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Old Dog and Loving his new puppy
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paladin_pc

Joined: 30 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Sat 03 Jul 2010, 15:02    Post subject:  Old Dog and Loving his new puppy
Subject description: thanksfor all your hard work
 

I'm an old DOS guy, got my first and only cert from a small company in UT called Novell, you may have heard of them. SO basically I'm a hardware and networking guy. Not a programmer, unfortunately for both my job potential and bank account

I went along with Windows cause every one I worked for/with was also. But when Linux started getting popular back in 98 I got interested and started with red Hat, then the most popular. But it was hard and difficult to use and many of the programs I wanted were not in .rpm's or even available for Linux. Time went on and I was out of the computer business directly and teaching (I have a MBA). I got back into Linux briefly but it still did not have what I wanted/needed. Yet it always felt good to get back to the command line, like I was really in control again.

Now I am unemployed, and at 61 probably unemployable. I don't have the money to upgrade a laptop or a desktop (I have 1 laptop that's 6 or 7 years old and 2 emachines that are 5 years old). The Windows XP got corrupted on the laptop and since I will be losing my apartment for lack of money I have been spending time building it with puppy 5.1.

Happy to say that so far I am only missing a few applications. But I'll look around and see what's out there. Everything else, from home banking to torrent downloads is there. I'll more than get by; and the price is MORE THAN RIGHT!!

I just want to say thanks to all the programmers and forum users who have posted similar problems to mine and from whom I have learned more than a little about both puppy and Linux in general. If I was a programmer I'd contribute some programs myself. If I was employed I'd contribute money, but all can do now is stand on the sidelines and cheer --

GO PUPPY!!

thanks.
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cthisbear

Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 3432
Location: Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Sat 03 Jul 2010, 20:32    Post subject:  

Clean XP..check my posts.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=20312

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1174451


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The latest Hirens Boot cd has a cure to restart XP..Vista..Win 7.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=56907

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Ready to go Imageburn

http://www.datafilehost.com/download-9872c42d.html

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" Boot up the Falcon Rescue cd.
Choose ERD for XP.

Let it boot and choose System Restore.
Go back as far as you can.

After it finishes... reboot and see if you get lucky."

You can also use the Vista boot ERD
which won't see your install >> keep going
has addititional tools.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=55344

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1461640

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More boot scanners etc

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies.cfm?t=1445530

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Generally speaking if you can get into Windows and you are a dead duck,
nothing else works >> use Combofix.
Takes time... be patient.

I would try the Falcon first...and ERD
Go back as far as you can with System Restore.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Combofix_d6402.html

Majogeeks is a great site.

http://www.majorgeeks.com/

Chris.
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nitehawk


Joined: 13 Apr 2008
Posts: 538
Location: West Central Florida

PostPosted: Sun 04 Jul 2010, 18:10    Post subject:  

hey, paladin_pc,...
Welcome to the puppy kennels. Yeah,...I'm already retired, so I know about keeping older computers and watching the $$$$. I've got several computers, and a Puppy of some kind is on each of them. I'm not a programmer, either,.....just a very satisfied end-user.
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ttuuxxx


Joined: 05 May 2007
Posts: 10822
Location: Ontario Canada,Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Mon 05 Jul 2010, 06:44    Post subject:  

paladin_pc, Glad your enjoying puppy, what apps are you missing, There are thousands for puppy in software section.
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paladin_pc

Joined: 30 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jul 2010, 09:16    Post subject: Loving it
Subject description: Missing apps
 

Well I really need a decent accounting system. I was using Quicken but way too expensive several years ago. Was using GnuCash rather successfully in windows. Have tried Homebank but import/export does not do OFX and why in the hell would you do a proprietary version of .csv for import/export? beats me and defeats the purpose of having open source in my opinion.

I also do semi-professional photography and would love to have a lightroom in Linux, but that's not going to happen and frankly I can wait for that as accounting is the first priority.

On another subject I don't understand some of the other messages, I really was not looking for help in getting Windows back up; when it crashed I decided to look for a Linux recovery and found puppy.. I decided then to give it a try for the rescue and with only a problem in the xserver (can't get it to read card and display properly so it ends up 800x600 not 1024).
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PostPosted: Tue 06 Jul 2010, 10:58    Post subject:  

I guess you need drivers for your graphics card. Otherwise, try xvesa until you get them Smile
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ttuuxxx


Joined: 05 May 2007
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Location: Ontario Canada,Sydney Australia

PostPosted: Tue 06 Jul 2010, 15:39    Post subject: Re: Loving it
Subject description: Missing apps
 

paladin_pc wrote:
Well I really need a decent accounting system. I was using Quicken but way too expensive several years ago. Was using GnuCash rather successfully in windows. Have tried Homebank but import/export does not do OFX and why in the hell would you do a proprietary version of .csv for import/export? beats me and defeats the purpose of having open source in my opinion.

I also do semi-professional photography and would love to have a lightroom in Linux, but that's not going to happen and frankly I can wait for that as accounting is the first priority.

On another subject I don't understand some of the other messages, I really was not looking for help in getting Windows back up; when it crashed I decided to look for a Linux recovery and found puppy.. I decided then to give it a try for the rescue and with only a problem in the xserver (can't get it to read card and display properly so it ends up 800x600 not 1024).


here's a homebank with ofx support.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?mode=attach&id=25472
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jul 2010, 06:47    Post subject:  

Have you seen Rawtherapee by any chance?
http://www.rawtherapee.com/
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=57236

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dogle

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jul 2010, 17:24    Post subject:  

paladin_pc, good to have you on board!

Years ago, I gave my local education authority a bit of earache requesting a 'Linux for beginners' course - blank looks, they had nobody on the wavelength.

Now, I am minded to offer them my services to deliver the course they could not then provide.

Puppy IMHO is the ideal vehicle on which to base such a course. If you have - any - teaching experience, and you love Puppy, that might just be a winner for you.
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