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The only one here runnin Opera .... and Linux too ??

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The only one here runnin Opera .... and Linux too ??

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Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 12, 2009 12:31AM

OOps, looks like I see fossil too smileys
with beer

Onyma Report This Comment
Date: February 12, 2009 01:51AM

I wanna know who "barbara222 Fort Worth" is winking
quasi Report This Comment
Date: February 12, 2009 08:11AM

No offense, buddy, but I gave up tryin' to keep up with the Jones a long time ago. Tryin' to keep up with the Jones is a big part of why we're in this recession - a lot of people thought they needed stuff they couldn't afford & really didn't need and the dumbwits at the banks were all to happy to lend them the money. You don't fall into that category but a little bit of goading makes some folks do shit (or buy shit) they shouldn't. I've seen a lot of big boy toys sittin' out along the roads for sale lately.
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 12, 2009 08:17AM

Tsk, tsk quasi, they're both free, as in poor boys toys smileys
with beer

quasi Report This Comment
Date: February 12, 2009 08:37AM

Still doesn't mean I need 'em, and I said I knew it doesn't apply to you. But what about the new hardware you need to use them?
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 12, 2009 09:18AM

Nah, dudn even take any fancy hardware to run 'em either. Opera can run on pretty much anything and here's Ubuntus requirements, which by todays standards are archaic

Bare Minimum requirements

It should be possible to get Ubuntu running on a system with the following minimum hardware specification, although it is unlikely that the system would run well. You should use the Alternate install CD to attempt such an installation.
300 MHz x86 processor
64 MB of system memory (RAM)
At least 4 GB of disk space (for full installation and swap space)
VGA graphics card capable of 640x480 resolution
CD-ROM drive or network card

Recommended minimum requirements

Ubuntu should run reasonably well on a computer with the following minimum hardware specification. However, features such as visual effects may not run smoothly.
700 MHz x86 processor
384 MB of system memory (RAM)
8 GB of disk space
Graphics card capable of 1024x768 resolution

Sound card

A network or Internet connection

^^^^^All fits most machines 6-8yrs old ^^^^^^

Note: All 64-bit (x86-64) PCs should be able to run Ubuntu. Use the 64-bit installation CD for a 64-bit-optimised installation. <- Runs much smoother to me ... and FASTER

Recommended for visual effects

Visual effects provide various special graphical effects for your desktop to make it look and feel more fun and easier to use. If your computer is not powerful enough to run visual effects, you can turn them off and will still have a usable Ubuntu desktop.

Visual effects are turned on by default if you have a graphics card which is supported. For information on supported graphics cards, see DesktopEffects.
1.2 GHz x86 processor
384 MB of system memory (RAM)

Supported graphics card (see DesktopEffects)

I think I have a total of under $700 invested in the new machine I just finished buildin. 'Course if you wanted to buy a similar machine at the ol "Big Box" outlet it'd problee be closer to $1500. But, I much prefer to build my own so I can use better overall equipment and 'cause I just ain't payin anyone else a chunk of $$ to do a so-so job of assemblin my hardware. There's a pocket full of lil tricks I used that will never show up in a "bought" machine winking

pulse Report This Comment
Date: February 14, 2009 11:22PM

I use opera on the macbook air .. google chrome on my vista desktop .. and firefox on the xp laptop

I'm not a big one for supporting the same vendors, apparently smiling
Mrkim Report This Comment
Date: February 15, 2009 04:31AM

A regular browser whore eh pulse?

Haven't found a good enough reason yet to switch off Opera myself. I fire up FF occasionally just to see if there's any new tricks that excite me and .... when my daughter's on my home machine I make her use FF so she can't jack with my Opera settings.

She's quite talented at lockin up a browser, gets it from the ol man I guess, but I don't really care so long as she ain't crashin my browser with her facebook/myspace and other traipsins around the ol www.

Last week she locked it up really well. She was on some site and got one of those nifty pop ups tellin her she had a virus, needed to use "their" scanner and then showed all kinda bogus infections, which scared her pretty good thinkin she had gotten a virus on my machine. Then of course another pop up offered her a nice AV to take care of it, so she decided she's better clean up Daddys machine and this of course locked her up quick.

Had to give her a refresher course in virii vs. Ubuntu and that she should NEVER click on that stupid "scan my system, please" BS since Ubuntu would NEVER need it and that she was NEVER to install ANYTHING on my machine without my permission 1st, NO EXCEPTIONS!

I built her an Ubuntu machine but haddn gotten a wireless card for it yet. I told her when she is on her own machine she can do all the stupid shit she wants to .... AND that she can also learn how to fix it, which will teach her bettern anything I can think of in what NOT to do cool smiley

quasi Report This Comment
Date: February 15, 2009 08:23AM

Yep, been to that movie where the kids had to have their own machine because of all the crap they get into. Two teenage boys in the house; what possible troubles could they have gotten into? Now that they're a little older they don't seem to have nearly the mess on the PC as they used to, though the older of the two was gone for awhile and has only recently come back. We'll see how that plays out 'cause I think he's the one that was pretty toxic to the machines before.