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by grey1960envoy
Fri Feb 07, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: install
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: install

Have you tried unetbootin for Linux?
by grey1960envoy
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Laptop Recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 2713

Re: Laptop Recommendations

I have a 3 year old Dell Inspiron 1525 that runs triple boot, Mac 10.6.6 Snow Leopard, Linux Mint 9 and Win XP SP3. The same laptop also has a spare HDD that I can swap in to run test distros and to this day I have found NO Linux OSs that my unit won't run well or fast! :D
by grey1960envoy
Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: off topic question about virus
Replies: 8
Views: 1163

Re: off topic question about virus

gn2 wrote:Any Windows file can be infected with a virus.

Windoze IS a virus to begin with :lol: :lol: :lol:
by grey1960envoy
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Windows 7 Surpasses XP In Usage
Replies: 17
Views: 1445

Re: Windows 7 Surpasses XP In Usage

The age of the purchaser is also a factor. I go as far back as Window 3.1, but young buyers / user have only been on the planet long enough to become "aware" of the personal computer with current operating systems. So, the first impression for "kids" was Vista, then 7. Naturally...
by grey1960envoy
Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:37 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual Boot
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Dual Boot

I'm not sure about a dual boot getting boring after a while ... all I can give is my own personal experience . I run a triple boot on my Dell Inspiron 1525 ; Windoze 7, Linux Mint 9 AND Macintosh (yes it is a hack) I use which ever OS is required at the time for the task at hand be it something as d...
by grey1960envoy
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: No Dummies here!
Replies: 7
Views: 967

Re: No Dummies here!

I'll take who's smarter for $1000 Alex :lol: :lol: :lol:
by grey1960envoy
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:54 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ReactOS
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: ReactOS

Had some problems with a firewire driver (kept freezing up) THAT is what will interest windoze users for sure all that is needed now is the BSOD to complete the effect :lol: :lol: :lol:
by grey1960envoy
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Where to buy a laptop without Windows
Replies: 42
Views: 23821

Re: Where to buy a laptop without Windows

I purchased an eMachines at Walmart just before the win7 came out and within a few days I wiped the HDD and replaced it with Linux Mint, to this day my wife enjoys this unit while I went on to a Dell Inspiron 1525 and by using 3 separate hard drives I run a Hackintosh, Windoze 7, Linux Mint 9, and #...
by grey1960envoy
Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:37 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?
Replies: 26
Views: 2746

Re: Is Ubuntu Driving Users Away?

Personally I don't care much for unity so I think my comps will probably stick with Mint, openSuse, #!, and my hack. just find them more appealing IMHO. :D
by grey1960envoy
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: ReactOS
Replies: 16
Views: 1994

Re: ReactOS

I have actually installed this on an old box that ran win 2000 and found that I was waiting for the BSOD so I pulled the HDD and put one in containing win 98 :lol: :lol: :lol: Still got it loaded (the beauty of having a plethora of old computers kicking around) and intend to keep it that way. :wink:
by grey1960envoy
Thu May 12, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 34154

Re: Distros of interest and why.

My wife says if I don't quit distro hopping she's going to leave ..... I'm gonna miss her :lol: :lol: :lol:
by grey1960envoy
Thu May 12, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Best Dock
Replies: 20
Views: 20570

Re: Best Dock

My wife and I differ in opinions as to which dock is better, after all I set her up with Docky and I have Cairo Dock which suits us to our personal preferences (a happy home is a harmonious home) :wink:
by grey1960envoy
Sun May 08, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How did you "learn" Linux?
Replies: 56
Views: 9307

Re: How did you "learn" Linux?

The ideal way to learn Linux is to bork your windoze system and FORCE yourself into using nothing but Linux which is exactly how I learned it :D Actually the hard drive failed in a nearly new laptop just after the warranty expired and be damned if I was going to pay for a new OS :!: After a few fail...
by grey1960envoy
Sun May 08, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: How did you "learn" Linux?
Replies: 56
Views: 9307

Re: How did you "learn" Linux?

Like so many of my fellow Linux users I learned (READ learning)by the seat of my pants :lol: One borked system after another :wink:
by grey1960envoy
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: "Tired of hearing this?" A rant from Bobby
Replies: 37
Views: 3489

Re: "Tired of hearing this?" A rant from Bobby

Just remember windoze is for people that are unable to or won't learn Linux and leave it at that :lol: :lol: :lol:
by grey1960envoy
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Distros of interest and why.
Replies: 254
Views: 34154

Re: Distros of interest and why.

I don't have a favourite distro but I do run #! openbox on one comp,Ubuntu Satanic on another,along with a Hackintosh, in other words ANYTHING goes in this home EXCEPT windoze although that may change with the addition of an antiquated laptop that is somewhere lurking in my garage. I just love to di...
by grey1960envoy
Sat Apr 23, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: get rid of Authentication Dialog box for admin actions.
Replies: 17
Views: 2415

Re: get rid of Authentication Dialog box for admin actions.

Personally I don't know what the big deal is with people wanting to disable a safety feature but to each their own I guess. My computer is only used by me and my wife but we never even considered removing the password .
by grey1960envoy
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: About Mint Editions
Topic: Mint on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: Mint on eBay

Caveat Emptor let the buyer beware !!!!!! Ebay 'nuff said! :wink:
by grey1960envoy
Thu Apr 14, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Suggested partition size for /boot, / and /home
Replies: 11
Views: 2499

Re: Suggested partition size for /boot, / and /home

What I run on my wife's laptop (Isadora) is 100mb/boot, 7GB / , 256mb swap running 3GB RAM,and the rest as home(not dual boot) but if it were, I'd save about 40GB for windoze :)

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