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    Re: Why do you choose Ubuntu over Windows

    I'm sorry to hear that you've been having a bad experience with attempting to get Linux 'up-and-running'. But in all honesty, having 30 yrs of computer and programming experience doesn't necessarily...
  2. Re: How do I install the Nano Wireless USB Adapter?

    @Kagrabular:-

    Excuse me, but I'm trying to get my head round this... Isn't it expecting a bit much for a beginner to jump straight into 'heavy' terminal stuff? Granted, it's very much faster WHEN...
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    Re: Alternative to UNETbootin?

    Thanks for that, sudodus. I'll have a look at that, & give it a try.

    I don't mind waiting for things to sort themselves out these days; I have a fair bit of time on my hands, and plenty of other...
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    Re: Alternative to UNETbootin?

    I agree with coldraven. I, too, have never had a problem with UNetbootin.....but, like him, I also wipe the stick CLEAN.

    When you format your stick, are you simply re-formatting.....or the FULL...
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    'Tis the season.....

    Evening, everybody.

    In recognition of the season, and also the reams of good advice and help I've received on the Forums since joining in May this year, I would like to take this opportunity to...
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    Re: Why no Ubuntu in the US?

    Graham's quite right. I've checked out that link myself. All the featured Latitude laptops SAY they can come with 12.04 LTS installed, BUT..... Click on the link for more detail, and the only choice...
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    Re: My New Windows 8.1 Desktop

    If I bother to sit down and work it out, I believe my total cell-phone costs here in the UK (I'm on Orange; Hutchison Orange as they were when they started back in 1991, but since the merger with...
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    [ubuntu] Re: set up epson wp-4020 printer

    +1 !!!!! I MAY just do that...

    Regards,

    Mike.

    Merry Xmas, QIII.....have a good one.
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    [ubuntu] Re: set up epson wp-4020 printer

    Hallo, Mike.

    I see you were told the exact same thing that I was by the Customer Service people at Epson! They insist they 'don't do Linux drivers', and will usually refer you onto Avasys, a...
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    Re: EPSON WF-3520 Scanner

    Unfortunately, sammiev is right.

    Since 13.10 has reached end-of-life, and is no longer supported, you will, I am afraid, get repeated reminders from mods and admins IF you want to receive support...
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    Re: Processor temp problems

    Hi, and welcome to the forums.

    You may find these two links give some insight into the behaviour of the AMD thermal sensors:-
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    Re: Major file-type problem (wine related)

    Hallo, ramidavis2.

    I'm unclear about one thing. I fully agree with morgaes, and Bucky Ball.....11.04 has been unsupported for a couple of years now, and per se, it is NOT safe.

    However, you say...
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    Re: Librem 15 a Free/Libre Software Laptop

    I found this same item a couple of weeks ago; I, too, was quite impressed by the ethos behind the entire thing.

    BUT: I can't EVER see Intel releasing the FSP to open-source 'prying eyes'..... :-k...
  14. Re: Why can't smartphones processors be used for computers?

    You have to remember, the Pentium 4 was smokin' hot stuff in its day. Okay, 10 years or more down the line, they ARE slow compared to modern hardware, like the Ivy Bridge and Haswell 'Core'...
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    Re: My New Windows 8.1 Desktop

    I used to use XP up until May this year; had used it, in fact ever since its release, back in 2002/3.

    I had a quick go on a mate's desktop PC the other day, still running Windows XP. What struck...
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    Re: My amazing very old laptop

    Unfortunately, I couldn't get 'Wary' to work on it; the display was all broken up and fragmented, but.....'TahrPup' saved the day. Could be something to do with the 3.14-20 kernel it uses; apart from...
  17. Re: Email from the Indian Income Tax authorities

    Hm.

    As I understand it, absolutely everybody IN India uses, or expects you to use, Windows. Apparently, nothing else is acceptable.

    I suspect the powers-that-be have got themselves 'locked'...
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    Re: My amazing very old laptop

    My 'baby' (!) is an elderly Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, from 2002. It originally had a 'Netburst'-generation Celeron (recently upgraded to a P4), and came with 128 MB RAM.....and Win XP, which ran...
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    Re: What a great product 14.04 LTS is

    Welcome to the Forums.

    You'll find, as Dragonbite has said, that there ARE an AWFUL lot of different distros out there that work extremely well on older hardware, and help to keep them useful &...
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    Sticky: Re: Delectable December Screenshots

    Thanks, Sammiev.....that's made it ALL worthwhile! Since junking XP back in May, and searching high and low for a distro that would work with such an ancient piece of hardware, I finally struck lucky...
  21. [ubuntu] Re: 12.04 Firefox, Chrome, Chromium are all freezing up.

    You're right there, mate!. There here gadgets can make even 1000-piece jigsaws look tame in comparison... (lol)

    Enjoy...!

    Regards,

    Mike. ;)
  22. Re: What Linux Distribution Are You Using Right Now?

    As of this very moment, Puppy Linux 'TahrPup' 6.0 on my 2005 Compaq Presario desktop with 2.0 GHz Athlon 64, 3 GB RAM, and WD 160 GB Caviar 'Black'; this thing is SO fast AND versatile, it's simply...
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    Poll: Re: What online backup service do you use?

    I'm like linuxyogi; I prefer local backup (a 1 TB Seagate USB 'Expansion' external HDD), although I do use Google's 'Drive', which I access either through the browser or the Ubuntu 'Grive' client....
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    Sticky: Re: Delectable December Screenshots

    HAD to show this one, 'cos I'm so chuffed with the way it's turned out, after almost being consigned to the scrapheap...

    My 2002 Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, running Puppy Linux 'TahrPup' 6.0:

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    Re: What computer are you using right now?

    2002 Dell Inspiron laptop, running Puppy Linux 'TahrPup' 6.0

    CPU: Intel 'NetBurst' generation Pentium 4, running @ 2.6 GHz (PAE, but only SSE2s)
    Motherboard: Dell proprietary
    RAM; 1 GB DDR1...
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