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KurtBleach

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  1. You would think bb would call it "AtheistMode", but I digress.
  2. Happy Christmas to you too, Affy. Thanks for not closing the thread for my mentioning Linux (it has been done before ), but I'm still contemplating things on this needed switch. Yes, some of the new distros are so user-friendly that myself and the Hawk are new to running them, but we seem to be doing OK. But I have to admit, I really don't know jack about the inner workings. I don't think I'll ever grasp an OS like I did with the old Win98SE. My mom would call me about problems and I could come over and tweak like a magician and fix stuff. MS-DOS command lines, Registry edits, HJT logs, thir
  3. There's always Linux, if I'm allowed to mention it here. David and Juliet, I have a question. My mom runs XP. I'm a total Penguin dude, my upgrades are painless and also free, but will my mom have to pay to upgrade her Windows? She's old and she knows jack about computers. I'm considering just installing some Linux on her machine, but she might be happier with Win7.
  4. You forgot the linky, old hoss. @OP: Much good advice in this thread, I suggest you heed it. I'm sure caintry_boy will post his link once he realizes he didn't, but you do need an app to burn ISO discs in Windows. I forget which one I used, or I'd gladly mention it.And Bruce is right on the money as always. If you plan on selling Linux machines and want to offer even some limited customer support to people, you have to know about Linux. I don't know Ubuntu from Jack, but I'll second his recommendation of openSUSE. Its installation process gives very clear guidance on how to install openSUSE o
  5. Maybe the poster was 6 years old when the thread was a thread and now said thread has relevance to him or her? I've never gotten this thing about not resurrecting old topics. Yes, do your due diligence and Google or whatever what you need to know, but if a thread is old and has an answer in it, why not? Maybe MBs should clean out their old threads if they don't want people opening them after SIX YEARS, OH JESUS! Trust me, if there is a 25-year-old thread on here about how I juggled between two beautiful gfs, damn right I want it immortalized.
  6. I don't know how long this thread will last (I'm sure the mods will whack it), but I bring great advice to you all. Look at all the threads dealing with problems with Windows systems. All the viruses and trojans hijacking your systems. All the bugfixes that just jam up your computing worse than it was. I bring a knight in shining armor: Linux. People, you have Google. Seriously look into running Linux. I think I'm a good dude as far as being helpful on PC forums, I always try to help people because people have helped me. But I can't help anyone any more with Microsoft products, because they
  7. Damn, Nigel - I asked for it and you brought it. The crowd went nuts when David appeared. I hope you're not offended that I call you Nigel. nigsy is just too close to a racial slur where I live. In fact, I was going to post in honor of you for delivering the Gilmour/Waters one song reunion, a song called "Making Plans For Nigel", but since I don't know what sort of plans they were making for him (maybe devious and quite naughty), I refrained. Peace.
  8. To hell with all y'alls hating on Eddie in some other thread - this is MUSIC! And to the Teas, y'alls know Cat Stevens is Yusuf Islam and a Muslim today? Who cares - not me. Music is music, it belongs to all of us. This song does speak loudly to me though. I can't help it that I ain't exactly right, music like this shows me that I am not alone. Hail Vedder!
  9. KurtBleach

    Zero Install

    I don't know if KeePass is going to fly in this overly PC-centric censor's heaven up in here.
  10. I lost my sweet tooth years ago, but you do make a valid point as always. Candy doesn't (yet) come from a 3d printer, but no matter which fruit flavor it purports itself to be, it's some sort of artificial chemical flavoring molded into a hard or chewy object.
  11. As far as I can tell you, e-addys are not case-sensitive - but passwords are.
  12. I still think this technology is nuts beyond belief, but if they ever do perfect something like this - there's our Armageddon. All restaurants will close and the employees will be out of a job. Order something and wait for delivery, hell no, my printer has perfected the most awesome Trenton tomato pie. I want my printer to have a keg tap - but then again, the breweries will go under. Maybe the best thing would be to make real women obsolete. Anyone remember "Weird Science"? We could do better than Kelly LeBrock, dammit! Blue eyes, real blonde hair, natural boobies, and... Wait, brothers - a
  13. Good posts, Nigel and SweetTater. My post was sort of abrupt, but I figured that I had already ranted hard enough against smartphones in a different thread that it was time for old angry Kurt to log off for the night. One reason for the exodus could be smartphones and iPads. PC sales are down as more people just use phones and tablets. Also, more and more people have gotten fed up with Windows and its constant malware threats and half-butt security patches and have moved on to running Linux distros (three of which were mentioned by Nigel, but there are many more than those). And like men
  14. Bruce, you always have good help for us at the Pit. Now, I actually have the chance to lend you a hand. Fix your sig: that link goes to a cupcake shop in Michigan. Your site is at ".org".
  15. I know what it is, but I put nothing past the reach of government intrusion. Money has a way of talking. The thousands of eyes will surely seal the breach, but the damage may have been done. Didn't Ubuntu get hacked, or so I've read on here...
  16. bb, we are all being spied upon. Don't single out Redmond, I'm sure the NSA has moles in the Mozilla and Linux communities too. Hey, NSA tools, I browse with Firefox and run openSUSE, but I don't doubt for a second that it makes me immune from your unconstitutional surveillance.
  17. AVG is still free, like 8210 said, always use caution when clicking options. People can disagree with me freely, but if I was still running Windows, I would buy a Norton product for anti-virus. Spybot S&D was an app I used, along with Lavasoft Ad-aware. But if you're really concerned about the PC experience being FREE, consider ditching Microsoft for a Linux OS.
  18. Don't know if that's so wise. If Firefox is warning you about a script gone loco, it could be some malware. If I ever run into something like that, I'll just quit that site.
  19. Well, thank you, Captain Obvious. Of course the objective is "learning", that's why I'm going to buy the other book and try to learn my ABCs before I try to tackle a completely foreign language to me.
  20. I know this is a late bump but I got the aforementioned book today, and it looks like a great book, but way beyond my current Linux knowledge and ability. I'm planning on buying O'Reilly's "Running Linux" and tackling that one first. Does anyone agree with that choice? Does anyone have a better suggestion? You have to order the Linux books, they don't have them in stock. I'd bet a large sum that they have mad Windows books on the shelves. The point is this: If you're a n00b like me, maybe "Running Linux" would be a better option for you. But thanks anyway to Bruce, I'm keeping this book
  21. OK, to all y'alls, this is my end to this thread. (Well, unless someone will tell me how to know if I should run kernel-default or kernel-pae, but I can always Google that). Terry, no matter whatever directions you have given me, they haven't worked on my box. (I made this post before I saw your last one, but the 12.3 bungles are with my PC.) Not your fault, it's my machine. I said I was going to Google like crazy and I did. I don't know why my CD/DVD drive can only read store-bought DVDs, but I now know it can't recognize empty ones because I found out that it isn't even meant to. It's a
  22. Not true, old chap. Tried it many times. sda2 will let me click "Edit" and then choose to format the partition and mount it at "/". Click "Edit" on sda3, and up comes that message, no options to choose to format, mount, or not. Good news though, I hit for close to $300 Yank on the lottery this week, so it's time to journey to Barnes&Noble and get that book Linux in a Nutshell.
  23. OK, I couldn't delete the ISO through Dolphin, but then I opened a terminal and whacked it from my Downloads folder by using rm. I left the one in my /home folder so I could follow your instructions - but it's like I said before, Terry. sda2 works out just like you told me, but when I go to set the mount point for sda3 it says it cannot be modified because it contains the data necessary to perform the installation. I think I should just concentrate on getting my DVD drive functioning properly so I can just burn the disc and run from there. I'll be doing some mad Googling this weekend, tha
  24. I don't know where the hell my last ginormous post went. Oh hell, try again. Here's the deal: I am sticking with 12.2. In fact, I have to do yet another total reformat this weekend because I can't delete the damn 12.3 ISO I d/led and copied to /home as per Terry's instructions. 8.4 gigs wasted on my box. Bruce, I did go into the custom partitioning area after my first try with all those wack partitions, but it will not mount sda3. It installs everything on sda2. Here in 12.2 I have the proper partitions: sda1 is 1.6 GB for swap, sda2 is 16GB mounted as /root, and sda3 is 22 GB mounted as /ho
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