[Ubuntu Chicago] help needed
wally at valters.net
Thu Jan 15 23:21:10 GMT 2009
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I have had great success with boht Ubuntu and Kubuntu with Dell's, and
run Ubuntu on an XPS 1530 now. There is a little tweaking to get
the touchpad to behave, but other than that it works like a champ
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On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Antonio Sosa <ansotech at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> You should definitely bring your laptop in on Sat. Alot of helpful
> folks will be able to look at it and tell you if it is software or
> hardware. If it is software - I'm sure they will be more than happy to
> help you install and setup Ubuntu and start your switch over to free
> software. You might want to just post a note on your exact Dell model
> # so people can look it up prior to this Saturday and see if there are
> any known issues with your model laptop prior to actually looking at
> it or installing Ubuntu.
> Welcome to the Free Software movement!
> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 8:55 AM, Jim Campbell <jwcampbell at ubuntu.com>
> > Hi Tom
> > On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 2:29 PM, Thomas Pearson <twpear at gmail.com>
> >> Hello:
> >> I'm looking for someone to help me liberate my computer. I have a Dell
> >> laptop, about 3 1/2 years old, which ran on standard Microsoft crap.
> >> clunky performance for about a year it recently suffered a complete
> >> meltdown. I have all my data files backed up, but now I need to bring
> >> machine somewhere to be repaired. I recently learned about the Free
> >> movement several months ago while I was conducting research in Central
> >> America for my PhD in anthropology. I believe now it is time for me to
> >> switch over entirely to free software, but I know very little about how
> >> do so -- much less get my computer running again. If anyone can help me
> >> has a suggestion about where to go for help, please contact me.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Tom
> > Wow, that's cool how you found out about the Free Software movement. I'm
> > sure we'd like to hear more as to how this came about.
> > In regards to your PC, the big question is whether the troubles are
> > hardware-related, or if the problem is related to a virus or some other
> > of malware. I'm not sure if you're seeking help from us with getting
> > PC repaired, or help with getting Linux installed on it once it is
> > We're going to be having a meeting at the Institute of Design in downtown
> > Chicago this Saturday. You could feel free to stop by and bring your
> > if you'd like. Details about the meeting are provided via a link below.
> > Jim
> > --
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> > Ubuntu-us-chicago at lists.ubuntu.com
> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-chicago
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