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Hi, Alex Mandel suggested posting to this list. I was wondering if there was anyone on this list based in or near Davis who offers or can recommend anyone who provides paid technical computer support for Linux users. 

I am looking for someone who could install a new hard drive on my computer and do a fresh Ubuntu install and a few other Ubuntu-related tasks. I realise I could do this through an installfest but I am still too new to Ubuntu to deal easily with issues that come up and currently do not have time to do it myself due to work/family commitments. I am also interested in finding someone who can give longer-term support as well.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: linux technical support
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:54:01 -0700
From: Alex Mandel <tech_dev@wildintellect.com>
Reply-To: tech@wildintellect.com
To: Nick Buxton <nick@tni.org>
CC: Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net>


I would suggest posting on the vox-tech or vox email lists provided by 
LUGOD (sign up on our website). Specifically ask people for 
recommendations of paid local support. If you want to do it yourself, 
you can ask your technical questions on vox-tech and maybe find someone 
who would be willing to help more directly.


On 10/07/2011 12:01 PM, Nick Buxton wrote:
> Hi,
> I was in touch with LUGOD before when I joined an installfest and have
> been running Ubuntu ever since! Anyway, I am writing to see whether you
> might be able to recommend anyone in Davis or close by who does
> technical support for people with Ubuntu.
> I had serious computer problems over the last week, and while I have a
> colleague (based in Netherlands) who helped me recover and reinstall at
> a distance it took a huge amount of time that I don't have due to some
> pressing work commitments. It is also difficult at times working with
> someone at such a distance and in a very different time zone.
> So I am looking for someone who might be available for computer support
> (paid of course) for time to time who could do some of these functions.
> Also in the immediate future, I am looking for someone who can install a
> new hard drive and do a fresh ubuntu install.
> I appreciate any recommendations.
> Thanks, Nick
> On 05/27/2009 01:56 PM, Nick Buxton wrote:
>> Alex, Thanks for getting back to me. 10am is great. Nick
>> Alex Mandel wrote:
>>> Nick Buxton wrote:
>>>> Hi, I was just checking you got my registration for installing
>>>> linux/ubuntu on my laptop on Saturday? I filled in a form a few days
>>>> ago
>>>> on your website. I wondered when you might indicate the times that you
>>>> will be doing the installations as I am trying to plan something for
>>>> Saturday but don't want to miss the opportunity to get linux on my
>>>> computer? Thanks for doing this. I have wanted to install linux for
>>>> some
>>>> time but was nervous to do it without any support in case anything went
>>>> wrong. Nick
>>> Nick,
>>> Your registration was received. I usually wait until thursday before
>>> sending out the times. But no big deal, we'll put you down for 10am.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Alex
>>> Installfest Coordinator

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