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Thomas Traynor
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Lubuntu 17.10 upgrade and Synaptic issue
I did the upgrade to Lubuntu 17.10 and for the most part it went smoothly.  The only time I had a problem was when I tried to run Synaptic.  It kept complaining about 'zesty' and the latest is 'artful'.  I surfed a lot of user groups and did find one refere...

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Upgraded PCLINUXOS and a new mouse
A few things that I had to do for the Linux box.  For the last couple of weeks I have noticed at times I would get a double click on the mouse when I pressed only once.  I am not surprised there as the machine is used for a MMORPG ( Runescape )for at least ...

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A mini-rant on the state of store web pages
T oo many stores don't take time to build a web site that is user friendly.  They are probably going with the experts who say it is perfect, but, take it from me they are far from perfect.  There are a few that I have problems with and it is frustrating in ...

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Learned how to install TTF fonts not in PCLINUX
I use a twitter client CoreBird and it works almost perfectly.  The only issue is that it wouldn't display some of the emoji characters.  I checked around and it was missing the SYMBOLA TTF library.  I checked PCLINUXOS and it wasn't in the repository.  My ...

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Software and Tools - Backups
O ne of the most important things you can do after you secure your device is to make regular backups and just as important is to test your backups. Why backup? Hard drives fail.  It doesn't matter how new the drive is or even if it is a SSD they will fail s...

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Software and Tools - Social
A large part of people being online is the various 'social' applications.  For myself the major ones I use is Twitter and Facebook.  There are others, but, the basics I will cover here should be applicable to the other sites/applications.  I use Twitter mai...

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Software and tools - Office suite
T his is the fifth blog on software.  This time I am focusing on 'office' suite software that I am using on my Linux machine.  The Office suite you use is a personal preference, or, it is imposed on you by the company you work for.  My personal preference i...

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Software and Tools - Email
T his is the fourth blog on various tools that I use.  Email is a personal preference for what works for you.  Most people I suspect are using Outlook as that is preferred corporate email client and it comes as part of Windows.  My personal preference is ac...

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Software and Tools - Antivirus
T he next thing on the list of things to do is a good antivirus package after you install your favourite browser and before you start serious web surfing.  Again, this is a personal preference and it all depends on what you want, need and are willing to pay...

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Software and Tools - Browsers
T his is the second in a group of blogs on software, tools and repositories.  One of the main tools I use and I suspect the majority is a browser.  There are a number of great browsers out there and the one you use and like depends on your personal preferen...
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