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    I have had fewer driver issues in Ubuntu than...

    I have had fewer driver issues in Ubuntu than Windows (like maybe one fiftieth!).

    This is for those of you who already have a functioning OS, and who propose to to run Ubuntu inside of V-Box:...
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    Georgelee: As you can see, for having a...

    Georgelee:

    As you can see, for having a firefight, it doesn't hurt to have the teesiest "system" around.
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    Dear Georgelee: I want to second the advice of...

    Dear Georgelee:

    I want to second the advice of several others. The first question to ask is, "What will I be doing with this machine?" Have this conversation with yourself before worrying about...
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    Ix-nay on the Ypo-tay

    Allow me to complicate this conversation a trifle, FWIW. Several years ago, I was migrating from WinXP to Debian Linux. On XP, I had been running 2 WD Raptors as a stripeset RAID array, in order to...
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    Further to Dogberry's post: 12.04 is a "Long...

    Further to Dogberry's post:

    12.04 is a "Long Term Support" release, meaning that you will not be forced to move on to later versions for (I think it's) 5 years from the original release. I run the...
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    Agreed. I am command-line averse, myself, because...

    Agreed. I am command-line averse, myself, because I'm pretty bad at it. Ubuntu is a rather successful effort to surmount exactly the issues you are remarking about. That said, for purposes of data...
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    This happened to my daughter's laptop. Quick...

    This happened to my daughter's laptop.

    Quick fix:

    Download the iso file from Ubuntu.com and burn the install disk for Ubuntu. Old version, new version, doesn't matter. Other flavors of linux...
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    Ogg want know why re-invent wheel?

    My question is why go with an unknown -- presumably not free -- solution, when a proven one exists.

    I switched to Linux some years ago. Tried several types. Finally settled on Ubuntu, since it was...
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    Refurb Gear, Generally

    Take note of DrWho's story. There is always a reason why the product found its way back to the supplier. If it is a widespread fundamental problem with a product line, it can be a huge headache to...
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    Bucket

    Marvelous! Your reply was everything I could have hoped for. GLAFF (Guffawed like a friggin' fool). Ahem, sorry.
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    Hdmi/dvi

    HDMI & DVI are pin compatible. You shd be able to just buy the right adapter.

    BTW, wasn't there a song out about you? "Chuck Key's in Love," or something like that? Some singer named Tricky Knee...
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    Let him eat Pi

    Consider giving him a Raspberry Pi (google it). You have basically described the mission of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. I think the prospect of becoming a member of a "geek kid conspiracy" may do...
  13. Mr. "Hands:" I had a similar sit w/ my...

    Mr. "Hands:"

    I had a similar sit w/ my daughter's laptop. I ran the UBUNTU 11.10 CD in "Let-me-try-it-but-not-install-it" mode, and that OS located all drivers needed to go in, scavenge her files...
  14. Family Tech Support

    Esteemed scaisson:

    Dude, I think you may have simply transcended: a fresh VM in lieu of wasted evening! I must say, though, thou art truly a more virtuous man than I. Either than or your family...
  15. I Hears Ya

    I got to about that same place with VMWare (Server) & saw more & more issues cropping up. One of which was something called 'Planned End of Life.' "Hmm," thought I, "Why not check out VBox?" By the...
  16. VBox on Oneiric: A Tale of 2 Systems

    I'm sure you guys all have more serious computing needs than I do, but here's my 2 bits/user experience. I tend not to update every time something new comes along. That goes for HW & SW, alike....
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