still has pressure gauges and lines attached. My question is, what can I do with these? Any ideas? I know that they are good for something, I'm just not sure what yet.

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Frog operated music player

I have a pet tree frog, Slippy. He likes to croak along with certain types of music, like minimalism and hip hop. I think it would be great if he had a way to turn on some music by like, hopping on a switch. I think he could learn. I have some ipods and a tape player. I can get more if need be, but I can't blow too much on it.

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Need to operate a timer with a remote

I have a 6 Volt radio frequency remote control pair and a separate board with a 5 to 12 Volt timer circuit that turns power off to a load after 1 to 300 seconds. The timer circuit uses capacitors and resistors including a variable resistor plus a 555 too plus jumpers from Amazon.com to see a picture,it lists as: GEREE Timer Relay Switch 1-300 second 5V 9V 12v DC input TIME OVER RESET Delay. Will it work if I connect the RFRC to power and then from there wire to the timer and then wire the timer to my load so that I can remotely make the timer circuit  operate my load for the set time? I ask so as not to burn a thing that takes weeks to get. Will the 1 channel remote control receiver's single relay reset back into a NO condition from NC after current stops flowing from the battery power and through he remote control's 5 pin relay into the capacitor(s) of the timer circuit, that is to say, will the remote relay reset to NO after the timer's single relay goes back from NC to NO after the capacitor(s) run out of charge? As a note, I have had very little success finding a remote controlled timer in the 6 Volt range. 12 Volt remotes with timers are easier to find but that is too much power, size and expense for my application. Know of a supplier? If I have enough of this correct to make sense then any wisdom in this matter will be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Vince

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multiple motherboards with one operating system?

i have heard  multiple operating systems linked together to form a 'supercomputer',but it only still has all the operating systems, so my question is multiple motherboards with one operating system?

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how to run alternate operating systems?

How to run alternate operating systems on samsung cellphones and digital point and shoot cameras?

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What operating system are you running?

Just a little survey. Please give your operating system (Windows, Mac, Linux), the type (XP, Snow leopard, does Linux have types?) and the version (Starter). I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium.

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What best operating software to run...?

I am about to open an Internet Cafe that will be using a thin client system, about 10 to 20 seat, and just one Dell 2650 server; what best operating software can I use with the Dell Server? XP pro, 2000, 2003, or what?

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Change sketch got invalid operation!

I want to change the sketch dimension but I got invalid operation when i try to change it. Also why somes lines are in green? what does that mean?

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Laptop says missing operating system? Answered

My computer crashed and when i try to turn it back on it says missing operating system_ I do not have a recovery disk it is windows XP home is there a way to get a recovery disk off the internet for free? anything is appreciated

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operation snake sword is green lights.

Go to "operationsnakesword.weebly.com and check out the plans for band camp on upgrading to a new type of raid warfare.

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Can I copy an operating system?

If I build my own computer is there way that I can copy an operating system (such as Vista) on a blank DVD from a computer that already is running Vista and install on the built computer, and save money. Or do I have to buy the disk and then install it. Thanks,

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Useing multiple Operating systems at once? Answered

Is it possible, with some sort of software, to use one computer as if it were two, with two different operating systems running on two separate screens, yet all the power coming from one cpu? Essentially I want ubuntu on one screen and XP on another. I was thinking of using userful and then parallels. but not sure. also, would a dual core processor suffice?

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Westinghouse model SK-19H210S operation

When the TV is turned off should blue Led switch to  amber  ? or is no led  the correct operation ? When  TV is powered on it measures   116 Watts /.9 amps  on(blue led) When TV   is off measures 48 watts / .4 amps   (no led).  (shouldn't it be almost 0?) Thanks Sean

Question by seanob 


Is a laser operated button pusher possible?

We have a business convention coming up soon. Inside of our display case we have this grid of LED panels. The goal of the display is you try and hit a button outside of the case when a certain LED panel is lit To demonstrate human vs. computing reflexes. I'd like to have some kind of external build to demonstrate with as the "vs.". I am thinking I can use a laser and point it at the LED block because lasers are capable of transferring data. I would think it wouldn't be too difficult to make a build that distinguishes between on & off. It's basic binary, on & off 1 & 0, true & false, same & changed. When the surface lights that the laser is pointed on, I think the easiest way to push the button would be to discharge a capacitor into a hobby motor, and some kind of tab or something on the motor. I can go into more detail on the build, but I need more info on making a laser operated trigger system thingy.

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How to operate the Iphone's touchscreen with gloves on.

Now that it's 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside, I normally wear some thick gloves to keep my hands warm. But whenever I need to use my Iphone, I need to slip them off to operate the touchscreen. I heard that the Iphone touchscreen recognizes the electrical resistance of the skin to measure where you're touching it, but I don't know if this is true. I was wondering if there was any method to perhaps simulate the resistance of my skin on the fingertips of my gloves using some substance. The problem is, I don't what to use. Also, if what I heard was wrong, I would appreciate any other suggestions on how to use the touchscreen without taking my gloves off.

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Arduino calculation error... Or operator error?

Below is a tachometer program that was patched together... Using a hall effect for the sensor. For some odd reason when the calculation is done for interrupts per second something goes wrong... When set at 30*1000 I get what seems to be a good RPM number... But when changed to 60*1000 the RPM jumps to 20-50k... Not sure what is going on... If someone would be so kind and have a look at the program and see if I am missing something... It would be appreciated.. int ledPin = 11; volatile byte rpmcount; unsigned int rpm; unsigned long timeold; #include LiquidCrystal lcd(8, 13, 9, 4, 5, 6, 7); void rpm_fun() {   rpmcount++; } void setup() {   lcd.begin(16, 2);   attachInterrupt(0, rpm_fun, FALLING);   pinMode(ledPin, OUTPUT);   rpmcount = 0;   rpm = 0;   timeold = 0; } void loop() {   delay(1000);   detachInterrupt(0);   rpm = 60 * 1000 / (millis() - timeold) * rpmcount;   timeold = millis();   rpmcount = 0;   lcd.clear();   lcd.print("Rotary Head RPM:");   lcd.setCursor(6, 1);   lcd.print(rpm);   if (rpm > 100)   {     digitalWrite(ledPin, HIGH);   }   else   {     digitalWrite (ledPin, LOW);   }   attachInterrupt(0, rpm_fun, FALLING);

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how to operate a commercial dish washing machine?

Stepa to operate a commercial dish wahing machine

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A tennis ball-chucker the dog can operate..

I had to post this one: a tennis ball-chucker for dogs, operated by dogs.The dog loads it, and it fires automatically.

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What Is The Best (Free) Operating System To Get? Answered

What Is The Best (Free) Operating System To Get? .I have tried Ubuntu . Couldn't get the hang of installing and wine and that .i need to be able to run .exe files from it , something like WINE

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Change a Plug-in device into a Battery-operated device?

QUESTIONS - Is there an instructable on how to change a plug-in device (like one you plug into an outlet) into a battery operated device? - Is there even a way to do this? NOTE: may take a while for me to respond to replies, so please be patient...Thanks a-lot

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