Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Massillon, Ohio, USA
Drives: 2007 SpectraLX, 2006 SpectraSX, Kubuntu
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Electronics and computers are my first love (after my wife of course).
I know the frustration of honestly telling someone you know you CAN help and finding
they chose not to listen... I have friends that are constantly frustrated with WINDOZ that I know could easily migrate to Ubuntu from knowing their interests. They put up with viruses, malware, constant "updates"(plugging holes in the OS), and sluggish operation when they could be enjoying the Internet. I keep busy keeping them going. The last notebook I cleaned all the nasties off of I also installed a dual boot to Ubuntu... While he was on the road Windows crashed and burned...he finally booted into Linux and the love affair began..
I am forced to use Windows for sites that only support it... (Games , my wife's employers site wants IE8) and older plugins (SVG at kiatechinfo.com), and tech support for others. Beyond that my desktop runs only Linux.
My son ONLY wanted Toyota/Honda/Mazda for his next car. For the amount he had/wanted to spend all he could find was junk with 150k miles and problems all ready.
He didn't want any "unreliable/rustbucket" from Korea (what his friends impressed upon him).
I found a 2008 Hyundai Accent hatchback with a "salvage" title and 27k miles on it for $2200 US$. With minor repairs (sledge hammer was #1 repair tool) and less than $500 in parts...he now LOVES his Korean "baby".
You have to keep an open mind and sometimes look at unconventional answers...