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zippytex
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how to change physical location within automatically selecte

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When I install linuxmint it automatically makes me choose between large cities in a time zone. How can I change it to reflect my correct zipcode? When I visit Walmart, etc., it automatically fixes my store as the large city that linux mint installed. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks.

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zippytex wrote:When I install linuxmint it automatically makes me choose between large cities in a time zone. How can I change it to reflect my correct zipcode? When I visit Walmart, etc., it automatically fixes my store as the large city that linux mint installed. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks.
You select the region your zip code is in.
If you are 90210, you should select America/Los_Angeles.

"Fix" what? Selecting the Timezone or Region during install has nothing to do with search engine results for your local Wally-Mart.

google a few dozen times
walmart <zip code>
Google is pretty smart like that.

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Re: how to change physical location within automatically sel

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"How to change physical location" I don't think you can, although you can arrange for your location to be else-where, you can't specify exactly-where. Google is convinced I live in Norwich, even if I set my timezone to Moscow. It's looking at the internet address of the computer doing the asking...your ISP's local connection to the outside world.
DEMO: Download and use the Tor Browser https://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en Walmart will see you in Brazil, or New Zealand, or maybe even Norwich.
Congratulations. This browser is configured to use Tor.
Your IP address appears to be: 50.7.124.246
Please refer to the Tor website for further information about using Tor safely. You are now free to browse the Internet anonymously. For more information about this exit relay, see: Atlas.
While you're waiting, read the free novel we sent you. It's a Spanish story about a guy named "manual".

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