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by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Video file transfers - How?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Video file transfers - How?

Dropbox is another option that I've used in the past for files that were a few hundred MB is size. Upload then send the link to the friend for them to download. Some form of cloud storage is probably going to be best, unless your email provider will allow attaching a file of the size you need to sen...
by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Windows OS Simulation Using Python
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Windows OS Simulation Using Python

Was just sayin'... such has been attempted... and without much success. Personally, I don't see the point. If one "needs" Windows only software, then one "needs" to run Windows (IMHO), even if only in a VM.
by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Windows OS Simulation Using Python
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Windows OS Simulation Using Python

Are you thinking of something along the lines of the ReactOS project?
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: First install / setup advice please.
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: First install / setup advice please.

While it's not necessary to remove the Windows HDD, it may be a good idea. That way you won't have to worry about deleting something you meant to keep, and taking extra care to make sure LM, including GRUB, gets installed where you intend. Mostly a safety precaution, but a good idea non-the-less.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: 32 bit to 64 bit? (SOLVED)
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: 32 bit to 64 bit?

Looks like it would be possible with virtualization, but yeah, just easier and better to run a 64-bit OS.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: Formatting 2nd HDD for storage.
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Formatting 2nd HDD for storage.

Unless you also have Windows installed, there is no reason to use NTFS or FAT32.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Ethernet
Topic: How do I get ethernet in my room.
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: How do I get ethernet in my room.

A few years ago, I ran ethernet cable to my garage workshop. Only took about 100ft of CAT6 cable and a little time to pull the cable through the crawlspace under my house, and up through the wall into the shop. Works fine! I'm planning to add a network switch and access point out there so I can conn...
by Neil Edmond
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint size & file structure
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Mint size & file structure

Doesn't matter whether you use a 32GB or something else as small as 4GB to make a bootable installation USB, the entire partition will be allocated. Has nothing to do with the space required for a full install.
by Neil Edmond
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Mint size & file structure
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Mint size & file structure

(1) The Linux Mint Blog shows the system requirements for the Cinnamon edition to be 15GB of disk space (20GB recommended). (2) If your thumbdrive is formatted to a file system both systems can read, then there should not be any problem. FAT32 is such a file system, and pretty much the default for U...
by Neil Edmond
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: where on laptop is photo webcam saved
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: where on laptop is photo webcam saved

Don't you have to choose where to save images you see in a browser? If you just choose "Save", there must be a default location, maybe check in "Downloads".
by Neil Edmond
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Unable to aletr partions on a Lenovo Laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Unable to aletr partions on a Lenovo Laptop

Under normal (MS normal, that is) circumstances, Windows 10 doesn't really shut down, it's more of a pseudo hibernate state. I think MS calls this "fast boot". Likely, if Windows is completely shut down, and Fast Boot disabled, Gparted will be able to work with the SSD.
by Neil Edmond
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: How to switch from one Linux Mint Edition to another? (From Cinnamon to MATE) [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: How to switch from one Linux Mint Edition to another? (From Cinnamon to MATE)

I'm trying to avoid a driver issue that Cinnamon is giving me, so I'd like to try MATE and see if the driver issue disappears. You could boot the live USB with MATE and try it out before installing to see how the driver issue works out. Is my only option to download the 19.3 MATE image to a bootabl...
by Neil Edmond
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: First install / setup advice please.
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: First install / setup advice please.

It does not matter if host is ext and guest is formatted NTFS. Any transfer of files is a network transfer, the foreign file system does not have to (and cannot) be mounted.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: [SOLVED] Version no longer supported with Tricia 19.3
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Version no longer supported with Tricia 19.3

rene asks a good question. It would also be interesting to see the output of inxi -Fxxxrz as it might lead us to the solution.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How to restore external programs from 18.3 to new 19.3 drive
Replies: 9
Views: 225

Re: How to restore external programs from 18.3 to new 19.3 drive

Hi, and welcome to the Mint forums. I believe Aptik might be what you are looking for.
by Neil Edmond
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Suggestions for Anti-Virus Software
Replies: 36
Views: 1076

Re: Suggestions for Anti-Virus Software

Yes, Linux Mint is a desktop OS, so when you hear "Linux web server" they are not discussing desktop linux.
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Entire system crashes when opening Firefox??
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Entire system crashes when opening Firefox??

Welcome to the Linux Mint Forums! Sorry your computer is giving you trouble, but at this point it's anyone's guess as to what the problem is, and that won't do any good. Please have a look at How To Get Help.
by Neil Edmond
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: What do I do when I get to 'Installation Type'
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: What do I do when I get to 'Installation Type'

Choose installation type "Erase Disk and Install Linux Mint" since there is nothing on the new SSD to loose. Partitioning will be automatic. Also, with only 1GB (1024MB) RAM I think you will get better performance with the XFCE edition instead of Cinnamon. But, if you choose to proceed with Cinnamon...
by Neil Edmond
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: Printer drivers
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: Printer drivers

Check the manufacturer's website for drivers in a .deb package. If .deb is not available, maybe they will provide a generic Linux zip file of some sort with instructions for installation.
by Neil Edmond
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: [SOLVED] Design Mint MATE comparing to others
Replies: 13
Views: 563

Re: Design Mint MATE comparing to others

What you have noticed is what the developers (and many users) refer to as a "Modern" desktop. But, I agree with you, that it is not as pretty or functional as more 3D desktops. We must be in a small minority. In my opinion, the three main Mint editions all look very similar. However, to my eye, the ...

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