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    Re: Need help finding a distro

    Just a few days ago I installed Bodhi Linux on an old laptop, and I'm THRILLED with its speed. This laptop was running KDE (Kubuntu 11.04) about as fast as frozen molasses, but now it's flying. :)
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    [SOLVED] Re: File that's analogous to KDE's kdmrc?

    Thank you very much--that did it! :)
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    [SOLVED] [SOLVED] File that's analogous to KDE's kdmrc?

    Last night I installed Lubuntu 12.04 on an old laptop; it's my first time trying Lubuntu (I normally stick to Kubuntu). Anyway, I'm looking for its file that would be analogous to KDE's...
  4. Thread: NetFlix?

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    Re: NetFlix?

    They have a lot of movies and TV shows.

    I came to Amazon's streaming videos in a rather roundabout manner: I signed up for Amazon Prime so I could get 'free' two-day shipping (I order from them a...
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    Re: NetFlix?

    I don't know, but if you're interested in trying an alternative, Amazon's streaming videos work perfectly on Linux.
    That's not an option for me--this is a windoze free household--so I canceled my...
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    Re: How to get refund for unused Windows?

    Here are the pertinent portions from two of their recent replies via e-mail:




    IANAL either, and I really have no idea if contracts like this break anti-trust laws, but I'd sure like to find...
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    Re: How to get refund for unused Windows?

    I know there are other companies, but off the top of my head I can't answer the question right now.
    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll do what I always do...wipe the drive, install Linux, and be...
  8. Re: The reason I like and use Linux what's yours?

    There are a number of reasons I *LOVE* and use Linux. Among them:

    1) My introduction to computing was back in the mid-'80s on UNIX. (Okay, technically it was on a Commodore 64 in the early '80s,...
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    Re: How to get refund for unused Windows?

    Well, I've heard of Linux users getting refunds for unwanted/unused windows crap, so I know it's POSSIBLE.
    Every time I get ready to buy another computer I contact HP and tell them I do not want any...
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    [kubuntu] Re: No wireless with 11.04 live CD

    Thanks for the links, bkratz. I'm just really surprised that 11.04 seems to have taken a few steps back in terms of its wireless support. I wasn't expecting that!
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    How to get refund for unused Windows?

    I'm waiting for my newest laptop to arrive; it's an HP dv7t and--unfortunately--comes with windoze preinstalled. Every time I get a new computer I'm so anxious to wipe its drive and install Linux...
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    [kubuntu] No wireless with 11.04 live CD

    I burned a CD with 11.04 in anticipation of receiving my new laptop. I'm happily running 10.10 on all my other computers, but thought with the new one I'd go ahead and install 11.04 when it arrives...
  13. [kubuntu] I'm thinking about buying HP dv7t laptop: Any issues?

    I have a long history of great success with HP laptops and Linux; I'm typing this on my 4-year-old HP dv6000 laptop which I love. I'm thinking about buying a new laptop, not because there's anything...
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    Sticky: [SOLVED] Re: Laptop COMPATABILITY List.

    Kubuntu 10.10
    HP
    dv6000

    NVIDIA graphics, Broadcom 43xx wifi; everything works!
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    [kubuntu] Re: kubuntu newcomer

    It's not bad, per se, but it just makes more sense to use the most current stable version.
    Um...if you have 120GB and it's all going to windows...where's the "rest" of it that will be for Kubuntu?...
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    [all variants] Re: Why shouldn't I log in as root?

    Outside attack? Yes, it certainly can. But as others have noted, it's INSIDE attack that's the real issue. :eek:

    I've been at this for 26 years--started on Tandy, and then SCO, Xenix/UNIX back in...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: why cant i copy into /opt/lampp/htdocs ?

    You need to use the recursive option:

    sudo cp -r /home/neil/Downloads/Panel /opt/lampp/htdocs
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    [all variants] Re: Does Linux require periodic maintenance?

    There's no way to know exactly what that meant, without asking, that is. The sysadmins may have been doing backups (which wouldn't necessarily require downtime, unless they wanted to be sure nothing...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with scripting.

    You're very welcome.
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    [SOLVED] Re: Help with scripting.

    Here you go:


    #!/bin/bash
    while :
    do wget -O output_file URL
    sleep 300
    done
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    [ubuntu] Re: gimp single window mode?

    Are you sure the new version actually got installed? I ran into some errors when I was installing it, and perhaps you did too. When you run the GIMP, what version is it showing?
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    [ubuntu] Re: gimp single window mode?

    Thank you so much for posting this link. I had actually gotten so used to the GIMP the way it was, I hadn't bothered to check for quite a while whether its long-promised single-window version had...
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    [SOLVED] Re: file or dir.

    Sorry, I'm a bit distracted right now--my mom's not doing well--I should have said to post the output of ls -al while in /media.
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    [SOLVED] Re: file or dir.

    Right now, I'm guessing it's a directory, but we'll be sure after you post the output of ls -l.
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    [ubuntu] Re: total beginner

    Really? When did they put on the box "gets infested with malware, adware, spyware and viruses, crashes constantly, needs to be rebooted after the most trivial things, like installing an application,...
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