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Old 03-07-2009, 07:16 PM   #256
nowUfunny2
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Looks like i dropped in on yesterday's news. I'm not new to Linux, but not an advanced user either. My POV is the less I have to learn to use the software the better.

Spin doctors talk about sustainability but they stay on the Gates-Jobs train. I'm installing Ubuntu distro in a digital divide project in Nicaragua. My work is not paid so this work is my contribution to the community. I chose Ubuntu because it has the bi-lingual (Spanish-English) stuff I need. Without the Codigo Abierto-Open Source movement, any attempts at sustainability for the have-nots would be a joke. Thanx to all open source contributors for making it possible to introduce technology to communities who are struggling just to get dependable electricity and water.

Why bother? Because folks really do not want to be left behind, and much of the wealth that the haves enjoy has come at the expense of those who've been left in the dust.

ready to compile at last,
susan

Last edited by nowUfunny2; 03-07-2009 at 07:18 PM. Reason: typo
 
Old 08-01-2009, 12:12 PM   #257
EricTRA
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Hi,

I've only been a registered member of the LinuxQuestions.org for little over two months now and I have to say that in my opinion it's the greatest site ever. The members really help out each other, a lot of information is shared. At first I started out just posting my problems to which I needed and could not find an answer myself. Little after that I found myself looking at the site more than once a day. Now I open the LQ Spy as one of the first sites and keep it open all day long. It's addicting to me because I read and learn so much.

Really a very well deserved applause to Jeremy and all the members

In order to help out I've put in my two cents too and contributed to LinuxQuestions.org hoping that this little bit can help to keep a good thing going. Being part of a small hosting company myself I know what it costs to keep everything running, so Jeremy, keep it up please.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 08-23-2010, 03:25 AM   #258
Kenny_Strawn
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Here's a thought: How about freeing the source code to LQ? Like maybe letting members contribute PHP code to the community (and also creating your own forum software project to replace vBulletin).
 
Old 08-23-2010, 07:54 AM   #259
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Much of the code used for LQ isn't ours to "free" (although much of it, such as Drupal and Wordpress). We have no plans to create our own forum software.

--jeremy
 
Old 09-19-2010, 03:53 AM   #260
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Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Linuxidiot View Post
hahah your funny, checks are not the safest....
So true!

PayPal is pretty safe...and if you back it with a credit card, you have the additional option of creating and using "disposable credit card numbers" at will...

...those are randomly-created numbers which do not match real cards. You can even limit them to one use, limit them by amount, or limit them to a particular website.

The real danger to your credit is that databases can be hacked...including your financial institution. So there's always some danger even if you never buy anything online.

Also, identity theft causes the same (but bigger) problem. At least if someone steals your credit card number, you'll notice it if you read your statements. But if someone steals your identity, you'll never know because you won't get the bill! You'll find out your credit rating has been ruined when you try to get a car or house loan.


For the record, I also agree with Jeremy (that allowing PMs would ruin the support community). If problems are solved privately, others cannot benefit from the knowledge.

Mutual benefit is what these forums are all about!
 
Old 11-05-2010, 09:52 AM   #261
lulzz
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nowUfunny2 View Post
Looks like i dropped in on yesterday's news. I'm not new to Linux, but not an advanced user either. My POV is the less I have to learn to use the software the better.

Spin doctors talk about sustainability but they stay on the Gates-Jobs train. I'm installing Ubuntu distro in a digital divide project in Nicaragua. My work is not paid so this work is my contribution to the community. I chose Ubuntu because it has the bi-lingual (Spanish-English) stuff I need. Without the Codigo Abierto-Open Source movement, any attempts at sustainability for the have-nots would be a joke. Thanx to all open source contributors for making it possible to introduce technology to communities who are struggling just to get dependable electricity and water.

Why bother? Because folks really do not want to be left behind, and much of the wealth that the haves enjoy has come at the expense of those who've been left in the dust.

ready to compile at last,
susan
I like this idea that you have, how can I contribute?
 
Old 12-18-2010, 09:49 PM   #262
tulcak@gmail.com
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The "Go To" site

This is absolutely the "Go To"site for Linux. There are very informed members here with no arrogance. There is no "CLI" vs. "GUI" fights here, and no nose in the air superiority. Whatever level you are at, whatever distro, command line tread head or fresh meat GUI jelly... it doesn't matter. You'll find helpful people here who will make you feel welcome into the great world of FREE opensource Linux. Thanks to all those who make it possible and thanks for this site.

Free is best and fellowship and sharing is even better.

Tom Bombadil
 
Old 12-19-2010, 01:54 AM   #263
NickNarcowich
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Can we help the totally new person?

Howdy,

Nick here, and I am still lost in your maze. When a new person comes into your group, there needs to be a limit to what they see. New to linux? Maybe you don't need to see the details, but, you would need to see HW that will not run Linux - I bought some & had to go back to MS :-( to get it to work...

There could also be a mid level that could help folks able to start the OS, but have problems. . . I have Ubuntu 10.10 (or 10.04) on my laptop, but after some time, can't play dvd's - only when I boot to XP can I play movies... also, my 802.11G will not work :-((

I need help, but not too advanced help. Does that make sense? I have a dual boot laptop, but Linus can't play movies after some "Updates" This isn't the only rig to have that problem. I build an AMD II 4core 64 bit but never have I had movies play :-( with a 1T HD is has a lot of room, & Ubuntu 10.04 - 64 S/B fine,right? LT is 10.10, but says 10.04 when asked?!?
 
Old 04-04-2011, 08:13 AM   #264
vajag88
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I donate the roadmap to billions - publicate noncompatible devices widely. For example - Canoscan F4400 doesnot work in Ubuntu.
 
Old 04-05-2011, 04:35 AM   #265
ganaiwali
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Thumbs up thank you

I thought I was a member now DUH


thx,
Tariq

Last edited by ganaiwali; 04-05-2011 at 04:37 AM.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 02:27 AM   #266
decenter
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/member/ the links says "Unexpected response code received"
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 12-05-2012, 10:32 AM   #267
jeremy
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Thanks for the heads up. The updated link is http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/member.html and the initial post has been corrected.

--jeremy
 
  


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