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Enhancements to the point of non-usability

Posted 01-02-2009 at 01:05 PM by impeteperry

Thanks for the opportunity to express some thoughts.
I am a structural engineer in the precast concrete field.
I have been using and writing computer programs since 1970.

I have been using Kubuntu for my Qt programing.
When I upgraded to Kubuntu 8.10 from my Kubuntu 8.04, I was shocked at the complexity of the enhancements. (KDE 3 to KDE 4).

I switched to Ubuntu 8.10 and was pleasantly surprised. I could use it out of the box!

The...
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newbie ramble

Posted 01-02-2009 at 02:30 AM by magusrelax

so
here i am, gotta desktop xp, lap top vista, webnotebook linux, and mini book l.
sadly all have problems with the exception of the desktop running xp. this is the anchor for all the other systems i am running and the search base for answers to questions on each one. iam left with some unanswered questions.
do i convert the painfully slow lappy with vista to linux?
how do i configure emails from pipex to arrive on the aesus running linux.
will i get thanswers...
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Linux Works - Part 1

Posted 01-01-2009 at 09:17 PM by xasanchez

I have bought several books on Linux, especially on the core of the operating system itself.

Wait a minute! All of them have very good work. All have very good forewords, contents, and almost all of them have the same chapter content and especially in the same order.

Look at me! I studied Electronics Engineering. My experience is about the two magnificent worlds of computer and telecommunications. Even for me, at the time of this writing I am 44, it is very hard...
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Fix an error message I get when updating Ubuntu 8.10

Posted 01-01-2009 at 06:44 PM by Dwight Randall

Hello,
I have installed Ubuntu 8.10 as a program on my Windows XP laptop. The Boot Manager works fine, and I have previously installed Ubuntu updates successfully. Now I can;t.

I receive the notification that I can install 88 updates. When I choose to install the updates, I get a message that says:

E:dpkg was interrupted. you must manually run
'dpkg -- configure -a" to correct the problem.
E:_cache-> open () failed. please...
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Moving sucks ...... but with a new crib comes mythtv !

Posted 01-01-2009 at 05:19 PM by jkzfixme

So the good news is I had the last week off work. The bad news , as you can guess by the title, is that I spent it lugging god awful heavy books and furniture to the new crib. Archaic manuals and cables that I cant bring myself to throw away seemed to be a living entity, and I spent my week feeling like the Atlas man !

Now there are obvious pro's and cons to this one of the definable cons is that I'm pretty sure the wifey "lost" the Princess Leah in her metal bikini poster...
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