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Message from The Tuxers: Think, Dave! Don’t Use Windows!

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[First published as on November 23, 2007.]

Note that when this was first published I was a keen fan of Ubuntu. I have since moved my allegiance to Fedora, as that is the Linux distribution used in the XO Laptop.

I saw two of The Tuxers watching and waiting as I booted up my laptop.

I soon learned why. They had recently hacked my /boot/grub/menu.lst file:

The Tuxers hack /boot/grub/menu.lst
Think Dave! Think!

These are twin Tuxers. I find it hard to tell them apart, so I call them “Ubuntu” and “Debian,” as they are so closely linked.

In fact, it took several attempts to get this photo right. By default the flash is on for my Kodak C300 camera. I wanted to turn off the flash but didn’t know how, so I went inside to look for a manual. Unable to locate it, I then used Google to locate the appropriate manual page. It took less than a minute:

Controlling flash on Kodak C300

I noted the Tuxer’s message, but am begging off for a bit while I try to find useful instructions on getting Notes to run under Ubuntu 7.10.

Sorry about that, Tuxers — and Lotus — but I will continue my project of becoming a full-time Ubuntu user as time permits.

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Written by daveshields

December 12, 2007 at 2:39 pm

Posted in xo-laptop

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