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by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:10 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?

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages."[/i][/i][/i] That implies you had a partially successful earlier attempt. Successful enough, that is, to interfere with this attempt. There are a couple ways to fix, but sometimes the problem is intractable. Let's try this. First, open T...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:08 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 Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:55 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?

Excel is installed as part of MS Office and, while I have not used Wine in a long time, from what I recall, the last MS Office version that worked well was Office 2010. So, even if you do get it installed, you're using a very old version. Also, the advanced features of Excel are not going to be ava...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:15 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?

Yes, easily. Which version of Mint are we talking about? Assuming it's 19.x, per the Release Notes : Wine 4.0 To install the stable version of WINE from WineHQ, open a terminal and type: apt install --install-recommends wine-installer Among other things, this will install wine-desktop-files, which ...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:09 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?

Thing is I'm starting to learn how to use Excel through college and while I first thought I was going to stick to Libreoffice calc, the easiest option in my opinion, now I'm afraid that both might be too different and thus difficult for me to get back to Excel when I'll have to. For those of you who...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?
Replies: 14
Views: 228

(SOLVED) Is it still possible to install Wine to use Excel?

I'm just wondering if it's still possible to install Wine because Wine is not available in the Software Manager. I'd like to install the MS office suite, especially Excel, but I don't want to set up a virtual machine, if possible, I'd like to keep it simple so if you know an easy way to do that, tha...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't read Pdfs: Loading issue
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Can't read Pdfs: Loading issue

Thanks for trying to help
Unfortunately that didn't work, I tried two or three other options when I right clicked but I didn't have any luck :(
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Can't read Pdfs: Loading issue
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Can't read Pdfs: Loading issue

I'm having an issue, I've re-installed Linux Mint Xfce Tessa and now I can't open pdf documents anymore, the only thing I see is a little sign at the top with the mention "loading" and I don't know what's happening. The pdf's size is no more than 500k. Any idea?
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Installing a tar.bz2 file
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Installing a tar.bz2 file

Thanks for your answer Flemur.
I finally managed to make it work thanks to you.
Indeed, it's not that difficult once you understand that you have to start the software directly from the file you've downloaded.
So thanks for your help
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Installing a tar.bz2 file
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Installing a tar.bz2 file

Thanks for your reply Actually, here is what they say: "Linux Download the tarball, extract the contents and run zotero from that directory to start Zotero. For Ubuntu, the tarball includes a .desktop file that can be used to add Zotero to the launcher. Move the extracted directory to a location of ...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Installing a tar.bz2 file
Replies: 5
Views: 198

(SOLVED) Installing a tar.bz2 file

Hi I'm trying to install a software called Zotero. It's a tar.bz2 file and I was wondering if you knew clear simple steps to follow to install that particular file through the terminal. I've tried to use the software manager but I'm getting an error I've downloaded it from this website: https://www....
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint updates issue
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Mint updates issue

Thanks both for answering my post You were right Coldboot. I checked and mine was set to download every 2 days. Thing is I didn't want to be bothered by downloads every hour when I was working and expected that the downloads would start right after boot. But I brought it down to one hour now and I b...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Mint updates issue
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Mint updates issue

Hi everyone It's been months I haven't been on this forum and the reason for that is that I rarely encounter any issue on Mint. I can never say how peaceful my life has become since I've adopted Mint. There's just one little thing I can't seem to fix on my own and this is why I'm here trying to find...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sun May 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus protection question
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Virus protection question

Hi Mike-Linux-Mint, My first question is: What if you removed your password in the "Passwords and keys" folder, does that count? Why would anyone do that? And, that would not delete your system's root password. According to what I read, a firewall on Linux would be useless too since you're supposed...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sun May 19, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus protection question
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Virus protection question

How do you make sure that you don't surf as root? Is there anything to implement? No, just don't launch Firefox from a terminal with sudo. :mrgreen: Furthermore, don't make your system less secure by installing antivirus: https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/security.html#ID1.1 Cool! I never...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sun May 19, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Virus protection question
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Virus protection question

I'll second and third Catweazle but to make a point: One thing that makes linux especially more secure is that one is not normally working with admin/root privileges. That locks out a lot of malware as such cant change or write to system files. Surfing in general can't do much to your system but co...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat May 18, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

As the chmod command return to the prompt silently without any error message, the command has succeeded. You can verify by executing ls -l ~/Downloads/OmegaT_4.2.0_Beta_Linux_64/OmegaT.jar It should confirm that the "x" bit has been set on file ~/Downloads/OmegaT_4.2.0_Beta_Linux_64/OmegaT.jar . I'...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Sat May 18, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

Hi Mike-Linux-Mint, You are welcome... It would help to know more about your system setup like which edition and version of Linux Mint you are using. If you run " inxi -Fxzd " and " lsusb " from the console terminal prompt, highlight the results, copy and paste them back here, that should provide e...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Fri May 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

Re: Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

Hi Mike-Linux-Mint, If I am not mistaken, this application requires that Java be installed. Linux Mint 19.x comes with Java 11 runtime installed, but a lot of applications will not work with Java 11 or newer. So, I recommend installing Java 8 and making that the default Java. A quick test opening t...
by Mike-Linux-Mint
Fri May 17, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: (SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.
Replies: 8
Views: 408

(SOLVED) Trying to install a file ending in .tar.bz2 without success.

Hey guys, I've been trying to install a program called OmegaT which is a file ending in .tar.bz2 but without success at all and it's difficult for me to understand their very short explanation. That's what they wrote to install the file: explanation that can also be found here: https://omegat.source...

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