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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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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    TechnoJunky, The large MS rollups that have become common as they try to get rid of those still using Windows is why my real world group using 8.1 has me pick and choose which updates to load and get the 75% and sometimes smaller security only updates from the MS update catalog if they apply to...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    Wizard, I tried the MX Linux from my USB last night. Although my 8.1 in the land of landline 56k dial up booted from the USB about 6 hours ago and I was able to accesss the MX desktop, folders and such, in accessing the network connections, the only options were for Ethernet, dsl and mobile...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    More to study but I see from your list that Malwarebytes that I currently use can be added. Thanks, I'm off to borrow a high speed connected 8.1 machine to download the first live Linux thumb to try here on my dial up 8.1 tonight or tomorrow.
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    I was able to spend some time today reading the MX Linux information and also looked in the storage closet carcass desktop mini towers I have stored here and started checking the stored relics, I found four with fully functioning MS OS from one late era XP to three with Vista and all four are...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    Wizardfromoz, Good day to you also. Yes I am still working as Noah with my retiree group and really enjoying the school room style environment folks offer here. My posting while sporadic and still in Getting Started board i just because I have been followin the links, making notes and printing...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    Poorguy, TechnoJunky and Condobloke , With all all of your input and suggestions, this week as I have had the time to study and tinker with my stored dusty 32 bit systems and this one keyed package 8.1 loaded to eliminate all the Dell background running trash that I connect with my US...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    Poorguy, Thanks for the Linux lite info. I will look into it as some of my classroom notebook studying. TechnoJunky thanks for the clarification of Neon. I will make note of that for when I am better versed in the Linux world options. Since my current quest is only creating a group of 64biy...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    TechnoJunky, The only reason I considered Mint was that from what I had read , it was the most windows like flavor but I will study Kubuntu and Neon. As I mentioned, I have been intensely studying the conversion to Linux for the last few months. A big part of my study includes considering the...
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    After 90 days of study, I am still learning but not sure what size USB drives to get

    The 65 to 80 year old group who have asked me to help them get away from Windows all have 64bit systems with 4Gig of ram and processors with speeds of 1.4GB to 1.6GB speed and all had Windows 7 or 8.1 when they got them. When three blindly took the free Win10 update and saw how slow their...
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    New To linux.org

    Alexzee, If wizardfromoz says this is the place your looking for, you found it. I joined about 6 weeks ago with a few questions on how to get myself and some fellow retirees away from MS before Windows is a thing of the past without us all having to buy new gear and the community here has...
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    Will Linux still work with copper wire 56k dial up?

    I did get to a DSL speed PC to try to load a live USB with a distro and the integrity file , which from reading verifies the Linux distro similar to EPROM programming devices in the old days did checksums from the master program ROM . Unfortunately while trying to copy the files, the attempt...
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    Will Linux still work with copper wire 56k dial up?

    Thanks for advice, suggestions and links, I will study them all and make notes if I find myself hitting a wall and not understanding something. Hopefully though the links will take me through live USB creation on one of the PCs I loaded with basic DVD 8.1 o/s as this copper wire connected PC so...
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    Will Linux still work with copper wire 56k dial up?

    With all the continuous background things going on in Windows 10, I have both friends who live where faster speed internet is available and neighbors here in the sticks without cable or dependable satellite and we are still using dial up copper line dial up and USRobotics fax modems...
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