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 on: March 20, 2014, 02:28:39 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by likemindead

 on: March 19, 2014, 08:41:17 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
Are these the files you downloaded and installed?

BTW -- We don't recommend Ubuntu for beginners.

Linux Mint 13 (LTS, based on Ubuntu 12.04), which is supported until April 2017, is much easier for beginners.

Ubuntu 13.10 is only supported until July 2014 (4 months from now).

Mint offers 4 different desktop environments.  MATE is my favorite, but everyone has their own preference.

 on: March 19, 2014, 08:04:42 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by garyis2me
I have down loaded driver, cupwrapper  and everything else I can think of, but so far nothing has worked.

 on: March 19, 2014, 08:02:48 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by garyis2me
it is a Brother MFC-295CN

 on: March 19, 2014, 02:37:51 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by likemindead
You haven't answered with what model it is...

 on: March 19, 2014, 01:13:28 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by garyis2me
Does any one here have a clue about helping me get my printer to work in Ubuntu 13.10??
So far not one suggestion!!   Started to be disgusted with using Linux, because of the lack of help..  This is exactly why I did away with Linux the Last time I tried to use it.  Whats the point of forums if they don't help anyone..........

 on: March 18, 2014, 09:39:20 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
Microsoft dangles $50 carrot in front of XP users

On its online Microsoft Store, the Redmond, Wash. company is giving a $50 gift card to customers who buy one of 16 Windows 8.1 notebooks, desktops, tablets or 2-in-1 hybrids. The card is good for future purchases at the e-store.

This is an incentive?  Undecided

 on: March 18, 2014, 05:44:38 am 
Started by EarlInLevelland - Last post by EarlInLevelland
I haven't watched Pawn Stars all that much, but can see this happening. Interesting, comical and entertaining piece...

 on: March 17, 2014, 04:22:08 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
What Operating Systems Do You Use?

This is not really a very good survey.  Since this is being conducted on and by a Linux/Open Source news and opinion site, the outcome is rather predictable.

It almost falls under the category of "Un-story."  But the real story here is how many Linux users also use Microsoft or Apple products.  Perhaps they should have rephrased the survey to read:  What Other Operating Systems Do You Also Use?

 on: March 15, 2014, 01:02:58 pm 
Started by The Doctor - Last post by The Doctor
Windows hits the skids, Mac OS X on the rise

Windows' market share has dropped to below 90 per cent for the first time since the mid 1990s and the juggernaut that was Windows 95.

How far below 90%?

NetMarketShare calculates that Windows' market share that's all versions of Windows from XP onward for laptops and desktops dipped to 89.96 per cent this month.

0.04% below 90%.  Rounded up it's still 90%.

If we were to think of these numbers in terms of money, that's a difference of 4.  Four pennies.  That hardly qualifies as "the skids."

Well, perhaps the gap between Microsoft's OS Market share and Mac's OS market share has significantly shrunk.

Nope.  Still a massive gap.

According to the article:
Microsoft at worst = 89.22%
Mac at best = 8.34%

And I'll go one better and give the Mac 9.6%.  Which puts Microsoft's total at 81.5% (for January 2014).

Before you ask, according to StatCounter's figures, Linux's market share stood at 0.62 per cent as 2008 came to a close, and has risen to 1.76 per cent as of this month.

Currently Linux is at best 4.9%.

No matter how you slice the pie chart, Microsoft remains the dominant desktop/laptop operating system manufacturer.  And there is no empirical data to indicate that this trend will not continue for some time to come -- despite the author's best efforts to convince anyone otherwise with lies, damned lies, and statistics.

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