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by SteveJWilson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Loading Programs - Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Loading Programs

I tried the install.sh program and nothing happened. I even tried Double Commander and got nowhere. I guess I need to find someone to sort it for me.
by SteveJWilson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Loading Programs - Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Re: Loading Programs

Thank you, Moem. I meant I need an idiot's guide as I did not realise we were talking depositories. I want to play with Second Life. (I also wanted to use a PDF editor but Libre Office Draw does all I need.) I have Second_Life_5_0_9_329906_i686.tar.bz2, which I can extract. Then I am stuck.
by SteveJWilson
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Loading Programs - Solved
Replies: 9
Views: 198

Loading Programs - Solved

Where do I download software so the Software Manager is aware of it? I am talking about stuff that is not on the approved lists. (Like a PDF Editor.) I have tried 'Downloads', 'Desktop', my Home File and even 'Archive'. I need an idiot's guide to this.
by SteveJWilson
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changing interfaces (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Changing interfaces

The smart move for me will be to re-install and get it right this time. Thanks for the advice.
by SteveJWilson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changing interfaces (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Changing interfaces

Ah! I do not have a login screen. When I originally installed I did not set it up correctly. I need my password to access the internet or, obviously, amend anything in the programming. My computer just opens up automatically. I think I saw something some months ago about how to amend that but I neve...
by SteveJWilson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changing interfaces (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Changing interfaces

Thank you for that, Pierre. I did as you say but it still seems to be running in Cinnamon rather than Mate, as far as I can tell. Have I missed a step?
by SteveJWilson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Changing interfaces (Solved)
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Changing interfaces (Solved)

Is it possible to switch from Cinnamon to Mate without a complete re-install?
by SteveJWilson
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 225
Views: 59142

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

I am not interested in programming. I like Linux because it is easy to use and does not mess you about like Windows does. It also handles my decrepit old laptop much better than Windows! I use the analogy of a motor car. I can drive but I let a mechanic deal with the technicalities. What is particul...

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