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bio website uncivilliberties.wordpress.co…
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seen Jul 21 at 11:08

New to genealogy. Trying to be an Ubuntu geek. Sail, scuba, shell collector, beach bum.

Fascinated by history and love the questions I see when I get the newsletter, but I just ain't sharp enough to answer any of these questions appropriately. I have all sorts of anecdotal responses, but nothing to back them up with.

Same with Science fiction and French. The only place I've been halfway effective is on the genealogy stack exchange, God help me.


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
awarded  Supporter
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
14
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