No more W9x... :)
turner_bill at sbcglobal.net
Sat May 22 09:30:24 CEST 2004
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Thanks for those who responded re: utils for W9x and Linux (GUI type)
This is kinda funny really. I had come to the conclusion that really
6GB wasn't enough to effectively utilize two different OS's. Not to
mention the whole 'dual-boot' bit was getting to be kind of a PITA.
Decided to go 'W9x' only and went to restore the partitions the way
they were. I'd used FIPS and it had worked just fine when I tried it
before. Not this time.
The main W9x part with all my email and settings was absolutely beyond
use. Corrupted. Badly. No idea how it happened but it sure did.
Luckily for me I had a Linux CD (Vector Linux 3.0) readily to hand so
I rebooted and installed that alone. Felt pretty good too.
I've managed to make quite a bit of progress. Mozilla, Enigmail and
GnuPG were the first things I installed. In the process of d/l'ing a
bunch of updates since this version is a couple years old. Well.
That's fine though. It works. I had really forgotten how very
pleasant it can be to have a massive download going on in one desktop
while I'm browsing the 'net and doing email in another. The system
doesn't even hardly notice. Windows? I would never dare try that.
It would just lock up. Too many BSOD's for me. I've heard of people
that claim to have never had one but I have my personal doubts about that.
Anyways. To bring this more or less back on topic I have already been
to the gnupg site and started looking at some of the frontends for the
gpg program. In the process of getting GNOME and KDE more up to date
and then will see what's what. IceWM is my preferred window manager
though so will see if I can find a way to use something 'lightweight'
on the GUI.
Having way too much fun is...
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that
you do it." Mahatma Gandhi.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing." Edmund Burke.
"What have you done to make the world a better place today? Got 30
seconds? Feed somebody. <http://thehungersite.com>" Bill Turner
The following information is from a key which has been compromised.
Please contact me directly via email to obtain an updated and current key.
"Bill Turner <wildbill at speakeasy.net>"
Type bits /keyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/89F6CC2B 2002/10/18 Bill Turner <wildbill at speakeasy.net>
Key fingerprint = 2AC6 D850 97A0 5D3A FB22 9237 24DA 6DCC 89F6 CC2B
sig 89F6CC2B Bill Turner <wildbill at speakeasy.net>
My current (and valid) GPG Public key info follows:
"Bill Turner <turner_bill at sbcglobal.net>"
Type bits /keyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/7A85CF68 2004/04/28 Bill Turner (Tux Rox!)
<turner_bill at sbcglobal.net>
Key fingerprint = 763D 95D2 CB20 7763 5303 8097 A7D7 6B5D 7A85 CF68
sig 7A85CF68 Bill Turner (Tux Rox!) <turner_bill at sbcglobal.net>
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