Debian GNU/Linux on Compaq Evo N800v

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Debian LogoI’ve used Windows for years before approding to Linux. I began with Mandrake, considered the “simplest” distribution, that is the mostly Win-like. After some experiences with Redhat I decided it was time to try a “pure” Linux distribution.

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Recensione Samsung SyncMaster 151p

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Samsung 151pFinalmente, la Samsung ha messo in commercio quello di cui avevo bisogno: un LCD di fascia alta ma economico. Dopo tantissime ricerche nel web, ho deciso di comprarlo per meno di 500 Euro. L’ho ordinato online, ed è arrivato senza problemi 3 giorni dopo.

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Recensione Compaq Evo N800v

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Compaq Evo N800vChi non vorrebbe avere un portatile? Chi non vorrebbe avere un portatile Compaq? Sono felice di confermare le voci sulla qualità dei prodotti Compaq (e Hp). Questo pezzo è davvero un gioiello di lavorazione. Come al solito, ho ordinato tutto online, nell’on-line store ufficiale della Compaq.

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The Operational Amplifier: How it works

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Operational Amplifier’s SymbolThe operational amplifier is probably the most widely used component in ICs (integrated circuits). The name is self-explanatory: it is an amplifier with a high gain (40dB or more) and with additional circuitry it can be used to do a lot of arithmetic operations such as sum, difference, integrals and so on.

In this article I will try to explain you how it works.

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Howto: S-VIDEO to SCART cable

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S-VIDEO to SCART cableHere’s a short, simple tutorial on how to build a cable and connect your laptop to a TV, using the S-Video output port of the former and the SCART input port of the latter. I’ve looked for something like this for days, and I think it can be very useful to someone.
You can modify an existing cable, or build your own.
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