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The PeaZip Saga: Installing in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I wanted an archiver that would do for me, in Linux, more or less what WinRAR did for me in Windows. PeaZip appeared to be the best game in town. This post describes my project of installing it. Contents Installing … Continue reading

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Lubuntu in VMware Player: “The system is not connected to the Internet”

I was installing Lubuntu in a virtual machine (VM) in VMware Workstation Player. Lubuntu booted up. Its desktop offered an icon, “Install Lubuntu 20.04 LTS.” I double-clicked on that. It said, “Welcome to the Lubuntu installer.” Then, a moment later, … Continue reading

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Attempting to Create a Minimal Ubuntu System

For posterity, this post describes several semi-failed attempts I made to create a small Ubuntu system, before finally finding that a minimal installation option was available within the regular desktop Ubuntu ISO. Another post provides the details on the approach … Continue reading

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A Windows Power User Configures Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.3 on an Acer Laptop (Long Version)

In a previous post, I expressed the view that the Linux community could only make Linux dominant on the desktop by ceasing its attempts to compete with Microsoft for ordinary end users, and instead concentrate its limited resources on attracting … Continue reading

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Trying CentOS Linux as a Desktop Solution

As discussed in a previous post, I decided to try using the CentOS distribution of the Linux operating system (OS) on my laptop computer. This post describes the process of installing and tweaking CentOS as desired. This effort failed, in … Continue reading

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A Windows 7 User Installs and Tweaks Windows 10 (rough cut, incomplete)

Contents Introduction Preparations Updates Drivers Assorted Fixes File Explorer “Settings,” Control Panel, and Group Policy Editor Accounts and Security Portable Program File Associations Installing & Tweaking Software Context Menu Filetype Associations (continued) Other Tweaks . Introduction As described in another … Continue reading

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Installing Google Earth in a Linux Mint 18 x64 Virtual Machine

As described in another post, I was installing programs in a VirtualBox virtual machine (VM) running Linux Mint MATE (LMM) 18. Google Earth (GE) was not cooperating. This post describes the steps I took to troubleshoot it. The Recap at the end provides … Continue reading

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Installing and Configuring VirtualBox in Linux Mint

I was configuring a Linux Mint Cinnamon (LMC) 18 system to serve as host to virtual machines (VMs) via Oracle VirtualBox. This post describes the steps that I took to install and configure VirtualBox, so that I could start using … Continue reading

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Installing Adobe Reader in Linux Mint

This post describes my efforts to run Adobe Reader in Linux Mint. The first question was, which version of Adobe Reader? A Softpedia search produced links to Portable Adobe Reader 9.0 and also to the installer version. The latter’s download … Continue reading

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Installing and Configuring Linux Mint 17.3 (Rosa) Xfce on a Ten-Year-Old Dell XPS M1210 Laptop

This post describes the steps I took to install and configure Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce on an old Dell laptop. The installation effort was not always simple and straightforward. Some parts of this story benefit from the fact that I … Continue reading

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Dual Booting Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon

I was using a Lenovo E430 ThinkPad Edge E430 laptop, running Windows 7 x64. For reasons discussed in another post, I decided to reduce my reliance on Microsoft. In a different post, I concluded that setting up this laptop to … Continue reading

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Wine: Installing IrfanView in Linux

As described in another post, I was installing Linux Mint Xfce 17.3 on an old 32-bit Dell XPS M1210 laptop. As part of that installation, I decided to see if I could make IrfanView run on Wine in that Linux … Continue reading

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