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mfillpot

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    RE: Economically supporting fre software
    If the Linux Foundation has taken interest in the idea they would be working with the various groups to get input before going any further. I know that I had passed on the idea, but I do not know how interested they are in the idea or if they are working on implementing it. If the silence or lack of information is insufficient you can always pass the idea on to other groups or attempt to implement a solution yourself.
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    If the Linux Foundation has taken interest in the idea they would be working with the various groups to get input before going any further. I know that I had passed on the idea, but I do not know how interested they are in the idea or if they are working on implementing it.

    If the silence or lack of information is insufficient you can always pass the idea on to other groups or attempt to implement a solution yourself.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux Store
    The authors of each distribution are the copyright owners of their logos. To avoid bad relations or potential legal issues it is best to ask each that you wish to use.
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    The authors of each distribution are the copyright owners of their logos. To avoid bad relations or potential legal issues it is best to ask each that you wish to use.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Lexmark prospect pro205 driver problem
    The driver you are listing is for 32-bit systems, is you mint installation 32-bit or 64-bit?
    Link to this post 10 Nov 13

    The driver you are listing is for 32-bit systems, is you mint installation 32-bit or 64-bit?

  • mfillpot
    RE: Mount LVM partition
    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.
    Link to this post 06 Nov 13

    I do not use lvm any more or know what distro you use. However it sounds like your initrd image does not include the modules or pounter to the new lvm partition, I recommend checking out the slackware lvm guide at ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/README_LVM.TXT as a base guide to see if any steps were missed during your setup.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Installing a Brother Printer
    It looks like your printer is one of the few that is not supported out of the box, but the manufacturer does have the drivers for *buntu at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/as_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=as&c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all&SRC= just look for the deb download.
    Link to this post 06 Nov 13

    It looks like your printer is one of the few that is not supported out of the box, but the manufacturer does have the drivers for *buntu at http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/as/as_ot/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=as&c=as_ot&lang=en&prod=mfc8460n_all&SRC= just look for the deb download.

  • mfillpot
    RE: Linux or Windows?
    Instead of using MS office you can use things like calligra, libreoffice, goffice or even google drive from browser. playonlinux has a database that you can use to search the operational status of games, but the steam games that are incompatible will not be downloaded. Yes you can download the drivers to usb and install manually or get an external wifi card that supports linux and use that. Before you go looking for the alternate options I recommend doing a test installation and seeing what does and does not work, there is a chance that the wired could work out of the box. As you are a gamer and looking at using steam I recommend checking out ubuntu since that is the distro that steam is officially supporting and testing on. To start off you need to download the ubuntu ISO image and write it to disk, this will not be a data write, but you need to make the disk by using the write image to disk option in your cd/DVD writer program. Once it is on disk you will need to shrink the primary windows partition to make installation space, reboot the computer with the distro disk in the drive, then choose the install option and choose to install along-side windows.
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    Instead of using MS office you can use things like calligra, libreoffice, goffice or even google drive from browser.

    playonlinux has a database that you can use to search the operational status of games, but the steam games that are incompatible will not be downloaded.

    Yes you can download the drivers to usb and install manually or get an external wifi card that supports linux and use that. Before you go looking for the alternate options I recommend doing a test installation and seeing what does and does not work, there is a chance that the wired could work out of the box.

    As you are a gamer and looking at using steam I recommend checking out ubuntu since that is the distro that steam is officially supporting and testing on.

    To start off you need to download the ubuntu ISO image and write it to disk, this will not be a data write, but you need to make the disk by using the write image to disk option in your cd/DVD writer program. Once it is on disk you will need to shrink the primary windows partition to make installation space, reboot the computer with the distro disk in the drive, then choose the install option and choose to install along-side windows.

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