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nanouk

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  • nanouk
    RE: How to uninstall ubuntu??
    Did you resolve your "still seeing 2 OS" upon boot up issue? If not, it could simply be the boot.ini listing in Windows that can be taken care of through the Windows Systems property --> Startup and Recovery tab. Use the EDIT button to manually edit the Windows startup options. Give Ubuntu a try in the future, GR, its really not a bad distro. IMHO. Nanouk
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    Did you resolve your "still seeing 2 OS" upon boot up issue?

    If not, it could simply be the boot.ini listing in Windows that can be taken care of through
    the Windows Systems property --> Startup and Recovery tab.
    Use the EDIT button to manually edit the Windows startup options.

    Give Ubuntu a try in the future, GR, its really not a bad distro. IMHO.
    Nanouk

  • nanouk
    RE: Things to do after installing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic!
    [b]altNull wrote:[/b] [quote]Good Post. You forgot the number 1 thing you can do in a Linux distro - Figure out some way to epicly break Linux, then post about it on the forums. I ounce, after downloading about 600+ packages to fix an audio problem, found my self on a different desktop from Gnome. It wasn't KDE or Xfce. I showed it to a Linux guru I know. His response was "What the..." Best laugh of my life. .[/quote] ROTFLMAO! It's 0230 AM here on Thanksgiving morning, I just about blew my coffee out my nose reading this one. Thanks for the chuckle, alt. It was needed! :woohoo: :lol:
    Link to this post 26 Nov 09

    altNull wrote:

    Good Post. You forgot the number 1 thing you can do in a Linux distro - Figure out some way to epicly break Linux, then post about it on the forums. I ounce, after downloading about 600+ packages to fix an audio problem, found my self on a different desktop from Gnome. It wasn't KDE or Xfce. I showed it to a Linux guru I know. His response was "What the..." Best laugh of my life.
    .

    ROTFLMAO! It's 0230 AM here on Thanksgiving morning, I just about blew my coffee out my nose reading this one. Thanks for the chuckle, alt. It was needed!
    :woohoo:
    :lol:

  • nanouk
    RE: hi all
    [b]david93 wrote:[/b] [quote]hallo my name is david and i am 16 years old. i started linux ubuntu about a year ago. i spend quite a lots of time on it, researching and learning different things about linux and unix. can you tell me please is there any way i could earn some pocket money with linux from home while i am spending time on it. i am in school as well and i dont want to work part time on something else because after i cant spend time on linux. can you suggest me what to do please. thank you very much appreciate it.[/quote] Good for you, David. Nice to see some initiative and personal motivation from our younger members. I agree with the "learning about the Ubuntu server," however, you said that you wanted to do the work from home so marketing is going to be an issue. As a consultant, I would suggest the following: 1) Check out "remote pay for service sites" one that I like is crossloop.com. You can use it for free, deploying your services to those that need it while getting your expertise out. 2) Contact the local Chamber of Commerce, Business club, or associations (real estate, legal, medical, etc) and talk to them about offering to provide services to their members at first for internship/knowledge, and then later as your presence grows, begin to charge by the incident: $20/per, then $25/per then $30, etc. 3) Write some "letters to the editor" or offer to answer technical questions for your local paper. Nothing smells like expertise than having potential clients see your name in writing: instant authority bestowal. 4) Finally, begin a technical blog and then start to give out the URL to local people, businesses, and associations. Use the blog to answer "local" questions and issues of technology like using Linux to reduce TCO (total cost of ownership), use of LInux servers instead of for fee-servers, and the like. A couple of weeks/months of this type of exposure, and you will begin to see potential clients start to nibble. A good successful project can then be shoe-horned into more exposure and "authoritative presence" and you are on your way. Just remember, don't run before you walk. Don't try to take on too much while you are still having educational demands on your time. The last thing you want is the word to get out that one does not complete projects. I would suggest while still in school, take on only 1 project at a time. Give it your allowed attention apart from school, complete it, and then ask for a note of reference or satisfaction that you can use to "pad your consulting" portfolio. Sorry if I rambled on longer than necessary, but I am very pleased to see young people take an interest in helping others with their IT issues while making money on their own. Let me know how it goes, David. Nanouk 1981-1984 UC Berkeley CS adjunct instructor, BSD team Yes, I'm a old guy ;-) :cheer:
    Link to this post 26 Nov 09

