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  1. wizardfromoz

    A Meeting of Like Minds

    Brian @Condobloke and I first "met" at a previous forum and site 7 years ago, coming up around 1st October. Over the following year we became firm and fast friends, emailed and talked on the telephone and had ideas of meeting, when he and his wife Te lived in Condobolin in north-west New South...
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    Linux.org - Entry to Site - Cloudflare's Captcha

    To Members old and new, we are currently experiencing a problem with accessing the site. All of the content is available, but you have to first go through hoops with a Captcha puzzle where you identify pictures featuring a bicycle or boat, and so forth. This is not intentional, but we...
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    Redhat 8.4 Has Arrived

    For those who use RHEL as a business solution, the following may be of interest. Redhat 8.4 has been released. The Release Announcement is here https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/stability-plus-innovation-red-hat-enterprise-linux-84-now-ga and the Release Notes here...
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    Linux Kernel Turns 30 in August

    I usually only spare a couple of minutes a day for viewing Distro Watch , to see what new releases there are and a couple of other areas of interest. A couple of days ago, I took some time to read their Distro Watch Weekly, issue 915, and featured in it was a link to an interview with the man...
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    New (additional) Super Moderator

    Some of you may or may not have noticed that we have a new Super Moderator in our ranks, but bad luck, I'm not going anywhere :) The new Mod is David G. better known as @KGIII I can certainly use the help, and @Rob , our erstwhile Administrator, can speak for himself. Welcome David! David...
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    Covid Corner

    I have given this a great deal of thought, and decided to start a Thread where people can come and share on COVID, and maybe learn something as well. Before you contribute to this Thread, please read or re-read the Off Topic Rules, as written by Rob (when he provided this subforum we all...
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    Wizard's New Year Message

    2020 has certainly been an Annus Horribilis (horrible year) with regard to the rise of and proliferation of COVID-19, causing widespread havoc and misery to many. Hopefully it is not long from being, if not conquered, then at least being brought under manageable control. To all my "Friends and...
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    Vale-dictum, Sean Connery

    Got this from a friend here, thanks https://www.marketwatch.com/story/james-bond-actor-sean-connery-dies-age-90-bbc-01604150834?link=MW_latest_news I said "I will go into mourning for him, I adored him". RIP Wizard
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    Visually Challenged? Tweak Your Linux - Tips From Wizard

    I initially wrote a Thread on this subject at another website over five and a half years ago. The subject matter is easily as important, if not more so, to me, as advancing age sees my eyesight deteriorate inexorably. Being a Moderator here, I am going to pin this Thread, likely in General to...
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    OK Charlie, What's With The Car Avatar?

    Spill the beans, mate :) Chris
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    Linux Mint 20 Snap restrictions and How To Install Chromium Browser In a Snap ... Or Not

    Wizard’s Glossary Clem – Clement Lefebvre, Founder, CEO & Project Manager, Linux Mint PPA – Personal Package Archive Many will be aware that Clement Lefebvre’s team at Linux Mint released version 20 10 days or so ago. What you may not be aware of is that with its release, Clem and his team...
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    WIZARD offline again

    Sorry folks - telephone exchange problems, offline from last Wednesday 10th to next Wednesday 17th June. Carry on regardless :) Wizard
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    Film and TV Obits - Hollywood and Other

    Vale Rene Auberjonois RENE as Odo in Deep Space 9 I only just learned today that Rene died 8 December just passed. Aged 79, died of cancer. The Guardian have a good obit here https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/dec/10/rene-auberjonois-obituary Elaine and I were big fans, even...
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    Wizard Offline - Ho, Ho, Ho

    Internet down maybe for a couple of days, folks. All have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. I will unstick this when I am back. Cheers Chris Turner wizardfromoz
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    Zorin OS 15 and Privacy Concerns

    Take the trouble to view the whole video, before you install Zorin This vid is about 5 days old at time of writing, making it around 6 - 7 December 2019. The content may or may not impact on your decision to install Zorin, or else wait until version 15.1 due this month, which is said to...
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    Confused Aussie - Thanksgiving

    OK I am a little confused between what George Washington proclaimed in 1789 and what Abraham Lincoln observed in 1863 :) If Thursday 28th November is Thanksgiving ... have a good one and a safe one, all my American friends. Cheers Wizard
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    Home, Home on the Range (of a number of Linux Distros) - Sharing Home

    It is said “A man’s home is his castle” … but can you share your Home in Linux with 3 or 4 other Distros, and with those – even with ones from different families? What advantages are there to be gained from doing so, if any? What disadvantages? BACKGROUND Well Known Member and friend...
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    Charlie Corder aka 70 Tango Charlie

    Moderator's NOTE - this set up for the Member, so please welcome him, not me :) Wizard My name is Charlie Corder, I guess there is something about old people having to take longer to do things: so, I will now fill you all in on some of my background. I got involved with...
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    The Wizard "Channel" ... Service Interrupted - Briefly I hope!

    Fire hit my district, within hundreds of metres (yards) of our home, last 36 hours.. Elaine and I are safe Attached are news footage, and we were 2 of the 190 evacuated to the north https://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/breaking-stanthorpe-seek-shelter-applethorpe-prepa/3824734/ Winds...
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    50 YEARS AGO TODAY

    50 years since the landing on the Moon, folks! The boys landed on the 19th, then stepped out on the 20th. Congratulations to all whom were involved. Avagudweegend Wizard
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