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Me? I am justhappy with my *buntu desktop.
 
Forbes Now: 10 Reasons Why Ubuntu Is Killing It In The Cloud. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwoqKV3Cg
Microsoft might have set an ambitious goal of pushing Windows 10 to 1 billion devices. But one OS that is doing wonders in the cloud, desktop, mobile, and IoT segment is Ubuntu. This Debian-based open source OS has been on a roll ever since IaaS has become mainstream to run [...]
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I have my old Gateway laptop running again the way that I like it. It only has 684 MB of Ram and is old enough that XUbuntu chokes during an install. Sparky Linux installed and ran nicely and I highly recommend it. But I wanted to run Ubuntu Mate. I was able to do that but I could not get my Broadcom wifi to work and there was no sound. That may be the fault of installing Mate after a minimal Ubuntu distro. So I thought that I would try Xubuntu.

I am happy with the Xubuntu desktop, but once again, getting the Broadcom wireless to work has not been a successful endeavour. And I have given up. Why? Because I can plug in an USB wireless device and it just works.

We can spend hours on this thing, sometimes it works and sometimes it does not, and when I consider the small amount of money that a USB wireless device can cost, pay ourselves that amount of money and just get one. Trust me, you will be in money, because the only Distro that I have ever got Broadcom wireless  to just work on this laptop was the original Crunch Bang.

This is not an appeal for help, I am just saying that if you ever find yourself trying to get this to work, give it an hour, and if it does not work, then go to your best computer store and by the USB wireless device.

After all it is an old laptop, and so far I have put in too many hours of work on it, perhaps more than it is worth, except that it has a fantastic screen / monitor.
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Wise advice. Thanks.
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Listening to the Marsden Theatre on https://www.nythespirit.com/

A music listening experience like no other, BEMX is the password for a month's free listening.

Some Linux geeks hang out in the chatroom.
David Marsden presents NYthespirit.com
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search for marsdenglobal for the chat room URL
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Remember the good ole days of Rock FM before the suits took over?
Fabulous Free Form Radio is back at https://www.nythespirit.com/
David Marsden show starts in 2 minutes. BEMX is the code for a free month. Chat room is at Marsden Global
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Has there ever been a case where an armed civilian was able to shoot an actual or potential mass shooter? I do not understand why so many of our good neighbours to the south feel so safe with such lax gun control.
It is very frustrating to watch this loss of life.
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+John Kerr I agree, but I suspect the gun carrying wannabe's would say every one of the persons they are forced to stop with their gun is a potential mass shooter.

For my part, it does become a lot scary when one is present at a mass shooting, and survives.
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Have you ever heard the expression: "it is cold enough to freeze the nuts off a bridge" ?? Well here it is:
http://www.tbnewswatch.com/News/379810/Newly_constructed_Nipigon_Bridge_splits_in_cold_
NIPIGON -- The newly-constructed Nipigon River Bridge has split in the cold, cutting the only transportation link between Eastern and Western Canada. The Ontario Provincial Police closed Highway 11-17 indefinitely at the bridge at 3:05 p.m. Sunday when bolts holding the girder to the bearing on an expansion joint broke on the bridge's north side. The split caused the eastern half of the bridge to rise about two feet. Engineers were o...
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I have just noticed that very few store sell desks anymore. Those stores that do have reduced their offering. IKEA and Staples only have fraction of what they had a few years back. There are lots of laptop tables, but many do not have a keyboard drawer.
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We ha ve lots of old desks at our place and likely will burn one or two of them before long!
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When  professional  sports teams can't win at least 25 percent of their games, no-trade clauses of player's contracts should be null and void.

When will fans have rights? This Toronto Maple Leaf fan has not watched a game this year. I do not intend to. Ten games played, one win. Who would?
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Go Habs!
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Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nythespirit?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite

A great Internet Radio station:
https://www.nythespirit.com/
Special free access code gives you one month free trial.

Remember the early days of rock on FM? This station is presented by David Marsden who was one of the DJ's who was there and moreover, played a major role in moving rock music to the FM band.

On Saturday and Sunday nights starting at 8:00 David hosts a radio show like none other. Joining the chat room at http://www.marsdenglobal.com/forum/ during the show adds more to the experience.

Give it a try, you will be glad that you did. BEMX is the code you enter at the website for free one month's access.
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