Key sequence to boot from USB or External CDRom on an ASUS eeePC

If you are reinstalling your operating system or even just trying different versions on your ASUS eeePC then you may need to select the boot device or your eeePC will keep starting up from the internal drive.
Press the “esc” key after powering on the eeePC, you may need to tap the key a couple of times. You will then be taken to an options screen where you can select the device to boot from ie: USB or CD/DVDRom whichever contains your new distribution.

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Microsoft’s attempts to be Open Source with Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool

Unfortunately they forgot to mention the Open Source bit and blatantly ripped the code from somewhere else and inserted into their own without reference to the GPL. reporting on Rafael Rivera Jr’s blog that broke the news.
“Microsoft did not offer or provide source code for their modifications to ImageMaster nor their tool [as required] according to GPLv2,” Rivera’s post continued. Additionally, Microsoft inserted some of its own proprietary licensing language into the migration tool’s license — also in violation of GPLv2, he said.”

Here is a photo comparing the code.

Now this suggests 2 things

1) Microsoft are prepared to steal code and or evade a legal licence something you or I would be punished for.
2) They concede that Open Source is the best way to go 🙂

Now i,m pretty disgusted that a large corporation that will do anything to protect its own work should be so willing to steal someone elses, I mean isn’t that what Proprietory software is about? and aren’t MS the biggest supporters of that?
Its Theft and its Underhand and Dirty and they should be prosecuted for this.
By the way It is well worth noting Bradley M. Kuhn‘s comments as he is one of the few people who specialise in this type of law.

Just coz Microsoft got a big deal with the CIA doesn’t mean they can do anything they like, whats that? they can? oh, OK

Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool Image Master
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How to open files as root via a right click | USB Pen Drive Linux

How to open files as root via a right click | USB Pen Drive Linux

I don’t know which distribution I had been using before but i’m sure it had a “Open As Root” link when you right clicked a file, it’s not in Ubuntu any way so I thought i’d share a link I picked up from Pendrive Linux.
The reason I wanted to know was, I need to alter my resolv.conf  as the first address is, which is my router and not my ISP’s DNS servers, trying to surf the net is v. slow and i’m convinced the trouble lies with this entry. I commented out this line so it is ignored, with the “#” symbol.

Another way might be to create a launcher as suggested over at Ubuntu