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    Health and happiness, don't have to have wealth and joy. I'm willing to settle for less.

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    Gigabyte Motherboard I GB AMD Duron Nvidia FX 5200 video Seagate 200GB HD + Seagate 120GB HD DVD-R, CD-RW Pioneer + DVD-RW Lite-On KDS 15" LCD Linux Only
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  1. I was going to use a different link but chose this due to language in comments at other sites. https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/11/spotify-desktop-app-data/ from ars TECHNICA I always thought Spotify was a horrible experience on android, and the linux client had some frustrating behaviors but this! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/11/spotify-testing-new-layout-desktop-player This seems like an interesting coincidence. We are always trying out new things on the unsuspecting user. OMG! is right.
  2. 1) EASE OF USE! Linux is not only simple, intuitive, and well documented. It is very easy to use. I am not saying linux is trouble free, but I have caused most of the problems I have encountered using linux myself. Free, low-maintenance goodness at warp speed on old hardware. I'll admit newer hardware can equal more problems using linux. But just give them time and the fix is in the mix. I include security and updates and general maintenance...etc... quick and easy. 2)CUSTOM FIT! Don't like your DE? Change it. You want to dedicate your harware to audio, video, astronomy, photography... etc. Go right ahead. There is probably already a distro for your interest, and a community of people willing to help you get to the cutting edge and beyond. 3)CUSTOMER SERVICE!You could use linux for free forever, but that would be sad. I'm not talking about money. You could use linux forever and never give a single thing in return but you would cripple linux and make it worse. What you could do is send bug reports, donate time, effort, harware, cash? You could request a better mouse-trap, suggest a better method, or just complain loudly; and chances are someone will take that information and try to create, or improve, or just fix it. Now I don't know what to call that behavior exactly, so I call it customer service. That's enough for me, I don't need anything else.
  3. Audiophile Linux is based on Arch Linux distribution. Old versions are based on Linux Mint. It’s absolutely free. Linux operating system Supported DACs and it’s kernel are distributed under GPL license. Might want to have a look at their Supported DACs first. http://www.ap-linux.com/ I haven't used ap linux but it seems their goals fit yours. Others have had problems with Realtek ALC887 driver. I don't know anything about it.
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    I don't use Windows but I hate it when Windows users suffer because they just wanted to try Linux. So another easy way to explore Linux using Windows. Low or no risk. Found on LXer http://kernelnews.com/articles/2010/ubuntu_for_winusers.html
  5. I don't have an iPod but here are some more options: http://pawelb.loki-a.com/homepage/index.ph...5&Itemid=55 http://www.osnews.com/story/22942/Ubuntu_1...one_iPod_Touch_
  6. Dying laughing reading this thread! Bruce I'm with you, PURPLE!!! & ORANGE!!! might be more professional in a brothel or strip club! Sure the official screen shot looks MACish... not that that's a good thing. Humbluemoon that image you posted made my day! Thanks! Kram's smileys are FABULOUS.! Orange you glad it's purple?
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    Green Hard Drives

    So align the drives, problem solved is the message I'm getting here? No need to worry?
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    Green Hard Drives

    It's all news to me, but the products are real. http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....mp;x=6&y=29
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    Green Hard Drives

    http://www.osnews.com/story/22872/Linux_No...tor_Hard_Drives So should I stock up on them dirty old drives now?
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    Ubuntu 9.10 Freezing

    Make sure to turn off Visual Effects. System–>Preferences–>Appearance –>Visual Effects –> None
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    Ubuntu 9.10 Freezing

    /var/log/Xorg.0.log /var/log/gdm/ /var/log/errors.log1 /var/log/kernel.log1 /var/log/messages Check application logs if you have suspects. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/Troubleshooting/Freeze https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/292751 added a link and /messages.
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    Ubuntu 9.10 Freezing

    Look at the log files for warnings and errors. Administration>Log File Viewer
  13. Did you see this already? http://blog.mfabrik.com/2009/10/11/setting-up-multi-touch-scrolling-for-ubuntu-9-10-karmic-koala-linux-on-asus-eee-1005ha-netbook/ ://http://blog.mfabrik.com/2009/10/11/...05ha-netbook/ (NOT your laptop , but comments suggest...)
  14. Might make a good start:http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1353178
  15. I don't use wireless, but you don't have enough information for someone to help you. What version of Ubuntu?https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/...leShootingGuide lshw -C network lsusbyou should be able to sort out your wireless device name between those two commands.https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardwareS...workCardsBelkin
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