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  • arochester
    RE: Overwhelmed Noob
    Linux Mint Xfce http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php Xubuntu or Lubuntu http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ http://lubuntu.net/ Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Dual boot. Keep Windows unless you are absolutely sure that you want to ditch it. You might decide to go back to Windows and you can reinstate it.
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    Linux Mint Xfce http://www.linuxmint.com/download.php

    Xubuntu or Lubuntu
    http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/
    http://lubuntu.net/

    Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Dual boot. Keep Windows unless you are absolutely sure that you want to ditch it. You might decide to go back to Windows and you can reinstate it.

  • arochester
    RE: Installation on old laptop
    How much RAM have you got?
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    How much RAM have you got?

  • arochester
    RE: How to install skype?
    SuperX claims to be compatible with Ubuntu. Go to the Skype download page and get the appropriate Ubuntu .deb If you haven't already got i,t Gdebi is useful and will automatically install .debs. Install it by opening a Terminal and inputting: sudo apt-get install gdebi. Go to the Skype .deb. Right click it and choose "Install with gdebi".
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    SuperX claims to be compatible with Ubuntu.

    Go to the Skype download page and get the appropriate Ubuntu .deb

    If you haven't already got i,t Gdebi is useful and will automatically install .debs. Install it by opening a Terminal and inputting: sudo apt-get install gdebi.

    Go to the Skype .deb. Right click it and choose "Install with gdebi".

  • arochester
    RE: How to install firefox?
    Have you not already got Firefox? [code]SuperX sports an interesting assortment of programs. Somewhat weird, though. You get Firefox, Chromium, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, VLC as the default set.[/code] http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/superx-darwin.html
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    Have you not already got Firefox?

    SuperX sports an interesting assortment of programs. Somewhat weird, though. You get Firefox, Chromium, Thunderbird, LibreOffice, VLC as the default set.
    http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/superx-darwin.html

  • arochester
    RE: What Linux OS to start with (Details in post)
    1) Choose the distro that YOU like and which suits YOUR computer, not what people suggest to you. 2) Do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Keep Windows and have Linux by dual-booting. Eventually you might find that you are just using Linux and have no need of Windows, but don't dump Windows yet. You might want to recover it! 3) Look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions There are distros which are: Debian based (including Knoppix and Ubuntu) Gentoo based Pacman based (Arch) RPM based ( Fedora, Redhat, Mandriva and OpenSUSE) Slackaware based Others Try Archbang. Try Bodhi Linux. Try Lubuntu. You might be better to try the "roots" rather than the "branches". Look at and try Slackware. Distrowatch is supposed to be some measure of popularity but (a) it is not and (b) the less "popular" are not the worst 4) Look at: http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-linux-distributions http://m.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/best-linux-distro-five-we-recommend-1090058
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    1) Choose the distro that YOU like and which suits YOUR computer, not what people suggest to you.

    2) Do not throw the baby out with the bathwater. Keep Windows and have Linux by dual-booting. Eventually you might find that you are just using Linux and have no need of Windows, but don't dump Windows yet. You might want to recover it!

    3) Look at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Linux_distributions
    There are distros which are:
    Debian based (including Knoppix and Ubuntu)
    Gentoo based
    Pacman based (Arch)
    RPM based ( Fedora, Redhat, Mandriva and OpenSUSE)
    Slackaware based
    Others

    Try Archbang. Try Bodhi Linux. Try Lubuntu.

    You might be better to try the "roots" rather than the "branches". Look at and try Slackware. Distrowatch is supposed to be some measure of popularity but (a) it is not and (b) the less "popular" are not the worst

    4) Look at:
    http://www.makeuseof.com/pages/best-linux-distributions
    http://m.techradar.com/news/software/operating-systems/best-linux-distro-five-we-recommend-1090058

  • arochester
    RE: Is starting Linux on a brand new PC build different than upgrading Windows?
    You can start Linux on a computer with no OS. Just make sure you Boot from the device first, before the Hard Drive.
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    You can start Linux on a computer with no OS. Just make sure you Boot from the device first, before the Hard Drive.

