Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Thu May 8 04:29:01 UTC 2014

Welcome to the Ubuntu community :-)

There is project, where you might be able to help with your old
hardware. Please help us test Lubuntu with Phill's non-pae kernel. See
this thread at the Ubuntu Forums

and these links for more details (post #40 and post #64 in the same thread)

and also this link (posts #88 and #89 and following) in another thread

Best regards

2014-05-07 21:33, sammykur skrev:
> Well I guess I will start with some of my background when i was a kid I
> had a commodore vic 20 and used to leave that thing plugged in for weeks
> at a time to get to see a ball bounce across the screen . (no tape deck)
> If I remember correctly the book that came with that thing was terrible
> all i can remember is programs written out and copying the text. When it
> didn’t get unplugged I would change the values of numbers and move
> things around within the programs and try to see the effects of each. I
> grew tired of not being able to save things and lost interest.
> My next exposure to a computer was in math class in JR high they bought
> Apple II Ecomputers and the teacher had no clue what to do with them. We
> spentj ust a few days on them in a year one of the days he spent
> "teaching " the class how to turn them on. We were paired into groups of
> two and he would give each group instructions separately and then watch
> each person turn it on.Then we spent three days doing the hello world
> thing At the time I didnt realize how ignorant or lazy he was.
> When i was in my 20's I purchased my first computer and used it for cad
> drafting ,word processing and things like that. I still remember having
> to order and put in a math coprocessor. It had windows 3.1 on it ,I
> really liked that OS. I thought when everyone was switching over to 95
> they were nuts. Seemed to me that they just put more whistles and bells
> on it and made it harder to use.
> I really don’t remember what happened to that 386 but I really wasnt
> very enthused about computers from 95 till the last few years of XP.
> sometime around 2005-2006 my wife bought a dell and i never could get on
> it,so i went to rummage sales and would pick up computers off the side
> of the road and put together a P2 system from the parts i had found, ran
> XP on it. I was in love with the hardware end of computers from then on.
> There is a gov surplus store that sells computers near me ,sometimes I
> get the urge and just cant help myself $15 dollar coreduo why not even
> if there is not hard-drive.Ubuntu is great for checking them out as they
> are sold as is for parts. I am a computer packrat I built shelves in my
> computer room just to store the stuff. I have about 6 of any generic
> item you could name.,plus computers themselves.(not to mention a still
> sealed copy of windows 3.1 yea)
> I was pretty happy with the hardware end of things but i still wasnt
> satisfied with just using programs, I always was tinkering with the OS
> in some way or doing something the average windows user had never
> thought about. silly things like changing the boot screen, using xplite
> and other programs to customize windows. did a little bit from the
> command prompt but really didn’t have the support resourse like terminal
> does (probably there if you seek them out) I usually broke my OS about
> once a month and still do usually beyond the point of no return or else
> it gets too cluttered up and i just start over.
> I just love Ubuntu, wiped windows on day 2 after retrying it. I had
> tried it once before but kept the crutch and leaned on it more and more.
> This time it was an easier transition Ubuntu has become more user
> friendly (software canter helps a lot at first) for noobes and I found
> the forums.. I have had nothing but positive experiences in the forums.
> I put together my first bash script to install cuda on my system about a
> week ago(with lots of help,thanks everybody) and have been slowly adding
> to it so next time i reinstall i can just run it after install.
> Sorry if this seems long winded but I thought the more you knew about me
> the better you might be able guide me to where i could do the most
> good.(I hope everyone else’s into isn’t just "hey hows it going just
> signed up")
> I have gotten so much out of Ubuntu I thought it time to give back,
> sammykur
> "If you are falling off a cliff you might as well try to fly"

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