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Why I came to use Ubuntu

Posted 11-16-2008 at 06:32 PM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 06:38 PM by Avoura

I started using Linux back in the late 1990s. Back then it was dialup on Windows 95, and I was getting fed up with Windows 95 and its constant crashing and other problems, so I read about Linux somewhere, and downloaded Red Hat Linux, and installed that.

However, there were a number of problems with that, including no support for my Creative soundcard nor the modem, and it did not automount the hard drive partitions other than root, and I did not know how to fix that. So I gave up...
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Linux Expo in London now on

Posted 10-23-2008 at 08:46 AM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 06:39 PM by Avoura

http://www.linuxexpolive.co.uk/image...linux08-sm.jpg

http://www.linuxexpolive.co.uk

The Next Generation of Open Source Event
Thu 23 - Sat 25 October 2008, Olympia, London

LinuxExpo Live will focus on the benefits of open source to all companies from large enterprises through to SMEs, showcasing just how much the technology and service levels have developed over the last two years.

LinuxExpo Live is uniquely positioned...
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The new version of Ubuntu will be with us soon

Posted 10-08-2008 at 05:29 PM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 06:39 PM by Avoura

http://www.the-pc-board.com/intrepidcounter3/index.php
http://www.ubuntu.com/
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What to do with a slow Windows PC

Posted 08-15-2008 at 06:58 AM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 06:40 PM by Avoura

Recently on a forum, a person said they were given an old PC running Windows and it was getting very slow. If you are in that position, read on.

If you have an old Windows XP PC, there is probably a lot of defragmentation on the hard drive, and lots of files from software that was installed and then uninstalled as well.

You should defragment the hard drive. Also scan for viruses and spyware, and rootkits. If it is still slow, then it might be best to back up all your...
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Open Source Software

Posted 08-14-2008 at 06:15 AM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 06:41 PM by Avoura

I got fed up with Microsoft and Windows constantly crashing, programs failing to work, and all the broken promises by Microsoft that each new software version was going to fix all the problems of the past.

Then I tried Linux (originally back in the late 1990s) and more recently after getting annoyed with Windows XP.

I have so far found that open source software (OSS) can certainly be of a high enough quality to compete with paid-for software from the likes of Microsoft...
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