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I think i made a big mistake

Post by Norman MYO » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:42 am

Hi Everyone,
Sorry about the subject. I tried to load Linux mint on my old XP desktop. I could not get it to run and so decided to test load it on my windows 7 laptop. Being a very old wrinkly I ticked the box to delete the old OS and now I have a laptop running Linux mint and have lost my Windows OS because I bought the laptop second hand I have not got a disc. So I am going to stick with a linux mint laptop. I will have loads of questions in the very near future. I use Sibelius as I am a musician. That program is not supported on Linux. Oh dear one should really read the information first Sorry.

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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by xenopeek » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:14 am

That's an abrupt switch to Linux Mint. But as you're here now, welcome to Linux Mint! Be sure to post questions so we can help you land on your feet.

Perhaps as first, it will be useful to read my introduction on how to install new software on Linux Mint: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=97158

Here are some suggestions from other users as to Linux alternatives for Sibelius: http://alternativeto.net/software/sibel ... form=linux. I don't know the program, so take a few minutes to read up on the suggested alternatives and see if there is one that would meet your needs.
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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by The-Wizard » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:00 am

Welcome to the Mint family forums,

your old xp laptop should run Mint but with either the Mate or better still XFCE desktops, [cinnamon is resource hungry]


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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by k357k9 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:18 am

Welcome! :D

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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by all41 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:23 am

I have a laptop running Linux mint and have lost my Windows OS
I think you did not make a mistake at all.
Welcome

also see here:
http://linuxmusicians.com/
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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by austin.texas » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:01 pm

Welcome to Mint and to the forum, Norman MYO !
Jumping right in!!!
Your "mistake" will work out. You will see.
There is some good info in this discussion:
Linux thinking/structure compared to Windows
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=177781


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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by vrkalak » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:47 pm

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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by Crewp » Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:11 pm

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Post by jesica » Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:41 am

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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by jahid » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:48 am

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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by ramjet1953 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:11 am

Hi, there!

There is a great music notation package called Lilypond.
It is available for download in the software manager.
Just click on 'Administration > Software Manager' in the main menu and type lilypond in the search area.

Here is a link to the site of the package authors: http://lilypond.org/

Regards,
Roger

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Re: I think i made a big mistake

Post by ramjet1953 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:27 am

Hello, again!

If you want a GUI for LilyPad, try Frscobaldi.
It is also available in the software centre.

Her is a link to the site: http://www.frescobaldi.org/

Regards,
Roger

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