Good Books List 1: there’s nothing like a good read in the bath

The novels near the top are brilliant, anything with a 7 or above you should read – trust me!  Some alleged classics were so poor I couldn’t finish them, so they get a zero rank. The Author column is in family name, first name order. If the initial view of the spreadsheet is a bit small, just click on the scribd panel icon that looks like a rectangle with a black corner -or simply download it. Obviously, any remarks are my personal opinion and due to space constraints are more terse than I would like.  If you have read any of the books, please do let me know what you thought.

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Linux Distribution Review: a good distro for an older PC, anybody?

I have an older PC (a Packard-Bell) that I keep as a backup should my trusty Dell Precision 380 go bang. I had Fuduntu on the Packard, which I was very impressed with- once I found out Fuduntu was shutting down, I needed something to take its place…

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