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Forum: Linux 09. Nov 2009, 03:20 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Yeah, system specific. No doubt the Gnometris...

Yeah, system specific. No doubt the Gnometris thing something to do with whichever graphics card happens to be on board as the bug is already well documented in the forums. Could even be that a...
Forum: Linux 09. Nov 2009, 11:26 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Well, my 9.10 is now up and running again...

Well, my 9.10 is now up and running again although I am far from happy with this 'upgrade'. My USB modem has been re-scripted in the only way possible (according to my tech guy) but using it is...
Forum: Linux 07. Nov 2009, 09:15 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Well, everything woz alright :) My media...

Well, everything woz alright :)

My media stuff, films, videos etc no problem, sound fantastic with Pulse, but still having issues with this stupid broadband modem. It was fine while he was here...
Forum: Linux 07. Nov 2009, 12:43 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
...for me it's meant to be happening today :)

...for me it's meant to be happening today :)
Forum: Linux 04. Nov 2009, 03:07 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
I concur with your findings although I still need...

I concur with your findings although I still need to wait for this coming weekend to get my clean install sorted. When I first shut down 9.10 I actually thought the power had gone off (as it often...
Forum: Linux 01. Nov 2009, 10:55 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
No problems with these other things you mention. ...

No problems with these other things you mention.

My guy arrived eventually yesterday and didn't really like what he saw. He says it's fixable but might take a while to track down because it's a...
Forum: Linux 31. Oct 2009, 05:51 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
As I write my tech guy still hasn't showed up but...

As I write my tech guy still hasn't showed up but now I'm getting some other issues too. When I boot into Ubuntu the icon hangs for maybe a full minute then I get the following:

can't access some...
Forum: Linux 31. Oct 2009, 12:22 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
If I'm honest, in my past life when I had less...

If I'm honest, in my past life when I had less time I would not have bothered to learn how to work with Ubuntu. I'm not back-tracking now and saying that it's much more complicated than Windows...
Forum: Linux 30. Oct 2009, 09:19 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
There is of course the difference in cost too...

There is of course the difference in cost too which will also be a major factor for a lot of people although as you rightly point out the update issues are not a minor occurrence.

I can't check...
Forum: Linux 30. Oct 2009, 10:55 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Was advised to stick with the online upgrade and...

Was advised to stick with the online upgrade and not use the ISO so I risked it. Took absolutely hours but everything went perfect except it's hosed my weird USB connection. Consequently I'm back...
Forum: Linux 29. Oct 2009, 10:15 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Strange that I've not had any problems with my...

Strange that I've not had any problems with my USB drives using 9.04.
They were full of Windows based stuff before I had the dual boot set up and the drives open onscreen automatically and I'm able...
Forum: Linux 28. Oct 2009, 07:03 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
The UK Guardian is still one of the (last)...

The UK Guardian is still one of the (last) remaining and respected broadsheet newspapers (at least it was when I was still there) and I found this review to be very useful. It pitches 9.10 and W7...
Forum: Linux 28. Oct 2009, 12:37 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
This sounds very tame now after what happened...

This sounds very tame now after what happened with the site over the past two days but..... having messed around with all the available browsers I find Opera 10 (for me at any rate) to be the best...
Forum: Linux 19. Oct 2009, 01:42 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Hey, don't blame me - I'm in enough trouble...

Hey, don't blame me - I'm in enough trouble already over other things! :D
Forum: Linux 30. Sep 2009, 04:09 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Unfortunately with Ubuntu the user information...

Unfortunately with Ubuntu the user information base is pretty extensive so it can take a while to track down your exact requirements. That said, it is all there and most of it will have been seen...
Forum: Linux 28. Sep 2009, 12:12 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
This shows the commitment currently being put...

This shows the commitment currently being put into the Ubuntu development.
The promise to get this service online and make it accessible to everyone is what will really count so let's hope it...
Forum: Linux 26. Sep 2009, 11:32 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
The really great thing about this though compared...

The really great thing about this though compared to Windows is the amount of choice available.

Anyone following my ramblings from an early stage will know that I have no option but to connect...
Forum: Linux 24. Sep 2009, 02:23 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Ubuntu 9.10

Having made the move to 9.04 I have to say that I'm completely delighted with the results, so much so that it is now an effort just to fire up my Vista partition to get the updates for my security...
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