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Posted 01-16-2006 at 11:55 PM by blunotes93

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My early experience with Linux.

Posted 01-16-2006 at 02:20 PM by taupist

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The first experience I had with Linux was in about 1999, when I found a copy fo Mandrake 6.0 in a
<br />discount store. This store specialized in overstock and insurance claim merchandise. The price was right
<br />so I decided to check it out.
<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; It was several months before I worked up the nerve to install it; my machine...
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Life of a linux newbie... darker hours while installing debian... sunshine when it does what you want to...

Posted 01-16-2006 at 11:34 AM by patolfo

Let's start a novel, now let's copy a famous phrase to catch the eye of the reader, this is a snoopy advice...

In a cold winter during a dark and stormy night, when the souls were glancing at the leaves of the trees dancing at the rhythm of the blowing wind, mine was starting a common battle, guided by ancient writings, anxious to dare the luck, to fight against the paradigms to try to become a man. Eons ago a wizard devised a way to freedom, his name Linus he found the philosopher's...
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slow DNS resolution in mozilla & firefox

Posted 01-16-2006 at 10:20 AM by tw001_tw

After suffering for weeks on a clean install of slackware 10.2 - I had terriblly slow DNS resolution times.
Ranging from 10 seconds, to what seemed forever.

I found a nice solution here at LQ.

Turn off IP6:
Open up Mozilla or Firefox and type in 'about:config' in the address bar
Scroll down to "network.dns.disableIPv6", it's defaulted to a value of false
Double-click on that line and change it to "true"
Close your...
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Blog for 16-01-06

Posted 01-16-2006 at 07:46 AM by RussellT

It may not be much of an achievement but any movement needs foor soldiers.

I have been playing around with my computers and experimenting by opening doors. What I mean is, I find out what I can do in one program that I can transfer to others.

Specifically I have been working on an *out of date* WP program, but I have the route to transfer work done in earlier years into other programs ending up with a rich text files and using Open Office to which I have signed up....
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