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by Neil Edmond
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Mounting Partitions
Topic: How Do You Make A Bootable Windows 10 Flashdrive in Mint?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: How Do You Make A Bootable Windows 10 Flashdrive in Mint?

It seems several have been successful using WoeUSB to make a bootable Windows USB on Linux. I have yet to make it work though. Easiest for me has been to use Windows USB creation tool on a Windows machine.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: MS Edge for Linux
Replies: 17
Views: 398

Re: MS Edge for Linux

I've used Edge on Windows at work, and it does the job. But, I'm more used to using Firefox. Since we already have Chromium I don't see any need for Edge on Linux.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Am I a linux noob because I use Linux Mint?
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Am I a linux noob because I use Linux Mint?

In my opinion... nope. Linux is not new to you, and neither is Linux Mint, so you cannot be a noob, even if you wanna be.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Zoom CPU/Memory usage for video calls
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Zoom CPU/Memory usage for video calls

While I don't really know the answer to your question, I doubt that web-based apps use much, if any, less resources than local apps, since web browsers are one of the biggest resource hogs all by themselves. Since you have both installed and are in a position to do some experimenting, why not let us...
by Neil Edmond
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Zoom CPU/Memory usage for video calls
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: Zoom CPU/Memory usage for video calls

Kseanfitz_1 wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:23 pm
CPU is base clocked @ 130GHz and turbo's to 360GHz (4.5w (7w-max/3.5w-min)fan-less, dual core w/ hyper-threading)
:shock: What? Oh wait...must have forgotten the decimal point. Base 1.30GHz and turbo to 3.60GHz is more likely. :mrgreen:
by Neil Edmond
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to create 32-bit boot CD - not DVD - Not USB
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: How to create 32-bit boot CD - not DVD - Not USB

Some additional options include: AntiX - https://antixlinux.com/download/ BunsenLabs - https://www.bunsenlabs.org/installation.html It may also be possible to boot from a PLOP CD which can hand off to a USB flash drive for installing a larger distro, but that probably won't work well on a 20GB HDD a...
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: printer recomandation for linux mint 20 (SOLVED)
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: printer recomandation for linux mint 20

I'm using a Xerox Phaser 6022 color laser printer connected to network with ethernet cable. It's working well as network printer with both Linux and Windows computers on the network. Never could get wireless printing to work with it though, not that I care about that anyway. But I suspect most anyth...
by Neil Edmond
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop

If you are using a DVD-RW, I've found that they are harder for a worn optical drive to read. Before giving up, it might be fun to try a DVD-R if you have one on hand. Or even go back to my original suggestion of booting with a PLOP disk so you can do the install from a USB flash drive. I've used tha...
by Neil Edmond
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop

Linux Mint Debian Edition still supports 32-bit CPU, but the Main Edition based on Ubuntu does not. Ubuntu has discontinued 32-bit support. Of course you could still install Mint 19.3 32-bit, it will be supported until 2023.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop

Well...there's your answer.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop
Replies: 22
Views: 371

Re: Dell Dimension 2400 desktop

Another option could be to boot a CD with PLOP that will give the ability to install from USB. However, I doubt that you will be able to install a 64-bit OS on a Pentium 4 CPU, aren't they all 32-bit only? I would think most system boards limited to 2GB RAM would not support a 64-bit OS either.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to Install anbox
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: How to Install anbox

The problem is that you are using Linux Mint 20 which is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fosssa, and the PPA you are trying to use does not support this version of Ubuntu. At least that is what I get from the error message posted.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MS IIS alternative for local web dev ?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: MS IIS alternative for local web dev ?

On the rare occasion when I need to do local development, I'm currently using Local by Flywheel , which is easy to set up and use. However, in the past I've also used the much more popular XAMPP , which is a little more involved, but if one is using it often enough to become familiar, it should be e...
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: <solved> does wine just disappear after installation?
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: does wine just disappear after installation?

Yeah, it's pretty much hidden after install since WINE is not an application. Here is a good how to on installing and using WINE: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wine
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: RESOLVED: What is a good pdf editor? I have to fill out a bunch of forms.
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: What is a good pdf editor? I have to fill out a bunch of forms.

James_Smith wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:18 am
So, the newer version puts a watermark on your document after you edit it?
Only when using the free version. The paid version does not.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: LM 20 Why do I have to have a password though I am the only user?
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: LM 20 Why do I have to have a password though I am the only user?

quartchug wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:58 pm
I didn't have to declare a password in Win10. Can I shut off the password in LM20?
You do know that's one of the top reasons it's so easy to run malware on a Windows computer, right? And that pesky password is one of the things that makes a Linux machine more secure.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux
Replies: 47
Views: 2323

Re: A disgruntled windows user ranting on overly complicated Linux

Meh... it's just what one is used to. I've been using Linux for a few years now, but still use Windows at work. And to me, because I'm used to Linux and spend more time with it that Windows, I find Windows to be overly complicated compared to what I'm used to.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to install Mint from DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Unable to install Mint from DVD

I've found that write once disks work best. DVD-RW seems to give worn drives more trouble.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to install Mint from DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Unable to install Mint from DVD

Did you burn disk as data or iso?
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Password when I turn on the computer
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Password when I turn on the computer

Oh, I see. See if this thread answers your question: viewtopic.php?t=250336

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