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Testing / Preview test
« on: December 01, 2021, 12:10:08 PM »
For some reason, preview is not working.
Let's try some different browsers.
Well today it worked!

Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Lest We Forget...
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:37:23 PM »
I read Scot's newsletter and when he started the forum, I joined on May 28, 2003. I was still on dialup at the time so it took patience to do anything beyond reading and composing email!

Linux Help, News and Information / Re: There Once Was a Man Called Bruno*
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:27:47 PM »
I posted his last PM to me but it was too small to see and preview here hasn't been working for me.

If it weren't for him and his patient and calm manner, I would never have had the courage to try linux!
In January 2008, I bought an eeepc whose OS was linux! I still have that 7" netbook. Before Bruno, no way would I have purchased any laptop or PC whose OS was anything but Windows.

Linux Help, News and Information / Re: Major Geeks Linux Perspective
« on: November 30, 2021, 12:15:24 PM »
I didn't see the article yet but I always tell people to try a live distro first so that a) they can figure out how to use linux and b) does the hardware like it. If they can't figure out how to get on the internet, then it is useless to them.

So any that don't have a live distro, I'd not consider recommending to a beginner. It is too frustrating to install something and not be able to figure out what to do.

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Hanukkah!
« on: November 29, 2021, 11:41:50 AM »

Let's not forget the good food too!

Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, Aaron!
« on: November 24, 2021, 11:43:42 AM »
Happy Birthday, Aaron!
Here's to good health!


Thanks Veterans for your service.

So, if I understand correctly, if one has a desktop and a laptop and uses the same email on both then the user folder on both devices would be exactly the same. Truthfully, I wouldn't like that. All our computers have different usernames.

A wee bit OT question.
My husband doesn't have a MS email account so if I bought a new laptop for him with Windows 11, I'd have to open a MS email account for him before he could use the laptop?

For me, I'm done with Windows. Between my chromebook and 10" android tablet, I can do the little I need to do.

I always install the latest ESR version in the Fall. This has been updated today to 91.2.

Internet / Re: Firefox ESR update
« on: September 07, 2021, 02:16:43 PM »
FF ESR is now at 78.14, I was just offered the update and installed it.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: The biggest Greek composer dies today
« on: September 06, 2021, 11:44:00 AM »
No, I have not seen the movie.

LandzDown Lounge / Re: The biggest Greek composer dies today
« on: September 05, 2021, 01:46:17 PM »
Οι Χαρταετοί & Ο Χασαποσέρβικος  The Charterhouse and the Butcher

I enjoyed this the best. Thank you for all the links. I listened to all 3.

v_v, thanks for your thoughtful assessment of the thread. I stopped reading when it seemed to be fighting. There is enough fighting about almost any topic brought up that I tend to tune out most arguments. (I stopped watching the national news; I rely on headlines to let me know what the latest fight is about.) I do watch the local news daily.

My very biased opinion: on a good day, MoonChild and his sidekick Tobin are abrasive. On a bad day, it gets worse. I've moved away from Palemoon and only briefly tried MyPal. Our XP computers don't go on the internet.

False alarm. User error!  It turns out I did not update my laptop; even though my notes indicated all were up to date. It was still running 4.4.3. I don't know how I missed that one. I usually update my two before tackling my husband's two computers. His are up to date and so was my desktop.

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