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by bensatlantic
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED ] Execution of p7zip application?
Replies: 4
Views: 432

[SOLVED ] Execution of p7zip application?

Hi - Running Mint V17.1 w/ Cinnamon Desktop. Software manager shows that I have p7zip application installed, but it is located in usr/bin and not my applications folder. I'm thinking that it is the type of application that must be run from the terminal only (not GUI). How do I execute this program a...
by bensatlantic
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED ] Best Laptops for Linux Conversion?
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: Best Laptops for Linux Conversion?

Thanks for the feedback and personal recommendations - I'm fired up to try some of these. Actually, cost aside - I'd probably miss that aspect if I bought a pre-loaded Linux machine - I really enjoy the DIY aspect of the conversion.
by bensatlantic
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED ] Best Laptops for Linux Conversion?
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

[SOLVED ] Best Laptops for Linux Conversion?

]Five years ago I discovered Linux and converted my Dell N5110 from Windows 7 to Ubuntu, then finally to Mint and I've been a Linux user ever since. I've converted several Windows PC's to Linux and in that time with great results. It's good to see so many new laptops available (2017) pre-loaded with...
by bensatlantic
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Applications not in Software Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Applications not in Software Manager

I have tried to run audio software on 'production' machines or 'daily drivers' and I've given up. Audio machines differ drastically from the common desktop; their need for - high single core performance - real-time or low-latency requirements to the kernel - use of a dedicated audio server like Jac...
by bensatlantic
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Applications not in Software Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Applications not in Software Manager

Thanks for the helpful responses and advice - especially the reminder to look to Linux software as an ultimate solution for a complete system. I hadn't realized so much new music software had been created. Also - thanks to xenopeek for helping me take the first steps in understanding how to execute ...
by bensatlantic
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Applications not in Software Manager
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Applications not in Software Manager

Hi Guys - I'm a Linux Mint user going on 4 years now. I love Linux and run Mint on all of my computers except for an old i5 desktop that I use to run Windows, so that I can run music software programs and digital audio workstations. I'm going to start exploring Wine, but never really liked the idea ...

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