Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Welcome to Linux Mint It's always great to hear from new users that it just works for them. I hope you enjoy your stay here; have fun with Linux Mint!
Athena wrote:At some point in the future, I may even replace Vista on my Dell laptop with Linux (I need some programs developed for Windows in my work, so I'll have to learn how to use emulators, and learn well before switching to Linux completely!).
I imagine a "Starter" wouldn't exactly be overly reliable... that's why I never use themAthena wrote:I'd argue that Win 7 Starter is even worse than Vista
Well I hope the appz you need for work run ok for you but if not I'm sure if you post the names and any error codes that sum1 will be able to assist.Athena wrote:I've already installed Wine, and hope to test it in the next few days
Cheers... I was going for something that showed off the level of confidence I have in my own abilitiesAthena wrote:PS Love your signature!;)
beansandjeans wrote:It doesn't really make that big of a difference one way or the other, at least if you have a fairly new computer. The slower your computer is, the more difference it makes
StormWolf wrote:I imagine a "Starter" wouldn't exactly be overly reliable... that's why I never use them
Well I hope the appz you need for work run ok for you but if not I'm sure if you post the names and any error codes that sum1 will be able to assist.[/quote]Athena wrote:I've already installed Wine, and hope to test it in the next few days
The-Wizard wrote:love your choice of screen name,very apt for the work you do, [and i love all things Greek]
I haven used M$ for some time now but my choice of de-frag was always auslogics
Athena wrote:My laptop is 4.5 years old (it's a Dell XPS with 2 Gb RAM, so the age manifests itself almost exclusively in slight overheating and short battery life), so any tip for increasing the productivity is much appreciated!:)
beansandjeans wrote:Also, in terms of WINE and your apps for work, I'm not sure how resource-intensive they are. For some applications the difference is negligable, but for those which require more CPU and memory it can definitely be noticably slower when you run Windows apps on Linux via WINE. So for those you might be better off finding a native Linux replacement if possible (like GIMP in place of Photoshop), or simply booting into Windows if you have to use something more specific that requires a lot of power. Just a thought...
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