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    Has anyone here read this book on Mint 20?

    Thanks for the link. I will tinker with it with my live USB and see if I can make it work. I am already learning how to move some of my windows pictures and documents into the live stick by letting this windows PC boot and putting them on stick drive and then booting on the live stick and...
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    Has anyone here read this book on Mint 20?

    Since I first started installing Mint for friends the network connections were easy to configure Live Mint USBs because the folks had already gotten the broadband gateways that run their internet and power their now VOIP phones using their house current and battery in the event of outages so...
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    Linux OS which supports dial-up

    Vicktoria, My apologies of posting late on this thread, but wanted to let you know your not alone in the land of dial up. I also am stuck in the land of dial up because I refuse to pay the cost of running a DSL line that uses my house electric to provide power ,pay high cost for cable or...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    70 Tango Charlie, Thanks for the offer but the time out with tahr isn't in getting the Linux download. In the last 6 months I have made MX work on Win 8.1 machines and more recently some 7s. I have tahr, mint and MX load USBs. those of us with 8.1 and ethenet gateways configure fine but for...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    Wizard, Loading the MX on the 7s got me to thinking about my 56k dial up tweaking and an idea came to me. The former 7 users PCs accepted the MX O/S and it was easy to connect to their high speed connections through its default tools. I on the other hand still have the same dial up I had...
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    newest kid on the block

    hacondo75, There are many great mentors here. As you I hate windows 10 and have no desire to see what comes after it. Just keep a notebook and the folks here will help you as you get as good or better with Linux as you did with MS. The folks here have a talent in helping you one step at a...
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    Linus Torvalds was approached by NSA for backdoor in Linux - Nils Torvalds (father of Linus)

    Back doors and keeping users in the dark as to the original comparison of the internet to taking all the doors and windows off your house which is still applicable nearly 40 years later is a major factor in my interest now in Linux over Microsoft. While all operating systems have...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    Wiz, If the rest of the Land of Linux is having contact with Win7 refugees as myself and a few other hardware and software folks, I am sure the community is growing. At lunch last week , six of us added together the 7s we have helped into the Linux realm and so far together we have helped...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    Daryll1966, If I loaded the proper version is the rub for my old dinosaur of a hardware end engineer. Even using MX on the systems of folks with high speed gateways , I flubbed a few attempts of getting the gateways settings tweaked as I try to teach myself more of the software side of the...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    As I have had the time between chores , I have tried using the Puppy stick I made on other dial up users in my area but as we all use the low price dial up from our phone provider, we all get the third party time out errors. The Puppy USB works on the DSL access users who are mostly now using...
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    First time Linux users

    I am also a Linux beginner as I study to try to resurrect old hardware and light OS load new hardware in both high speed networks and slow speed fringe zones for myself and others not able to spend big bucks on new PCs. One of the I.T guys in the sector I retired from told me that he was using...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    I may have found why the Puppy Linux OS load I have been trying to use on my dial up is being timed out by a third party application. Despite all services using Linux server OS, three of the four that I have access to indicate that Linspire Linux is the only Linux that they accept. My current...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    darry1966, Thanks for the Puppy/UEFI info to study as part of my home night school studies. As you suggest , maybe even though setting to legacy lets my system load Puppy into RAM , there is some UEFI block interrupting the ISP connection. I downloaded the Tahr64 ISO and checksum I am night...
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    Trying Puppy for my dial up world

    I haven't forgotten this site. Just have had limited time to spend online as our agricultural growing season nears the end and we are harvesting our last hay crop of the season. In doing my reading and studying as I have had time of the distributions adequate for dial up connection I keep...
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    Will Linux still work with copper wire 56k dial up?

    dumbguy979, It's ironic and timely that you replied to this first thread of mine here. Thanks for the information to study. I am making some progress, but studying and trying hand carries from high speed to dial up zones between my real life day tasks is steady but also slow as I work , rest...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    AlienResidents, Thanks for the Linux coding link and maybe after I have my split on connection speeds group of fixed income retirees older than, I may try to better understand the coding side. During my tears in CIS (later called I.T support), coding was above my pay grade and being adept at...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    I bought almost $100 worth of USB sticks this past Friday when our back to school tax holiday weekend began thanks to a "letter from home" payback of money I loaned a friend a couple of years back and wrote off as he has been in hard times since but happily helped me with tasks around my place a...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    atanere, I value all of the "2 cents" opinions as I train myself deeper into the higher level of the engineering sector I chose to early retire from because as one of my senior trainers told me when a engineer from another project offered his 2 cents even though our projects were different but...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    I read the Penguin dial up cd burn instructions again and it says to use a Linux OS cd to burn it and then load into the OS As it supports up to the current Mint 19.1, the next time I have access to a high speed connection I plan to load Mint 19.1 to live USB and boot the high speed connected...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    The information you all provide me goes into my notebook to study and try. I went into the Ubuntu kernel area for it's use in Mint which most all I read indicated was the easiest to transition to. When I made the live MX on the 71 year old woman's high speed and opened Firefox from MX , the...
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