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bio website outonalimb.blog.com
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New to genealogy. Trying to be an Ubuntu geek. Sail, scuba, shell collector, beach bum.

I think the concept for this site is great. In the past month I have looked around and haven't found what this place will offer. Willing to help as I can to get it off the ground.


Oct
6
comment Thinking of switching to Ubuntu…couple of questions?
LibreOffice can easily open a Word document. After working with it, you can then save the document as either a Word document or as an open doc.
Jul
5
answered What is the incentive to provide a free operating system?
May
7
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May
6
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
19
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
4
comment Heat issues on 11.10 beta?
@Marko - Thanks for the quick response, I guess I should have been more specific. I thought I read that 11.10 would be running the 3.2 kernel.
Sep
3
asked Heat issues on 11.10 beta?
Jan
23
awarded  Quorum
Jan
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awarded  Student
Dec
15
comment LibreOffice RC1 deb package difficulties
I removed and re-added the repository and when I did, I fixed an earlier problem (I was temporarily blocked from updating my system) but got a new message: "W: Failed to fetch download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice/Release Unable to find expected entry Sources in Meta-index file (malformed Release file?)". While I was in the software sources GUI, I checked and the key was there but either I added the repo incorrectly (copied n pasted) or the target is missing.
Dec
15
comment LibreOffice RC1 deb package difficulties
ok here goes: pastebin.ubuntu.com/544110
Dec
15
comment LibreOffice RC1 deb package difficulties
karthick87 -the actual output was over the posting limit by some 2300 characters. This is the last line (which I thought might be helpful). <deb hxxp://download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice/>
Dec
15
asked LibreOffice RC1 deb package difficulties
Nov
26
awarded  Teacher
Nov
26
answered Abnormal increase in laptop temperature