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    My Wife and Best Friend died today.

    Originally Posted by Habitual View Comment
    God Bless LQ and its members.
    Thank you and may God bless you as well.

    Posted 09-20-2016 at 09:50 AM by ardvark71 ardvark71 is offline
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    My Wife and Best Friend died today.


    I'm sorry as I have been busy and had not seen it originally.

    I'd be remiss in not expressing my sympathies this time around. As member of the community who is as helpful and supportive as you have been, I hope your communities, whether virtual or physical, are able to extend the same to you during this difficult time.

    - Anthony
    Posted 09-20-2016 at 06:38 AM by goumba goumba is offline
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    Posted 09-16-2016 at 01:40 AM by exton exton is offline
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    My Wife and Best Friend died today.

    Thanks Jjanel for remembering.
    Today would have been our 21st Wedding Anniversary.

    God Bless LQ and its members.
    Posted 09-15-2016 at 07:18 AM by Habitual Habitual is online now
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    My Wife and Best Friend died today.

    May the universe supportively return to you
    the great Love which you are always generously giving
    esp. during this week, the anniversary of
    the loss of a huge part of your life.

    "Best Wishes", always...
    Posted 09-14-2016 at 11:02 PM by Jjanel Jjanel is offline
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    Android-x86_64 Nougat 7.0 with GAPPS and kernel 4.4.19-exton-android-x86_64

    Softpedia 160904: "AndEX Project Brings Android 7.0 Nougat with GAPPS & Linux Kernel 4.4 to Your PC"

    And: "Today, September 4, 2016, Arne Exton is happy to inform us about the release of the first build of his AndEX project based on Google's recently released Android 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system.

    For those of you who never heard of AndEX, it is an Android-x86 operating system for personal computers, and until today it was based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. We have to admit that we were wondering when Arne Exton will start rebasing AndEX on Android 7.0 Nougat, and it looks like that just happened".

    Posted 09-05-2016 at 01:07 AM by exton exton is offline
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    Hello, and welcome !

    SUCCESS # 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanx to Yancek, one of the Magnificent 6, I have Ubuntu 12.4.1 onboard and running!!! I am typing this from the browser that came with it (FireFox, unexpectedly voted Users' Choice #1 on LQ just this week, I personally don't use anything else) !!!!!! The site he cited - lost the url, see previous post, I onlyremember it's the "12.4.1" wubi at the bottom of the page -- actually did what it said it would. The wubi downloaded and installed Ubuntu with one click, which is exactly what this blog is about.

    Tan mile mahagut to Yancek, who gets a $50 gift card of his choice and my undying gratitude. Yancek, where do I send that?

    * Ubuntu, for you even-newbier-than-me newbies, is probably the traditional #1 choice of free Linux distros among those living in their mum's basement or just vying for a Guiness entry as "Biggest Cheapskate". It's rather old, like me, and it was my first intrtroduction to the world of Linux, somewhere around Y2K. I loved it then and I love it now.
    Now to be honest, this new install is noticeably sluggish, but it IS the initial boot from a triple-partitioned menu, and i AM on an old Pentium D 3Ghz.... 18 Gigabytes sounds to me like an unconscionably LARGE OS for an old machine with an 80-gig harddrive, but I'm betting it warms up and flies next boot, and even moreso when I pare down the Winblows partition and toss the Puppy out. (Linux Puppy is a novelty OS, so tiny that it loaded itself into my ONE Gig of RAM on this machine and flew like a scalded ape. It worked first-time for me, and though the install process may get a little unnerving you might want to try it, while you're struggling to get full-blown Linux onboard. Browser, wordprocessor, spreadsheets, apps and manager, more.... very impressive for 478 Megabytes.)
    Will advise on further experience with Ubuntu 12.4.1, wubi'd flawlessly from.... (see previous post for url)
    Posted 09-02-2016 at 11:28 PM by danrevell danrevell is offline
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    If you have already succeeded...

    Here is a dot of light from one of the Magnificent Six. It might even WORK, for you... if so, please post your experience here at LINUX 001.

    Never having used wubi before and curious about this, I went to the Ubuntu site at the link below for release 12.04 as that is the last version I was aware of fully supporting wubi. At the bottom of the page, you will see 6 different wubi files. Tried a couple that failed, couldn't find the image file message. The one that worked was "wubi-12.04.1" which I downloaded and ran and it successfully installed Ubuntu on the windows partition. Total time for the entire process including downloading wubi was less than 30 minutes.

    If you use wubi, I would suggest using the older 12.04 as it is a little lighter. The 14.04 has a wubi.exe but 16.04 does not and those are the only two versions besides 12.04 currently supported.

    I'm not sure the process will be that simple for Lubuntu but apparently you can use it also.
    << end quote
    Posted 09-02-2016 at 10:10 PM by danrevell danrevell is offline
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    Hello, and welcome !

    Here's a fine example of what I'm all about here; hope this doesn't get me bashed by one of the moderators. Hey, guys/gals, I LOVE LINUX, it's the INSANITY I'm grinding my axe against!

    Opening page of LQ; first thing I notice is a prominently-placed ad for an Introduction to Linux handbook, "FREE", "download <here>".... maybe the sort of panacea I'm trying to create here?
    Enter my email? What if I don't have one, or it's a morass of spam and old mssgs I still haven't reviewed, or I just don't want to have it sent to my email, I want to DOWNLOAD IT, LIKE YOU SAID??!?
    Ah, no biggy, just my email addy... okay, here....
    ................................. click .....................
    "Enter your" Name, address, age, sex, location, family history, type of work, personal data of your first three white children, browsing habits and criminal activities for which you were never caught or convicted........ HEY !!! IT SAID "FREE DOWNLOAD" !!!! My TIME is not FREE, THIS IS NOT a DOWNLOAD it's a demand for personal information, and I have already wasted the time you should have taken to DOWNLOAD this FREE DOWNLOAD !!! DAMMIT !!!!! ---- kill page.

