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Moving on

Posted 12-14-2011 at 09:20 PM by zaivala

Ubuntu left me and my old computer behind when they went to Unity. There is no driver for my computer, and it's too bloody difficult to install Gnome or anything else. Also, Karmic worked well on my old iron, Lucid less so... although some derivatives such as Puppy and Mint, based on Lucid, work fine.

Well, I finally upgraded my iron, but there wasn't money for a "real" computer. I now have an ASUS Eee PC 1215P, 1.5 GHz dual-core Atom. It came loaded with Win 7 HP... 32-bit,...
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Still a N00b

Posted 11-04-2009 at 07:30 PM by zaivala

I'm one of those Linux users who would like Linux to operate more like, at least in appearance and functionality, Windoze. I've been having a great time with Ubuntu, using it regularly since 8.04 Hardy Heron. I still don't know many of the ins and outs of Linux or even Ubuntu, as I'm more of a user than a programmer or administrator. If someone tells me to go into Terminal and enter ____, I can copy and paste, run it, and report the results, but that's about as deep as I get.

The...
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Has anyone found a decent word processor yet?

Posted 08-01-2008 at 07:06 PM by zaivala

I've been trying to use the available WP programs, in my work as a professional editor. They don't work. They don't hold formats and even change fonts and font sizes, just from opening a Word document and then saving it again... didn't change anything, but it changed anyhow. I have tried OpenOffice.org (latest version, and yes, I have an official and "stable" copy), AbiWord, and a few others. I can't find an old copy of WordPerfect for Linux, but in the last version it would not edit...
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