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    Health and happiness, don't have to have wealth and joy. I'm willing to settle for less.

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  • System Specifications:
    Gigabyte Motherboard I GB AMD Duron Nvidia FX 5200 video Seagate 200GB HD + Seagate 120GB HD DVD-R, CD-RW Pioneer + DVD-RW Lite-On KDS 15" LCD Linux Only
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  1. Easy App Adapt

    Before I was excited about the possibility of everyone having what they wanted or needed on demand. ( As opposed to plotting and planning your kernel, distro, version). Now I worry this could turn into an ugly race for the most stuff. Without actually delivering the right stuff. I hope I'm wrong, and both approaches deliver fantastic results to everyone. Still early days yet. And if snaps or flats become the best choice I can live with that. Either/Or works too. https://flathub.org/apps.html https://snapcraft.io/?from=corepage http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/09/ahoy-flathub-website-now-lets-install-apps
  2. DRM drudgery

    It is amazing/amusing how people differ over what progress means. https://www.linux.com/blog/flurry-open-source-graphics-milestones Where at the same time Linus Torvalds is apoplectic over TinyDRM for Linux 4.11 code quality. (No links due to this being the family friendly quote.) It is wonderful to have new and improved kernels, but what I would really like to see are trouble-free and full use of graphics cards or platforms for linux. I want the manufacturers to deliver their product to the open source community in a working state that gives the buyer full value for their dollars spent. I really don't feel like that is asking too much.
  3. uCareSystem

    http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-simplify-debian-ubuntu-system-updates-with-ucaresystem/ It just keeps getting easier. Apparently you can run it from terminal or use GUI. https://utappia.org/2012/03/26/comparison-ubuntu-update-manager-and-ucaresystem-2-3/
  4. I was going to use a different link but chose this due to language in comments at other sites. https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/11/spotify-desktop-app-data/ from ars TECHNICA I always thought Spotify was a horrible experience on android, and the linux client had some frustrating behaviors but this! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2016/11/spotify-testing-new-layout-desktop-player This seems like an interesting coincidence. We are always trying out new things on the unsuspecting user. OMG! is right.
  5. Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

    https://www.ostechnix.com/ukuu-an-easy-way-to-install-and-upgrade-linux-kernel-in-ubuntu-based-systems/ This is just a quick, easy, and painless way to deal with new and old kernels and headers.
  6. Why do you prefer Linux?

    1) EASE OF USE! Linux is not only simple, intuitive, and well documented. It is very easy to use. I am not saying linux is trouble free, but I have caused most of the problems I have encountered using linux myself. Free, low-maintenance goodness at warp speed on old hardware. I'll admit newer hardware can equal more problems using linux. But just give them time and the fix is in the mix. I include security and updates and general maintenance...etc... quick and easy. 2)CUSTOM FIT! Don't like your DE? Change it. You want to dedicate your harware to audio, video, astronomy, photography... etc. Go right ahead. There is probably already a distro for your interest, and a community of people willing to help you get to the cutting edge and beyond. 3)CUSTOMER SERVICE!You could use linux for free forever, but that would be sad. I'm not talking about money. You could use linux forever and never give a single thing in return but you would cripple linux and make it worse. What you could do is send bug reports, donate time, effort, harware, cash? You could request a better mouse-trap, suggest a better method, or just complain loudly; and chances are someone will take that information and try to create, or improve, or just fix it. Now I don't know what to call that behavior exactly, so I call it customer service. That's enough for me, I don't need anything else.
  7. Easy App Adapt

    Okay, now we're talkin. This will be sweet when it truly is universal. https://insights.ubuntu.com/2016/06/14/universal-snap-packages-launch-on-multiple-linux-distros/
  8. Easy App Adapt

    Thanks Terry! I feel like such a pervert using the old dead apps and distros. Long Term Support. Who cares.
  9. Easy App Adapt

    This is a dream come true for me. It's as simple as apt and I can pick and choose older or newer versions of applications, while running various versions of Ubuntu. I'm hope this will be adopted linux-wide soon. I would not be using this for android or apple nor windows. Actually if there is something like this for android I would use it today! No more this app won't run on your system only supports lollipop or better. I'm talking about Adapt. It seems simpler than any other solution.
  10. Easy App Adapt

    Anyone know of similar tools to Adapt? http://www.ostechnix.com/adapt-run-app-version-ubuntu-version/ I am aware of AppImage. https://tuxdiary.com/2016/01/20/appimage/ Docker is much more complicated, and it takes x86-64 to run it.
  11. FCC and Open Source Routers

    Just a heads up if you're in the market for a new router. This really ticks me off because I have two old routers I still use. I had to install DD-WRT and OpenWRT because there was no newer firmware available from the manufacturer. With the new open source system I no longer have to constantly reset routers just to keep a connection open. I am not a network guru and that is why DD-WRT and OpenWRT are so useful. There is way more information out there on how to do just about anything using these tools than I'll ever need. And just some simple settings and these old routers keep working. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/03/tp-link-blocks-open-source-router-firmware-to-comply-with-new-fcc-rule/#p3
  12. just for fun

    4.3.0-1-amd64 Debian testing (Sparky Linux) 3.16.0-38-generic (Linux Mint 17.2) 3.19.O-49-generic (Ubuntu 14.04) 3.13.0-77 lowlatency (Ubuntu Studio) 3.20.23-generic (Linux Mint) Three laptops and a Lenovo box
  13. Any way to get better sound quality?

    Audiophile Linux is based on Arch Linux distribution. Old versions are based on Linux Mint. It’s absolutely free. Linux operating system Supported DACs and it’s kernel are distributed under GPL license. Might want to have a look at their Supported DACs first. http://www.ap-linux.com/ I haven't used ap linux but it seems their goals fit yours. Others have had problems with Realtek ALC887 driver. I don't know anything about it.
  14. Ubuntu

    I don't use Windows but I hate it when Windows users suffer because they just wanted to try Linux. So another easy way to explore Linux using Windows. Low or no risk. Found on LXer http://kernelnews.com/articles/2010/ubuntu_for_winusers.html
  15. Anyone using an ipod with Linux?

    I don't have an iPod but here are some more options: http://pawelb.loki-a.com/homepage/index.ph...5&Itemid=55 http://www.osnews.com/story/22942/Ubuntu_1...one_iPod_Touch_