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  1. PCTalk
    Just wanted start a thread out here for any of the ubuntu 16.04 based distros. To those who check in, please include the following info with our post: - distro type - fresh install or upgrade - machine specs (processor/ram/HD type) - overall experience (pros/cons) Any other thoughts on...
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    This is a good tweak for those who like to "customize" their GUI. :smilewink: http://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-to-move-the-ubuntu-unity-panel-to-the-bottom/#ftag=YHF87e0214
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    Just Installed Ubuntu Mate 15.10 on a machine I picked up at the local recycler. It is one of those small form factors with an i5 quad core, 4 gigs of RAM and 320 gb hd. I gotta say, I have found my Mint replacement. One of the things I like about this distro is that you can make the GUI more...
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    So I have this old Dell XPS m1330 laptop that is the playground for various linux distros. I borrowed the 64gb SSD drive for another machine and have been running Mint from a USB drive for a while but have not been happy with the performance. I dug out an old 7200 RPM WD 320 drive for the...
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    I have been reading up on some linux installs that offer the same resources as Ubuntu but a different user interface. The most recent distro to break onto the scene and receive positive reviews is elementary www.elementary.io It is easy to use and configure as it shares the same repositories...
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    Just installed 14.04 on an old Dell dimension M11130 Core2 Duo laptop with 4 gb of ram and a 64 GB SSD drive for the garage. It has been running Win7 for about 4 years and I finaly got fed up with the endless updates. When I shut it down to wipe the drive and install Ubuntu there were 113...
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    Here is a short article about taking screen shot in Linux and primarily in Ubuntu. Most of it I knew but i did learn that you can take a screen shot using Gimp as well.
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    My XP Pro rig had a fatal error and is unrecoverable, even with the discs. First time I've ever had that happen. Started with a missing Ntldr problem and just got worse and worse. Loaded ubuntu on it and so far, I like it. Little different, but that's OK. Now the questions. First, is there...
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