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    blinkin facebook logins.

    hate the way the internet is being reduced to logging into Facebook for everything. Not cool in the slightest.

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    My mrs likes it on her really really old laptop! (about 7 years old). Its perfect just for browsing and playing browser games

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    blinkin facebook logins.

    hate the way the internet is being reduced to logging into Facebook for everything. Not cool in the slightest.
    Totally agree!

    I can see why so many companies/sites are encouraging it, but I don't like it one little bit.

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    I setup a proxy at home and noticed although no one in my house has an account or uses fb, the other sites visited through 'likes' (aka advertising endorsements) and other 'social' media plugins generated so much data that fb was the top site.

    Its overtaken flash as most the annoying useless bit of websites.

    In a way that parallels the way people used to think 'the internet' as the WWW, we are now seeing those late to the party or many of the generation of children currently in school define 'the internet' as the corporate advertising machines such as fb, google and youtube.

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    Does anyone know if this installs and runs well one the really old rm tablet machines? We have a couple I could use this on if all works well.

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    It runs on an old IBM laptop (circa 2004) with upgraded RAM to 1gb. So should work fine on old rm lappys

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    This would be a tablet device though, so wondering about the input device such as pen recognition and the likes. Does Linux see the tablet devices as just a generic input or does it require certain drivers to be added? I'll still try an install to find out. These things have tiny amounts of ram though. About 256 mb if I remember right.

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    Well my samsung UMPC recognises touch inputs on Ubuntu, Joli (so far) - its a bit off (just a bit, a few mm) and almost all other types of linux I have shoved on it.

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    Hmmm. I'll see how it goes. Could be a hand tool to just sit in the staff room as a quick email reader, booking system checker/booker.

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    Like I said, my other half likes it on her old school laptop, just for browsing and playing web based games.

    It will EASILY make use of your old equipment

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    Im Going to install this on a vye 537 will let you know how it goes.

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    Ok installed on vye.

    the problem i encountered was the "proxy" issue and could not get to the login screen, i was stuck on i am connected to the internet. i solved this after a little research by:

    Hit Alt+F1 to load terminal. Type "nickel-browser &" to load Chrome.
    2. Click on the spanner to change the settings. In "Under the hood" you can click "change proxy settings"
    3. put in the proxy details.
    4. hit wide spead.
    5. authenticate.
    6. done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by busby View Post
    Ok installed on vye.

    the problem i encountered was the "proxy" issue and could not get to the login screen, i was stuck on i am connected to the internet. i solved this after a little research by:

    Hit Alt+F1 to load terminal. Type "nickel-browser &" to load Chrome.
    2. Click on the spanner to change the settings. In "Under the hood" you can click "change proxy settings"
    3. put in the proxy details.
    4. hit wide spead.
    5. authenticate.
    6. done.
    Another way to access the browser is to right click on the network icon at the top of the home screen > About > click on the link and it opens Chrome! Put your proxy settings in as per busby's steps 2-6!

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    First ive heard and going to see if this works on old laptops circa 2000!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    First ive heard and going to see if this works on old laptops circa 2000!
    It's a lightweight OS so it should run on an Etch-a-sketch. Bear in mind its limitations, esp with local files and such, but it's a neat way of recycling old kit into web clients.
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