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  • Ok I'm downloading it now.
    BTW, I used to tell my kids, when they were younger. "if wishes were horses" etc. I'm sure it irritated the hell out of them.
    Vote like your future depends on it.

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    • Everything seems to be working perfectly. Definitely one of the best software installation experiences I've had. Virtual XP still doesn't see the USB ports but I can easily connect through Linux and transfer files through the shared folder.
      Back when I first installed Linux on this computer (desktop), I had a lot of trouble finding the USB ports. I forget how I fixed it but it works now.

      https://music-electronics-forum.com/...1&d=1568297580
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      Last edited by dmeek; 09-13-2019, 04:35 AM.

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      • Originally posted by big_teee View Post
        How about zorin on one of your laptops?
        https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10575
        It is light on resources.
        I did a review, and it was snappy and easy to use.
        I reviewed it here, post 4.
        https://music-electronics-forum.com/...ad.php?t=48341
        T
        Thanks T. I'm using Zorin right now on my old Acer. So far I like it. I have Libuntu on the old Compaq. The OS seems about the same as Zorin. I never really liked that lapto though so probably won't use it. It seems to me that zorin, libuntu, and mint are all a lot like win xp which I always liked. I never did get used to any of the Win OS after xp.
        Vote like your future depends on it.

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        • I'm running Mint 18.2 Cinnamon 64 bit, v3.4.6, Kernel 4.13.0-42. Can I update to 20.04 without losing my settings and programs etc.?
          I've been using Linux for a few years but I'm still fairly clueless when it comes to the nuts and bolts of it.

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          • Can I update to 20.04 without losing my settings
            20.04 is Ubuntu, not Mint.
            The latest version of Mint is 19.3.
            19.3 is actually running off of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
            Mint is a Ubuntu rebranding, copy, change or improve type of thing.
            Mint is always way behind Ubuntu on what kernel, and software they are running.
            So I think the answer to your question would be no.
            You may could upgrade to 19.3, then maybe upgrade to their newer version, when it comes out?
            https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2018/07/...x-mint-19-easy


            "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride!" Scottish Proverb 1600s
            Terry

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            • OK, thanks. The reason I chose Cinnamon is that I didn't like the Unity desktop. Now that they're using Gnome I will probably like it more. I'll start setting up 20.04 on a separate hard drive.

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              • The new drive sounds good.
                This thread gives some tips on setting up a multi-boot HD for linux.
                You might want to look that over?
                https://music-electronics-forum.com/...ad.php?t=49505
                Also If you add 20.04, and get it running it is simple to add the Cinnamon desktop.
                after the desktop is added, then at bootup, you can select gnome or cinnamon.
                It will be something as simple as
                #apt install cinnamon
                I'm booted up on fedora right now, I will get back to you on the exact command.
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                ** root@Uprop2:/home/terry# apt install cinnamon
                That is the right command
                Last edited by big_teee; 04-25-2020, 11:24 PM.


                "If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride!" Scottish Proverb 1600s
                Terry

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                • My favorite arrangement is the donut base distro. This works great if you use cinnamon fudge (spicy edition) on top of it. Mint is horrid, don't even think about it. To get the best out of it, go for sprinkles and eat warm.


                  Sorry, I couldn't help myself...
                  Experience is something you get, just after you really needed it.

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