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    Re: Yeahhhh Ubuntu !!!

    I have seldom posted on the forum but didn't realize how often I visited until it was unavailable. Glad it is back!
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    Re: Selling a low end netbook

    I bought a similar netbook off of Craigslist for $80, not knowing what I was going to do with it. I replaced the battery, which was shot, with a higher capacity unit and loaded Debian Wheezy on it....
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    Re: Got my Beans Today!!

    Congrats. I have been a "reader" here since 2006 but still have a negligible post count.

    Just a quiet guy, I guess!
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Is VirtualBox best solution for limited Windows needs?

    The only need I have for a Windows system is to upgrade my GPS software.

    I set up the computer with the Windows system, updated everything, then removed that hard drive and set it aside.

    I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Suspend, ubuntu 12.04 Sony Vaio VGN-NW120J

    I will offer the solution I found to this issue, but I make no claims it will work on all systems.

    Open /etc/default/grub with text editor and look for
    this line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

    Change...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Version choice for netbook

    I have tried several and settled on Lucid Lynx netbook addition. I removed the things I did not need and stopped any service I did not want running. I have 2 gig RAM in mine and it runs fine.

    I...
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    Re: Qt programming book?

    Might look at "C++ GUI Programming with Qt4" by Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield.
  8. [ubuntu] Re: sony vaio vpcf115fm laptop not displaying full desktop

    I went to http://code.google.com/p/vaio-f11-linux/ and followed the directions for installing NVIDIA driver from source. It is an involved process but if you read the directions and follow the steps...
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    Re: What are you listening to right now?

    Idle chatter and jangling change being put into the cash registers. The sound of grinding coffee beans and generic music, piped into the air through hidden speakers.

    Don't you just love coffee...
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    Re: Another theme question...

    Don't let a linux theme keep you from using linux, learning new things, and growing. If you don't like what something looks like, learn to change it. Then you are really beginning to leverage the...
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    Re: Decent fonts to use?

    I am using a combination of apple fonts I copy from installation to installation. I have kept the folder saved for many years and honestly don't remember where I got them.

    It is one of the few...
  12. Re: The funny things you saw/found today thread.

    How about heard?
    Yesterday while driving through Nashville, Tn I was listening to a local radio station as they prepared to give an update on the traffic conditions.
    The announcer suddenly busted...
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    Re: I'm stunned how good KDE is.

    I try KDE every six months or so and I feel it has gotten better and better. The newer 4.whatever is much better than it started out. I played with opensuse for a couple of months and found their...
  14. Re: Will you purchase commercial applications from the Software Center?

    I use linux/ubuntu for two reasons: transparency and choice. Those were the reasons I migrated away from windows and are of more concern to me than price. I currently pay for software that I am...
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    Re: anybody happy with karmic?

    Yes. I upgraded two computers during Alpha 6 and had very few issues. Beta on has been very usable for me and it is my primary operating system. It boots slower on my older desktop than jaunty did...
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    Re: Feature stack up Ubuntu 9.10 and Fedora 12

    I have Fedora 12 installed on one of my laptops in the hope I can further my horizons a little, learning a different approach to the linux desktop. Since I use gnome on both Ubuntu and Fedora, I find...
  17. Poll: Re: Am I the only one who, at least at the moment, really prefers Pidgin to Empathy?

    I probably should not have voted since I have not actually tried Empathy. Being an old guy, I tend to stick with what I know. If it works for me, I tend to maintain my 'loyalty.' I will definitly...
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    Poll: Re: Would you buy an Ubuntu Pre-Installed PC?

    My preference is to homebuild my equipment, but financially I take what I can get. Any old hardware that I can adapt to my needs ( or friends/family ). Right now Kubuntu goes on all my computers but...
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