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    Re: moving to ubuntu

    I too, do not find it "buggy". I switched from Windows in 2006 and have used Ubuntu until now. I am Using v10.04 LTS, I have tried 11.04, 11.10 with the Unity GUI, I don't like it much, I find it...
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    Re: Unity; Past, Present & Future?

    I've gone back to Ubuntu v10.04 LTS for both my laptop's, I hope they get something better sorted by 2013 or I may even have to go back to Windows.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: upgraded to 11.10 and i don't want to use unity, i want classic menus

    I am still using Ubuntu v10.04 LTS on my main laptop, I am experimenting with Mint 11 on the secondary laptop. If that goes over to Untiy or Gnome 3 then I shall be looking at other distros. I feel...
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    Re: [UK] Bugs from hell!

    It's news to me, I've lived in East Anglia all my life and the only people I known to be suffering from malaria were the former far Eastern Prisoners of War.
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    In my case, it's five years. I have now found that if I buy a new Laptop (with Windows) I can remove the HDD and replace it with the HDD from the previous Laptop (both were SATA). No installation to...
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    [ubuntu] Moving to a new computer?

    I have recently moved to a new computer twice. The first move was from an Acer desktop to an Advent desktop. Instead of installing Ubuntu on the HDD of the new machine, I took the HDD (Ubuntu) from...
  7. Re: What is your killer Windows app/ app you simply can't be without in Linux?

    The only Windows application which I use (under Wine) is Digita Organiser, it's a free application (no longer supported) which has worked under all versions of Windows. I got it in the 1990's.
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    Re: Where were you guys born!? :D

    I was born in the town of March, Cambridgeshire, England, in the month of March. So I sometimes use the pseudonym March Hare on the internet.
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    Re: Kindle for PC /Wine

    I've had several tries at running Kindle for PC, no success.

    So I've to work around it. Books are downloaded with the Kindle, .pdf's are dragged and dropped when the Kindle is connected to the...
  10. Re: Wine: do we need to know what's thinking Microsoft about it?

    It's an interesting discussion about Wine.

    I have a Windows application which was written by an English company in the 1990's. It has worked on all versions of Windows from 95 to XP (I ditched...
  11. Re: PCWorld shenanigans - funny stories from computer stores?

    How to take the wind out of the salesman's sails.

    A friend was interested in getting a computer and asked me to advise him. I went to PCWorld and had a look round, decided what would be suitable...
  12. Re: What were you doing on New Year's Eve 2000?

    On the run up to the new year most people were panicking about computers crashing and all data going down the pan. I knew it was rubbish as I used to use a Sinclair QL and because there was no...
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    v9.10, FileZilla, gFTP and Adobe Reader

    I was using v8.10, Filezilla for FTP which worked fine. I had used gFTP in the past but it had problems with "permissions" for files, so I preferred Filezilla.

    I've now upgraded to v9.10. I like...
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    Re: Ubuntu v9.04 Jaunty

    Thanks for that info., I'll give it a try.
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    Ubuntu v9.04 Jaunty

    In the past, Ubuntu has been easy to install, reliable and a joy to use. With this latest version it seems to rate last in computer OS's (including Windoze). I have tried several times to install it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Wireless on Acer Laptop

    I have the same problem. I have an Acer 5101AWLMi, the internal wireless network worked OK with Hardy but since installing Intrepid it does not work and I have to use an Asus USB adapter.

    The...
  17. Re: Microsoft to open own stores, take on Apple

    I don't think we should discourage MS from this action. If they want to waste their resources, fine. If they upset the normal manufacurers, fine (they may then decide to plug Ubuntu). It could be to...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Wireless Issues

    I have the same problem with an Acer Aspire 5101.

    Wireless Lan details = 06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

    Is...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have two laptops and a desktop, the newer laptop and the desktop are both on Ubuntu (v8.10 & v8.04). The older laptop was on v8.10 but I have had to revert to Win XP with that as I could not get...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I know that Linux seems very complicated, but when you first started on computers it was complicated. You are actually starting all over again. I started over 20 years ago from scratch on a main...
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    Re: AMD 64 bit processors

    Update: I have overcome the problem by using Evince, I also found that with Ubuntu v8.10/64 KompoZer was quitting when using the drop down menu's with a mouse. My way out of this problem was to...
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    AMD 64 bit processors

    I use an Acer Aspire 5101 Laptop with an AMD Turion64 processor. I have successfully installed Ubuntu v8.10/64, everything works fine including the Wifi. The exception is that Adobe Reader doesn't...
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I have been using Ubuntu v8.04 and before that, 7.10 for website maintenance. I use Komposer for webpages and FileZilla for FTP. Absolutely no problems with these.
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    If you are using Ubuntu then I cannot understand why you think it is heavily reliant on the command line. You must be doing something wrong.

    I use Ubuntu v8.04 and very seldom use the command line...
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    Re: Issues with the site

    I had the same problem, but have now managed to download it.
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