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  1. FreeBSD, the free Unix variant, has released version 9.1 today. Get FreeBSD
  2. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family. I hope you experience peace and joy over the holidays.
  3. The second amendment and the NRA will continue to guarantee that people have the right to own guns; that will unlikely change. Perhaps it may be an idea to take a different approach. That is, I think it can be reasonably argued that more resources need to be devoted to wellness and mental health. Specifically people who are mentally ill need to be treated and proper screening practices need to be put in place to support and identify people at risk. Too often mentally ill people are pushed aside by society.
  4. Hi Chuck, Good to see you again, man!
  5. Welcome to our forums, impellitteri
  6. Do they take checks or MasterCard?
  7. Welcome to the forum, Gid! :-)
  8. Nope, have not heard from marsh. I hope he's okay!
  9. Hey Pete_C, Saw your post today at G4. Many thanks for the invitation to G4 members. It would be great to see G4 members heading here! :-)
  10. Thanks for the heads-up, Pete_C. Is there any indication that the forums will be taken down? Just curious.
  11. Cool! Best wishes with this new venture, shanenin!
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    Why use Linux?

    Thanks, Jeff! You're welcome.
  13. Why should you try out Linux? Linux is a Unix-like operating system that has been around for a little over twenty years. Linux was invented by a Finnish programmer named Linus Torvalds in 1991. Many big iron servers like Google run on Linux. Years ago Linux had the reputation of being difficult to use, today that is not the case. There are several versions of Linux like Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, and Fedora that are fun and easy to use. Linux is very secure and robust and has the advantage of being immune to the virus and malware infections that plague Windows based systems! Also, Linux is free open source software that can be installed on several PCs without fear of copy write violations. Free is a good thing. If you are curious about giving Linux a try you can try one of several Live versions of Linux that are available. For example, you can download and burn an OpenSUSE live CD and run it on your windows system. That is, you can boot your PC from the CD, give Linux a try without changing anything on your Windows installation. If you find that you like Linux You can use the Live CD to install Linux and set-up a dual boot so that you can choose to run either Windows or Linux at system start-up. Here are some links to Linux websites if you would like to give this amazing operating system a try. OpenSUSE Ubuntu Fedora and Red Hat
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    Ghost Town?

    Good to see you, man!
  15. Greetings, I've been running Linux for a little over 10 years. There are several very good versions of Linux out there that are perfect for someone just starting out in Linux. I would recommend Ubuntu and OpenSUSE. Both of these distros are easy and intuitive to use. They will allow you to test your hardware and check to see if Linux will run on your PC (live CDS). Also they will guide you through setting up a dual boot system (Windows/Linux) if you want to keep your Windows stuff.
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    Ghost Town?

    I'm back again. My life has been very crazy the last 6 months. My Mother died back in May and my wife has started a new job (she's on probation). Good to be back again. I'll help out in any way I can. Good to see you all again!
  17. Thanks, Pat! It was a good day indeed:)
  18. Thanks, TT_75! I appreciate that, man:)
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    Oh man. RIP, marty! I will miss you.