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Old 08-09-2004, 07:03 PM   #1
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For the past three months since I set up the linux testing center , ED in the UK and Frank in Germany have been the only two that have worked on this with me so far . Initially the aim was to compile rpms of good solid software that would work on the various rpm based distros such as Fedora ,Suse and Mandrake I am based in the USA .
I signed up for the novell/suse free suse enterprise server and other suse stuff they offered and bought a server to run my website on but alas as of july 6th I am still waiting for the software constant e-mails to Suse /Novell has not even braught me a response so be it Ed and Frank meet with me online via gnome meeting whenever we get a chance .
I am a network admin in a NJ school district and have a consulting business in the NY area after that I became infatuated with linux in 1999 after buying redhat 6.1 [I didnt know what startx was ] Suse linux is my home desktop my kids 11 and 9 use linspire4.5
I support the various distros by buying their stuff ie SUSE AND Mandrake as well as lindows/linspire and Xandros. I took a room in my house converted into “The Linux Testing Center” 6 pc's and 3 Dell Laptops .
What Has gone on since:

Well I took Fedora2 core , Suse 9.1 and Mandrake as well as Linspire I had removable hard drives compile sources of favorite programs ie Amoroke ,Rhythmbox Kaffeine and Mplayer ect Ed who is a programmer and Frank built rpms [I am Not a programmer]
they built these so that a single rpm will work on either SUSE OR Mandrake but I still dont have the server up yet .Linspire just works , You all can say its not linux ect but Mike Robinson took and had apps built for it [albeit clones of mac stuff] lsongs and lphoto and the whole thing works but its still lacking just as ALL the Distros have .

I attented a Mac Developers convention here in new york last month as well as a sun convention on Project looking glass “Awesome stuff”

I need help!!!!

Guys I have a ft job as well as a side business wifey is a nurse on all sorts of shifts
I have 4 kids , I do this for fun I love screwing with it I plan to open a linux store next year in the new york area , I want people who can help .

For example I need people to get rhythmbox to work on suse 9.1 and amoroke to work on Mandrake .
I want someone to compile a rpm for lsongs [free download from linspire website]

I like Suse , because I can fu.k with it and play with it I want to be able to use lsongs on it , I think linux has a future but we must get it to work , I realise a lot has to be done to get game makers to port to linux and I know a lot of you are busy like me Please if you want to help e-mail me at
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