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    Default A BIG thank you to lots of folks

    My wife's laptop is finally running Leap 15, and I am hoping she will boot it instead of bypassing for Win 10. She won't(yet) let me boot Leap automatically).

    A big thank you goes out to a whole bunch of people in here that have coddled me, helped me, and somewhat force me to 'think on my own' to get things done.
    All of whom I call 'The Regulars'. You know who you are!

    And lately malcomlewis(PM) for getting me the Galileo information to get her Fitbit Flex recognized in Leap, and able to sync it. That was the big thing she was hesitating about.

    My next task on that machine is to get the WiFi dongle(Realtek). lsusb recognizes it, and that is the first step to being able to get it set up. IF not, then the onboard 2.4G WiFi works very well under Linux until I can find a dongle that has Linux drivers readily available.

    For some reason the install recognized the original Windows 7 that was on the machine and added it to the Grub boot menu. Got that taken care of, Ubetcha!

    Ah yes, the elephant in the room>>> That big ugly Canon All-in-One printer that won't work In Leap(or any other Linux AFAIK). Some of ya's tried to help with that, but it was an insurmountable hill to climb. So, I'm looking at laserjet AiO's from Brother and HP(ugh), and need to make up my mind!

    Once again, THANK YOU ALL for your amazing help and encouragement and most of all the patience ya'll have shown me.
    HP Compaq desktop Leap15.1 Win10, Win7
    Toshiba laptops Leap15.1 & Win10, HP AiO Win10.
    I can now print with openSuSe Leap! Can Scan now, could be better!!
    I can backup my iPod and iPad with Windows, can't with Linux.(Will get there someday!)

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    You're a credit to this forum Bill. A real Linux warrior! Your tenacity and overall attitude to get whatever challenge your facing accomplished comes through in your posts. Many new users could learn from your approach.
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    Hi Bill
    Keep up the good work Credit is all yours for keeping your eye on the prize so to speak
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Hi Bill,

    Your experience reminds me of my own trials back when I tried to coax my wife away from the Windows I was so tired of repairing. She fought me tooth and nail for about a year before finally agreeing to let me dual boot her laptop to openSUSE (I think it was 12.3). It was a couple of more months before she even tried Linux. Since then she has not booted into Windows a single time! Nevertheless when she twice replaced the laptop, she still insisted I leave Windows in place and set up the dual boot option each time "just in case". I think if she were to boot into Windows on her current Leap machine it would probably start up with the Microsoft user setup screens.
    MS user 1988-2008, Linux user 1998-present, openSUSE user since 2004
    (The first computer I used had a punch card reader)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano_ferrari View Post
    You're a credit to this forum Bill. A real Linux warrior! Your tenacity and overall attitude to get whatever challenge your facing accomplished comes through in your posts. Many new users could learn from your approach.
    Nothing to add, deano_ferrari says it all here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caprus View Post
    Hi Bill,

    Your experience reminds me of my own trials back when I tried to coax my wife away from the Windows I was so tired of repairing. She fought me tooth and nail for about a year before finally agreeing to let me dual boot her laptop to openSUSE (I think it was 12.3). It was a couple of more months before she even tried Linux. Since then she has not booted into Windows a single time! Nevertheless when she twice replaced the laptop, she still insisted I leave Windows in place and set up the dual boot option each time "just in case". I think if she were to boot into Windows on her current Leap machine it would probably start up with the Microsoft user setup screens.
    She would probably have to wait for 6 or 8 hours for Win10 to finish doing it's update thing! Not everyone has a high powered, super fast machine. I got so tired of not being able to do any serious work until MS got through with it's updates, defraggging, and what ever else it had set up in the task scheduler(which I basically disabled).
    And yes, my hope is my wife will just accept the Leap login, and get on with using her machine. So I can use mine, LOL!
    HP Compaq desktop Leap15.1 Win10, Win7
    Toshiba laptops Leap15.1 & Win10, HP AiO Win10.
    I can now print with openSuSe Leap! Can Scan now, could be better!!
    I can backup my iPod and iPad with Windows, can't with Linux.(Will get there someday!)

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