    Some of you younger folks are probably thinking I'm bonkers and/or off my meds and/or just beefing and grousing... but the world wasn't always like this, and it wasn't always acceptable or expectable for someone to advertise something just to suck you in and waste your time getting your personal data. It falls roughly under the category of "switch-and-bait", and we actually passed laws against this sort of behaviour years ago, not that THAT seems to matter much any more.
    And that's a large part of why old folks are so cranky. WE didn't make subterfuge and scamming the modus operandi, but we sat idly by and let it happen, and now WE are paying for it, same as you younger folk... only we remember when it just wasn't tolerated, let alone the norm.
    Posted 09-02-2016 at 09:23 PM by danrevell danrevell is offline
  10. Old Comment

    August 21 & it's only 58 in the morning

    I remember him. Lucy is a pit mix but she is scared of everything bigger than a rabbit and has poor vision so she comes across as a moron and is incredibly stubborn. She and I sat in the road for 45 minutes last week because she wanted to investigate some animal stuck in a window well at a house across the road. I wouldn't let her, but I couldn't get her to move past the house. She's too big for me to pull. I had to call my son to come out to where we were and carry her away from the house. So Muttley is laughing at me.
    Posted 09-02-2016 at 01:40 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    August 21 & it's only 58 in the morning

    Originally Posted by vmccord View Comment
    My dog is a chucklehead.
    Is Muttley your dog's name?

    Thanks for reminding of that dogs name.
    Posted 09-02-2016 at 08:28 AM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline
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    August 21 & it's only 58 in the morning

    My dog is a chucklehead.
    Posted 08-30-2016 at 02:08 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    August 21 & it's only 58 in the morning



    I really miss the farm and my companions but the work was wearing on me fast. One needs to know when to stop some things. Horses require a lot of work, unless you just want pasture ornaments. But that was not for me. The heelers were added enjoyment and were fun to have. Day to day I would always have some sort of surprise. As I said earlier, Moe was playful with her mom Khyia and I am sure that is what kept her active thus extending her life. The love between those two was great and Moe suffered when her mom died. I too suffered the lose but having Moe helped a lot. She started following me to the barn for chores and would do this rain, snow or whenever I made my way to the barn. She did not like to ride in the van unless I forced her. But I only did that for vet visits for shots. So she may have associated the van with pain from the shots.

    Farm dogs are totally different from inside pets. Moe would hunt everywhere on the property and wished to share her treasures by leaving them by the garage door. Really upset my wife since she would leave early for her job just before me getting out for my chores. I would hear her yelling to get out here! I would find the dogs treasures as close to the garage door as possible. My wife was a farm girl growing up, I would tell her that this was a normal for the heelers. She would just say 'Our dogs wouldn't do this'. And my response was, 'You did not have heelers, get over it'.

    My neighbor had too many cats, most were feral and would linger over to my barn and that was a big mistake. The heelers would not tolerate the intruders. So I would dispose of the kills in the trash in a plastic bag. My garbage drivers tolerated the actions after I told them the situation.

    In town we have squirrels and rabbits that are in our yard. Drive Casey the yorkie crazy since he tries to chase them. Casey is less that 6 lbs dripping wet and I wonder what would happen if he ever caught something. Squirrels can be very dangerous if caught and if the dogs doesn't know how to protect their self. As a young hunter myself, I learned early to slit the squirrel's throat to bleed out. I've seen more than one that wasn't dead that the hunter thought was dead and placed inside their jacket kill pocket only to have it come out very angry.

    This reminds me of the time my dad decided to train our black lab 'Satan' to coon hunt. My dad's buddies had coon hounds so we tagged along with Satan and the coon hounds. The coon dogs picked up a trail and off went Satan. Coon dogs treed a coon and were leaping at the tree as they normally would. Satan sat watching their actions then all of a sudden the lab ran a dead run right up the tree to the lower fork. He sat there and did not know what to do next. One of my uncles told the coon dog owners to secure their dogs. He climbed the tree to retrieve 'Satan' and he did not want to get torn up by the coon dogs.

    We next shot the coon with a 22 and the coon never dropped. That same uncle climbed the tree again up to the hung coon. He cautiously moved out on the limb to dislodge the coon. The damn coon wasn't dead, just clawed up my uncles leg and they both came out of the tree into the coon dogs snarling my uncle was lucky to get out unscathed.
    The coon was one big beast and gave the dogs a fight. Some dogs had to be stitched up but finally one dog got the coons throat and thus killing it. We had a fight getting the dead coon from the dogs. Not a pretty sight. Coon's skin/coat was damaged and not worth stripping thus dry out or stretching. Meat was OK but used as feed. BTW, Satan's coon days were over. That was one smart dog and not afraid.

    This was supposed to be short comment.
    Posted 08-30-2016 at 12:19 PM by onebuck onebuck is offline
  14. Old Comment

    August 21 & it's only 58 in the morning

    Being a owner of 5 dogs and one fat female cat

    I know where you are coming from.
    Posted 08-27-2016 at 08:20 PM by rokytnji rokytnji is offline


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