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    This could end my use of PayPal. Pity, internet...

    This could end my use of PayPal. Pity, internet commerce is becoming an environment of dealing with companies that I hate less.
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    Linux Mint Debian Edition, LMDE-2

    I have installed LMDE-2-201503 on the computer that I call my "test computer". LMDE-2 is the latest release of Linux Mint Debian Edition that uses Debian as its package base instead of Ubuntu which...
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    2400 MS-DOS games added to public domain archive

    https://archive.org/details/softwarelibrary_msdos_games/v2
  4. UK Electronics Store Denies Warranty Due to Linux

    As it turns out, the last paragraph of the linked article stated that the situation had been resolved and that installation of Linux did not cancel the warranty. I ran into something similar when a...
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    Fall Colrors Map of the U.S.

    http://smokymountains.com/fall-foliage-map/
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    If you are not successful, know that mysql...

    If you are not successful, know that mysql workbench is available in LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition) via the software manager. With the software manager it is downloaded and installed with simple...
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    Sorry that I didn't see this sooner. Looks like...

    Sorry that I didn't see this sooner. Looks like you can download Red Hat and Fedora RPM packages as well as a generic tar ball.

    http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/
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    Gary Kildall, Early Pioneer of the PC

    It is likely that most readers have never heard of Gary Kildall. Since I am older than dirt, I can remember watching Gary on the early computer television show called Computer Chronicles. I also...
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    Online Linux Training Course

    ARS Technica is reporting that The Linux Foundation has announced that the Introduction to Linux will soon be available free of charge. The course will be provided this summer although the date has...
  10. Thread: Happy Birthday efc

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    Thanks Reverend

    Recovering from second degree burns caused by all of the candles on the cake.
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    Linux computer for high school students

    A Lancaster PA high school has provided every grade 9-12 student an Acer laptop computer powered by Ubuntu 13.10. Students were then provided a short 5 minute orientation and then cut loose to...
  12. Thread: been awhile...

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    Good that you dropped around. Hope to see more...

    Good that you dropped around. Hope to see more of you.:)
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    International Space Station

    The ISS has quietly switched from Windows to Linux to improve reliability.

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    Comodo AV for Linux

    I have been an exclusive Linux user for several years. During the early part of that time period, most Linux sites suggested that there was no need for the non-business user to use Anti-virus...
  15. Thread: Happy Birthday efc

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    Thanks Reverend. No celebrating those pesky...

    Thanks Reverend. No celebrating those pesky events at my age.
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    Linux Mint Debian, first impressions

    Yesterday, I found myself with time on my hands and decided that it was time to take the plunge and install Linux Mint Debian (LMDE) on the machine that I use for experimenting. While capable, this...
  17. I just read about an incident concerning Amazon...

    I just read about an incident concerning Amazon that concerns me. It involved a customer in Norway that had her account closed and all purchases deleted from her Kindle. The individual does not...
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    Microsoft has a fixit section for all usb...

    Microsoft has a fixit section for all usb devices. Here is the link - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-USB-devices#EGB
  19. Thread: Join RIAA Boycott

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    Sticky: I guess if you put the recent OBSCENE verdict...

    I guess if you put the recent OBSCENE verdict LINK the RIAA is no longer in financial trouble. The $675,000 award for a 16 year old downloading and sharing 31 songs in 2007 is simply unbelievable. ...
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    Sticky: Every once in a while some good news comes along....

    Every once in a while some good news comes along. RIAA is going bankrupt. Can't happen fast enough for me.

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    Microsoft Office 2013

    Office 2013 will not be compatible with XP or Vista. It will also require 1 GB of memory for the 32 bit version and 2 GB of memory for the 64 bit version. Two GB to write a letter.
  22. Thread: PClinuxOS

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    PClinuxOS

    Earlier this morning I wrote one of my "long winded" post. when I tried to preview the post Firefox crashed. So here is a shorter version.

    I have recently upgraded my backup and test computer to...
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    I suspect a damaged registry. Here is another...

    I suspect a damaged registry. Here is another approach to fix the problem. http://www.windowsxpregistrycleaner.com/registry-file-failure-error-fix.html
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    Tap F8 key as xp begins the boot phase. A window...

    Tap F8 key as xp begins the boot phase. A window should open that give you several choices. Select the option for safe mode. Providing this info from memory so hope I didn't forget something.
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    This problem is has been explained and corrective...

    This problem is has been explained and corrective action provided at Microsoft Support. LINK
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