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#1 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » If you HAVE to run Windows 8..... » 2014-02-04 23:10:24

kernel wrote:

After a week of problems, my daughter is considering taking the computer back either getting a new one or a mac.  Some of the problems, Microsoft Outlook won't start in normal mode and then kicked out a notice of Not working anymore: Microsoft will notify you when they have resolved the problem.  When we bought the computer they told us is was 8.1, it wasn't and won't let us update.  The app store shows updates but when we go to update them, it says it's updated.  Then Firefox decided not to load after telling her she needed to update, and caused the computer to stop working (that little diminishing circle just kept going round and round.) Finally after turning the computer off for about twenty minutes it came back on successfully and Firefox is working. 

It seems there are too many bugs for something so different.  I don't feel like I have any control over the computer or interface.  She's frustrated.

I'd recommend getting a 2nd hand laptop (for the cheaper price) and cloning its HDD, installing a brand new HDD (because life span for a regular HDD is 5 years) then copying the cloned image to the new HDD. This way you'll end up with basically a top notch machine for real cheap.

When you get the machine from the retailer (I'd recommend an ex government retailer), install Libre Office, VLC, AVG Antivirus, and Firefox web browser with Adblock, Bluhell firewall, and HTTPS Everywhere installed (this will give you beefed up security, preventing a lot of online hacks and things of that nature).

If you buy 2nd hand from a non retailer, you should use boot n nuke, then install windows 7 via an ISO torrent. There are a lot of dudes who offer awesome downloads for 7 on pirate bay.

(I'd stay far, far away from 8, man, even if your daughter begs you. Ican guaruntee you that within 2 years, Windows 8 will have done you major time. Seriously, stay away!)

Just make sure you fuck off EVERYTHING Windows, man. I'm telling you, it's literally designed to work against you.

I worked as an IT technician for a year, and 85% of customers problems were due to Windows software; none were ever linux machines (except for hardware failiure problems, of course).

#2 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » the cool random internet stuff thread 1.0 » 2014-02-04 22:48:45

ohnonot wrote:

i guess most of you have been using windows and still remember the petrifying fear and panick when the system inexplicably freezes. what can you do? contact support? ha.

well i had a little incident last weekend i wanted to share:

i had a 5-year-old friend over for the weekend. she was very interested in my computer, and i told her to watch moomin videos she has to start the web browser first, by pressing the windows key and the "W" key both.
i then was away for a moment and when i came back the system was on total overload, conky showed some kswapd taking all mem and cpu and i/o... so i went like wtf, and then i saw the familiar panic on her face. obviously she remembered a similar incident with her mother (who is, of course, using windoze) and the confusion and anger that followed.
it took me a while to figure out what happened:
she'd been holding down the "W" button, and the system started spawning endless chromium processes... so, i said to her, no worries, you've done nothing wrong, issued "killall chromium" and that's the end of my little story...

another reason to use linux!

LOL, Had you have been using Windows, you surely would have been in a sticky situation. That's one thing that really pisses me off the most, and that is the way how it seems Windows was engineered by a room of drooling retards. Nothing is intuitive and every process they make you do something the most complicated way possible.

#3 Re: Introductions » Hello » 2014-02-04 22:38:59

LOL, it was more a truthful joke than anything. Anyway, thanks for the welcome guy's.

#4 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Having trouble with program F.lux » 2014-02-04 22:28:18

It's definitely installed because the flux red is still being displayed (I know this because I was a flux user on Windows).

This is what I get after entering dpkg --get-selections | grep lux:

lut@Lut:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep lux
lut@Lut:~$ dpkg --get-selections | grep flux

I presumed that you have mispelled the last word, so I put an F before it, changing it to flux. And, as you can see, nothing at all happened.

Also, I'm pretty sure that I'm spelling "flux" correctly.

#5 Re: Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Having trouble with program F.lux » 2014-02-04 15:00:40

When I try the command

sudo apt-get remove flux

I get the following statement:

rm: cannot remove `/usr/bin/flux': No such file or directory

What should I do???

Note: I get the same message when I try to install flux gui.

#6 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Your CrunchBang Linux system » 2014-02-04 14:38:41

Name: Dell Latitude D600

Processor: Pentium M

RAM: 512 mb

HDD: 20 gb SSD

Sounds like a piece of garbage (some IT guy's think they're an awesome pc, but I don't know why, because it really is just crappy), but with #! linux and an SSD, I believe I'll have this thing for the next 10 years.

#7 Re: CrunchBang Talk » Why do you use #!Crunchbang » 2014-02-04 14:13:47

I use #! because it is the perfect linux distro for my Dell D600. All the other distro's were either not prestigious (visually appealing) enough or slowed my PC down to much because of its crappy HW, but now I think it may be my all time favourite.

#8 Re: Off Topic / General Chat » How old are you? Where are you from? » 2014-02-04 14:07:20

Greetings to all.

Age 22. Location, Brisbane, Australia.

#9 Introductions » Hello » 2014-02-04 14:04:57

Replies: 4

... and as nobody give a fuck about online introductions, goodbye.

#10 Help & Support (Crunchbang 11 "Waldorf") » Having trouble with program F.lux » 2014-02-04 13:47:34

Replies: 6


I am brand new to #! and have recently installed F.lux, a program which changes monitor colour according to night/day cycle. The problem is this: After installing the program, the monitor immediately began to flicker, sometimes flicking like the old-school desktop monitors and sometimes between different shades of red and the natural 6500k frequency display of the monitor. The question is, how do I stop this flickering? If nobody knows, then can someone please tell me how to uninstall, because I tried to uninstall via the command terminal and the program said that "flux" was not recognized, neither was "flux.tgz". I'm now out of my depth and am stuck on what to do as I'm actually new to using linux as a whole and thusly know no process of uninstallations etc.

Thanks In Advance

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