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by maghdalenal
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 254
Views: 68607

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

I shudder to mention this due to it being related to a 20+ year old publishing software product that is probably best left in the 90s where it belongs; but Winetricks makes it rather trivial to install even the most ancient .net 1.1 versions. PlayOnLinux also supports this kind of thing. BTW if you...
by maghdalenal
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 254
Views: 68607

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

most of my Windows Programs except for PrintMaster 18, which runs fine on Windows 7, but not much with Wine (because of the needed .net framework 1.1 so will be dual-booting with Windows 7 on one hard drive, then getting another for Linux. Some things i plan to use Crossover or Play on Linux for my...
by maghdalenal
Sun May 19, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Installing Windows on VM
Replies: 17
Views: 2826

Re: Installing Windows on VM

I have Windows 7 now, but can I use the product key on the Linux side(it's an OEM) once I have Linux Mint on a second hard drive, or would it just be easier to use the hard drive that has Windows on it for the few Windows programs that we would be using. Neither of us game, but my hubby uses DAZ 3D,...
by maghdalenal
Tue May 14, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Welcome Ladies - post here :)
Replies: 254
Views: 68607

Re: Welcome Ladies - post here :)

My name is Katherine Logan, but my hubby calls me Maghdalena, thus my username. I heard about Linux around 2006, and tried Mint for a while, but ended up not really using it all that much(I dual-booted with Windows XP at the time. Just wasn't ready yet, I guess. Anyway, fast forward to 2017, I got a...
by maghdalenal
Thu May 09, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] How do I get an appimage to show up as an application?
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: [SOLVED] How do I get an appimage to show up as an application?

So does anyone know how to do it manually? I got the Scrivener Appimage to be executable in the permissions tab under "Properties", but it didn't ask if i wanted a menu item. It's in my downloads folder for right now. Is there a particular folder I should put it in, like "Opt", and could someone wal...
by maghdalenal
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: (Solved) Jump lists in Mate
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Jump lists in Mate

Thanks a lot! That helps a lot. I like Cinnamon, but I like Mate best because kinder to my resources. :) I think this can be solved.

Maghdalena
by maghdalenal
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: MATE
Topic: (Solved) Jump lists in Mate
Replies: 2
Views: 207

(Solved) Jump lists in Mate

I know you can do "jump lists" in the Cinnamon desktop, but can you do that in the panel for Mate and XFCE as well? That is, pin recent documents to the panel like you can Windows 7 and Cinnamon? I couldn't find anyone addressing that. Is that just a Gnome 3/Cinnamon thing, or could I do it in Mate ...
by maghdalenal
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: a separate partition for /home
Replies: 10
Views: 2388

Re: a separate partition for /home

Is this like redirecting the libraries in Windows 7 by any chance? That is, in my case, I linked the Downloads, Documents, Music, and Videos for me and my husband, and I save to the pertinent "library", but the files are actually stored on our external hard drive. If so, then that's what I'd like to...
by maghdalenal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Downloading via mirrors vs Torrent: Which is best?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Downloading via mirrors vs Torrent: Which is best?

My next question is does anyone have any opinions about which is best, downloading the torrent version of Mint Mate and Cinnamon: Torrent or Mirror? I understand there can be errors or verifying issues with mirrors, but which is a better idea for a newbie, downloading the iso by torrent or mirror? A...
by maghdalenal
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

As far as posting on a "solved" issue/question, not a problem. That's nice to know about memory issues with VM. Yikes!

Also, I agree, the invasiveness isn't worth the money you pay for Windows 10? Not liking the sound of that.

Thanks again!
Maghdalena Logan
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

That's interesting. I thought it was required. I don't know all that much about Virtual Box, so I guess I better check out their user guide, lol. I wouldn't mind if I didn't have to activate it and see what happens. Thanks for the info. :)
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

I use Xfce on my old netbook but I don't really think there's that much of a difference between it and Mate in terms of performance. Not enough to use Xfce if you prefer Mate. The best way is to dl the live CDs of both versions. Then boot them from a USB stick if possible and try them yourself. On ...
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

Anyway, this is the breakdown of what our system has right now: Windows 7 Professional, 64 bit SP1. Intel Core 2 Duo 3.00 GHz. (Wolfdale 43 technology RAM: 8GB Memory on DDR3, with a limit of 16 GB HP 3048h motherboard with Intel. (I know it's a little long in the tooth) Integrated Video(No video c...
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

I think you should install linux mint with cinammon DE as it is very comfortable for window users. And then install windows 10 in virtual box for some of the softwares that you want to use that only windows support. By the way i also watched that video of joe collins and he is right. I also not rec...
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

I use Windows XP Mode (.vdk file I think?) and Windows VIsta Home on Vbox. (XP mode on laptop, Vista on desktop) What is .vdk. I'm not familiar with that type of file. Can I run XP Mode in Virtual Box? Is that even possible? I have the XP Professional saved in my documents for XP Mode, PrintMaster ...
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

as a fwiw reply, xfce might the light version of a desktop environment, but that doesn't mean you can't install the same apps as are on other desktop environments. i prefer xfce on the older machines i've had and on newer one's also. as far as those windows 10 scare stories. half the reason i dropp...
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

I normally dual boot windows 10 and linux mint in a Thinkpad laptop, no problems at all. I also have an HP SFF (core i5, 8GB RAM9), it runs Mint Mate flawlessly, but surely Cinnamon would run either very well. Thanks. Good to know about Mate. I like either Cinnamon and Mate from what I'm seeing on ...
by maghdalenal
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

I use Xfce on my old netbook but I don't really think there's that much of a difference between it and Mate in terms of performance. Not enough to use Xfce if you prefer Mate. The best way is to dl the live CDs of both versions. Then boot them from a USB stick if possible and try them yourself. On ...
by maghdalenal
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

Well, that's good to know. I do hear a lot of good things about MInt and Cinnamon, particularly, and that it's very familiar with Windows. Again, thanks As far as scary stories, Joe Collins on YouTube was saying that if you don't understand what you're doing, you can "brick yourself out of both Wind...
by maghdalenal
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: <SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower
Replies: 19
Views: 421

<SOLVED> Mint Mate vs XFCE on HP Compaq 6000 Pro Microtower

I hope this is the right place; I'm a newbie to Linux and Mint so thought this might be the best place to ask. If not, please redirect me, please. As you know, the life cycle of Windows 7 is coming to an end next January, and since we don't really want to move to Windows 10 because of what I've been...

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