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  1. Just my personal opinion you would be better off downloading a more main stream distro like openSUSE 10.2 or Ubuntu and burn it to DVD (openSUSE) or CD (Ubuntu).


    Well, just ran the disk and I love it. I shall send for the openSuse distro on CD I think. Looks like a big download. Linux definitely for me :)

  2. Thanks, mouse. Don't know what you mean by level 2 help. Can you clarify?

    Kram. I bought the laptop because the so-called advisers told me that my desktop was faulty. Not exactly money down the drain, but I really didn't need another computer. The helpline, by the way, costs 25p (50c) a minute. If it turns out that the fault lies with Virgin I shall demand a refund of these not inconsiderable charges.


    Forgot to mention that I get my TV, phone and internet service from Virgin. No other company involved.

  3. Well, back to square one. :( Haven't got my router yet, but this morning I lost my internet connection again. I got the dialog box, Limited or no connectivity. When I phoned the useless Virgin helpline (in India) to reconnect me, their so-called technical advisor said that it was down to my firewall. I told him he was talking utter rubbish, as this was exactly the same problem that I had all along. I have bought a brand-new computer (£400) on their advice and still lose connectivity. This is the worst helpline experience I have ever had. On one occasion one of their 'techies' even asked me to reverse my ethernet cable connections, connected me, and said that was it, cured. I think they just have a list of things to tell customers, hoping they will go away.

    When I get my router, will it help to prevent this sort of thing? Up to now, it has been very expensive and frustrating. I am pretty fed up with it all.


  4. Thanks, Mouse and Kram. I am feeding my cable directly into my modem, and from the modem straight into the ethernet socket on my mobo. The same cables and modem are fine on my laptop. Forgot to mention that if I call my ISP, they connect me with a new IP address which is OK usually until I power down, sometimes before.

  5. I am currently running on my laptop, as my desktop will no longer connect to the internet. It was playing up for a couple of weeks previous to baling out altogether, and I had to keep powering down to re-connect. I have replaced the ethernet card, but to no avail. My laptop works fine using the same connection. Any suggestions as to the possible cause welcome.

    Thanks in advance.


  6. Maybe try defragging in safe mode. Then run another PcPitStop test for us,. It's odd that several are having this 50% fragmentation, according with the PcPitStop test. If it was really 50% + defragmented, PC would be super slow, it would be even hard to boot up. And of course many are having this crazy windows update problem that you have. :hammer:




    OK, Wademan. I'll get back to you shortly. :)

  7. Filezilla and NVU are platform independent. In other words they both will run on just about any operating system.


    Thanks, Bruce. I have just ordered the Knoppix CD to see how I get on with it. If it goes down well, I'll get a bit more ambitious. :)

  8. i can answer a couple of your questions.

    1) yes you can install linux on drive d

    2) yes it is straightforward ( if i can do it then you can to)

    3) like i said if i can install it then you can to. its so easy a caveman can do it.


    Thanks a lot. Which version would you recommend?

  9. I am currently experiencing, not for the first time, time-consuming problems with Windows XP (see my post in the Virus, Spyware section) and am seriously considering going over to Linux.

    I have two 40 gig hard drives on my PC. Could I install Linux on the D drive? (Windows is on C). Also, how would I transfer my folders, files etc to the new OS? Is this straightforward? Would the change impact on my website, uploading, etc? And the most important question; I consider myself only average when it comes to being computer savvy. Would I be capable of carrying out the installation?

    Answers on postcards please. :)


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