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Trinae A Ross

Member since: Aug 5th, 2009

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Why Ubuntu Netbook fails in real life (Download Squad)

Jun 8th 2010 10:41PM While I would agree that the "review" of UNR was a bit biased, it does raise valid questions for the average user. Many users have their music and movies stored on another PC. If the UNR PC cannot access the share easily, then the user cannot have access to their media.

Ubuntu is an awesome alternative to Windows. However, until the Linux community receives support for manufacturers, the average user is going to encounter problems along the way. For me, the reduction in battery life, freezing on adjusting brightness and mousepad issues were enough to send me back to a Windows installation. I shouldn't have to spend hours learning command line to get basic things to work on my PC.

Each release of Ubuntu and other distros gets us a little closer to an out-of-the-box experience. But, we're not there yet on laptops. (I can say that I have better success on desktops.)

And to use FAIL as a noun? Ugh, just another example of the butchering of language in general. I dunno, maybe I shud jist git wit da program. (Yes, I meant that as a joke.)

Ubuntu 10.04 hit by major bug on release day (Download Squad)

Apr 29th 2010 3:41PM Woot! 10.4 is up. Downloading now.

Ubuntu 10.04 hit by major bug on release day (Download Squad)

Apr 29th 2010 1:33PM So does this mean no Ubuntu release parties? Waiting a little longer isn't a killer, but I was hoping to get my install done tonight and spend the weekend just marvel at it's awesomeness!

Aviary hops on Google Apps Marketplace bandwagon (Download Squad)

Mar 11th 2010 10:49AM Seriously, is it me, or are the Google folks trying to take over my life. I thought Microsoft was going to have me hooked. Wow, talk about another reason to use my apps account more. Now, if they can allow me to use this all offline (without the use of Gears) then I might have a reason to finally say goodbye to Team Redmond.

Best Linux software for new users (Download Squad)

Jan 4th 2010 2:12PM I would agree that Linux Mint is an easy choice for new users. With proprietary codecs and whatnot already installed, it allows the average person to use Mint with little or no fuss.

Millions of Karmic Koalas descend on the 'net as Ubuntu 9.10 downloads go live (Download Squad)

Oct 29th 2009 3:42PM Why not run a live USB? Or set it to another partition?

Windows 7 OEM prices unveiled (Here's a hint, cheaper than full retail) (Download Squad)

Sep 30th 2009 8:33AM Ubuntu is always a good deal, but until I can give up my Office addiction, I'm still tethered to Windows. However, since I cannot use the OEM license on my laptop, then I might be sticking with Vista and XP for a little while longer.

Sure, I could run Office in VirtualBox, but that would defeat the purpose of migrating to Ubuntu in the first place.

I found that they cheapest way to score a legal copy of Windows 7 is to take a class at my local community college. I'm returning in January anyway, so why not pick up the student license. Is there anything different about that than regular W7?

Windows 7 OEM prices unveiled (Here's a hint, cheaper than full retail) (Download Squad)

Sep 29th 2009 3:48PM My question is, if I should install the OEM version on my laptop, then need to buy a new laptop, would I need to buy another OEM version of Windows 7? Wouldn't be cheaper to buy the retail version, if simply because the license is transferable?

How to turn off "on behalf of" in Gmail (Download Squad)

Aug 5th 2009 8:35AM I use my company through Google's mail servers and have yet to see the "Sent on behalf of" message. When you set up your mail. Do you use your user name as name@companyname.domain? Here is what I do in Outlook 2007:

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=77689

It is important that you select the whole configure manually setting. Hope it helps.

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