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by vtired
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Haiku Operating System
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Haiku Operating System

Tried it once. I think it required me to do partitions for it. I love distros that do it for me instead.
by vtired
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mea colpa, EULA, MS licence in Linux
Replies: 1
Views: 509

Mea colpa, EULA, MS licence in Linux

This is my confession. I have sinned against free software. Today while updating Ubuntu 10.04 system a window popped up asking if I agreed with the terms of Microsoft bra bra bra. I couldn't believe my eyes but didn't know the consequences of not accepting the licence. I think it was something on fo...
by vtired
Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Mark shuttleworth and Clement Lefebvre
Replies: 10
Views: 2015

Mark shuttleworth and Clement Lefebvre

Just what does Mark shuttleworth think of Clement Lefebvre and linux mint? A collaborator? Competitor? a spoiler? Do they know each other personally?
by vtired
Sun Jul 18, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Best browser for Linux?
Replies: 359
Views: 54012

Re: Best browser for Linux?

I use seamonkey, and love it.
by vtired
Fri Jul 16, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Linux versus Win7
Replies: 54
Views: 7749

Re: Linux versus Win7

I use linux 100% on my computers, no dual booting. Not because I am gainst windows but just feel more comfortable with linux. But in two occassions I have refused to install linux for people who requested it on their netbooks. The simple reason being that they might have to use USB 3g modems on thos...
by vtired
Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?
Replies: 58
Views: 4585

Re: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?

To Fedora refuge, I have finally managed to have a working debian lenny working desktop machine and for the first time managed to install seamonkey that comes in tar.ball, fallowing their instructions. Things that I am yet to discover, 1. How to configure the fonts. 2. How to display hotmail emails ...
by vtired
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:44 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?
Replies: 241
Views: 49013

Re: If Linux Mint disappeared tomorrow, what would you use?

I am writing this on Debian. So for now I can say that I would use Debian. I feel comfortable with any of the few distros that I have managed to install. I can comfortably use mandriva family and open solaris. One thing that I haven't managed to get working is Fedora. I know it's easy for those who ...
by vtired
Thu Jun 24, 2010 3:34 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?
Replies: 366
Views: 51974

Re: Would Linux be more popular with LESS choice?

What % of computer users make (an informed) choice of the OS for their computers? 3 years ago I didn't know what is an OS. Most of the people I know are just know computer a a machine with MS windows, with it's virus and anti-virus and they are happy that way. As more people get informed about the e...
by vtired
Wed May 26, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Why did you switch to linux mint?
Replies: 206
Views: 30615

Re: Why did you switch to linux mint?

Simply the best that I know.
by vtired
Tue May 25, 2010 7:09 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: PCLinuxOS 2010 Final Release
Replies: 54
Views: 8932

Re: PCLinuxOS 2010 Final Release

experience with PClinuxOS netbook (160G HD). Tried KDE first. Was very excited especially after seeing that it could detect a usb modem that I hadn't managed to make work under Ubuntu 10.04. But that was all, it couldn't connect. Tried connecting to a projector, couldn't, some configurations touchin...
by vtired
Sat May 15, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Tried BSD?
Replies: 0
Views: 409

Tried BSD?

Seems there is a live CD for BSD so that one can study this monster at a safe distance and create some familiarity with it.
http://www.freebsdnews.net/2010/04/24/i ... aheshabsd/
by vtired
Mon May 03, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: What's happened to Debian forum?
Replies: 24
Views: 3067

Re: What's happened to Debian forum?

So I registered and posted in a dead forum? But I agree with those who say debian is a geek thing. In ubuntu when wireless and sound used a to be a problem, in the forums you could get step by step tutorials on how to go about the problem. For example if they told you to 'uncomment' a line, they add...
by vtired
Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?
Replies: 58
Views: 4585

Re: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?

Patience seems to be the key word here. As I wait for LM 9 I am exploring Debian after finally managing to install it, with GUI option. It had surprises for me, the adobe .deb package for Ubuntu doesn't behave the same way in Debian, and it's .deb. For youtube I have only sound, no video. Those are ...
by vtired
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?
Replies: 58
Views: 4585

Re: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?

Finally managed to install Debian Lenny, using the installer disc, and getting packages from the INTERNET. Only that for not knowing where to install GRUB, when the system boots it doesn't see Linux mint that was already there. The next challenge is installing it without Internet connection. When I ...
by vtired
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Many troubles to connect to internet!
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: Many troubles to connect to internet!

This one worked for me: I was having problems with ethernet on dell inspiron, on after installation. When running live CD it was tutto bene. I deleted (elimina) the wired network that was there. Then I clicked on add (aggiungi) and let the network manager (in my case) look for the rest. I didn't eve...
by vtired
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:24 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Ethernet connection recognized, but cannot connect
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Ethernet connection recognized, but cannot connect

I understand this is a fairly common issue, and I have found numerous other posts that deal with it, but none of them seem to be particularly helpful for me. I recently reinstalled Linux Mint 8 on my Dell Studio 15 laptop, and now my Ethernet connection won't work. The connection itself is recogniz...
by vtired
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: Ethernet connection recognized, but cannot connect
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Ethernet connection recognized, but cannot connect

dflo404, please, did the solution suggested work for you? My problem with Dell Inspiron 530 is that with Helena live cd, ethernet is Ok. Once installed it cannot connect though eth0 is present. Cannot connect at all. With Ubuntu 9.04 and 10.04 alpha, live Cd everything is Ok. Once installed at times...
by vtired
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?
Replies: 58
Views: 4585

Re: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?

Now since the base of Ubuntu is based on Debian, is there a way I can peel off what is Ubuntu and remain only with Debian only?
by vtired
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?
Replies: 58
Views: 4585

Re: Why don't other distros make their installation simple?

Debian Knows that we don't like reading manuals. I got this from their installation guide (http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/pr01.html.en) "[b]We understand that many of you want to install Debian without reading this manual".
by vtired
Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Devices Lacking Linux Support Needed
Replies: 36
Views: 11033

Re: Devices Lacking Linux Support Needed

I have a Telsey everyweb usb modem that is really difficult to make work on Ubuntu. The manufacturer says they have drivers for ubuntu but they haven't been of any help to me.

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