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  • arochester
    RE: HELP!!!
    Ubuntu has a new issue every six months. Some are supported for a longer time, they are know as LTS - Long Term Support. 10.10 means 2010, October. It was supported until 2012, April. Normally you can't upgrade say 10.10 straight to 14.10. You need to go from 10.10 through 11.04 to 11.10 to 12.04 to 12.10 LTS to 14.04 LTS... There are too many things that can go wrong with this. It will be easier to copy off all of your personal stuff, to an external USB drive, and then do a new, clean install. Generally you don't need an antivirus with Linux. You might want to install a firewall in your machine, something like UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall).
    Link to this post 27 Oct

    Ubuntu has a new issue every six months. Some are supported for a longer time, they are know as LTS - Long Term Support.

    10.10 means 2010, October. It was supported until 2012, April.

    Normally you can't upgrade say 10.10 straight to 14.10. You need to go from 10.10 through 11.04 to 11.10 to 12.04 to 12.10 LTS to 14.04 LTS...

    There are too many things that can go wrong with this.

    It will be easier to copy off all of your personal stuff, to an external USB drive, and then do a new, clean install.

    Generally you don't need an antivirus with Linux. You might want to install a firewall in your machine, something like UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall).

  • arochester
    RE: How do I keep IT from forcing Windows Lync on me?
    http://fisil.com/linuxlync.html#adaptive-wrapper Not free. Need to pay $49 (One off? A year?)
    Link to this post 25 Oct

    http://fisil.com/linuxlync.html#adaptive-wrapper

    Not free. Need to pay $49 (One off? A year?)

  • arochester
    RE: Best linux distribution Open University compatibility needed. Laptop useless at mo
    "Any way to run blackboard on 32 bit without it being complicated. " I think you need a 64 bit LiveCD just to try it. I used to have a Dell Vostro A100 with an Atom processor. It had a single core, not a dual core, ---and it ran 64 bit linux. According to Wikipedia the Atom N46xx is single core and has Intel 64 if enabled.
    Link to this post 18 Oct

    "Any way to run blackboard on 32 bit without it being complicated. "

    I think you need a 64 bit LiveCD just to try it.

    I used to have a Dell Vostro A100 with an Atom processor. It had a single core, not a dual core, ---and it ran 64 bit linux.

    According to Wikipedia the Atom N46xx is single core and has Intel 64 if enabled.

  • arochester
    RE: Best linux distribution Open University compatibility needed. Laptop useless at mo
    1) The Samsung N150 Plus has a standard memory of 1Gb. It can be increased to 2Gb maximum. Can you afford to do that? http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00032169/69610/NP-N135-KA01US 2) Linux can LOOK LIKE Windows. But at the end of the day it is Linux and not Windows. There is a learning curve. Do you want that just now, at the moment. One distro which particularly mimics the LOOK of Windows is Zorin OS. You might be better with Zorin Lite. http://zorin-os.com/free.html 3) Blackboard Collaborate does have a Linux version BUT (BUT, BUT) it is for the 64 bit version of Ubuntu. http://collaborate.tlc.aston.ac.uk/help-support/system-requirements/ 4) "I could never find my downloads!" Usually in your Home directory, normally in a folder called "Downloads"...
    Link to this post 18 Oct

    1) The Samsung N150 Plus has a standard memory of 1Gb. It can be increased to 2Gb maximum. Can you afford to do that? http://www.samsung.com/us/support/faq/FAQ00032169/69610/NP-N135-KA01US

    2) Linux can LOOK LIKE Windows. But at the end of the day it is Linux and not Windows. There is a learning curve. Do you want that just now, at the moment.

    One distro which particularly mimics the LOOK of Windows is Zorin OS. You might be better with Zorin Lite. http://zorin-os.com/free.html

    3) Blackboard Collaborate does have a Linux version BUT (BUT, BUT) it is for the 64 bit version of Ubuntu. http://collaborate.tlc.aston.ac.uk/help-support/system-requirements/

    4) "I could never find my downloads!" Usually in your Home directory, normally in a folder called "Downloads"...

  • arochester
    RE: How can i add a firmware in Kali before its installation ?
    [code]otherwise i have an error message during the installation[/code] Exactly, what error message?
    Link to this post 16 Oct

    otherwise i have an error message during the installation

    Exactly, what error message?

  • arochester
    RE: Need help changing boot order ~ Zorin ver 8 installed on iMac
    What model Mac have you got? Is it a PPC or an Intel? Have you burnt the correct disk?
    Link to this post 11 Oct

    What model Mac have you got? Is it a PPC or an Intel? Have you burnt the correct disk?

  • arochester
    RE: Need help changing boot order ~ Zorin ver 8 installed on iMac
    Press C during startup. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1533
    Link to this post 11 Oct

    Press C during startup. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1533

  • arochester
    RE: slack's command line
    The command line is a general Linux thing instead of there being a Slackware command line, or a Debian command line, or a Redhat command line. Look at something like: [code]http://www.linuxguide.it/command_line/linux_commands_it.html[/code] This is useful: [code]http://linuxcommand.org/[/code] and the book which can be downloaded as a free PDF: [code]http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php[/code]
    Link to this post 11 Oct

    The command line is a general Linux thing instead of there being a Slackware command line, or a Debian command line, or a Redhat command line.

    Look at something like:

    http://www.linuxguide.it/command_line/linux_commands_it.html

    This is useful:

    http://linuxcommand.org/

    and the book which can be downloaded as a free PDF:
    http://linuxcommand.org/tlcl.php

  • arochester
    RE: Noob vs. Sony Vaio
    1) Does the disk work in a different machine? If not, you may have a bad burn. 2) If you are not sure how an ISO should be burnt look at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto (Zorin is based on Ubuntu) 3) What happens when you try to boot the disk? What do you see?
    Link to this post 06 Oct

    1) Does the disk work in a different machine? If not, you may have a bad burn.

    2) If you are not sure how an ISO should be burnt look at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BurningIsoHowto (Zorin is based on Ubuntu)

    3) What happens when you try to boot the disk? What do you see?

  • arochester
    RE: Installing a Brother Printer
    http://printersquestions.com/How-to-install-Brother-MFC-8460N-on-Ubuntu.html
    Link to this post 30 Sep

    http://printersquestions.com/How-to-install-Brother-MFC-8460N-on-Ubuntu.html

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