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by DrM
Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: 64-bit runtime module for 64-bit apps under 32-bit Linux.
Replies: 1
Views: 161

64-bit runtime module for 64-bit apps under 32-bit Linux.

In the mid-nineties there used to be the Win32s runtime module to run 32-bit Windows programs under 16-bit Windows 3.xx, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win32s . It was in the era when Windows 95 was developed, some features of that OS were backported to Windows 3.11 and 32-bit applications were on...
by DrM
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:59 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Is Linux Secure or Vulnerable?
Replies: 48
Views: 8502

Re: Is Linux Secure or Vulnerable?

I think that Linux is indeed vulnerable for cross-platform Java and Flash scripts which are run in the webbrowser. A good idea is to check your Linux installation with Kaspersky's Rescue Disc which can be downloaded at [url]ftp://devbuilds.kaspersky-labs.com/rescuedisk/updatable/[/url] or Avira Scan...
by DrM
Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:58 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 38
Views: 7533

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

The official Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce release has still not been released yet, when will it be released?
by DrM
Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Releases & Announcements
Topic: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!
Replies: 38
Views: 7533

Re: Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” Xfce RC released!

Will this RC-release be automatically updated to the final release of Linux Mint 17.1 Xfce by the update manager?
by DrM
Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: do i really need an antivirus software on linux mint ?
Replies: 15
Views: 2706

Re: do i really need an antivirus software on linux mint ?

At least you should disable Java and Flash in your webbrowser, or set them to "ask to activate" in the browser's add-on list. Malware often use Flash and Java to infect your PC, malware written for Flash and Java are platform independent. In Linux your /home/<username> folder can be infected with ma...
by DrM
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?

I'm not clear on what your goals are with NTFS in general. Linux can handle NTFS filesystems no problem. As far as what you asked, you want to add a Grub option for a bootable disk image? Normally would burn this img file to a CD/DVD and then bootup the computer from this disc to run it. Are you wa...
by DrM
Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?
Replies: 3
Views: 382

How do I add NTFS4DOS to the grub menu?

I have the utility program NTFS4DOS, developed by Avira, which can be downloaded at http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Hard-Disk-Utils/Avira-NTFS4DOS-Personal.shtml . Ntfs4dos can be used to check disks with the NTFS filesystem. I have the bootable file ntfs4dos.img which contains this program. How...
by DrM
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Help. menulibre and whisker menu Mint 17 xfce
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: Help. menulibre and whisker menu Mint 17 xfce

A very strange problem. Uninstalling with "sudo apt-get purge menulibre" and installing it again with "sudo apt-get install menulibre" does not help.

At http://askubuntu.com/questions/430230/gnome-menu-broken I read the following to fix this problem, you have to remove the ~/.config/menus/.
by DrM
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LM 17 XFCE
Replies: 53
Views: 20245

Re: LM 17 XFCE

Where is the best place to report a bug? I have found a serious one that affects not only Xfce 17 RC, but also MATE 17 and Cinnamon 17 releases. This is a show stopper for me. It was not present in LM 16 Xfce. What is this serious bug which was not present in LM 16 Xfce? It must be reported, otherw...
by DrM
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:01 pm
Forum: Xfce
Topic: LM 17 XFCE
Replies: 53
Views: 20245

Re: LM 17 XFCE

I like the XFCE-edition of Linux Mint, because it is much less resources-hungry than Mate and Cinnamon editions are , especially when using older hardware.
by DrM
Sun May 11, 2014 7:50 am
Forum: Others
Topic: Will be Linux Mint 16 LXDE edition?
Replies: 14
Views: 9735

Re: Will be Linux Mint 16 LXDE edition?

antsunrise wrote:sudo apt-get install lxde works well. and no bloat. tried it out the other day. very light:)

And I agree with above. Lxde edition probably not needed.
And when I install the Lxde-desktop, will the xFce-desktop be removed completely?
by DrM
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: How to get latest Adobe Flash player update?
Replies: 13
Views: 1925

Re: How to get latest Adobe Flash player update?

The security-update of Adobe Flash has now been rolled out.
by DrM
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:33 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Re: quick and easy backup solution

DrHu wrote:"Rsync is a standard and very good process to use (only copying changed data, after an initial backup..)"
But Rsync does not pack the files into one compressed archive file like SBackup does. A compressed archive file takes less disk space.
by DrM
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Re: quick and easy backup solution

When I am on Debian, I use Debian software. When I am on Windows, I use Windows software (or I boot on a Linux live-media) :mrgreen: In my very own opinion, if you still want/have to use Windows software on a Linux distro, then you are indeed not ready to use a Linux distro. I mentioned Wine as an ...
by DrM
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Software in many distros is often very outdated.

Another example of an older version of a program in the Linux Mint 16 repos is Wine. At http://wiki.winehq.org/HowTo I read the following: Before you install Wine, make sure that there is no previous Wine installation on your system, either from a package or from source. If you haven't yet installed...
by DrM
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Re: quick and easy backup solution

sbackup is in the Mint repos. Remember to always use first software stored in repos before lurking around on the Internet . Only repos have stable, signed, tested and certified software for your distribution (PPAs are not part of the official repos). There may exist newer versions for whatever purp...
by DrM
Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Re: quick and easy backup solution

At https://launchpad.net/~sbackup-team/+archive/stable you can use the PPA of the latest version of SBackup. SBackup reminds me of a general backup util for Windows. More info about SBackup see https://launchpad.net/sbackup/. And does box-backup also have a GUI-frontend like SBackup?
by DrM
Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: quick and easy backup solution
Replies: 28
Views: 2053

Re: quick and easy backup solution

Does LuckyBackup also support incremental and differential backups? Lucky Backup which uses Rsync as a back-end, does store the files to be backed up into a single large .ZIP archive. Backup uitilities for Windows like Cobian Backup, BackupMaker and AceBackup often works with full, incremental and d...
by DrM
Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Cannot view Panoramio photos in Google Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 7220

Re: Cannot view Panoramio photos in Google Earth

The old version might introduce some bugs (e.g. with font appearance), but at least the Panoramio photos will be working. Or with searching for a place in an older version of Google Earth, which will give an invalid HTTP request. Can be solved by removing the /opt/google/earth/free/libcurl.so.4 file.
by DrM
Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Others
Topic: Will be Linux Mint 16 LXDE edition?
Replies: 14
Views: 9735

Re: Will be Linux Mint 16 LXDE edition?

I don't know if it is sensible to completely replace an xfce-desktop with an lxde one in Linux Mint 16. I think that there is a big change that you will thrash your Linux Mint installation when you replace xfce with lxde. Some files, folders and configuration data of xfce might remain after replacin...

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