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    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?
    Link to this post 08 Sep

    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?

  • arochester
    RE: ppa recover
    I don't know what distro you are using but, since you have put ppa, I guess you have Ubuntu (?) Open or create a new sources list with the command: gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list You can get the contents from: http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/ Copy and paste. Save and close.
    Link to this post 25 Aug

    I don't know what distro you are using but, since you have put ppa, I guess you have Ubuntu (?)

    Open or create a new sources list with the command: gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

    You can get the contents from: http://repogen.simplylinux.ch/

    Copy and paste. Save and close.

  • arochester
    RE: Downloading Wine on Ubuntu(Crouton) || Samsung Chromebook
    Which model of Samsung Chromebook have you got? [quote]WINE does not and will not work on the ARM Chromebook, as Windows executables are i386/x64, and WINE runs them directly (it is not an emulator). It works fine on x86-based Chromebooks using the version in the repositories.[/quote] - https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/issues/121
    Link to this post 23 Aug

    Which model of Samsung Chromebook have you got?

    WINE does not and will not work on the ARM Chromebook, as Windows executables are i386/x64, and WINE runs them directly (it is not an emulator). It works fine on x86-based Chromebooks using the version in the repositories.
    - https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/issues/121

  • arochester
    RE: Downloading Wine on Ubuntu(Crouton) || Samsung Chromebook
    Have you tried, first, doing: [code]sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get dist-upgrade[/code] then [code]sudo apt-get install wine[/code]?
    Link to this post 23 Aug

    Have you tried, first, doing:

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    then
    sudo apt-get install wine
    ?

  • arochester
    RE: Downloading Wine on Ubuntu(Crouton) || Samsung Chromebook
    Don't specify the version number. Just do [code]sudo apt-get install wine[/code]
    Link to this post 23 Aug

    Don't specify the version number. Just do

    sudo apt-get install wine

  • arochester
    RE: At wits end trying to switch over to Linux . . Help much appreciated!
    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows
    Link to this post 15 Aug

    http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows

  • arochester
    RE: Noob deciding about Linux
    [quote]Ubuntu is very stable and has good support[/quote] Some releases are possibly more stable than others. There is a new release every six months, but Long Term Release (LTR) last longer [quote] using WINE, you can run any Windows-based software[/quote] NO! SOME Wondows programs will run on Wine BUT NOT ALL. [quote]How steep is the learning curve[/quote] It is not impossible. We were all newbies once. [quote]How secure is it [/quote] It is generally accepted that Linux is more secure than Windows. [quote]Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages to using Linux over Windows[/quote] and [quote]What can someone accomplish with Linux/Ubuntu that is any better than one could accomplish with Windows[/quote]Look at http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/ People tend to write malware for Windows and not Linux. [quote]Are there any hardware compatibility issues with Linux/Ubuntu?[/quote] Yes. And sometimes you have to install drivers for Video and Wifi. [quote]How effective is WINE at running Windows software? [/quote] As above it will run SOME Windows software but NOT ALL. There are some apps which will go further e.g. PlayOnLinux or the PAID Cedega. You do not have to have Linux OR Windows. You can have Linux AND Windows. You can Dual Boot - then you can choose which you want to use.
    Link to this post 21 Jul

    Ubuntu is very stable and has good support

    Some releases are possibly more stable than others. There is a new release every six months, but Long Term Release (LTR) last longer

    using WINE, you can run any Windows-based software
    NO! SOME Wondows programs will run on Wine BUT NOT ALL.

    How steep is the learning curve
    It is not impossible. We were all newbies once.

    How secure is it
    It is generally accepted that Linux is more secure than Windows.

    Are there any obvious advantages or disadvantages to using Linux over Windows
    and
    What can someone accomplish with Linux/Ubuntu that is any better than one could accomplish with Windows
    Look at http://www.whylinuxisbetter.net/ People tend to write malware for Windows and not Linux.

    Are there any hardware compatibility issues with Linux/Ubuntu?
    Yes. And sometimes you have to install drivers for Video and Wifi.

    How effective is WINE at running Windows software?
    As above it will run SOME Windows software but NOT ALL. There are some apps which will go further e.g. PlayOnLinux or the PAID Cedega.

    You do not have to have Linux OR Windows. You can have Linux AND Windows. You can Dual Boot - then you can choose which you want to use.

  • arochester
    RE: Linux for a webdesigner
    http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-illustrator/?platform=linux http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-photoshop/?platform=linux There are many Gimp tutorials e.g. http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/ http://www.gimpology.com/ http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic/34102-beginning-with-gimp-starting-tutorial-for-new-users/ http://www.gimpology.com/ You can Google more.
    Link to this post 21 Jul

    http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-illustrator/?platform=linux

    http://alternativeto.net/software/adobe-photoshop/?platform=linux

    There are many Gimp tutorials e.g.
    http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/
    http://www.gimpology.com/
    http://www.gimptalk.com/index.php?/topic/34102-beginning-with-gimp-starting-tutorial-for-new-users/
    http://www.gimpology.com/

    You can Google more.

  • arochester
    RE: CD/DVD vs USB drive>
    If you have ISOs you should use a program like UNetbootin. Available for Linux. Windows and OSX. http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/?source=recommended
    Link to this post 19 Jul

    If you have ISOs you should use a program like UNetbootin. Available for Linux. Windows and OSX.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/unetbootin/?source=recommended

  • arochester
    RE: windows media player 9
    Have you tried K3B?
    Link to this post 16 Jul

    Have you tried K3B?

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