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by almigi
Fri Dec 11, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: 32 bit or 64bit
Replies: 17
Views: 2582

Re: 32 bit or 64bit

DaBigKahuna wrote:Man, wish I had read this last night! I just put x64 on my T61 Lenovo.

I guess it's my Windows mindset but I just assumed that because it has 4Gb of RAM I would need x64.

Luckily, I don't have too much on it, I can wipe it and put 32 bit on it.
No need to wipe it if it works well for you.
by almigi
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dual boot Windows 7 & Mint
Replies: 5
Views: 3363

Re: Dual boot Windows 7 & Mint

Perhaps someone more knowledgeable can correct me if this is no longer true, but in the past, the easiest way to dual boot Windows and Linux Mint was to install Windows first. Then, in Windows shrink your C: drive. This sounds more difficult then it is. I believe this process is the same in Windows ...
by almigi
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: It's not ready to replace Windows yet
Replies: 66
Views: 14442

Re: It's not ready to replace Windows yet

How someone experiences GNU/Linux can very greatly per person and per distro. That's why it's entertaining when I see heated debates about Windows vs Linux. For me, Linux has always been a pleasure to use. However, I have hardware that is somewhat modern, an cable Internet connection with the cable ...
by almigi
Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (solved) wine doesn't work
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: wine doesn't work

Hi, I have installed wine. Yet when I double click on .exe files the archive manager attempts to open them, then tells me: "[/media/cdrom0/SETUP.EXE] End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the latt...
by almigi
Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Talk to a stranger
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Talk to a stranger

This is pretty cool. I just opened up a new tab with Omegle and am having a pretty weird conversation right now. Weird in a good way though. It's nice to bump into someone randomly who shares my weird sense of humor.
by almigi
Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: The Windows 7 Killer?
Replies: 8
Views: 8235

Re: The Windows 7 Killer?

If retailers started stocking machines pre-loaded with Mint instead of horrible distros like Xandros, Linux would be the next big thing. As much as I wish that were true, I have to respectfully disagree. Even with a fantastic distro such as Linux Mint, the average consumer sees their computer as an...
by almigi
Tue Jun 02, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Blank Screen.
Replies: 12
Views: 2458

Re: Blank Screen.

I had the same issue myself. When I tried to install Mint 7 alongside Vista, I selected the option to install 7 next to Vista and chose which one to use at start-up. When I selected Linux Mint, I got a black screen and a mouse pointer. When I install Linux Mint and tell it to use the whole hard driv...
by almigi
Thu May 21, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: MINT's SUCCESS
Replies: 79
Views: 42260

Re: MINT SUCCESS

how could we use computers without Internet ? in this city there were several Bulletin Board(s) ( BB'S). :) you dialed into the main number of that BBs. I miss the BBSs of the olden days... When downloading a file wasn't a matter of torrents or mirror sites but deciding whether you wanted to use XM...
by almigi
Thu May 21, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: Start the name suggestions for Mint 8
Replies: 75
Views: 8541

Re: Start the name suggestions for Mint 8

+1 for Hera (someone suggested early on in this thread). I like that name for three reasons.

1. Cool Mythology Reference
2. Cool Battlestar Galactica reference
3. Mint 8 Hera just sounds cool (to me)

- Al
by almigi
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem entering new repositories
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Problem entering new repositories

if the repository has a key file you need to download. This cannot be done via Synaptic. Hmmm, and what about "Import Key File..." in the Authentication tab of the Software Sources box in "Configuration" then "Repositories"? P.S.= My system is in French so I hope to ha...
by almigi
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:17 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Python programming in Linux?
Replies: 11
Views: 9521

Re: Python programming in Linux?

Husse wrote:For starters gedit has a decent python console
IDLE is a pretty good environment too. It's in the Ubuntu repositories, just get it from synaptic or "sudo apt-get install idle"
by almigi
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: MINT's SUCCESS
Replies: 79
Views: 42260

Re: MINT SUCCESS

I wanted to try Linux Mint to see if all the positive reviews I read about it were true. I am still a newbie to the Linux world, but if you knew my past, you'd probably agree that coming to Linux was inevitable. One thing I've always missed about computing when from the 80s/90s was that in those day...
by almigi
Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Problem entering new repositories
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Re: Problem entering new repositories

It appears to me that one of the differences between Ubuntu and Linux Mint is how you enter new repositories. In Ubuntu you enter the the full name of the new repository and Ubuntu separates it between URI, Distribution and Section. In Linux Mint you enter you the URI, Distribution and Section sepa...
by almigi
Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Adding Repositories
Replies: 22
Views: 15237

Adding Repositories

Hello everyone, I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this time of year. I have a question about repositories. I know that Linux Mint 6 does not include the software sources application and that adding repositories are done via Synaptic or the command line. My question is this: I want to instal...
by almigi
Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Going Mint?

Well, I decided to take the plunge and install it on my system. So far, it has been an very positive experience. Definitely lives up to its "elegant" ideals.
by almigi
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Going Mint?

Just a quick update (to anyone who may care :) ), I downloaded the LiveCD for version 6, and so far I am very impressed with what I see (I'm posting this from Firefox on the LiveCD now, actually).

I think I may be a new convert.

- Al
by almigi
Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Thank you Mint Linux!
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: Thank you Mint Linux!

thenetduck --- wrote:For the last 2 weeks I had to go back to Vista and almost committed suicide.
If Vista almost made you commit suicide, I would have hated to see you use Windows ME 8 years ago...

- Al
by almigi
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Re: Going Mint?

You will get everything Ubuntu has, and more. There are a few tiny (really) issues when compared to Ubuntu (you can find them described on the page about the release), but nothing serious or noticeable. Generally I'd say Mint is directed towards a very similar customer base as Ubuntu, it just does ...
by almigi
Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Going Mint?
Replies: 9
Views: 1116

Going Mint?

Hello everyone! I'm currently a Ubuntu 8.10 user, and while I have no problems with Ubuntu, I want to see what else is out there. I know Linux Mint is based off Ubuntu, however from what I read on various other websites, it seems that Mint is more then just Ubuntu with a few changes to configuration...

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