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The open dns addresses:,

If you want to make the open dns addresses to be more permanent, you may try this option, which requires you to open a terminal:

1. Edit /etc/resolv.conf:
sudo pluma /etc/resolv.conf

2. If any nameserver lines appear, write down the IP addresses for future reference.

3. Replace the nameserver lines with, or add, the following lines:
prepend domain-name-servers,

4. Save and exit.

5. Restart any Internet clients you are using.

I do not guarantee that the above will work. Problems with connecting with the repositories are varied and so are the solutions.

How to MailMerge Using OpenOffice Applications

Here’s a video I prepared that shows you how to mailmerge using OpenOffice applications. Mailmerge is merging a database with a form letter, so you compose one form letter but, when you print it, it prints out several copies, each with a different addressee so it looks like you personally wrote that addressee. Mailmerging saves you time and effort so it increases productivity.

OpenOffice is open source software that you can download for free at

By the way, the video was made using XVidCap, also open source, which you can download at

How To Mailmerge Using OpenOffice Applications from Dino Mapa on Vimeo.