General Query in regards to drivers

Nik-Ken-Bah

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Had a squizz at Brain computers site no dice there I am afraid. While I was looking there are very few MB's these day with a FM2 or FM2+ sockets with a full ATX form factor. Which means that I would also have to upgrade the processor to a Ryzen processor not overly struck on Intel processors. The Missus would have a hizzy fit if I said to her that I need to upgrade Goldie's MB and Processor.
 


Nik-Ken-Bah

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Want to know something funny DOS is Linux according to the gits at an electronics store called El Dorado.
Went to Kremenchyk to-day and just visited their new upgrade store and was looking at Laptops thinking of getting one for the missus for her birthday and I looked at the card telling people their specs and in the line operating system they had DOS listed but I was looking at them and they had Ubuntu installed with the Gnome D-T. There was a sheila that worked there that could understand a little English and I pointed out to her DOS is not Linux. While I was talking to her we were standing near a Laptop and it had the Ubuntu start-up but it looked as though it had stalled and I pointed to it and said that it is a distro of Linux. As I was leaving I said to her truth in advertising. (not there ever is)
Surprising how many that had Linux Pre-installed. The same at another electronics store called Foxtrot and their computers also had Linux installed besides useless windows 10.
Anyone heard of an OS called Novell ?
Laptop has to have this before I consider them an AMD processor and now Linux pre-installed.
 

wizardfromoz

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Novell Netware was popular in the 90s, very good on Sun boxes. It kicked the arse out of Microsoft Server software.

Novell also had (IMO, and in the opinion of many experienced typists including my wife) the definitive word processing solution, WordPerfect. WordPerfect 5.1 was the benchmark.

With WordPerfect 6.0 they adopted a Windows WYSIWYG approach. They got as far as 9 or 10, perhaps 11, not sure of their current status.

Bill Gates went all paranoid on how their WordPerfect 6 might look more advanced than MS Word, so he bumped MS Word straight from 2 to 6.

Corel bought out Novell around 1996/1997. I think it was just the WordPerfect Office Suite which included the word processor, as Novell continued on with their Networking business.

Linux - Novell released a Novell Linux enterprise solution in the mid-Noughties, around 2005. They also bought into, or bought a share in, SUSE the German Linux Server firm, whose free to home user version is openSUSE.

Corel also has a Corel LInux, but that folded years ago.

That's the best I can recall. Wikipedia will likely have more.

Xfce - good DE, I really like it. It has one PITA for multi-multi-booters such as myself, unlikely to affect anyone else.

When you open GParted and work in it, and then close GParted, it automounts every single removable drive, in separate windows one by one, in my case recognising 40+ Linux Distro root partitions as drives.

Haven't got a workaround for that yet. If it annoys me enough I'll make a Thread of it - probably good for the soul for Wizard to ask a support question :)

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atanere

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Haven't got a workaround for that yet. If it annoys me enough I'll make a Thread of it - probably good for the soul for Wizard to ask a support question :)
Yeah, like, if Wizard can't solve it.... any of us mere mortals has a chance?!?!? :eek:o_O:p:D

Contact the developers, Wiz! Give them a piece of your 3,500 year old mind! :D
 

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It's 5,000 years old, but thanks for the flattery, Stan, you are on my Christmas Card List.

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Nik-Ken-Bah

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@wizardfromoz Thanks for the info on Novell. Funny how things slip ya mind I remember Word perfect but never got the chance to use it but from all that had used it rated it better than MS Word. And even though I am not personally overly struck on Libre Office It is a better choice than MS Office which I had to learn about back in the 90's.
 

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