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I'm currently using Fedora 30 which took a little shaking down
but it's now very stable.
Over the years I've used just about every OS there is. Settled on
Linux and OSX.
OSX is very useful using the Notes function. A bit of iPad
research gets synced to the OSX desktops.
I keep W10 for certain applications - one particularly handy one
is using an SDRplay as a spectrum analyser.
On 17/10/2019 12:26, Hans Summers
73 Hans G0UPL
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019, 14:19
Ken KM4NFQ <km4nfq@...
Good on you,
I first installed a Slackware distribution of GNU/Linux on a
in late 1995 from 100 3.5" floppy discs. :-D It took me five
over a period of three days to get it installed, but I was
rewarded with Joy. My other OS was MSDOS 6.2 and the MSWindows
shell that ran on top of it, running on a 486SX25. By late
1996 I was
using GNU/Linux as my primary OS. I was able to make the
fairly easily because I did not have a large investment in
software. In fact, the GNU/Linux distributions provided me
software that I had ever had on a PC before. I have never
I was more of a DOS weenie than a MSWindows user, so the bash
Command Line was a real JOY to use, compared to the the MSDOS
Soon I was able to do everything that I had done on the MS PC,
with GNU/Linux, and more. Compare MSDOS Batch commands with
shell! Actually, there is no comparison.
Familiarity is the key. As I became more familiar with
became easier to use. Much easier to use. The whole UNIX
that each utility does one thing very well. And the output of
utility can be piped as the input to another utility.
Congratulations on discovering GNU/Linux, and giving it a try!
wishes for success in all of your GNU/Linux projects. BTW,
distribution of GNU/Linux are you using? (I use Debian
Ken, KM4NFQ "Not Fully Qualified"
On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 4:48 AM Hans Summers <hans.summers@...>
> Topic change ;-)
> I had been using Windows for ~25 years but earlier this
year, switched to Linux and I have been very happy with it. I
had bought a Win10 machine at Dayton in May 2017 and in less
than 2 years it had got slower and slower and there were lots
of problems - even though it was a top spec machine. On Linux
everything went blindingly fast.
> A few days ago I bought a new mouse, 4000 DPI gaming
mouse (though I don't game)... it moved so slowly across the
screen compared to my old mouse. Then I discovered the
Settings->Mouse window sliders don't have any effect on the
mouse sensitivity. A bug! Google confirmed other people also
> A friend of mine summed it up nicely... on Windows there
are bugs and issues, but there is nobody to talk to and no
hope of fixing them. Linux has bugs and issues too, but at
least you have a way to fix them. After a bit of googling I
was able to identify the mouse device and set up the
"coordination transformation matrix" to apply a gain of 5, to
get the new mouse behaving like the old one. And created a
little script which I put in the Startup to autorun on login.
So all is well :-)
> 73 Hans G0UPL
> On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:39 AM <jmh6@...> wrote:
>> Hi Andy :),
>> So True!!
>> I wonder who will be the first to get old cell
phones running with real
>> The war between 'secure' boot and open source!
>> Just gotta boot the chip and get USB running with
some dist. Opening up
>> the rest of the phone or laptop should be cake :).
>> Lots of fun!!
>> On Wed, 16 Oct 2019, Andy Brilleaux via Groups.Io
>> > Let's add..
>> > Fldigi for rtty, psk31 etc etc
>> > QSSTV
>> > WSJTX for WSPR, FT4, FT8 etc etc
>> > VOACAP propagation odelling
>> > XNEC antenna modelling
>> > PA2OHH oscope
>> > QRSS grabber software
>> > Utils to support ATMEGA chips (QRP Labs)
>> > Every goddamn file downloader and converter
known to mankind, from PC Linux to Raspberry Pi's.
>> > Ability to run ANY MSDOS, PCDOS etc program
>> > I'm getting bored with writing about all these
>> > - Andy -
>> > Boot it from an sd card.
>> > Boot it from a usb stick
>> > Steal a HD and stuff it in any other PC and it
boots, runs, and has your software on it.
>> > Boot from an external HD.
>> > No licence
>> > Share it with anyone
>> > Make your own versions
>> > No driver problems
>> > No privacy issues
>> > 1000's more geek utils
>> > Free Office software
>> > Choice of desktops and window managers
>> > Source code available, customise as you wish
>> > Distribute copies of originals or your own
>> > 98% of the worlds super computers run Linux
>> > Linux has just about everything Windows has, and
can run a lot of Windows apps right down to MSDOS / BBC Basic
>> > Can update with no reboots.
>> > Can update, write a dvd, surf the web and do a
backup up without crashing.
>> > Uses less memory than anything Windows
>> > Does not hammer the hard disk for swap file like
>> > No virus checkers needed. (Only virus checkers
are for WINDOWS apps on a Linux drive !!!!) Linux virus
checkers don't exist, no need.
>> > Can run and install old 16/32 bit apps for
>> > Every single board PC like Acer tinker boards,
Raspberry Pi's etc support Linux as a main OS, as well as
>> > You can run Linux on any PC.
>> > 98% of worlds super computers run it.
>> > Very low RAM usage.
>> > Recognised by most printer manufacturers and
>> > Even gamers on Second Life are supported.
>> > Does not require reconfiguration or licensing
problems if you change hardware
>> > Supports test mode web browsers, as well as
normal Firefox, Chrome etc (yeah text mode)
>> > No firewall backdoors. Firewalls are absolute !
>> > No forced updates.
>> > Selective updates with REAL information about
changes. No generic KB numbers.
>> > No illegal drivers that destroy your hardware.
Check out FTDI-Gate !!