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by fbt
Sat Oct 28, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: Old Mepis Resurected
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

Pentium 4, 2 gig memory, ATI 9000, 2 hard drives with about a 1 terabyte of space.
by fbt
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: Old Mepis Resurected
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

I admire your effort to stick with an oldy buy goody. Are you able to complile newer apps? Kernels?
by fbt
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: Old Mepis Resurected
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Old Mepis Resurected

Recently I resurected an old PC to finish recording my vinyl to CD/mp3 and it still has the old Mepis running. Since I'm not going online with this old box I'll leave it as is to finish this project. Thought some of you might enjoy a look back at the past.
mepis.jpg
by fbt
Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: it's microsoft, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 2769

Re: it's microsoft, but...

Besides this article doesn't really explain why one would want to change. Didn't the author pretty much explain his reasons in the first paragraph? I sometimes feel a little bit over-invested in the Google ecosystem. Google is a double-edged sword, because the more invested I am in their products, ...
by fbt
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: it's microsoft, but...
Replies: 13
Views: 2769

Re: it's microsoft, but...

I use gmail and don't have any real problems with it. I don't like the tracking but they do such a terrible job at it that it doesn't matter. Besides this article doesn't really explain why one would want to change. We use Outlook from Office at work and it's terrible. We use to use Lotus Notes and ...
by fbt
Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Security
Topic: Firefox highjacked!
Replies: 40
Views: 10112

Re: Firefox highjacked!

When you say it's only Mepis, you mean it's only Mepis 8.5 or are other versions affected? Instead of starting with FF try Konqueror and see what it loads. Can you start FF without being connected to the internet and tell what page it tries to open? What is your home page set to? Is this a laptop? I...
by fbt
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Hardware General
Topic: CLUNK!......CLUNK!.........CLUNK!........goes the DVD writer
Replies: 16
Views: 2727

Re: CLUNK!......CLUNK!.........CLUNK!........goes the DVD wr

I've had laptop drives be difficult to eject, either manually or software. It seems sometimes the drive will keep spinning and it takes a minute or two to finally eject. Never tho has it made a clunking sound. That to me is definetly the sound of failure. Take it back asap and have the drive replaced.
by fbt
Thu Jan 16, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Would Linux users be more likely to be aware of NSA devises?
Replies: 9
Views: 1917

Re: Would Linux users be more likely to be aware of NSA devi

If that story is correct then I'd think I'd notice if a USB device was plugged into my pc.
by fbt
Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: 64-bit Regulars
Topic: !! intsalling Windows
Replies: 9
Views: 1854

Re: !! intsalling Windows

Personally I use Libre Office you can open and and save as Microsoft Word DOC, DOCX or XML But to answer your question, you must install W7 first, then Linux.
by fbt
Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: M12 on Dell Laptop
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: M12 on Dell Laptop

Keep it simple one big ext3 partition and swap.

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