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  1. greetings!

    Well I got a new hard drive on the way from newegg, so I am going to wipe the old one and install vista on the new drive and linux on the old drive. The only problem is theres so many linux builds out there. Anyone have any recommendations?

    if you're a windows user and want to experience linux, go with mandriva, the closest linux build to windows.

    smallest footprint for me is puppy linux retro, which you will not use since you have an old hard disk and a fast computer with lots of ram.

    try most, if not all distros before you decide.

    better if you can install virtualbox http://www.virtualbox.org/ inside windows so you can try distros without even bothering your windows environment.

    good luck...

  2. greetings!

    Yea I went Gnome to. Sure seems to be better and faster, still customize it as you want. TONS easier to find stuff you want.

                                                            My new responce to someone asking What linux build to go with.

    There Is one thing you need to decide before which version of linux you want. There are 2 Basic desktops to choose from.

    KDE- That will give you all the fancy, Cube, Windows Blows up kinda stuff. You will spend some time trying to figure what does what and what keyboard shortcuts you will need to make some of the fancy stuff do what it does. Finding installed programs can be a bit tough.

    Gnome- Not all the bells and whistles but you can still customize it, add themes, Looks nice, as a new Linux user myself from windows 98 days, Gnome is much easier to find stuff, and Can be changed over to kde in time if you want.

    As far as which brand of linux, Ubuntu,OpenSuse, all that, They are all pretty much the same. One offers no more features than the other, What may work Great on my computer, May not work well with yours.

    The one Build That is as close to windows as you can possible get, Including the desktop trash can and "my computer" icon is Manriva I prefer 2008.

    So decide on your desktop, Then decide which flavor of Linux you want, Hit the forums, Give the one you like a shot.

    aside from KDE and GNOME, don't forget XFCE at http://www.xfce.org/, the lightest of them all. this can resurrect very old PCs, if you have one.

    probably the easiest to install and co-exist with windows is ubuntu, the one that can be installed inside the windows environment, through wubi.


  3. greetings!

    ==> How can i tweak my mothers computer if it is a old computer with win xp home swedish version. i did it once before and i success but i dont remember what i did. it

  4. greetings!

    to go to the Fonts Folder in Vista...

    1. Start

    2. Control Panel

    3. Classic View

    4. Fonts ==> your Vista's Fonts folder

    to Install New Fonts: continue...

    5. File

    6. Install New Font

    7. Check Copy fonts to Fonts folder

    7. click the location of your New Font/s

    8. Click Install

    9. enjoy...

    hope this helps.

  5. greetings!

    this is my measly internet connection speed.


    :::.. testmy.net test results ..:::

    Download Connection is:: 310 Kbps about 0.31 Mbps (tested with 512 kB)

    Download Speed is:: 38 kB/s

    Upload Connection is:: 93 Kbps about 0.1 Mbps (tested with 386 kB)

    Upload Speed is:: 11 kB/s

    Tested From:: https://testmy.net (Main)

    Test Time:: 2009/07/15 - 11:53pm

    D-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-A0PMF8VHN

    U-Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-K4D3CSYRL

    User Agent:: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 6.0; en-US) AppleWebKit/530.19.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.2 Safari/530.19.1 [!]



    from http://www.ip-adress.com/speedtest/

    Our Bandwidth Speed Test is a precisely accurate measurement of your Internet connection UPLOAD and DOWNLOAD speeds. Test your Broadband Speed with our free Bandwdith Speed Test tool.

    Last Result:

    Download Speed: 328 kbps (41 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Upload Speed: 93 kbps (11.6 KB/sec transfer rate)

    Thursday, July 16, 2009 13:55:15




    Speed Meter

    Your current bandwidth reading is



    i have a 384/128 kbps DSL connection. Asian Region

    those are After the Vista Tweaks...

    what do you think?

    thanks again...


  6. greetings!

    maybe it's just personal browser preferences.  what you like may not be liked by others, and vice versa.

    a lovely lady for me may not be a lovely lady for you!

    beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder...

  7. greetings!

    ==> If only linux was compatible with most of the stuff I use then I would make it the main OS of my other system. Although windows 7 is proving to be fairly nice. An upgrade from Vista at least. 

    Linux will be compatible for most windows applications if you will install "wine" http://www.winehq.org/

    you can install windows apps using this.

    if you also want to play windows games on linux, together with windows apps, you can also install "Play On Linux" http://www.playonlinux.com/


  8. greetings!

    i think it is better to use a separate Network Interface Card rather than the onboard one.

    this is, IMO, similar to what a separate video card and onboard video does.  a separate card has its own memory, rather than the sharing that goes with the onboard video card.

    besides, you have two internet connections; a separate NIC and onboard connection.  if NIC fails, you can use onboard, right?

    hope this will help.

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