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    Poll: Re: How Did You Learn To Use Ubuntu?

    Just muddled thru. I finally accepted the fact that it is a fun hobby. Unfortunately, all my required work software runs on windows. NOTHING will run on linux. I could get by at home running only...
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    [ubuntu] Re: tar.gz (help installation). GNU Scheme

    I'll be following your post. I just deleted a bunch of tar.gz files because I couldn't figure out how to install them. Good luck.
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    Re: What to do with this old PC?

    If it was running windows 98, it probably has pc133 memory. I just repurposed an old AMD 400 box last week. It had 128 mb of ram, but was entirely too slow. See if you can find some more ram.

    I...
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    [ubuntu] Ubuntu 9.1 boots to command prompt

    I have a couple of old computers (AMD 1600 1.2 GHZ, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB HD). One of them had WIN ME and the other Win 98 installed. If I can get them working, one goes to my granddaughter, and one to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 9.10 - No wireless network.

    I tend to agree with one of the other posters. If it doesn't work "Out of the box," it probably will not. I have been unable to get wireless to work with the last 3 versions of Ubuntu. It is a...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 9.10 installer hangs on 3 of 6

    Trying to install on an old compaq 1.2 ghz athlon, 512 mb ram, 40 gig hd. After you tell it to install, you can't see anything else. Mint will get to 40 to 70% then crash, and crash, and crash. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can't Eject or Unmount DVD

    Thanks, amazing how often I find answers to my problems. "sudo eject dvd" worked great. sudo unmount command wasn't even necessary..Thanks again.
  8. Thread: Firefox 3.6

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    [ubuntu] Re: Firefox 3.6

    This seemed to work without a hitch.

    Thanks,
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Need out-of-the-box-functioning multifunction printer

    Bought an Epson Workforce 310. It works with 9.10, not 9.04 (go figure).
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    [ubuntu] Re: Compaq Presario Installation Help

    Thanks for the reply. Burned 3 iso disks. The old computer has 2 disk drives, same problem on both.
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    [ubuntu] Compaq Presario Installation Help

    My daughter inherited an old compaq presario model 5108us, 1.2 GHZ amd processor, 40 GB HD. It only had 128 MB ram, so I bought a couple of 256 MB chips and upgraded to 512 MB.

    It had WindowsME...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB wifi that just *works*?!?

    You're right of course. I would be very happy if wireless worked on my laptop. I gave up out of frustration and exasperation. What irritated me the most was that it took about 3 minutes to set up...
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    [ubuntu] Re: USB wifi that just *works*?!?

    You are my hero. I have a Belkin F5D7050 adaptor that didn't work with Hardy or Intrepid. (Possibly, I'm not smart enough t figure it out....nah). Haven't felt like trying with Jaunty. Forget the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: cant install belkin f5d7050

    Good luck. I have the identical usb adaptor. I've never been able to make it work. It just makes endless little circles in the upper right of my screen.
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    Poll: Re: The Average age of Ubuntu users.

    I'm 63. Surprised at how many 12 to 15 yr olds are into this. Good for you. I started out with a Comadore 64.
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    Re: Quit smoking 12 hours ago.

    Quit cigarettes about 20 years ago. 10 days ago, I quit cigars (cold turkey). Really miss the cigars.

    Hang in there.
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    Re: How did you learn Ubuntu?

    very, very, slowly...one step forward...two steps back, back to windows to get work done, back to ubuntu to see if I can do the same thing,stumble, stumble, fall, get up try again.
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    [all variants] Re: Wireless Adapter for Ubuntu/Vista

    Thanks for the link.

    I have been trying to get this dongle to work for over a month. Will be trying it out when I get some time.
  19. Thread: Keyrings

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    [gnome] Keyrings

    I can't delete evolution and I can't seem to get around it. I have installed Thunderbird as my primary email client, but ubuntu insists on using evolution when I try to send a link.

    It wants my...
  20. Re: Is there a way to get my accounting software to work on ubuntu?

    I just downloaded and installed. It installed apache and everything came up. It is on my(dual boot) vista machine.

    I guess I have to say I haven't got a clue.
  21. Re: Is there a way to get my accounting software to work on ubuntu?

    If you figure it out, let me know. I've only been using linux for about a month. The high cost of qb and related support is what got me started looking for business software alternatives in Ubuntu....
  22. Re: The deadly weakness for Ubuntu to compete with Windows OS

    Interesting, I would like to look at it, where do I find it?

    I have time, I'll still look for something free.

    Thanks for the info.
  23. Re: The deadly weakness for Ubuntu to compete with Windows OS

    Another newbie here. I downloaded and installed 8.10 about 3 weeks ago and have been playing with it ever since. I'm having a lot of fun and learning some things.

    However, in answer to some...
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    [ubuntu] Re: printer driver questions

    Thanks for your indirect help, wasn't my question, but i found the answer by following your advice. ubuntu posted my printer as an ip6700 in one area and dinstalled driver for another similiar unit....
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