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  1.    02 Dec 2015 #31
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    2000 was still an infant period for Linux. I was playing around with Redhat and Suse. I did not like what it was doing, so stuck with Windows. Tried Linux again in 2004, figuring that I would be able to use it on the Compaq Laptop I had, still had problems.

    The last 4 years have been great in how fast they were able to get rid of all of the headaches that were in the past.

    I have BSD and Cent-OS on DVD, if I want to play around with it.

    It is amazing that in 15 years, how much the gear and Linux has changed, to now become easier for those who want to set up servers or desktop systems.

    As a WISP or ISP. You have to use Linux to handle everything. No way around it. It probably would not be that hard to code a distro for your customers that are older and just want to log on to check email, web browsing or if they are on Facebook, check in.

    My wife actually used her laptop with Linux Mint 17.2 on it last night.

    Today she is having issues at work, that her laptop is losing the Proxy. The outside company keeps screwing around with the Domain all of the time.

    Told her that is why I do not make thr big bucks, even though I know where to look and what may be corrupting her profile on the AD server.
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  2.    02 Dec 2015 #32
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    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix

    Linux has always been a kernel and you basically had more flavors than you had with ice cream depending on which package you use. Debian was the better one back then even though Redhat was the one that was more popular and became a public traded company back then. There was also Slackware Linux in which the person who did the packaging actually preferred FreeBSD. QNX was good too but never really took off and ofcourse it was expensive which is what Blackberry ended up buying. In 1993, Linux didn't even have SLIP or PPP which was something Fred Van Kempen brought in as I was one of the testers for it. When it comes to routing since I run a ISP with many thousand customers on DSL, FreeBSD is better in handling load as we basically had the DSL circuits terminating into the FreeBSD box on a OC-3 connection using a High Speed Serial Card. Both BSD and Linux are good when it comes to being a server OS but when it comes to apps availability, Windows is still the king. OSX is powered by the Mach Ten kernel and FreeBSD the rest of the OS. Both FreeBSD and Linux would handle running a ISP without problems, just that one is better in the networking department as the TCP/IP stack did come from BSD afterall. BSD is one of two standards of Unix while Linux is more of a Unix clone OS. FreeBSD can run Linux binaries but Linux cannot run FreeBSD binaries. I have a lot of apps that I only have binaries for and the authors of the apps can not be located since 15+ years ago. Know any text or gui based Unix email readers that can handle a large Unix single file mailbox that is 4GB in a single file?
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  3.    02 Dec 2015 #33
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    That is something that has always been a problem with those who do not archive after so many months.

    I would think that setting up an offline archive storage, would be the best way. That way a customer is not sucking up bandwidth.

    What about doing some kind of VPN for user access to email and other storage?
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  4.    02 Dec 2015 #34
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    It's not archive that's the problem but rather most of the Unix email readers like pine cannot handle anything larger than 2GB as it shares the code with imap-uw. mutt will handle the mailbox that big except the problem with mutt is that with some emails, it will display corrupted text or a blank email. This is actually my mailbox which is on the LAN so VPN is not going to help as what I'm trying to do is go through the mailbox and delete all the unread stuff. This was basically the standard unix mailbox file which was one file before they later implemented things split the mailbox file after it reaches a certain size.
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  5.    03 Dec 2015 #35
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    Logs I tend to use Webmin to wipe the logs and system emails after looking at them. I am surprised that Mutt is still going strong.
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  6.    04 Dec 2015 #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    What version drivers are you using? Try 18.21 to see if it works.

    Downloads for Intel Wireless-N 2230, Single Band
    I tried it didn't work
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  7.    04 Dec 2015 #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by nigelmercier View Post
    Try turning off IPv6
    Tried... the internet is not working after that
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  8.    04 Dec 2015 #38
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    Nothing is working.... I think I will have to revert to windows 7
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  9.    04 Dec 2015 #39
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    Sometimes you have no other choice. We do not do anything unusual with our laptops at our home. Linux Mint is the main OS. But I still keep an image of 10, just in case I have to use it for something.
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  10.    04 Dec 2015 #40
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    Quote Originally Posted by bro67 View Post
    Logs I tend to use Webmin to wipe the logs and system emails after looking at them. I am surprised that Mutt is still going strong.
    Not system emails but personal emails... I like pine way more than mutt, mutt is extremely buggy it seems.
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