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    Re: 32-bit options for Ubuntu

    Debian, from which Ubuntu derives, still supports 32-bit machines, for older hardware that requires it. Setting up the desktop to you liking can be a bit of a chore, but is eminently doable:
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  2. Re: interesting read about linux security

    IMHO, the greatest security vulnerabilities for the average home user will be from 1) social engineering (click this link!, answer this email!) 2) downloads of dubious origin ( videos, images, games,...
  3. Re: How can I make a portable Ubuntu 20.04 installation?

    You don't need a whole SSD, you can even use a USB Flash Drive.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick
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    Re: problem with printer driver HP

    I'm not a photographer so I haven't needed the options you are looking for. Since no one else seems to have any suggestions here, you might want to try the options at the HPLIP Developers' website:
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    Re: How does this happen?

    I don't do this personally, but could one possible reason be to utilize software for a particular task that was originally written as 32-bit, was never ported to 64-bit, and is not available as...
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    Re: Is this a viable concept?

    Thanks for the ideas,; I had no idea that Celerons were a version of Atom processors. It's too bad that there aren't any distro's to take advantage of old tablets (that I'm aware of). Big screen,...
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    Re: Is this a viable concept?

    Having owned a netbook (remember when those were a thing?) I try not to low-ball the specifications for my systems that I intend to do work on. That was why I was hoping for an extremely cheap way to...
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    Re: Word association

    "Keep on" as in truckin'
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    Re: Is this a viable concept?

    Ya know, I considered the notebook/laptop concept. The trouble I find is that the expense as well as the weight & size are deterrents. For example, I've got an older notebook with a decent battery...
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    Re: Is this a viable concept?

    Thank you for the links; very interesting. A touchscreen interface would be more portable, but my impression is that this is still a work-in-progress in Linux. You are definitely correct that cost...
  11. Re: Which smartphone brand do you think provides best service in least price?

    So far, nobody has mentioned security. If you are at all concerned with avoiding identity theft, then security updates to your OS become an issue. Android on average seems to update their phones...
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    Is this a viable concept?

    I want an inexpensive piece of hardware like a Raspberry Pi to use as a stand-alone anonymous web browser only. I want to boot it from removable storage or ROM media then run the OS and browser in...
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    Re: All VLC menus greyed out

    If you're still having problems, it may have to do with the fact that Lubuntu 18.04 used the LXDE dektop while 20.04 uses the LXQt desktop. Since LXDE is being deprecated, it is no longer...
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    Re: Word association

    obituary
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    [SOLVED] Re: Upgrading from 18.04.4

    @jgw - I think Impavius is right. I believe that your best course will be to 1) back up all of the data you wish to keep (always a good idea anyway) and 2) perform a clean installation of your...
  16. Re: What was the last command you entered into Terminal?

    Like this thread-


    killall xterm
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    Re: Word association

    scratch
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    Have you tried using the proprietary Nvidia driver for your video card? Look in the Menu for 'Additional Drivers' to see whether or not you are using the open-source video driver or the proprietary...
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    Re: All VLC menus greyed out

    @NoDeity - When I last had a problem with VLC, this is what fixed it:

    1) Open LXTerminal (in Lubuntu) and type


    sudo pcmanfm

    Of course replace 'pcmanfm' with the name of your file manager...
  20. Re: newsreader supplied by USENET provider limiting search results?

    Have you tried: https://binsearch.info/ ?

    Free web-based search engine; monthly fee for advanced features like no-longer-current articles. Might be worth a look.
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    [ubuntu] Re: 18.04 hung at unity-greeter

    Wow! I hadn't realized there was a Unity-centric community dedicated to keeping Unity going for Ubuntu at: https://ubuntuunity.org/

    When I looked though, there wasn't any activity on their forum....
  22. Re: Wireless HP card doesn't work. Help me please.

    One last thing then - if you want to install Ubuntu in the future (ie, dual-boot with Windows), i would recommend checking to see if there is an update available to your BIOS firmware. It may be that...
  23. Re: Ubuntu will not boot and boot-repair doesn't offer recommended repair option

    You can use Ubuntu to boot from a DVD or USB drive to check your hard drives for data. Here is an article to prepare a Live DVD on a Windows or Ubuntu machine:...
  24. Re: Ubuntu will not boot and boot-repair doesn't offer recommened repair option

    I'm not an expert. But if this happened to me, I'd back up all my data (hopefully again) and decide if I want to buy a new drive or live with what's left. Then reinstall, restore data and done.
  25. Re: Wireless HP card doesn't work. Help me please.

    Since no one else has pitched in, maybe I ca get you started. My first reaction when you mentioned upgrading an HP system was 'the dreaded HP whitelist issue'. HP, before about 2013, wouldn't allow...
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