[nSLUG] Anyone Have An Extra: Monitor (CRT), Keyboard, Mouse?

Michael Lauzon mlauzon at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 14:40:32 AST 2008


Well, I know how to use Firefox and install its plugins...that's not a
problem.  My knowledge of Linux is extremely basic, as I've only used
it a few times, and that was already setup on a computer and not by
me.



On Jan 28, 2008 2:36 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
> This summer past my nephew, with no knowledge of Linux and mostly
> just gaming experience with computers, wanted a Linux install
> to help with what he believed was better performance from
> bittorrent.  I gave him a CD of Ubuntu.  I expected to be called
> for help while I visited family there, but next thing I
> witnessed was him setting up firefox plugins for a movie
> player - all on his own.
>
> I suggest you just dive in and install it.  Perhaps take out a book
> from the library
> on Linux, if Internet access isn't available for a side by side
> resource.  Then if you
> bump into a problem, come back to the list and ask a question with
> a specific context of problem and goal.  We are good at helping people
> with that.
>
>
>
> On Jan 28, 2008 12:06 PM, Michael Lauzon <mlauzon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ian,
> >
> > I'd want the new KDE4, and I know the computer I am getting will not run it.
> >
> > Do you have a copy of Xubuntu, and is there anyone who can help me
> > install and configure a distro of Linux please & thank you?
> >
> > Michael
> >
> >
> > On Jan 28, 2008 11:57 AM, Ian Campbell <ian at slu.ms> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jan 28, 2008 at 11:54:51AM -0400, Michael Lauzon wrote:
> > > > William is giving me an old AMD K6-based computer, unfortunately it
> > > > does not have a monitor, keyboard, or mouse...just wondering if anyone
> > > > has any extra?  Also, since I am not the greatest with Linux I am
> > > > going to need someone to help me install it, being an older computer I
> > > > am going to have to forego KDE or GNOME and just use a lightweight
> > > > Window Manager...does anyone know of any that will fit the bill?
> > >
> > > KDE and Gnome should both run fine on pretty much anything, but you
> > > can always look at Xubuntu or something (based off XFCE.)
> > >
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> > Sincerely,
> >
> > Michael Lauzon
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Sincerely,

Michael Lauzon



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