  • arochester
    RE: How to operate windows apps on linux?
    SOME Windows Programs will work on Linux BUT NOT ALL! The basic Linux Program is WINE (Which strangely stands for Wine is not an emulator). There are other programs which are based on WINE like PlayOnLinux http://www.playonlinux.com/en/ and Commercial Apps (which you need to pay for) like CrossOver http://www.codeweavers.com/ Many people use native Linux alternative instead - or Web based applications. For Wine start looking here: http://appdb.winehq.org/ You will see that Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2 are on the "Silver List" On PlayOnLinux Adobe Photoshop CS4 might work A useful site is alternativeto.net It shows e.g. that Linux alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Gimp and Pinta. Web based alternatives are Pixlr Editor and Sumo.fm.
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    SOME Windows Programs will work on Linux BUT NOT ALL!

    The basic Linux Program is WINE (Which strangely stands for Wine is not an emulator). There are other programs which are based on WINE like PlayOnLinux http://www.playonlinux.com/en/ and Commercial Apps (which you need to pay for) like CrossOver http://www.codeweavers.com/

    Many people use native Linux alternative instead - or Web based applications.

    For Wine start looking here: http://appdb.winehq.org/
    You will see that Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2 are on the "Silver List"

    On PlayOnLinux Adobe Photoshop CS4 might work

    A useful site is alternativeto.net

    It shows e.g. that Linux alternatives to Adobe Photoshop are Gimp and Pinta. Web based alternatives are Pixlr Editor and Sumo.fm.

  • arochester
    RE: Which linux distibution i have?
    Are you new to Linux? SuperX is based on Ubuntu and Debian. Look at: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware Most useful applications can just be downloaded from "Repository" in Linux. Does SuperX will have some Package Manager, whether it is called "Software Center", or "Synaptic Package Manager" or some other name. Or you can use the Terminal. It is not difficult. Just Connect to the Internet, open a Terminal and input: sudo apt-get install hplip Tip: You do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the web page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press your mouse wheel or mouse middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors! Remember! Linux is case-sensitive. Use a capital letter or lower-case letter when specified.
    Link to this post 14 Apr

    Are you new to Linux?

    SuperX is based on Ubuntu and Debian. Look at: http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware

    Most useful applications can just be downloaded from "Repository" in Linux.

    Does SuperX will have some Package Manager, whether it is called "Software Center", or "Synaptic Package Manager" or some other name.

    Or you can use the Terminal. It is not difficult. Just Connect to the Internet, open a Terminal and input: sudo apt-get install hplip

    Tip: You do not need to type commands into the Terminal. Highlight the command written on the web page. Move your cursor anywhere in the Terminal and press your mouse wheel or mouse middle button. Automatic Copy and paste! No spelling mistakes! No Typos! No other errors!

    Remember! Linux is case-sensitive. Use a capital letter or lower-case letter when specified.

  • arochester
    RE: Howe can i download stuff from internet?
    Look at http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware
    Link to this post 13 Apr

    Look at http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/installingsoftware

  • arochester
    RE: Never Used Linux Before Pls Tell Me Will This Work...?
    [quote]Is Linux a Windows OS?[/quote] NO. Linux is not Windows. Windows is not Linux. That's like asking "Is OSX a Windows OS?" No, OSX is not Windows. Windows is not OSX. Have you looked at this?: [quote]How to create an .iso image from a Windows installation CD.[/quote] - http://kb.parallels.com/4917
    Link to this post 09 Apr

    Is Linux a Windows OS?
    NO. Linux is not Windows. Windows is not Linux. That's like asking "Is OSX a Windows OS?" No, OSX is not Windows. Windows is not OSX.

    Have you looked at this?:

    How to create an .iso image from a Windows installation CD.
    - http://kb.parallels.com/4917

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