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  1. Thread: returning user

    by armandh
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    returning user

    I've been away from the forums for some time.
    my wife has loved her Ubuntu 10.04 32 bit laptop never using the original "sucks" Vista boot option
    sadly the [never backed up] Hdd gave up the magic...
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    Re: 5 months and still infection free!

    Linux open source will always be less likely to get hit by exploits
    when the code is there for all to see, one is less likely to write sloppy code,
    and easier, with more hands at the task, to find...
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    Re: 5 months and still infection free!

    my unsafe surfing brother in law
    [motorcycle sales person]
    could foul an xp machine with an AV in just a few days.
    his previous load of 8.04 Ubuntu went years and outlasted the MOBO. [P-III]
    ...
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    [ubuntu] new old problem

    I used to be able to circumvent the problem of an unknown monitor by plugging in a supported one
    and saving the resolution choices configuration then returning to the unsupported one.

    sadly the...
  5. Thread: my suspicions

    by armandh
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    Re: my suspicions

    +1
    and the ease of Linux use is first amongst those ways [IMHO]
  6. Thread: my suspicions

    by armandh
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    my suspicions

    I have often wondered why some manufacturers are so stingy with information that no driver for Linux is possible.

    I'll forgive Broadcom as it involves FCC type acceptance of their hardware.

    But...
  7. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu lost my folder (Ubuntu needs a fix for this bug)

    holding down the shift key selects all between two selections in a folder
    [light 1, hold shift, lite the second, all between light too]
    lighting one and at another
    right mouse while holding the...
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    Re: Hard Drive Transplant

    Its not windows

    obviously such a thing in a paid for OS would not be good for the bottom line

    but Linux rebuilds the hardware profile with every boot
    so it can be hardware agnostic given...
  9. Re: Banshee is a bad choice for the default media player.

    mostly video so VLC for me
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    Re: Windows strikes again!

    a happy user of Acronis true image for many years I bought a new version when I got a new computer. like the OP I left a 250 Gb partition for 7 and installed Ubuntu to the next new one.


    trying...
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    should be obvious by now / upgrade

    I have not used unity. [yet] just too comfortable with gnome.
    but it sure looks as if windows 8 will have everyone scrambling in the "new os / new hardware" musical chairs game.

    another round of...
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    Re: Open Source Community Quirks

    windows post xp's real mode [kernel] drivers has a problem with orphaned equipment.
    vista and 7 may get protected mode driver support on new[er] products,
    but stuff so old or its manufacturer out...
  13. Re: Quotes from people who you "converted" to ubuntu

    the wife loves Ubuntu on her compaq laptop
    hates vista, it takes sooooo long B4 she can shop or e-mail
    [with everything calling home for updates at the start up]
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    Re: Ubuntu is for noobs WHAT?!?!?!

    we were all linux noobs at one time

    prior to Ubuntu 7.04 my linux experience was not a pleasure

    lan, sound, or GUI

    some times I got one rarely two and never three.

    until Ubuntu
    All...
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    Re: Welcome to the darkside my young Meerkat

    2 bad [too bad]

    but I sure like the ease of linux specific drivers closed or not

    BCM4311 wifi works on the wife's computer
    Flash works on the 32 bit computers [not yet on the 64]
    DVD's and...
  16. Re: Ubuntu is not interested in opinion. Want marketable feedback only

    a frend thought he had a virus in his ubuntu
    he was sure is spread through out his collection of old computers
    even the win/av ones

    every one he tried failed to boot up and he calls me for help...
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    Re: Ubuntu vs. Windows XP

    as I recall XP was released a couple years after 2000 so more like 8 or 9 years old.

    I only use it if I absolutely have to

    my wife prefers Ubuntu 8.04 to a seldom used dual boot vista
    our son...
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    Re: Microsoft puts out a video to smear OpenOffice

    office has been a cash cow for MS BUT
    everyone is looking to save a buck these days

    my son
    when faced with the cost of MS office or the few chalenges of Oo
    kept the money

    I would guess this...
  19. Re: Is Linux Application Naming Conventions A Showstopper

    What naming convention?
    who ever wrote it named it!

    yes it is a problem especially when looking behind the curtian
    my terminal work is limited to some cut and paste
    no way to remember all the...
  20. Re: Microsoft has signed a deal to open its Windows 7 source code up to the Russians

    for most of us
    we should be worried
    the ability to protect ones self
    where others have not been advised of a problem
    creates a situation where
    the info could leak to the state-less...
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    [SOLVED] Slam Dunk DVD and Codex

    so you want to watch DVDs
    go here
    www.medibuntu.org [how to tab]
    4 copy/paste to terminal
    I also recommend VLC as a player

    they made it simple and since I found it.... its no struggle!
    I've...
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    Re: Hello from Windwalker52!

    USN feb66/oct69
    flectcher class DDs

    ubuntu is great on older equipment with enough video card
    ubuntu 8.04.1 is ok on those old on board 2D video chips
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    Re: should i upgrade to 10.4?

    +1
    now is great for the test sleds
    but do you need to do it now for the important tasks?
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    [ubuntu] ?Best micro ATX with HDMI out?

    any suggestions at to the most compatible micro atx with hdmi or DVI output for media box use?
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    Re: Why do people think Linux is hard to use?

    Ubuntu is easy to install and use if the hardware is compatable.

    now I only wish for a native quick books to dump win for good

    with a 15 year history of QB stuff don't suggest alternatives
    you...
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