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  • Main System Specs:
    AMD 64 3000, 1.5gigs pc32000, DFI Lanparty UT NF3 250gb mobo, nVidia GeForce FX5200 video card, Altec Lansing 2.1 speakers, hard drive 1 - PCLinuxOS 2009.2, hard drive 2- Vista Basic
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    AMD 2400 mobile, Gigabyte K7 Triton mobo, 512 pc3200 ram, nVidia Geforce MX440 video card, Hard drive 1- PCLinuxOS LXDE 2009.4, hard drive 2- Mint Linux 7 KDE
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  1. I've been trying out Ubuntu for a long time. I finally found one or two I like, 9.10 and 10.4. I was just thinking the other day "now watch them start charging for this OS". Even though I know the Linux philosophy is "free", that's been my fear too. Now I don't mind paying an affordable price for an OS. Goodness knows I've laid down my share for Windows OS'es over the last 10 years. Even at that, always buying "upgrade" versions or OEM because it's what I could afford. Well, with this last version, they finally priced me out of the market. I'm wondering how many others feel this way?So, forget the other reasons that people prefer Linux to Windows. Now, with the economy in the tank, and less and less to spend, Linux is attractive. If Ubuntu can grab those "Window users on a strict budget", they will, at some point have a somewhat captive audience, much as MS has, as long as they don't go overboard on the price.
  2. I've been using PCLOS for awhile, and yes, it just works. :)I also recently tried Mint and it's not too bad either.
  3. Sorry to hear of Bruno's illness and passing. He helped me long ago when I first started out in OpenSuse. I am also a cancer patient, so I understand the value of having choice and control over your own passing. God Bless Bruno and his family.
  4. I've been running KDE4.3 on both PLOS and MiniMe for a week or 2 or 3. It seems to be going pretty well. I'm getting used to a different way of finding things. Right now I'm just taking it out for spin, and still using KDE3.5 on my main drives. I won't fully switch over until all the apps I use are usable in KDE4.3, but it's not near as bad as I thought it'd be. The gang at PCLOS have done a great job.
  5. I just uninstalled hplip (total uninstall), and re-installed hplip , hplip-gui, libhpip0, libinklevel4 this morning, due to a different problem.Mine still has draft mode in the options.Maybe try re-installing?
  6. Have you tried "synaptic repair"? In the Utilities folder on the desktop.
  7. Sorry, the version is PCLinuxOS 2009.2 on both, and yes, they worked from within the OS drivers.
  8. I am running PCLinuxOS on a couple towers and am using a HP officejet 4215 all-in-one on one and a lexmark Z22 on the other. I was thrilled to be able to dust off the Lexmark and use it, since I still had an unopened ink cartridge.
  9. Some good things in there. I was just able to check what the cpu is in one tower that I couldn't remember the specs on. Thanks!
  10. Small, lightweight distro. LXDE I'm trying it out on an older machine with limited ram and diskspace.
  11. Good, because I'm looking for help in mastering (well at least using) Linux full time. I'm well on my way with this OS.
  12. Wow, I guess it's been a few years since I've posted here. I recently installed PCLinuxOS2009.2 and came around to re-find info on Linux. I guess I've been through a lot since I posted here before, including a serious illness, and had got away from linux and computers in general, but have found myself really liking this new (to me!) operating system and see it as one that I can use every day. I've found myself reluctant to have to switch back over to windows at all, to look up things I have on that hard drive. Anyway, I remember this as a great place to learn and with a wealth of information. I hope I'm welcome back.
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    Hello. I just installed this and gave it go. I'm on it now. It imported my FF bookmarks and passwords just fine. Closing the last tab also closes my browser. My default search was metaglossery. I changed it in options. I'd like to see some skins available on this.
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