[SATLUG] converting to the GNU/Linux way

Al Castanoli afcasta at satx.rr.com
Mon Dec 29 22:59:14 CST 2008


He he... I thought I'd gotten lost by surfing the train station sites,
but along comes my son and says I took a wrong turn at the fork in the
skype.

Al Castanoli

On Mon, 2008-12-29 at 19:16 -0800, Alex Bartonek wrote:
> wow, you *pay* for Microsoft licensing?  I just ride the torrents for that one.  lol
> 
> Your wife will be fine.  I migrated my dad off of Win 2k/XP because BSOD issues.  He's in his upper 60's.  It was a little rough at first because he had to get used to SuSE and Linux in general.  Once I installed OpenOffice, got flash, Skype etc working he's been happy since.  I even setup VNC so I can address any issues from my house.  Not a single crash, no issues unless he loads Skpe 10 times (sigh.  yea it happens).
> 
> It was the best thing since the invention of the wheel he says.  lol  (I made that up)
> 
> -Alex
> 
> 
> --- On Mon, 12/29/08, D Villarreal <dvprogs at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > From: D Villarreal <dvprogs at gmail.com>
> > Subject: [SATLUG] converting to the GNU/Linux way
> > To: satlug at satlug.org
> > Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 8:36 PM
> > Well, I'm taking a big jump and converting my wife's
> > computer from MS
> > WindowsXP to GNU/Linux. Main reason is that I can't
> > afford to keep up the
> > licensing for products I consider essential for optimal
> > computing (for that
> > platform, if there is such a thing). I had done this
> > conversion for another
> > family member and they were using OE for email. My wife
> > uses Outhouse for
> > email and I figured that would be the biggest hurdle.
> > I've spent a lot of
> > time doing the screenshots and collecting documentation,
> > and it's even a
> > little sparse at Novell's site, for my tastes. Where
> > this goes, who knows ?
> > 
> > Anyway, it's been a gradual process, but it's been
> > a long time coming.
> > 
> > If I could get my old Compaq to work with dual NIC's,
> > I'd like to test the
> > pfSense or another BSD-type firewall. I had tried NetBSD
> > awhile back and it
> > ran great on my old
> > Pentium 200, and the documentation was way different from
> > what I'm used to
> > seeing.
> > 
> > have fun,
> > Daniel Villarreal
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