Blinky the Shark wrote:
> Brian L Johnson wrote:
>> Blinky the Shark wrote:
>>>> Okay. As I say though, it doesn't take but 2 minutes and, if you're
>>> I think it would take much longer than that, and I don't wanna mess
>>> with it, Brian. LIS, though -- thanks for the suggestion. :)
>> Not to press you -- this is more in the nature of idle curiosity -- but
>> are Linux installs different from XP ones?
> Yes. And different distros use different methods, even within the
> Linux universe. And sometimes there *is* no "uninstall" the way you
> know it in the Windows world.
> I was thinking that there was an Opera installer that hid what was
> actually going on when it was working. I checked, and it doesn't; it's
> actually a Red Hat based rpm package installation, which does enable a
> simple install.
...and uninstall, which is also relevant here.
> So I did uninstall and reinstall Opera.
> Now what? Feeds/ReadFeeds still gives me empty panes, and I see no
> modem activity.
> Down in the pane beneath the messages folder pane, always exists the
> line "RSS: Ready to connect".
> Feeds/ManageFeeds shows BBC checked and Subscribed, as it has all along.
>> Okay. I'm back. It took at 40 seconds from dbl-clicking the EXE to Opera
>> opening. 'No' I don't want it as my default browser. Another few seconds
>> to type news.bbc.co.uk, click RSS and say Yes, and those articles poured
>> At still less a minute, I then remembered the Feeds menu, so I went Manage
>> Feeds, added The Salon, went Read Salon. I was looking at my first Salon
>> article at 1 min 5 seconds.
>> Close Opera. Go CtrlPanel|Add/Remove Programs <pause while the list
>> 'populates'. Hurry up!> click Opera8Test, Uninstall (o)Auto (it's a race
>> aginst time now 'cos I'm coming up to 1 min 45secs!) Done. The list
>> redraws with Opera8Test no longer listed.
>> 1 min 55 seconds.
>> 2 mins 10 and I'm back here finishing typing this. Albeit a bit
>> breathless. <g>
>> Doesn't Linux allow you to do this sort of thing?
> If you mean unintalls, see above. If you mean "get RSS", yes it does.
> If you mean "get RSS here", yes, it does, but Opera doesn't seem to
> want to take advantage of that by actually doing it.
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