Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Linux help...........

I'm thinking about installing Linux on an old computer we have laying around. Anyone have any helpful FAQ's they could point me to? I really don't have a reason to do this, just want to learn more about Linux and if I screw it up-no biggie-I'll just reinstall Windows on it. Any advice on which Linux distro would work best would be appreciated. All I really want to do with this machine is browse the web and do e-mails.............

I know I scared the crap out of my mom when I posted about this vunerability. I told her to keep using Firefox because I have her browser set up so it will prompt her to run a wmf file if one pops up.......also this file is being renamed as a jpeg file in e-mail attachments. My suggestion, don't open ANY attachments you get in e-mail.

I'm not sure if the ads on this website are SFW but the video is. I guess you really can't believe everything you see. Same deal with this video...........get a grip buddy.

This is one grandma I wouldn't wanna piss off.

Here they are-St Pauls nominations for "Mother of the Year". I wonder why none of them have cars?

What the hell? I'm sure his parents are proud as all get-out.

Tom Green is lucky he didn't get his ass kicked.

Another off-color joke...........

Little Johnny's neighbors had a baby. Unfortunately, the baby was born without ears. When mother and new baby came home from the hospital Johnny's family was invited over to see the baby.

Before they left their house, Little Johnny's dad had a talk with him and explained that the baby had no ears. His dad also told him that if he so much as mentioned anything about the baby's missing ears or even said the word ears he would get the spanking of his life when they came back home.

Little Johnny told his dad he understood completely. When Johnny looked in the crib he said, "What a beautiful baby." The mother said, why, thank you, Little Johnny." Johnny said, "He has beautiful little feet and beautiful little hands, a cute little nose and really beautiful eyes. "Can he see?" asked Little Johnny.

"Yes", the mother replied, "we are so thankful; the Doctor said he will have 20/20 vision "That's great", said Little Johnny, "cuz he'd be screwed if he needed glasses."

Yeah, yeah I know-it was tasteless......but then again-I still have my ears:-)

Now I'm not sure if this video is been played around with or not but these are some fast power windows. Lots more videos on the site if you're a motorhead. Maybe I'll get one of these with a 125 shot for my Surly.

Here's one of the reasons I don't buy stuff on Ebay.

This is like crack cocaine only it comes out of your computer monitor. It's a little tough to pick up at first but once you know how it works-it's a lot of fun. Experiment with it.

Most everyone on the planet knows who Lance is, not everyone has heard of George.

Um....I'm not seeing a whole lot of these folks around here this time of the year. How come all the people on those nudist sites are skinny? Around here, most folks aren't exactly svelte. Not sure I'd want to go somewhere and hang out with fat naked people.

I'm guessing this football fan went to mostly college games. Running onto the field during an NFL game ain't exactly a bright idea. Betcha he woke up sore the next day. Welcome to the big game.

I used to love going to the library when I was a kid, it's a damn shame that parents can't teach their kids how to behave in public.

Sure, it's inappropriate but it's also kinda funny.

12 years old? 13 years old? Damn, I was still playing with Hot Wheels when I was 12.

Last link for today...........In my opinion-George Carlin is a genius. This 10 minute video clip ain't work safe or family safe. But you knew that as soon as I mentioned George Carlin, didn't you?

Thanks for reading.


Anonymous said...

I've been using Linux on my desktop at home for a number of years. I use, and like Mandriva (was Mandrake) for ease of installation. See

Anonymous said...

If you have a solid broadband connection, I'd use Ubuntu. If you don't, I'd try Fedora.

Ubuntu is only 1 CD, then it gets whatever it needs from the internet. Fedora is 4 CDs, but you get everything you need on them. is the place to ask for help with Ubuntu. is the place for Fedora help.

I use both everyday, so I can prolly help out if you have problems. Just shoot me an email or whatever.

Anonymous said...

I have an old Compaq P133 laptop that work was trashing. I installed VectorLinux which is based on the Slackware core. It installed all the drivers and everything works. Go to to download just about any distribution you want. also has alot of different distributions. You can get Live-CD versions of different installs to try them out.

ItsJustMe said...

I second the vote for trying Ubuntu Linux. I've been running Linux ever since downloading Slackware 0.9 on floppy using a 9600 baud modem, and Ubuntu is what I like currently.

The eBay thing actually looks like a good reason to READ THE FEEDBACK. Remember, every one of these people sent this guy hundreds of dollars when the feedback page saying this guy was a ripoff artist was ONE CLICK AWAY. Look at the feedback rating, and if it's not perfect, go read the reviews.

I do the same for retail businesses on the web ( - eBay sellers are no different.

Darren J said...

Hi George, I see I'm a few days late on this, but here are my thoughts. Fedora and Mandrake worked well for me and were reasonably user friendly. I've heard lots of good things about Ubuntu and would definitely choose it for myself next. If it's a very old computer, consider Vector Linux.

Here are some useful web sites for all your questions: