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by mathazar102
Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VMWare and Linux mint
Replies: 9
Views: 1434

Re: VMWare and Linux mint

Hello! Whenever you go to install something on Mint use a tarball or a .deb file...don't use a .rpm. RPMs are used for some other Linux distros (such as Fedora) while .deb files are used for Linux operating systems based off of Debian. RPMs and .deb files (they are both examples of package systems) ...
by mathazar102
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: If I have duel boot setup am I no safer than before?
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: If I have duel boot setup am I no safer than before?

I don't know how this would affect your gaming needs...but maybe you could just have Linux on your PC and then have a Windows XP virtual box to do all of your gaming on. Then, if you get a Windows virus it will be "trapped in the box" so to speak. (Although, I still would suggest running a...
by mathazar102
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: faster downloading?
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: faster downloading?

Like Grimdestripador said, you can use axel. Honestly, this post is the first time I had ever heard of axel so I decided to google it. Here is an interesting article that describes axel and prozilla (an alternative to axel that has a GUI and unlike axel, allows you to specify a FTP username and pass...
by mathazar102
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first!
Replies: 323
Views: 262468

Re: Questions about Defragging or Antivirus? Look here first

This most definitely applies to Linux too. Anyone with a little know-how can code malware for Linux. However the point is why would anyone bother? The so-called malware-market is essentially "catering" for Windows. Linux is not the target I agree with this statement. However, Linux is gai...
by mathazar102
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: which program?
Replies: 13
Views: 1507

Re: which program?

Another web program that you might look into is Drupal depending on what kind of website you are making. It is great for making blogs, company intranet websites, and many other things! It runs well off of an Apache web server.
by mathazar102
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Linux and Mint...
Replies: 31
Views: 3325

Re: New to Linux and Mint...

Hello Engine66! In your first post, you asked for suggestions on what books to read. In my Linux Workstation college class we used "LPIC-1--Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide" by Roderick W. Smith. The ISBN is 978-0-470-40483-6. It gives a pretty good foundation for new...
by mathazar102
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why do new people give up on Linux?
Replies: 1184
Views: 204264

Re: Why do new people give up on Linux?

I think part of the reason why many computer users shy away from using Linux is because it is easy to find self-help websites for Windows that do not use lots of technical jargon. There should be more websites that assist Linux "newbies" with a limit on the use of technical jargon (if tech...
by mathazar102
Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox Error in Linux Mint [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 948

Re: VirtualBox Error in Linux Mint

Thank you all for your suggestions. I had shut down my laptop and then restarted it later in the evening. I tried starting up the Ubuntu virtual machine...and it worked! :o I wonder why it would work with just restarting it when it acted like there was a package missing. Well, I guess if anybody has...
by mathazar102
Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: VirtualBox Error in Linux Mint [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 948

VirtualBox Error in Linux Mint [Solved]

Hello! I have just installed VirtualBox in Linux Mint (Gloria). I am planning on using VirtualBox to work with other Linux distros that I use in college such as Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu client, and Fedora (I also would like to experiment with Solaris). I used MintInstall to install VirtualBox and then ...
by mathazar102
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: AVG installation unsuccessful [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

Re: AVG installation unsuccessful

Thank you all for your advice! :D
by mathazar102
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Newbi needs help
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Newbi needs help

Hello! Maddog is right, top is a great command to see processes running at real time on your system. If you want just a snapshot of what processes are running on your system and not have the processes constantly change order, use the ps command. If you need to kill a process after you identify the P...
by mathazar102
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New windows opening *behind* current ones
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: New windows opening *behind* current ones

Sorry...just noticed this was posted in August. Are you still having problems with that?
by mathazar102
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New windows opening *behind* current ones
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: New windows opening *behind* current ones

Hello! When did this problem start happening? What were you doing when this first occurred? I wouldn't think that your hardware would have anything to do with it. I'll try to see what might be causing it. :)
by mathazar102
Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: AVG installation unsuccessful [Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 1085

AVG installation unsuccessful [Solved]

Hello! I am pretty new to Linux, so please bear with me. :) (I have Linux Mint Gloria 7.) I know that Linux is considerably less vulnerable to viruses in comparison to Windows. However, I wanted to install an anti-virus to be on the safe side. I successfully downloaded the .deb version of the free A...

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