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Networking success

I told you I was having trouble getting my sister’s computer upgraded to a modern setup. We now have a wireless router installed. I can connect wirelessly to the network via her desktop on windows and linux, and via my laptop on Linux. I tried installing her new monitor, but it turns out to be […]

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Another opinion on Ubuntu 9.10

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Cutting a program

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Ubuntu 9.10 upgrade

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Borrowing ebooks from the library

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More ebook sloppiness

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Truce in the browser wars (on my machine, anyway)

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MythTV discussion

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Backing Up

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Using a different browser

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