    david93 wrote:

    hallo
    my name is david and i am 16 years old. i started linux ubuntu about a year ago. i spend quite a lots of time on it, researching and learning different things about linux and unix. can you tell me please is there any way i could earn some pocket money with linux from home while i am spending time on it.
    i am in school as well and i dont want to work part time on something else because after i cant spend time on linux. can you suggest me what to do please.
    thank you very much appreciate it.

    Good for you, David. Nice to see some initiative and personal motivation from our younger members.
    I agree with the "learning about the Ubuntu server," however, you said that you wanted to do the work
    from home so marketing is going to be an issue.

    As a consultant, I would suggest the following:
    1) Check out "remote pay for service sites" one that I like is crossloop.com. You can use it for free, deploying your services to those that need it while getting your expertise out.

    2) Contact the local Chamber of Commerce, Business club, or associations (real estate, legal, medical, etc) and talk to them about offering to provide services to their members at first for internship/knowledge, and then later as your presence grows, begin to charge by the incident: $20/per, then $25/per then $30, etc.

    3) Write some "letters to the editor" or offer to answer technical questions for your local paper. Nothing smells like expertise than having potential clients see your name in writing: instant authority bestowal.

    4) Finally, begin a technical blog and then start to give out the URL to local people, businesses, and associations. Use the blog to answer "local" questions and issues of technology like using Linux to reduce TCO (total cost of ownership), use of LInux servers instead of for fee-servers, and the like.

    A couple of weeks/months of this type of exposure, and you will begin to see potential clients start to nibble. A good successful project can then be shoe-horned into more exposure and "authoritative presence" and you are on your way. Just remember, don't run before you walk. Don't try to take on too much while you are still having educational demands on your time. The last thing you want is the word to get out that one does not complete projects. I would suggest while still in school, take on only 1 project at a time. Give it your allowed attention apart from school, complete it, and then ask for a note of reference or satisfaction that you can use to "pad your consulting" portfolio.

    Sorry if I rambled on longer than necessary, but I am very pleased to see young people take an interest in helping others with their IT issues while making money on their own. Let me know how it goes, David.

    Nanouk
    1981-1984 UC Berkeley CS adjunct instructor, BSD team
    Yes, I'm a old guy ;-) :cheer:

  • nanouk
    RE: another sound question
    Open up a terminal app (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal) use the following command: lsb_release -a that should do it. Ignore the first line, but the rest should be the version and name of the distro. Happy Thanksgiving, Eric Nanouk
    Link to this post 26 Nov 09

    Open up a terminal app (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal)

    use the following command: lsb_release -a
    that should do it. Ignore the first line, but the
    rest should be the version and name of the distro.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Eric
    Nanouk

  • nanouk
    RE: Installing on old PC
    [b]woboyle wrote:[/b] [quote]Myself, I prefer Gentoo for older PC's. It allows you to configure the system for just about any hardware, and it will only install the software and drivers for the hardware you specify. However, it is a good idea to have a full listing of the hardware in your system to do this. It also requires a lot of time the first time you install it. However, it will result in a system that is highly tuned to your needs and environment. Not for the faint of heart, but a great linux learning environment.[/quote] Sound advice, woboyle, since it would appear the thread owner is someone well familiar with the technical side of hardware and operating systems given his stated goal to develop an RS-232 interface. I have had good success with Gentoo in these situations. Nanouk
    Link to this post 26 Nov 09

    woboyle wrote:

    Myself, I prefer Gentoo for older PC's. It allows you to configure the system for just about any hardware, and it will only install the software and drivers for the hardware you specify. However, it is a good idea to have a full listing of the hardware in your system to do this. It also requires a lot of time the first time you install it. However, it will result in a system that is highly tuned to your needs and environment. Not for the faint of heart, but a great linux learning environment.

