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Old 02-28-2015, 04:56 PM   #1
RaVen162
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Question I want to dual boot OSX and Linux & make better use of my 4g LTE V data plan.


Hello all, I currently have a very unreliable connection to the internet. I have a IPhone six that I was grandfather in on that has unlimited data and the personal hotspot feature on. I have bought many different modems, adapters..that is why I kept seeing this link pop up, (I was going to try and and even clone a ahhh "sheep" later). That is how desperate I am. I have rooms full of old hotspot devices. hardware, cords, routers, old phones, antennas, etc). I am currently just using wifi-over-wan on a CP-MBR95. As I am sure you all know this gives me barely enough bandwidth to download a Game of Thrones episode, and the signal fluctuates continually. In fact this is the second attempt at posting here because I lost the signal, and had to start over just as I had almost finished the last one, so I shall wrap it up. I would like any suggestions on what Linux version I should put on the awesome new hardware I received yesterday, and any suggestions on a bootloader would be great too. I am currently using Yosimite, but occasionally I need to play Skyrim or something so my head doesn't explode, or I wear out the reset button.

[B]Primarily[B], I need to first make sure I am at least getting enough bandwidth to justify my $180 a month Verizon bill (plus all the hardware I buy that never fits or works as expected, and ideally want be able to set up a VPN and share my data with friends. family, and community. I usually am quite impulsive, obsessive, and I do not often ask for help from others. That is most likely what has impeded my progress thus far. That and the fact the web can be loaded with poor information. I do not have any programming skills, but I have a strong imagination, and a willingness to learn. I also am devoted to aid the next curious soul who has the same fascination with getting in way over his head, and keeping at it until he at least knows more about something than he did if we spent his days with his head in the sand as sadly many of us do here in the US, especially the parts I'm from.

Thank you for suffering through that novice novella,
I look forward to learning what I can from you all.

Respectfully,
RaVen162

P.S. - I'm not sure how things work around here but if anyone has any suggestions at all, or have someway I can contribute, please don't hesitate to contact me. I got very close to losing my unlimited plan yesterday for upgrading to a 4g LTE phone on another line and putting the sim in the only plan with unlimited data. (if you ask questions like, "isn't that a violation of our contract by denying me the services I have paid for at an inflated cost for 8 years now." They usally say something like I'm not sure Sir. I'm not a lawyer..."OK can you put me in touch with him when he gets back from his deposition over at Tracfone"?.. got a call back 5 min later and he had no problems with what I did. By the way, just a heads up. I may me a smartass from time to time, but I am rarely one without the other. I apologize in advance for breaking any rules. Hopefully you guys will let me hang around for a bit. I really want to learn any OS I can, especially opensource ones. Thanks Again!
 
Old 03-26-2015, 12:58 AM   #2
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Hi: RaVen162 & Welcome to Linux Questions.

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I currently have a very unreliable connection to the internet.
That's a shame because your $180.00 Verizon bill is ridiculous IMO.
I would change my ISP unless of course they are the only provider in your area.

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any suggestions on what Linux version I should put on the awesome new hardware I received yesterday,
If your new to Linux I suggest Linux Mint.
http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

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but I have a strong imagination, and a willingness to learn
In that case if you'd like a challenge install Slackware.
But before you do I strongly suggest that you read the Slackware documentation first or you could find your fresh installation to be quite maddening--
http://mirrors.slackware.com/slackware/slackware-iso/

What new hardware do you mean, a desktop, laptop, Iphone or tablet?

Is the OSX os a Mac operating system?

Most distributions come with the GNU Grub Bootloader.

You can use LILO if you decide to install Slackware and dual boot with another os but you will have to let LILO know about the other os by editing the lilo.conf (configuration file)
<OR> you can decide not to install LILO and install Grub instead.

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I also am devoted to aid the next curious soul who has the same fascination with getting in way over his head, and keeping at it until he at least knows more about something than he did if we spent his days with his head in the sand as sadly many of us do here in the US, especially the parts I'm from.
LOL!- I know what you mean:-

Getting in over your head.....do you find that incredibly intriguing?
 
  


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