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Why I came to use Ubuntu

Posted 11-16-2008 at 05:32 PM by Avoura
Updated 11-16-2008 at 05:38 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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Blogging - naah...

Posted 11-16-2008 at 09:04 AM by mafiltenborg (Living with Linux)
Updated 11-20-2012 at 05:53 AM by mafiltenborg

Now what do i need this blog for - i've already got a few ones, documenting this and that. My LQ blog might come in handy when i have something to say with reference to Linux and its influence on my life. 'Cause everyone's influenced by this phenomenon - even you!

So, what's there to say?

Lots! The big question is where to begin. I've got Linux all over the place - at work, at home and in my mind. The particular variant that has invaded my life is Debian Linux, and...
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my history with Linux--all too short!

Posted 11-15-2008 at 10:52 PM by SrDorothy

A few years ago I heard about Linux while learning Windows admin by the seat of my pants and the help of some patient friends. I first joined our local computer users group, Olympia Microcomputer Users Group (OMUG), and a couple of years ago began attending OMUG's GNU/Linux special interest group. It seemed to me that Linux is the future, and I hoped "someday" to exchange some or all of our Windows machines for Linux ones.

I met some really interesting people in that group,...
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linux-image-2.6.24-rc8 and wireless

Posted 11-15-2008 at 06:17 AM by radiodee1
Updated 11-26-2008 at 05:22 AM by radiodee1

--Dell Laptop: linux-image-2.6.24-rc8 and wireless 1/26/08--

I bought a wireless router. I dual boot windows and linux on my laptop. I was getting good reception with windows, but not with linux, so I decided that I needed to try out different options with my wireless to try to get better reception.

I was using bcm43xx, but as I say, the signal was always week. I tried out ndiswrapper. I had tried out ndiswrapper once before without success, but they are constantly updating...
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Posted 11-15-2008 at 01:32 AM by Aravinda Bhat G

Can anyone pls help me.....?

In my fedora 8,when i write this program:
printf("\n\n Its me");
i expect the program to print Hi and later,after waiting for 5 seconds,Its me
But the program,after waiting for 5seconds,prints both the statements together.
how to fix this problem....?
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