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    Don't know where I got the idea you had a laptop....

    Don't know where I got the idea you had a laptop. Still, a desktop with those specs is pushing it.

    The minimalist distros like Puppy, DSL, etc, are just what might work on your machine. But they...
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    Not one to dissuade anyone, especially you, from...

    Not one to dissuade anyone, especially you, from trying Linux but your doubts about the assessments of your hardware running Linux are correct. The chance of an enjoyable experience are very poor....
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    I'm not a gamer. Never saw the appeal. But I do...

    I'm not a gamer. Never saw the appeal. But I do believe Linuxistas would fork out hard earned cash for a native game. No doubt about that.

    Just because we get our OS free doesn't meant we don't...
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    I'd stick with the 32 bit OS. If for no other...

    I'd stick with the 32 bit OS. If for no other reason than some apps are not available for the 64 bit OS. It's possible to get the apps to work with the 64 bit OS but not without much hoop jumping.
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    I can understand some folks liking Slackware or...

    I can understand some folks liking Slackware or Gentoo or Arch or other distros like that. I understand their strong points. But like all things now, it is the easy of installation and maintenance of...
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    2012? Oh, the end of the world as we know it....

    2012? Oh, the end of the world as we know it. That slipped my mind. That's to occur on December 21st isn't it? Anyone know what time of the day that happens? I need to keep the day clear just in...
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    67?! Damn! And I thought I was an old codger. You...

    67?! Damn! And I thought I was an old codger. You make me feel like a young buck.:D
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    No, you being a year younger is of no consolation...

    No, you being a year younger is of no consolation at all! ;)

    But I will agree that learning how to use a terminal is of paramount importance. I started using Linux in mid/late '90. Couldn't do...
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    No law against it, true. But at my age - 62 - and...

    No law against it, true. But at my age - 62 - and smoking too much and drinking too much and eating frozen dinners every day and not working out enough, I've got to use my remaining time on earth...
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    There was some tips given along with the gigs....

    There was some tips given along with the gigs. Reread the posts.

    Lighten up will you? Take it easy. Go grab a beer and kick back.
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    Ease of managing my system pretty much cinched...

    Ease of managing my system pretty much cinched Debian as my choice. Seeing as how lazy I am, nothing beats Debian's package manager for that job. That and the fact that it's been around, and probably...
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    Well, I did apologize. At least give me credit...

    Well, I did apologize. At least give me credit for that. :D
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    If you have Slackware to run on this old horse,...

    If you have Slackware to run on this old horse, you might consider Debian Stable (Lenny).

    I don't have anything against Slackware, it's just not my cup of tea. But Debian is for a number of...
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    I don't understand what you're saying. Are Java...

    I don't understand what you're saying. Are Java enabled sites not working for you? They are for me. And I'm using Squeeze.

    On the other hand, the inks you provided are not. The test fail for me....
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    I don't what to say. But all the sites that...

    I don't what to say. But all the sites that employ Java, work for me. The test links you provided don't.

    I think I'll well enough alone. And yes I"m using Squeeze.
  16. Glad you posted. I've been watching the AT&T...

    Glad you posted. I've been watching the AT&T techs setting up a U-Verse box in my neighborhood. Been thinking of switching. I have their DSL service and have not had any problems with it in years. It...
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    A newbie using Slackware as his first distro?! My...

    A newbie using Slackware as his first distro?! My goodness, you are a brave soul indeed.

    Mint is the perfect distro for anyone new to the Linux scene. Good choice.

    Welcome aboard.
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    Lisbonlion, I don't know how old your are, but...

    Lisbonlion, I don't know how old your are, but I'll be hitting 62 this coming Jan. I'll be collecting Social Security then. How's that for old? And I'm not the oldest on this forum nor the oldest...
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    You lucky dog. Not really a big loss. Works for...

    You lucky dog. Not really a big loss. Works for me. You don't suppose they found out that you're a Linux using, pinko commie, socialist, progressive, liberal, Nazi, fascist, atheist and blocked you?...
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    Can't recommend a model number but I've had great...

    Can't recommend a model number but I've had great success with HP printers. I even have mine hooked up via the router. And it's USB.

    I would not suggest the latest and greatest. Get a model...
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    And I thought I was an old fart. Why you old...

    And I thought I was an old fart. Why you old codger! You make me feel young. :)

    (Yes, us oldsters like Linux too.)
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    I'm just wondering. I don't know every file name...

    I'm just wondering. I don't know every file name I have. If I delete one how will I be able to recover it without the name?

    At my advanced age - hitting 62 in Jan. of '10 - if I remember to pull...
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    I tried it. Used it for about a month. I, like...

    I tried it. Used it for about a month. I, like everyone else, gets used to something and pretty much stick to it. I've even given Epiphany a shot. It didn't catch on with me either. Same with Chrome....
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    That's odd. My son is in Iraq (1st Cav Div) and...

    That's odd. My son is in Iraq (1st Cav Div) and he has internet service. Not what you would call high speed. But not bad at all. At least he does have internet service. And it's not dial-up. We IM...
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    I saw that episode. I think Gibbs pulled out a...

    I saw that episode. I think Gibbs pulled out a Polaroid camera and other older technology. Still, I can't think of going back. The internet helps so much. Just the other day I signed up for Social...
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