[oclug] Home user needs Linux help (fwd)
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Thu Jul 10 21:02:02 EDT 2003
Mail I received -- anyone want to help? Please reply to
<croombefp at cyberus.ca>, not to me.
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Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 17:35:03 -0400
From: Croombe F. Pensom <croombefp at cyberus.ca>
To: dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Subject: Linux help
Hi Mr. Skoll
I am writing to you in response to your regular column in the magazine
Monitor which I read regularly.
I am trying to switch from Windows_98 with all its bugs, faults, crashes
and other horrors, to Linux. I have a separate, new, empty machine on
which I have loaded Mandrake Linux 9.0 which loaded quickly and found
all my peripherals.
However, I am having trouble running various things such as my high
speed internet connection via Bell Sympatico, my digital camera, my
scanner. I am also having trouble loading new applications they load
OK but I cannot find out how to activate them from the desktop (I am
So, my question is : do you know anyone who can come to my home (for a
fee of course) and get my Linux desktop up and running for me?
Croombe F. Pensom
29 Bunting Lane KANATA ON K2M 2P7
croombefp at cyberus.ca
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