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

  • arochester
    RE: What is the best linux ditribution ?
    "Best" is a subjective term. What is the "best" car? What is the "best" sports team? What is the "best" religion? The "best" for you is the one YOU like and which suits YOUR computer. That distro might not be the best for me. http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/370104/first-rule-choosing-desktop-linux-distribution-user-know-thyself
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    "Best" is a subjective term. What is the "best" car? What is the "best" sports team? What is the "best" religion?

    The "best" for you is the one YOU like and which suits YOUR computer. That distro might not be the best for me.

    http://www.itworld.com/operating-systems/370104/first-rule-choosing-desktop-linux-distribution-user-know-thyself

  • arochester
    RE: French beginner, old pc and wifi
    If there is a problem you don't understand you need to tell us exactly what happens. That way we might be able to help. Try Antix: [code]It should run on most computers, ranging from 64MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. 128MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.2GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd. A special XFCE edition made in collaboration with the MEPIS Community called MX-14 "Symbiosis" is also available.[/code] http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page Antix has "Cenni" which makes wifi connection easier. It might be time to get a more modern laptop?
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    If there is a problem you don't understand you need to tell us exactly what happens. That way we might be able to help.

    Try Antix:

    It should run on most computers, ranging from 64MB old PII 266 systems with pre-configured 128MB swap to the latest powerful boxes. 128MB RAM is recommended minimum for antiX. The installer needs minimum 2.2GB hard disk size. antiX can also be used as a fast-booting rescue cd. A special XFCE edition made in collaboration with the MEPIS Community called MX-14 "Symbiosis" is also available.
    http://antix.mepis.org/index.php?title=Main_Page

    Antix has "Cenni" which makes wifi connection easier.

    It might be time to get a more modern laptop?

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