    Sound advice, woboyle, since it would appear the thread owner is someone well familiar with the technical side of hardware and operating systems given his stated goal to develop an RS-232 interface. I have had good success with Gentoo in these situations.

    Nanouk

  • nanouk
    RE: Choosing a distro: Pros and Cons from real users
    For the reasons that most have already listed, I have chosen Ubuntu for my clients and newbies for the wealth of support forums, length of time in the public domain, and different choices to meet their needs from: Developers: Ubuntu Graphics/Multimedia: Ubuntu Studio Home Entertainment: Mythbuntu New to Linux: Kubuntu Recycled machines: Xubuntu Education: Edubuntu ARM devices: Ubuntu on ARM Ubuntu MID: Ubuntu for mobile devices Servers: Ubuntu Server and most in 32 or 64 bit versions finally, of course, don't forget the ease of "dual booting" Ubuntu with Windows (XP, Vista, Win7) to ease the transition from the Redmond "mindset" to the Open-source environment. It will take time for the user experience to metaphor from Windows to Linux, but with enough help and tolerance, Linux can truly become the alternative to Windows that has been touted for years. Additionally, the progression from ease of installation for the new users of Linux to the heavy-hitting, non-GUI based versions of Ubuntu can keep the ex-Windows user involved for a significant length of time. Take care, Nanouk (Coming Home, Finally!)
    Link to this post 26 Nov 09

    For the reasons that most have already listed, I have chosen Ubuntu for my clients and newbies for the wealth of support forums, length of time in the public domain, and different choices to meet their needs from:

    Developers: Ubuntu
    Graphics/Multimedia: Ubuntu Studio
    Home Entertainment: Mythbuntu
    New to Linux: Kubuntu
    Recycled machines: Xubuntu
    Education: Edubuntu
    ARM devices: Ubuntu on ARM
    Ubuntu MID: Ubuntu for mobile devices
    Servers: Ubuntu Server
    and most in 32 or 64 bit versions

    finally, of course, don't forget the ease of "dual booting" Ubuntu with Windows (XP, Vista, Win7) to ease the transition from the Redmond "mindset" to the Open-source environment. It will take time for the user experience to metaphor from Windows to Linux, but with enough help and tolerance, Linux can truly become the alternative to Windows that has been touted for years.

    Additionally, the progression from ease of installation for the new users of Linux to the heavy-hitting, non-GUI based versions of Ubuntu can keep the ex-Windows user involved for a significant length of time.

    Take care,
    Nanouk (Coming Home, Finally!)

  • nanouk
    RE: Help make 7 an unlucky number for Microsoft
    Excellent point, Jonas. Though as technologist we are to suppose to be, I guess, I bit more Vulcan when it comes to feelings, but no one like to be pushed or made to feel odd for their previous decisions. I truly believe that Windows, maybe not 7, will succumb to its bloat and HW requirements. I simply told and showed my clients, via a free Live CD of Ubuntu GNOME or KDE, how they could recycle their non-compliant Windows 7 desktops and notably their underpowered laptops into suitable Linux units and still do most everything, not all, but enough to make it worth their interest. Times of economic upheaval always demand some different thinking. Ubuntu or other desktop distros of Linux are coming on line frequently. Welcome, Jonas. Nanouk
    Link to this post 26 Nov 09

    Excellent point, Jonas. Though as technologist we are to suppose to be, I guess, I bit more Vulcan when it comes to feelings, but no one like to be pushed or made to feel odd for their previous decisions. I truly believe that Windows, maybe not 7, will succumb to its bloat and HW requirements.

