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General Discussion / Windows 10 RTM
« Last post by Alan Raul on July 20, 2015, 09:04:53 AM »
For those of us running Windows 10 via the Windows Insiders program you should now have and able to use the Windows 10 RTM (aka 10240). So far after a few days my Windows 10 RTM is running smoothly without any bugs... yet! <grin>

Microsoft kept true to their word and said everyone in the Windows Insider program would get Windows 10 for FREE.

Any comments from others using the final build?
Make sure you have nothing listed on sda 1.

Then you should have the option of / on sda 7.
General Discussion / APCUG - Summer VTC - August 15
« Last post by rsutter on July 18, 2015, 09:40:22 AM »
Hello All,

APCUG’s FREE 2015 Summer Virtual Technology Conference (VTC) will be held on Saturday, August 15, from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern Time. The sessions are 50 minutes in length and offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions via a chat window. Videos from earlier conferences can be found on APCUG’s YouTube channel
  • To register for this VTC, please click on the below link:
Hello Linux Aficionados,

I have a computer that I use exclusively for Linux operating systems.  It is currently running
Ubuntu 15.04
Linux Mint 17.02 and
Fedora 3.19

I want to add Mageia 5.

To do so, I resized a partition, creating sda 7, another ext 4 partition.  I then ran Mageia from a DVD, loading it in RAM.

When Mageia was running, I chose the option to install it to the hard drive.  Great.  I want to do so in sda 7 so I chose the option,
Use existing partitions.

The next screen asks me to Choose the mount points

Here, I don't know how to proceed.

How should I fill in the boxes seen in the attachment?
The following options appear if i click on the down arrow beside sda7
(blank; no option chosen)

Thanks for any insights provided.

Ralph Sutter

Explore a huge collection of high resolution imagery of the world's historical masterpieces.

Updated 7-21-15: Microsoft releases emergency patch for all versions of Windows.  The flaw, which also affects Windows 10, allows a hacker to take over a machine.

Prior postings >>

Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for July 2015 - Published: July 14, 2015

There are four critical and ten important upgrades.


ZDNet on the 14 fixes: 
General Discussion / Notes from the Photo SIG Meeting of 07/12/15
« Last post by rsutter on July 12, 2015, 11:36:30 PM »
Hello All,

The notes from the SLO Bytes Photo SIG of 07/12/15 are now available on line at

The next meeting will take place on 08/09/15 beginning at 2:00 pm at the home of Ralph and Connie Sutter.  The topic is Images Showing Human Emotions.  More details are available on the web site,

Ralph Sutter
How to Disable Balloon Notifications and Feature Advertisements in Windows (Requires regedit):

Note: before proceeding, please make sure that you have a good backup of your Windows Registry, just in case.  (How to backup the registry in WIN7, Vista and XP: )

Also, how to clean up the registry:

General Discussion / Re: Computer Power Supplies
« Last post by DougD on July 10, 2015, 09:57:16 PM »
One word of caution relating to the switching of power supplies. The unit being removed probably has a considerable amount of electricity stored within it. Enough juice to give someone a terrible shock. There are even cases of people being electrocuted while handling a charged up power supply. It isn't enough to simply pull the power cord out of its plug. Be sure that you do not touch its power connector contacts and don't try to open the unit case. The referenced article gives you some understanding about this:

Any experienced comments are welcome. Are modern power supplies somehow made safer than they used to be with regard to possible latent electricity discharges?  After a passage of time, the stored energy will doubtless be expended, but how long does that take?  There appears to be no exact rule of thumb about this, other than being sure to be safe, rather than sorry.
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