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  • 3dsoft
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    I am testdriving ubuntu again and I am still not happy with the default fonts. Ubuntu itself is a nice os but the looks of most apps will kill my harmony. ^^
    So, I recommend linux distros only to people who surf the net a lot and don't like the hassle with viruses. A good alternative is osx which is based on bsd + it looks much better than ubuntu.

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  • boostedsaab900
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    illegal winxp

    Why deal with the troubles of winxp being illegal, either buy a legit copy or use something like Ubuntu. I personally use linux and love the newest Ubuntu, plus it's free and won't expire. You can do anything with Ubuntu that you can with windows plus some extra. If you are too cheap to buy windows try linux-just a suggestion.

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  • Floris
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    Originally posted by Joe Gronlund
    Ohh i never charge family, or close friends..
    I do, I let them buy me dinner. Go out for a pizza or chinese or something

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  • JakeS
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    Yeah.

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    Ohh i never charge family, or close friends..

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  • JakeS
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    If its family i don't charge, if its just someone next door etc, i charge.

    (£5 per machine)

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    Originally posted by ~Biker~
    i'v set up many operating systems , I'm normaly the guy who you say "hey come round my house and fix my pc" or "hey can you come round my house my computer is totaly messed up and it wont do anything at all wont even start" etc, so hardly anything will be hard at all for me
    I get that alot myself.. It is none stop some weeks..
    At least they pay me for my time, which is good..

    Unless it's a close friend, then i dont accept any money from them..

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  • Dean C
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    Originally posted by ~Biker~
    i'v set up many operating systems , I'm normaly the guy who you say "hey come round my house and fix my pc" or "hey can you come round my house my computer is totaly messed up and it wont do anything at all wont even start" etc, so hardly anything will be hard at all for me
    http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showpost...84&postcount=7

    Still not a pretty solution.

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  • JakeS
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    Originally posted by Dean C
    Have fun installing a Linksys wireless card on it. Took me an hour to get mine working in ubuntu today, only after following the instructions of someone who was in the same boat as me. Even now it's not auto-detecting the hardware properly.
    i'v set up many operating systems , I'm normaly the guy who you say "hey come round my house and fix my pc" or "hey can you come round my house my computer is totaly messed up and it wont do anything at all wont even start" etc, so hardly anything will be hard at all for me

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  • Joe Gronlund
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    Originally posted by TruthElixirX
    There is chdsk, or is it something entirely different?
    Yes, chkdsk is for performing disk cleanups, checking for bad sectors, checks index files in NTFS Volumes etc,
    You can also set a path for it to dump a logfile of the results..

    fdisk is mostly used for partitioning "In Windows 9x", but it has other functions in Windows 9x as well...
    It is more widely used on linux systems, in other ways.
    I'm no linux expert, so i am not sure exactly what those options are.

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  • TruthElixirX
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    Originally posted by Joe Gronlund
    Your thinking of Windows 9x there Floris, there is no fdisk in XP...
    There is chdsk, or is it something entirely different?

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  • Dean C
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    Originally posted by ~Biker~
    Me Either.

    Changing to linux soon anyway.
    Have fun installing a Linksys wireless card on it. Took me an hour to get mine working in ubuntu today, only after following the instructions of someone who was in the same boat as me. Even now it's not auto-detecting the hardware properly.

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  • JakeS
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    Me Either.

    Changing to linux soon anyway.

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  • Zachariah B
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    Never liked XP other than driver support.

    It's not stable @ all under the pressure I put it under. Win2k PRO / Server on most of my systems. XP is great for the standard end-user.

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  • Mephisteus
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    Originally posted by Joe Gronlund
    Yes Floris it is the same update, Windows Genuine Advantage update...
    It was developed and tested in late March, and is just starting to cause alot of problems for users this week, as it is forcing many users to install it.
    But then again if the people have a legal "activated copy of XP", they have nothing to worry about, and will not run into the Nag issues, and issues with being unable to use some Windows Programs, and access to Windows update..
    I have a problem with it. I can't stand that its forcing me to reboot every time it installs an update (I still remember those horrid days of an age gone by where you had to reboot after every single install of anything).

    Yes, that is actually keeping me from installing windows updates.

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