[ubuntu-us-ma] Ubuntu-us-ma Digest, Vol 40, Issue 6

David Wolfman dvwolfman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 8 20:06:43 BST 2010


I'm with Leftyb on this one,

I've never heard of 'activating' Ubuntu...that's as much voltage (text) I'll
spend on this one...

On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 3:01 PM, <ubuntu-us-ma-request at lists.ubuntu.com>wrote:

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>   1.  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (Sean Terrell)
>   2. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (Mike Rushton)
>   3. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (Michael Curran)
>   4. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (Mike Rushton)
>   5. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (Michael Curran)
>   6. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (John Feole)
>   7. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (John Feole)
>   8. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (Martin Owens)
>   9. Re:  How do I activate my copy of Linux? (Sean Terrell)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:09:42 -0400
> From: Sean Terrell <sean.terrell at cox.net>
> Subject: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <1276013382.3055.1.camel at sean-laptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
>
> I am truly loving using Linux Mint, but I am very frustrated right now!
> I know this is gonna make me look like a serious noob, but HOW DO I
> ACTIVATE LINUX???
>
> I want to be legal and be sure that I am using a Genuine copy of Linux
> Mint and not some counterfeit junk that some hacker has loaded down with
> nifty "features"!
>
> I've looked through every menu entry in the Start menu and can't find
> any way to activate my copy of Mint, and I have not been prompted to do
> so. Is activation optional or something?
>
> I even tried typing a few things at the weird-looking DOS prompt
> (GoGenuine, MintActivate, sudo apt-get install genuine-linux,) but I got
> nothing!
>
> I'd really like to get this done! Thanks in advance for any help!
>
> Thanks
>
> Sean ;)
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:45:54 -0400
> From: Mike Rushton <leftyfb at ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
>        <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Cc: Sean Terrell <sean.terrell at cox.net>
> Message-ID: <4C0E73C2.9080600 at ubuntu.com>
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> Sean,
>
> If you are running Linux Mint, they have their own support options.
> Please search their website where you got the install cd for support
> options.
>
> As for "activating linux", there is no such thing and I doubt you have
> ever seen proof relating to the contrary.
>
> I'm going to guess you are trolling since you were smart enough to know
> that Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and proceeded to research the local
> Community group and signed up for the mailing list.
>
> Lets try to be more productive with our time.
>
> --
>
>  ,-O  Ubuntu Linux
> O   ; http://www.ubuntu.com
>  `-O  Linux for Human Beings
>
>
>
>
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> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 12:59:21 -0400
> From: Michael Curran <curran.michaelp at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: leftyfb at ubuntu.com, Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
>        <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> It's not like this email list is burning up with so many posts that we
> can't handle a little humor.  Admittedly the FLOSS community generally
> sucks at generating and appreciating sarcasm though. ;)
>
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 12:45 PM, Mike Rushton <leftyfb at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Sean,
> >
> > If you are running Linux Mint, they have their own support options.
> > Please search their website where you got the install cd for support
> > options.
> >
> > As for "activating linux", there is no such thing and I doubt you have
> > ever seen proof relating to the contrary.
> >
> > I'm going to guess you are trolling since you were smart enough to know
> > that Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and proceeded to research the local
> > Community group and signed up for the mailing list.
> >
> > Lets try to be more productive with our time.
> >
> > --
> >
> > ?,-O ?Ubuntu Linux
> > O ? ; http://www.ubuntu.com
> > ?`-O ?Linux for Human Beings
> >
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> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 13:03:04 -0400
> From: Mike Rushton <leftyfb at ubuntu.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
>        <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <4C0E77C8.4000407 at ubuntu.com>
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> If it was meant to be humorous, I apologize for coming off like an ass.
> It would be amusing if I didn't get this sort of activity quite often as
> a form of trolling in #ubunut on EFnet.
>
> --
>
>  ,-O  Ubuntu Linux
> O   ; http://www.ubuntu.com
>  `-O  Linux for Human Beings
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> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 13:08:35 -0400
> From: Michael Curran <curran.michaelp at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: Ubuntu-ma <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> There was a ":)" at the end, but this more or less underscores why
> sarcasm is such a problematic source of humor on the Internet.  We
> would have had even worst problems if someone had returned the
> sentiment by replying that you activated linux with the command "sudo
> rm -rf" or such.
>
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Mike Rushton <leftyfb at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > If it was meant to be humorous, I apologize for coming off like an ass.
> > It would be amusing if I didn't get this sort of activity quite often as
> > a form of trolling in #ubunut on EFnet.
> >
> > --
> >
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> > O ? ; http://www.ubuntu.com
> > ?`-O ?Linux for Human Beings
> >
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> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:10:13 -0400
