[TriLUG] Advice/Job: Occasional In-home Linux Support in Wilson, NC

Peter Neilson neilson at windstream.net
Mon Jan 2 13:42:10 EST 2012

I did this two years ago for a neighbor, for the W-box his kids viriated,  
and he's been happy Ubuntulating with zero support. He's a welder, not a  
gnurd. My own Ubuntu boxes run for weeks without needing anything. Perhaps  
your relative's hardware is flaky? Or do they feel that frequent rebooting  
is needed and do it anyway?

Or ... do they visit those websites that spray up a nasty pop-up telling  
you the machine is grossly infected???

Mod their /etc/hosts with the file from http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/  
or find some other way to reduce their fright.

On Mon, 02 Jan 2012 12:27:20 -0500, Rebecca Drabenstott  
<rdrabenstott at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am looking for in-home Linux (Ubuntu) support in Wilson, NC for a
> relative who isn't technical at all and knows just enough to use
> Linux.  My husband installed Linux on the machine and he and I have
> been supporting it, but we really need someone more local (or someone
> who doesn't mind driving) who can provide in-home support when the box
> won't boot at all and generally speaking for support that is not easy
> to do remotely.  If you might be such a person or if you have advice
> on how to find such a person, please let me know!
> Thanks!
> Rebecca

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