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  • OS, Loads, Tests, & Trials!

    New thread to test and try different OS software.
    Last edited by big_teee; 04-07-2020, 11:01 PM.


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

  • #2
    Hi Terry, I just got a new refurbished laptop; it's a Dell with i7 4600U. I'd like to run Ubuntu on it, do you know which version I should look for? Maybe the latest is fine but my old Mac has got me used to needing older software.

    Thanks,
    Andy

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    • #3
      You shouldn't have any trouble at all running the latest Ubuntu with any i7. They'll be releasing a new version on the 17th (19.10, Eoan Ermine) of this month.
      -tb

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      • #4
        If you want to try Ubuntu beta live, while waiting for the new release, you could do that.
        Put the beta on a USB stick, and run it live, to test your hardware, especially your network and wifi.
        You can get the beta here.
        https://distrowatch.com/?newsid=10686
        That way you will know if you want to try the new 19.10 release.

        I will test and review the new 19.10 version here, when it comes out!

        GL,
        T
        Last edited by big_teee; 10-12-2019, 04:51 PM.


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

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        • #5
          Thanks guys, I think I will try the new release when it comes out in a few days. I might need a bit of help figuring it out.

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          • #6
            Making a conversion using Andys Ham Radio Linux ubuntu variant. Chock full of radio applications. So far not too bad.

            nosaj
            Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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            • #7
              Making a conversion using Andys Ham Radio Linux ubuntu variant.
              got any pictures?
              T


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

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              • #8
                Originally posted by big_teee View Post
                got any pictures?
                T
                How do you screenshot linux?

                nosaj
                Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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                • #9
                  It's easy.
                  get the apps open you want to Screenshot, then hit the print screen button.
                  The print screen button on a laptop is near the delete key at the top.


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

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                  • #10
                    Well that didn't work as I'm on a laptop and prtscr is one of the ones you have to use fN key. So I found flameshot which is similar to skitch which is good when you want to annotate a screenshot. What do you want to see besides desktop?
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                    nosaj
                    Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by nosaj View Post
                      Well that didn't work as I'm on a laptop and prtscr is one of the ones you have to use fN key. So I found flameshot which is similar to skitch which is good when you want to annotate a screenshot. What do you want to see besides desktop?
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                      nosaj
                      Really digging the responsiveness upgraded from a dual core laptop to an i3 with a SSD drive. Got chrome, rssfeeds , all the hamradio programs and electronics programs I could ever want. Just time to setup my offline mail reader and work out APRS.
                      nosaj
                      Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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                      • #12
                        Looks cool!
                        Yes the SSDs really speed things up a lot.
                        The mouse on your screen indicates you are using the XFCE desktop.
                        So Andy is starting with Xubuntu, and modifying from there.
                        If you want to know what kernel you are on?
                        Log in on console, and type hostnamectl
                        Here's mine
                        root@Mugu2:/home/terry# hostnamectl
                        Static hostname: Mugu2
                        Icon name: computer-laptop
                        Chassis: laptop
                        Machine ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                        Boot ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                        Operating System: Ubuntu 19.10
                        Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-40-generic
                        Architecture: x86-64
                        r


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

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by big_teee View Post
                          Looks cool!
                          Yes the SSDs really speed things up a lot.
                          The mouse on your screen indicates you are using the XFCE desktop.
                          So Andy is starting with Xubuntu, and modifying from there.
                          If you want to know what kernel you are on?
                          Log in on console, and type hostnamectl
                          Here's mine
                          root@Mugu2:/home/terry# hostnamectl
                          Static hostname: Mugu2
                          Icon name: computer-laptop
                          Chassis: laptop
                          Machine ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                          Boot ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
                          Operating System: Ubuntu 19.10
                          Kernel: Linux 5.3.0-40-generic
                          Architecture: x86-64
                          r
                          he was using icewm but I couldn't cut and paste from webpages into terminal, so I changed to xfce and all the little things I didn't like or didn't work were no longer a problem.
                          I thought it was a rat

                          jason@jason-Lat:~$ hostnamectl
                          Static hostname: jason-Lat
                          Icon name: computer-laptop
                          Chassis: laptop
                          Machine ID:
                          Boot ID:
                          Operating System: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
                          Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-74-generic
                          Architecture: x86-64
                          jason@jason-Lat:~$

                          nosaj
                          Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by big_teee
                            I downloaded the AndyLinux today.
                            I will mess with it tonight on the test computer.
                            I like Rat better than Mouse, too. lol
                            Instead of XFCE, I put Gnome on everything, if possible.
                            T
                            Are there reasons Gnome doesn't work on everything?
                            I think I tried gnome when Redhat was version 5, in college we had to load slackware linux on computers because then it was as close to unix as you could get using 3.5 floppy disks at 14.4k.


                            nosaj
                            Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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                            • #15
                              Don't know if this fits but I decided to look up games for linux, https://itsfoss.com/free-linux-games/
                              Checkout World of Guns:Gun Disassembly #20 looks interesting. The WWII tank sims look pretty cool

                              nosaj
                              Binkie McFartnuggets‏:If we really wanted to know the meaning of life we would have fed Stephen Hawking shrooms a long time ago.

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