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by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Has anyone installed Linux on a Lenovo E590?

I do plan to try a live disk soon. But if a live disk works does that necessarily mean that the distro would work well if it was my only OS? I'm not sure if that is true or not...? Nothing in this world is certain except death and taxes, but for all practical purposes if the Live Disc works then th...
by cliffcoggin
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Is Terminal Knowledge Necessary
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: Is Terminal Knowledge Necessary

Use of the terminal is completely unnecessary if you stick to programmes from the Software Manager and your computer is behaving normally. However if you want to use software from elsewhere or you need assistance from experts because of computer problems, it's useful to know how to copy, paste and e...
by cliffcoggin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine Security
Replies: 37
Views: 690

Re: Wine Security

Buffy. To present the forum with a list of what you described as essential Windows programmes that you can not do without, even though alternatives have been suggested, puts you at a disadvantage right from the start. I stand by what I said and repeat that Linux alternatives will give you a much bet...
by cliffcoggin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Home support
Replies: 12
Views: 384

Re: Home support

catweazel wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:22 pm
I'm older than you by a decade and a half.
Well I'm damned. You don't look a day over 120.
by cliffcoggin
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine Security
Replies: 37
Views: 690

Re: Wine Security

Buffy.
If you are determined to only use Windows or Windows compatible programmes on Linux you are doomed to failure. So unless you are prepared to consider Linux equivalents to the things you are used to you might as well give up now.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Wine Security
Replies: 37
Views: 690

Re: Wine Security

Wine is as secure or insecure as the Windows software that you run in it.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?

For those of you who have used Excel and Calc, what do you think? Are both really different in their approach and functions? I'm really at the beginning of my learning so I really don't know if what is learned on Excel can be reused on Calc? I dumped Microsoft in favour of Linux in 2017 and all my ...
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer

You'd think Hewlett Packard could afford a little computer so they could organise it alpha-numerically, and even have a search function. Cliff: Actually, there does seem to be a search function for finding the version for the desired printer, however it is hidden so well that most people (unless th...
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Gmail blocking access
Replies: 15
Views: 366

Re: Gmail blocking access

Why do you tolerate the problems with Gmail? Dump Google and get an email program such as Thunderbird or Evolution or Geary that you have control over.
by cliffcoggin
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Autocheck Spelling Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Autocheck Spelling Issue

Spellcheck for email will be in your email program not in Mint.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Something wrong with the pricing?
Replies: 24
Views: 681

Re: Something wrong with the pricing?

It's typical of low to medium cost printers of all brands that new ink or toner cartridges cost more than a new printer.

Bon appetite.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Timeshift Restoring
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Timeshift Restoring

This has to do with using Timeshift restore. My question is, if I ever have to use Timeshift to restore current snapshots of system files to me Laptop, will it interfere or delete my Home folder during the restore process? Will I have to use, say, Mint backup tool to restore my Home folder also? Th...
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: RIP Dr. Elizabeth D. Malpass-SFASU
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: RIP Dr. Elizabeth D. Malpass-SFASU

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:27 am
Perhaps we are lucky, we have the BBC.
Even the BBC news is going down the pan. Large chunks its news broadcasts are now devoted to vox pops.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: software installation
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: software installation

Gavand.

You can not install Windows files in Linux. Clicking on .exe files will achieve nothing. As a newcomer to Linux you install packages from the Software Manager. If that means nothing to you, I suggest you do some research before attempting anything further in Linux.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer

I have never understood how it is that a person is supposed to find a particular printer on that listing unless it is by just pure luck since there seems to be no rhyme nor reason as to how those printer models are listed Yes it's a horrible disorganised listing, that's why I left it to you to sear...
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Printers & Scanners
Topic: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer
Replies: 27
Views: 572

Re: configuring HP photosmart C4740 for Linux Mint 19.2 laptop computer

Wpshooter, is your version of HPLIP new enough for your printer? Look here
https://developers.hp.com/hp-linux-imag ... ices/index
to find your printer and see what HPLIP you need, and whether you need a plugin.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: HP all-in-one printer drivers
Replies: 133
Views: 2494

Re: HP all-in-one printer drivers

Spearmint2 wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:26 am
For HP printer, I just open Package Manager and install everything HPLIP from there and no problems then. Why go to the HP site for it?
Because the version of HPLIP in the repository may not be new enough to operate a modern printer, particularly the scanning function.
by cliffcoggin
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 1585

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

If only she was alive now to see and hear "robocalls", "scamcalls", as well as a flood of "donation" for some cause or another as well as a plethora of political robocalls, and lets not forget "surveys" phone calls, etc. that we are all plagued with these days...lol...DAMIEN No, we're not. This see...
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 1585

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

I take the view that if a missed call is important the caller will ring again later; if it isn't important I have not missed anything. However my wife is such a slave to the telephone she will jump out of the bath to answer it.
by cliffcoggin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: So, "Microsoft" called me ...
Replies: 49
Views: 1585

Re: So, "Microsoft" called me ...

For those who like that sort of stuff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76EotjAMxwM. Note; "hacking" even scammers might be illegal in your jurisdiction so make sure before you get inspired... Here's a Youtube channel in which Jim Browning traces and identifies the scammers, rather than simply retal...

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