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I bought a 7" eeepc in 2008 with a hybrid of Debian/Xandros installed. It worked well at the time as a traveling laptop. Unfortunately with a 4 GB ssd, it won't accept a newer version of linux. It still works but I rarely use it. Would I do it again - no.

When it came time to find something, I opted for a chromebook, which is a specialized subset of linux. Why would I not choose linux installed? Updating. In android/chromeOS, I click play store and am shown what needs updating. I select what I want and rarely need to reboot to keep the system operational. I'm getting too old to want to do much tweaking. I simply want to turn on a device and use it.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Congratulations, Corrine!
« on: January 19, 2022, 12:39:04 PM »
Congratulations, Corrine.

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Web News / Re: Norton 360 now has a cryptominer
« on: January 15, 2022, 12:38:57 PM »

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, icotonev!
« on: January 09, 2022, 02:22:25 PM »
I hope it was happy, icotonev!

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Suggestions and Site Feedback / Re: Please unban my IP address
« on: January 07, 2022, 01:40:16 PM »
I'm speaking as a retired teacher. Apparently it is 5 years later and you haven't learned much about correcting your past methods of posting and sending PMs at forums. (Personally, if I get a PM from someone I don't know, I'd tend to throw it in the trash and not accept future PMs from that person.)

   scrooge = a selfish person who is unwilling to give or spend
Source: https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/scrooge

You called Corrine that.  She is a person who gives freely of her time and talent to help forums run smoothly and assist people with computer problems.
It is not a great idea to call ANYONE derogatory names but especially foolhardy to start calling administrators and moderators names.
It isn't humor, it is being critical of someone.

If you can't think of anything nice to say, don't say anything. Likewise, if you can't think of anything nice to post, don't post anything.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, ky331!
« on: January 07, 2022, 01:24:28 PM »
Time for cake


Happy Birthday, ky331!

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Hello from a friend
« on: January 06, 2022, 01:35:43 PM »
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I also had a lot of changes in my life, move to another country, left people I love behind.
That is a HUGE change, particularly in a year with so many other problems.

At least your friends on the internet can always be found.

Here's hoping that 2022 is a much better year for the world!

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy New Year 2022!
« on: January 01, 2022, 01:29:23 PM »

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: How do you pronounce OMICRON
« on: December 30, 2021, 12:12:04 PM »
Because I was used to micron from my math/maths background, of course I pronounced it incorrectly. (I said O - micron)  Then I listened to a few YouTube pronunciation presentations.
British https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocqV72xqY0w
American https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA40m7tn_WE

I always try to find a pronunciation that I can hear rather than read when presented with an unfamiliar word.

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Thanks. Looks like I'll need to stick my nose in there and log in.

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Meet & Greet! / Re: Happy Birthday, DR M!
« on: December 26, 2021, 02:01:52 PM »
I hope your birthday was happy, Dr M!


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Meet & Greet! / Re: Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2021, 12:22:29 PM »

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: So...Can We Still Hang Out Here?
« on: December 21, 2021, 11:31:02 AM »
Translation CLI means Command Line Interface
for anyone fairly young reading this, computers did not start out being point and click or now touch. You had to type commands into a kludgy interface to get things to happen.

Think of it like typing everything into a command prompt to get things working.

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Phishing, Spam and Hoaxes / Re: Nightmares
« on: December 20, 2021, 11:08:11 AM »
Networks are hard! I remember asking so many questions at Scot's when I finally got broadband and didn't understand a thing about wireless and a router! I drove more than a few people there crazy with my questions.

Every time I bring a new device into the house (phone, android tablet, Kindle, wifi printer) I run Nirsoft's wnetwatcher
https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html
so I can "see" the device and its MAC address so I can write the info down. Then I turn my security measures back on.

Thankfully we don't have a "smart" home. We don't own smart tvs, voice activated tv remotes,  light bulbs that connect to the internet or any devices that you speak to. Any one of those things adds to the complexity of a home network.

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Linux Help, News and Information / Re: So...Can We Still Hang Out Here?
« on: December 19, 2021, 12:27:17 PM »
It is the same at Windows forums.

Someone posts, my computer doesn't work and then lets you have to ask tons of questions to find out brand, model, version of Windows, and what to them is "doesn't work".

I absolutely refuse to even look at a post with one giant run-on sentence with zero punctuation, no line breaks and words either misspelled or abbreviated so anyone reading has to guess what the poster means.

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