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by Homer
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Example of Linux's hippie roots
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Example of Linux's hippie roots

Linux is free, and all the software that operates on linux is also freeware. It's not necessarily true that "all the software that operates on linux is also freeware". IBM DB2, IBM Websphere, SAP and different versions of Oracle Database are just a few examples of software wildly being used on Linu...
by Homer
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

In Georgia there's a town named Gay
by Homer
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Example of Linux's hippie roots
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Example of Linux's hippie roots

Cinnamon and MATE. Thanks Homer. I only use my laptop plugged in so batteries aren't a problem. You're welcome. I chose MATE over Cinnamon because I wanted to run on both PC and laptop. MATE uses less computer resources. Other reason is Cinnamon is newer. Solving problems in Linux can be difficult,...
by Homer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay
Replies: 16
Views: 1063

Re: Travel Insurance- Single trip-Long stay

I use this site: https://www.squaremouth.com/ because you can Compare 116 travel insurance policies from 20 providers with 61,751 reviews , and their Zero Complaint Guarantee. It seems the guarantee can't be true, but if you know that industry-wide, 90%+ of travel insurance claims are rejected for r...
by Homer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Example of Linux's hippie roots
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Example of Linux's hippie roots

That wouldn't affect me as I don't use Microsoft office. I just do simple stuff: email, internet searches, youtube, etc. I'd still like an opinion on ease of use, learning curve, is it more or less complex than windows 7, or the same? Linux versions are aimed at different sorts of users. Linux Mint...
by Homer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Example of Linux's hippie roots
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Example of Linux's hippie roots

Gregjam wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:20 pm
The OP just highlight how ignorant I am about computers. To me it is all gobbledygook.
This is plain English:

40000 triggersstupid Silly amounts of output regarding triggers
1000 veryverbose Lots of drivel about eg the dpkg/info directory
2000 stupidlyverbose Insane amounts of drivel
by Homer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

There was a fine chef from Krakow
by Homer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

There was a young man from Belfast
Who was deeply in love with a catholic lass
But he was a Protestant
And sexually bent
So the lass kicked him out on his ass
by Homer
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

People nowadays spend hours online
Even the kids whose parents say fine
Their brains don't rot
by Homer
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Example of Linux's hippie roots
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Example of Linux's hippie roots

Linux is based on GNU with is based on Unix. Unix was born in Corporate America at Bell Labs, a part of AT&T. AT&T released it as freeware. A group at University of California Berkeley built on the Bell Labs work, producing a version that is still in use. Those grad students had little use for Corpo...
by Homer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains
Fear, sun, and pain will dull your brain
by Homer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa
Replies: 43
Views: 2083

Re: Borrowing 'Show' Money to Obtain Visa

If you have a retirement visa none of that applies. I just show my US embassy form that says I have the minimum required monthly income (as stated by me) and they give me another year. SteveP, there is a minimum. $2000US month. 65,000 b a month. Upon handing your income affidavit to the immigration...
by Homer
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

There was an old biker from Chester
Who was a bit of a jester.
His leathers were pink
His shorts were mink
by Homer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

Out in the ocean it is wet and briny
Why state the obvious?, said the Limey
Because I'm a Yank
With a huge fish tank
by Homer
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Limerick Thread
Replies: 949
Views: 10510

Re: Limerick Thread

Out in the ocean it is wet and briny
Why state the obvious?, said the Limey