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  1. captain-sensible

    mouse man dies

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/31/technology/william-english-who-helped-build-the-computer-mouse-dies-at-91.html
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    another boot rescue tool for uefi /efi pcs

    go to this page : https://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/getting.html shimmy down to usb flash drive img sub title download the zip file and un zip when unzipped you will get : refind-flashdrive-0.12.0 ├── COPYING.txt ├── CREDITS.txt ├── LICENSE.txt ├── NEWS.txt ├── README-flashdrive.txt ├──...
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    GNU and Linux

    Of things GNU, Linux and other neither of former
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    Richard Stallman

    I am not on vacation, but I am at the end of a long time delay. I am located somewhere on Earth, but as far as responding to email is concerned, I appear to be at the edge of the solar system.
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    mental well being and coping strategies

    Nobody for sure knows where this is going to go so I thought I should add a T&C. [ Readers should be warned that content may be profound or disturbing to the status quo, readers should preferably be aged 18 and over; must have a sense of humor and that since everyone is actually responsible...
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    tools for iso2usb

    available tools for getting on iso onto a usb stick and in a state that it can be booted both from Linux or using Windows a work in progress... 1) ventoy ventoy ├── KNOPPIX_V8.6-2019-08-08-EN.iso ├── System Volume Information ├── bionicpup64-8.0-uefi.iso ├── bodhi-5.1.0-64.iso ├──...
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    reform laptop

    https://www.crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform/updates/the-campaign-is-live
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    slackware as utility usb stick

    we are going to put live slackware current onto a usb stick, with persistence so that software can be installed and use it as a utility iso's are here : http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/latest direct link to 64 bit live current 3.8 gig is here ...
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    things i didn't even know slackware had

    I just installed kernel 5.4.35 to slackware live current ; upgrading and watching packages install -some i didn't even know they were there : https://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/
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    another usb boot iso tool ventoy

    ventoy claims you can use their tool to format usb stick , then just drop and drag an iso onto stick after being mounted and it will boot that iso http://ventoy.net/en/index.html I just tried it by downloading to my Slackware Linux Desktop ; i unpacked then cd’ed into directory : ventoy-1.0.06...
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    Windows to Linux MBR, UEFI, Boot manager and other stuff

    Notes to myself.To be edited and corrected pending input from others I find it good to distil down info and have it in its simplest form ; it makes it easier to remember. Basically these are notes to myself; if you find it patronizing that just means you have a healthy EGO. If you think about...
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    get slackware current live onto usb stick without using dd command

    Go to this site http://www.slackware.com/~alien/liveslak and download the iso2usb.sh script it basically does what it says in the name ; it puts a iso onto a usb stick ,so that live iso can be booted. GO to this site : http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware-live/1.3.5/ and download...
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    getting started point Zero : you got Windows on pc

    i would like a simple maybe one page here . Maybe bullet points that can be added to and edited later for newcomers . I'll start it off 1) There are no daft questions, as long as your attitude is on par ; some are just further down the line than you, that's all. The number one requirement is...
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    slax

    slax is a basic OS and may be a start for those that like small steps to get into Linux. Go to https://www.slax.org/?lang=es///en/download.php shim to the bottom and look for the three download links. i'm on 64 bit so i downloaded the 64 bit iso. The good thing about slax is you can install...
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    slackware Ghana

    my flight is booked so wife and kids going out to Ghana (for some time) March 27th 2020. After 27th march might not get on here so frequent , but if anything interesting occurs in a Country where 99% of the OS is cloned Windows will let all know
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    simple explanation between slackware current and slackware stable

    [Don't believe everything you see on web] I've seen web articles maybe 2 years old, that were a bit well .. "presumptuous" quoting Slackware 15. For a simple view of releases go to : https://slackbuilds.org/ you will see 14.2 and a drop down V next to it ˇ. 14.2 is basically stable but stale...
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    Install Linux on Windows 10 via WSL

    When you use Windows a lot goes on behind the scene;for instance when you boot up its all hidden and you work from whats called a graphic login. Ignorance they say is bliss; certainly having half a clue can be painful. On some of the posts I read things like "do i have to use the terminal"...
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    just noticed this in logs

    Sat Nov 30 21:17:21 UTC 2019 a/kernel-generic-5.4.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. a/kernel-huge-5.4.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded. a/kernel-modules-5.4.1-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
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    Windows to Linux low learning Curve ?

    The Windows Subset for Linux (WSL) available on Windows 10 allows you to install a Linux Distro from the Windows store onto your Windows PC. One use of this would be to make use of and learn Bash (bourne again Shell) . It came under my radar from an email from tug.org and a user finding...
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    general consensus and any unification of one site as a place to go for slackware docs?

    There are out there other sites still apparently being maintained and that if you look at past contributors does have credibility. Obviously forums like this one and others are helpful in solving problems but text laid out with continuity Docs are places where you get the whole picture. it...
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