[nSLUG] Re: nSLUG Digest, Vol 23, Issue 5

matt parker flame at ns.sympatico.ca
Sun Dec 4 20:07:15 AST 2005


How do you access these digests that the subject line is referencing?



Wayne Renshaw wrote:

> Jim,
>
> I haven't seen Moose for years - I heard that he was still around 
> about 6 months ago, I think.
>
> Have you tried www.twistedpair.ca <http://www.twistedpair.ca>  ??  
> Phone & pager numbers, etc. that were valid are there. Site still 
> works, but the content does not appear to be current.
>
> He was living in Dartmouth.
>
> -----------------
>
> Ben,
>
> Are you an editor for dmoz.org <http://dmoz.org>??  Which area?  It 
> sounds interesting, what else do you know about them?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Wayne
>
>
> On 12/4/05, nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca 
> <mailto:nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca> <nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca 
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>     Today's Topics:
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>        1.  Looking for Nslug member (Jim Haliburton)
>        2. Re: [Fwd: [nSLUG] Ubuntu 5.10] (Artson)
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>     Message: 1
>     Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 15:50:47 -0400
>     From: Jim Haliburton <jim at on-site.ns.ca <mailto:jim at on-site.ns.ca>>
>     Subject: [nSLUG] Looking for Nslug member
>     To: nslug at nslug.ns.ca <mailto:nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
>     Message-ID: <4391BEFC.1645.14AC31CD at localhost>
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>     Hello All:
>
>     Am trying to locate / connect with Michael "Moose: Dinn.  Has any one
>     current contact information for him?
>
>     TIA
>
>     Jim Haliburton
>     James A. Haliburton
>     On-Site Computer Services of Halifax
>     Suite 100, 25 Walton Drive
>     Halifax, Nova Scotia
>     Canada     B3N 1X6
>     Cell/Pager  : (902)499-5250
>     Home/Office : (902)477-8342
>     e-mail      : jim at on-site.ns.ca <mailto:jim at on-site.ns.ca>
>
>     Please avoid sending me Microsoft Office attachments.
>     See http://www.newsforge.com/software/04/03/27/0134204.shtml
>
>
>
>
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>     Message: 2
>     Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 16:40:49 -0400
>     From: "Artson" <artson at hotpop.com <mailto:artson at hotpop.com>>
>     Subject: Re: [Fwd: [nSLUG] Ubuntu 5.10]
>     To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca
>     <mailto:nslug at nslug.ns.ca>>
>     Message-ID: <4391CA91.4287.20FFA9C at localhost>
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>
>     On 3 Dec 2005 at 9:03, Ben Armstrong wrote:
>
>     > Yes, I'm well aware.  Yet my observation is valid: most nSLUG
>     members
>     > have broadband and have burners, so few nSLUG members would take
>     > Preston up on his kind offer.
>
>     > But you could just as well say "I find those in the Linux
>     community to
>     > be blind to the fact that not all users have CD-ROM drives".  It
>     is a
>     > matter of focusing your product on a particular market, isn't it?  I
>     > feel your pain.  I, too wish there were one distribution that
>     installs
>     > on a huge range of hardware via a huge range of installation
>     methods,
>     > including dialup and floppy (*cough*[1]).
>
>     Well, thanks for the empathy anyway Ben. Still,
>     http://www.websiteoptimization.com/bw/0506/ says 77% of Canadians and
>     only 57% of Americans have broadband access. Sounds about right to me.
>     Ubuntu and its users spend a lot of effort proselytizing and make
>     great use of
>     the distribution's African roots - what proportion of Africans
>     have broadband
>     access I wonder?
>
>     I think it comes down more to sloppiness and lack of understanding
>     that
>     Ubuntu doesn't make the effort to correctly deduce that if there
>     is no NIC and
>     there is a modem, then it's quite likely that the user will
>     require an internet
>     dialer....
>
>     I'm probably beating a dead horse, but it mystifies me that a
>     Linux distribution
>     that so desperately wants to be popular and successful will leave
>     out so many
>     users because they can't be bothered to make the effort. (end of
>     rant)
>     --
>
>     Put your expertise to work,
>     join the editors at DMOZ
>     http://dmoz.org/about.html
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