> From: John Feole <jfeole at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
>        <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
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> hi Sean,
>
> I'm not a Mint user, but i have tried it.  Nice distro.  I have never seen
> any version of Linux requiring
> an "Activiation" of any kind...The only thing I have seem is I think with
> Red Hat and Suse commercial
> vatriations, ya may need to register in some way to get subscription based
> business support..
>
> Nice huh, to be free of that??
>
> Hppe that helps..
>
> JFeole
> --
>
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 12:09 PM, Sean Terrell <sean.terrell at cox.net>
> wrote:
>
> > I am truly loving using Linux Mint, but I am very frustrated right now!
> > I know this is gonna make me look like a serious noob, but HOW DO I
> > ACTIVATE LINUX???
> >
> > I want to be legal and be sure that I am using a Genuine copy of Linux
> > Mint and not some counterfeit junk that some hacker has loaded down with
> > nifty "features"!
> >
> > I've looked through every menu entry in the Start menu and can't find
> > any way to activate my copy of Mint, and I have not been prompted to do
> > so. Is activation optional or something?
> >
> > I even tried typing a few things at the weird-looking DOS prompt
> > (GoGenuine, MintActivate, sudo apt-get install genuine-linux,) but I got
> > nothing!
> >
> > I'd really like to get this done! Thanks in advance for any help!
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Sean ;)
> >
> >
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> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2010 14:12:11 -0400
> From: John Feole <jfeole at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
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> Oh, so this is NOT how its done??  ;)
>
> (kidding)
>
> JFeole
>
> On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:08 PM, Michael Curran <curran.michaelp at gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > There was a ":)" at the end, but this more or less underscores why
> > sarcasm is such a problematic source of humor on the Internet.  We
> > would have had even worst problems if someone had returned the
> > sentiment by replying that you activated linux with the command "sudo
> > rm -rf" or such.
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Mike Rushton <leftyfb at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > > If it was meant to be humorous, I apologize for coming off like an ass.
> > > It would be amusing if I didn't get this sort of activity quite often
> as
> > > a form of trolling in #ubunut on EFnet.
> > >
> > > --
> > >
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> > > O   ; http://www.ubuntu.com
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> Message: 8
> Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 14:45:51 -0400
> From: Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
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> Hello Sean,
>
> In order to activate Linux Mint you have to first download a copy of
> Ubuntu from http://ubuntu.com/download/ and proceed to use the CD to
> upgrade your system.
>
> once you've got a full fledged system, you simply go to the "Donate"
> button of your choice of target project's website and type in a number
> that seems reasonable for the amazingly fantastical functionality you've
> been given and obviously all your credit card details.
>
> Once this is done you'll receive an email and a warm inner glow, glow
> can be used to unlock hearts and minds in the next level although can be
> lost when you encounter someone who isn't following the code of conduct,
> also an item worth picking up for level three.
>
> Hope this helps, and keep venturing!
>
> Martin
>
> On Tue, 2010-06-08 at 12:09 -0400, Sean Terrell wrote:
> > I am truly loving using Linux Mint, but I am very frustrated right now!
> > I know this is gonna make me look like a serious noob, but HOW DO I
> > ACTIVATE LINUX???
> >
> > I want to be legal and be sure that I am using a Genuine copy of Linux
> > Mint and not some counterfeit junk that some hacker has loaded down with
> > nifty "features"!
> >
> > I've looked through every menu entry in the Start menu and can't find
> > any way to activate my copy of Mint, and I have not been prompted to do
> > so. Is activation optional or something?
> >
> > I even tried typing a few things at the weird-looking DOS prompt
> > (GoGenuine, MintActivate, sudo apt-get install genuine-linux,) but I got
> > nothing!
> >
> > I'd really like to get this done! Thanks in advance for any help!
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Sean ;)
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 14:29:27 -0400
> From: Sean Terrell <sterrell at seacorp.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> To: leftyfb at ubuntu.com
> Cc: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
>        <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1276021767.7920.5.camel at sean-laptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
>
> Mike,
>
> This is true. I was trying for a bit of a chuckle on this dreary
> tuesday. I will keep it the mailing list. I apologize.
>
> But really is this group for Ubuntu users EXCLUSIVELY? or are derivative
> users welcome as well?
>
> Thanks
>
> Sean
>
>
> Sean Terrell
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Rushton <leftyfb at ubuntu.com>
> Reply-to: leftyfb at ubuntu.com
> To: Ubuntu Massachusetts Local Community Team
> <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Cc: Sean Terrell <sean.terrell at cox.net>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] How do I activate my copy of Linux?
> Date: Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:45:54 -0400
>
> As for "activating linux", there is no such thing and I doubt you have
> ever seen proof relating to the contrary.
>
> I'm going to guess you are trolling since you were smart enough to know
> that Linux Mint is based on Ubuntu and proceeded to research the local
> Community group and signed up for the mailing list.
>
> Lets try to be more productive with our time.
>
>
>
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