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Thread: Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

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    Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

    Have any of you seen this thread? Logically somebody here should be best able to help.

    Here's the essence of his first post.
    Quote Originally Posted by sidewalkcynic View Post
    I am homeless and stranded with an old laptop, as I write the book that is going to save the world.

    I didn't upgrade to 7.10, because it didn't give me any sound and I indulged in some CD's and MP3 for a while, and so I didn't bother to ugrade to 8.04 or 8.10, because I was okay with 7.04. then, something happened and I had to re-install. When I re-installed 7.04 I could not recover my favorite applications from the repositories - They didn't tell me that was going to happen.

    So, please, somebody help me out with a CD of Ubuntu. I will pay for costs and gratuities.
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    Re: Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

    I don't live in NYC, so maybe I don't belong in this subforum, but maybe someone could help this guy out besides just giving him a CD. Just a thought.
    He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
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    Re: Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

    I read the whole thread and it's really hard for me to tell if it's a troll post or not. Why can't the guy finish his book on whatever distro he has now, be it windows, linux or whatever? I feel compelled to try to help him get a cd, but I'm not understanding why he needs it if his laptop already has something on it?

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    Re: Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

    I am smelling Troll TBH. This is the line that gets me:

    When I re-installed 7.04 I could not recover my favorite applications from the repositories - They didn't tell me that was going to happen
    Maybe it's just me.

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    Re: Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

    ( o< -Computers do not have problems, they have users. ~ Cope57
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    Cool Re: Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by Cope57 View Post
    Not to make this thread even more off-topic but that's the exact image that came to mind when I read the thread title.

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    Re: Homeless and need UBUNTU CD in NYC

    Quote Originally Posted by NewJack View Post
    I am smelling Troll TBH. This is the line that gets me:

    "When I re-installed 7.04 I could not recover my favorite applications from the repositories - They didn't tell me that was going to happen"

    Maybe it's just me.

    I think there is an explanation - by the time he reinstalled 7.04, it was already end of lifed and the repositories had been moved, thus he couldn't apt-get the stuff he needed.

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