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Donald A. Tevault
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RE: RE: RE: Congrats

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Congrats Mike! You'll be an expert in no time.

Ah, well .... my first Linux boner! :-)

I 'accidentally' moved the home directory.

This was not a good thing.

LOL. I did that once. Well, a little worse than that. I delete an entire home directory. Thankfully it wasn't mine. And thankfully I had a backup of it.

I managed to render my system unbootable last night. Let's just put it this way, don't fool with anything in /etc/fstab unless you're adding some extra partitions (like my /Data and /Vista partitions). Oh well, that's what Live CDs are for. Booted to mine, mounted the partition and undid the changes I made to fstab. Booted right back up.

Now I have to do battle with grub next weekend. Fedora trashed grub when I did the install. I can't boot to Kubuntu anymore. I think I can still boot to Vista though :-)

I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but here's something that might help you out.

SuperGRUBDisk

I can't vouch for whether or not it actually works, but if it does, it might be easier than having to hand-edit things.

Mike Hewson
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All settled now. I went for

All settled now. I went for the Gnome desktop - very Windozy look and feel - and have got this really neat C/C++ IDE called Anjuta ( after some guy's girlfriend, how romantic ).
I'm discovering that the available, and mostly free, functionality on offer for *nix systems far exceeds anything M$ offers. One does need some base level of non-trivial computing knowledge to make a good fist of things, but once that is gained then it's surprisingly powerful. I feel I may be converting .... :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

Donald A. Tevault
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RE: All settled now. I went

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All settled now. I went for the Gnome desktop - very Windozy look and feel - and have got this really neat C/C++ IDE called Anjuta ( after some guy's girlfriend, how romantic ).
I'm discovering that the available, and mostly free, functionality on offer for *nix systems far exceeds anything M$ offers. One does need some base level of non-trivial computing knowledge to make a good fist of things, but once that is gained then it's surprisingly powerful. I feel I may be converting .... :-)

Cheers, Mike.

Now, stand up straight, and repeat after me as you slowly nod. . .

"I renounce the Redmonian forces of darkness and evil, and strive to join the forces of goodness and light. I will follow the Penguin, wherever he goes."

(And, never mind the fact that I'm currently typing on one of those "evil" machines.)

But, seriously, I'm glad it's worked out for you.

Mike Hewson
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OK, ( seated though ): "I

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OK, ( seated though ):

"I renounce the Redmonian forces of darkness and evil, and strive to join the forces of goodness and light. I will follow the Penguin, wherever he goes."

But ..... well .... we have to thank Bill for stealing the secret of fire/GUI from the Gods/Jobs :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

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RE: OK, ( seated though

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OK, ( seated though ):

"I renounce the Redmonian forces of darkness and evil, and strive to join the forces of goodness and light. I will follow the Penguin, wherever he goes."

But ..... well .... we have to thank Bill for stealing the secret of fire/GUI from the Gods/Jobs :-)

Cheers, Mike.

Ah but is it as much a theft when it is a theft from a thief? After all, Xerox Palo Alto research group was the real source.

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RE: Ah but is it as much a

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Ah but is it as much a theft when it is a theft from a thief? After all, Xerox Palo Alto research group was the real source.

T'is a bit myffik innit ..... :-)
Actually, who invented the mouse? Now there's a real brillo thought right there, one of those 'gee that was obvious' ideas.
One wonders what would have happened if Apple hadn't gone the proprietary route though. Bill's linkages with IBM and Intel are the stuff of legend - open architecture - but how do you protect or reward a new idea? The old chestnut .... it is probably best, in a gold rush, to be selling spades. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

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RE: RE: Now I have to do

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Now I have to do battle with grub next weekend. Fedora trashed grub when I did the install. I can't boot to Kubuntu anymore. I think I can still boot to Vista though :-)

I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but here's something that might help you out.

SuperGRUBDisk

I can't vouch for whether or not it actually works, but if it does, it might be easier than having to hand-edit things.

Ah, but all the fun is in hand-editing. Ummm... OK. Maybe not. But I've been through this once before. And I can trawl through my email to find the blow by blow directions. It won't be so hard.

Gonna fix /etc/fstab later tonight. This time I won't change anything that will affect how the computer boots up. One trial learning and all.

Kathryn :o)

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RE: Actually, who invented

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Actually, who invented the mouse?


The accepted answer is Douglas Engelbart working at the Augmentation Research Center of the Stanford Research Institute.

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RE: Or Debian "Etch"...

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Or Debian "Etch"... plain jane, but fairly fail safe.

Whatever you settle on, you may care to install the KDE (K Desktop Enviroment) interface as it somewhat resembles Windows. (Gnome would be similar to Mac)

True, Debian Etch is not fancy and doesnt have the best support for late and great hardware, but stable for sure, and you can add fancy things if you like. With KDE its a great OS, i havent found anything that can match Etch+KDE for my needs. Fedora and OpenSuse are ok, but bloated compared to etch. About Ubuntu/kubuntu, stability hasnt been even close to Etch on any PC i tried it on. Easy to use or easy to get started? Etch has less problems in the long run IMHO.

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RE: RE: Actually, who

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Actually, who invented the mouse?

The accepted answer is Douglas Engelbart working at the Augmentation Research Center of the Stanford Research Institute.


Thanks :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

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