    I simply told and showed my clients, via a free Live CD of Ubuntu GNOME or KDE, how they could recycle their non-compliant Windows 7 desktops and notably their underpowered laptops into suitable Linux units and still do most everything, not all, but enough to make it worth their interest. Times of economic upheaval always demand some different thinking. Ubuntu or other desktop distros of Linux are coming on line frequently.

    Welcome, Jonas.
    Nanouk

  • nanouk
    RE: Help make 7 an unlucky number for Microsoft
    I guess I don't really understand all this "Microsoft Derangement Syndrome" on display here. I worked on the BSD 3.7-4.2 versions while I was at UC Berkeley (yes, I'm an old fart), but would have starved as a UNIX consultant during the years after I left UCB until now. Finally, the Web, bandwidth, and the increasing simplicity of Linux installs have brought the Linux desktop to the point where it can finally compete with Windows. However, we have to learn that we are in the vast minority and those that have grown up with, used, upgraded, cursed, and cried over Windows do have a viable alternative. Let's understand that the way to get others to try and use Linux as that alternative is to patiently work with them, show them, and not insult their last 20 years of existence. Remember the famous saying, "The way to get someone to agree with your opinions is to quietly walk over to them, take them by the hand, and gently lead them to your side of the discussion." (CJ Stoneman) Happy Thanksgiving All! See you around the forums. Remember, easy does it. They will come around. Nanouk
    Link to this post 25 Nov 09

    I guess I don't really understand all this "Microsoft Derangement Syndrome" on display here. I worked on the BSD 3.7-4.2 versions while I was at UC Berkeley (yes, I'm an old fart), but would have starved as a UNIX consultant during the years after I left UCB until now. Finally, the Web, bandwidth, and the increasing simplicity of Linux installs have brought the Linux desktop to the point where it can finally compete with Windows.

    However, we have to learn that we are in the vast minority and those that have grown up with, used, upgraded, cursed, and cried over Windows do have a viable alternative. Let's understand that the way to get others to try and use Linux as that alternative is to patiently work with them, show them, and not insult their last 20 years of existence.

    Remember the famous saying, "The way to get someone to agree with your opinions is to quietly walk over to them, take them by the hand, and gently lead them to your side of the discussion." (CJ Stoneman)

    Happy Thanksgiving All! See you around the forums. Remember, easy does it. They will come around.

    Nanouk

  • nanouk
    RE: new ubuntu user seeking help with adobe flash
    Don't worry about it, Brian. I had the same problem installing (the easy way) with Karmic Koala -- that the name for Ubuntu 9.10. Had to complete uninstall the Adobe Flash plug-in from adobe and repos (repositories) and do it by hand. Do a Google search on 'Ubuntu 9.10 Adobe Flash plug-in problems' and there are several solutions that will walk you through the manual method for installing the plugin. You need to understand this process anyway since some Linux "easy installs" go awry and need manual attention. I don't post the URL here since it takes you to another Linux forum, and loyalty is important to me. ;-) Welcome to the world of Linux/Ubuntu. It really is a whole new experience for the desktop. Take care. Nanouk
    Link to this post 25 Nov 09

    Don't worry about it, Brian. I had the same problem installing (the easy way) with Karmic Koala -- that the name for Ubuntu 9.10. Had to complete uninstall the Adobe Flash plug-in from adobe and repos (repositories) and do it by hand. Do a Google search on 'Ubuntu 9.10 Adobe Flash plug-in problems' and there are several solutions that will walk you through the manual method for installing the plugin. You need to understand this process anyway since some Linux "easy installs" go awry and need manual attention. I don't post the URL here since it takes you to another Linux forum, and loyalty is important to me. ;-)

    Welcome to the world of Linux/Ubuntu. It really is a whole new experience for the desktop. Take care.
    Nanouk

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