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mfillpot

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    RE: What do you think of this laptop for a mobile workstation for Debian??
    Debian and Ubuntu are close enough in functionality that most of the ubuntu refrerences should apply. With that being said, I found a post at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2013/11/26/follow-up-ubuntu-on-the-precision-m3800.aspx which is stating that the only two problems were touchscreen drivers and the sd-card drivers. You should be able to implement any fixes that that poster finds.
    Link to this post 12 Jan

    Debian and Ubuntu are close enough in functionality that most of the ubuntu refrerences should apply. With that being said, I found a post at http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/b/techcenter/archive/2013/11/26/follow-up-ubuntu-on-the-precision-m3800.aspx which is stating that the only two problems were touchscreen drivers and the sd-card drivers. You should be able to implement any fixes that that poster finds.

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    RE: miniPC wout ARM
    Have you looked at the mini-ATX boards that have embedded x86 CPUs?
    Link to this post 07 Jan

    Have you looked at the mini-ATX boards that have embedded x86 CPUs?

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    RE: Looking for some help!
    As you may already know, you should not expect windows based software to work on non-windows operating systems. With that being said, you can check the wine beginner how-to at http://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/index or explore the wiki for application use information. As for the methods used within steam, steam has a large Linux user community and you can ask within those communities how they have accomplished the tasks as they are the most versed in the required methods.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    As you may already know, you should not expect windows based software to work on non-windows operating systems. With that being said, you can check the wine beginner how-to at http://www.winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/index or explore the wiki for application use information. As for the methods used within steam, steam has a large Linux user community and you can ask within those communities how they have accomplished the tasks as they are the most versed in the required methods.

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    RE: how disable viewing of hidden files.?
    The hidden files only files in which the filename starts with a period. If you are referring to the GUI file manager known as Thunar, then you should just be able to go to 'View'->'Show hidden files'-> check/uncheck If you are referring to the view within another application then the application name will be necessary.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    The hidden files only files in which the filename starts with a period. If you are referring to the GUI file manager known as Thunar, then you should just be able to go to 'View'->'Show hidden files'-> check/uncheck


    If you are referring to the view within another application then the application name will be necessary.

  • mfillpot
    RE: I am Confused.. Experts please help
    Windows based software works on the windows operating system, the libraries, frameworks, and compiled applications are different between windows, mac and linux, never expect cross compatibility. Nearly all of the games that you listed only run on windows, so that is not a option if those are deal breakers. Internet Exploder only works in windows as it is a core component of windows. If these software products are on your must-have list, then I am afraid that you will be stuck purchasing valid licenses to windows and all required software. The best scenario for switching to linux based hosts is if you are willing to use Libreoffice instead of Ms Office, if you are willing to setup linux native games and servers compared to windows-only games, and if you want the users to have safe clean access to the internet. A general idea to to replace some of the browser only machines with a linux based OS as a test scenario and changing OSs as the demand increases or decreases. I highly recommend downloading and installing Ubuntu Linux or Linux Mint on a spare computer so that you understand the differences including the pros and cons prior to making a potentially costly solution.
    Link to this post 05 Jan

    Windows based software works on the windows operating system, the libraries, frameworks, and compiled applications are different between windows, mac and linux, never expect cross compatibility.

    Nearly all of the games that you listed only run on windows, so that is not a option if those are deal breakers.
    Internet Exploder only works in windows as it is a core component of windows.

    If these software products are on your must-have list, then I am afraid that you will be stuck purchasing valid licenses to windows and all required software.

    The best scenario for switching to linux based hosts is if you are willing to use Libreoffice instead of Ms Office, if you are willing to setup linux native games and servers compared to windows-only games, and if you want the users to have safe clean access to the internet. A general idea to to replace some of the browser only machines with a linux based OS as a test scenario and changing OSs as the demand increases or decreases.

    I highly recommend downloading and installing Ubuntu Linux or Linux Mint on a spare computer so that you understand the differences including the pros and cons prior to making a potentially costly solution.

  • mfillpot
    RE: RE: D-Link DGE-528T
    According to the d-link website the device is only PCI2.3 compliant, if it is only compliant to that specification then it would not include the backward specs to work on your boards.
    Link to this post 22 Dec 13

    According to the d-link website the device is only PCI2.3 compliant, if it is only compliant to that specification then it would not include the backward specs to work on your boards.

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