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by daithi81
Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Mint, mixed feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: New to Mint, mixed feelings

Ok, I have yet another twist in this tale. I use a mobile broadband device, a Sierra wireless one. Up until this afternoon, it was working just fine on Mint, and now it wont. It connects just fine but I cannot connect to the internet, and update manager can't get online, software manager, etc. So, ...
by daithi81
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Mint, mixed feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: New to Mint, mixed feelings

Ok, I have yet another twist in this tale. I use a mobile broadband device, a Sierra wireless one. Up until this afternoon, it was working just fine on Mint, and now it wont. It connects just fine but I cannot connect to the internet, and update manager can't get online, software manager, etc. So, h...
by daithi81
Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Mint, mixed feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: New to Mint, mixed feelings

Installing WINE sudo apt-get install wine (or install thru Synaptic) should allow you to run a number of windows applications. Some run very well, some ok, some so-so, and some not at all. What applications are you needing access to? Reason 4.0 Stata 8 LaTeX (this works on Linux anyway, right?) Mat...
by daithi81
Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Mint, mixed feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Re: New to Mint, mixed feelings

Whoops! I think you might be right! :oops:

Ok, that's great then, because I really like the OS and I am eager to move from Vista. However, there are 2-3 programs that I have on Windows that I cannot do without, is there any way to get Windows programs to run on Linux?
by daithi81
Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: New to Mint, mixed feelings
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

New to Mint, mixed feelings

Hello, I just this evening tried out this OS, having partially used Ubuntu previously but mainly Windows. I like the idea of Linux, but I found Ubuntu to be too much hassle. So I mainly saw Ubuntu as a kind of back up OS in case Vista lost its way (which is a lot). Anyway, someone recommended Mint a...

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