Laptop with external HDD as a super-budget solution.....???

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Re: Laptop with external HDD as a super-budget solution.....???

Dweeble wrote:

OK, numpty incoming...Irfanview is brilliant at adding IPTC data....it only exists for Windows. Does that mean it couldn't run under Linux?

If you don't mind configuring WINE, apparently you can:

"Q: Can I use IrfanView on Linux?
A: Yes. There is no native-Linux version of IrfanView. However, you can use IrfanView in conjunction with Linux programs like WINE, Windows Linux emulators and Linux-based virtual machines. Take the ZIP version of IrfanView and unzip it or copy your existing Windows IrfanView folder to Linux. This is easier because the installer may need additional Windows DLLs to run. See instructions on: IrfanView on Linux with Wine ."

https://www.irfanview.com/faq.htm#PAGE15

I use Windows for everything important, including the excellent IrfanView.

I have a Linux boot drive on this PC, but I seldom use it; I just like to keep an eye on new OS developments. I've never had the need to try WINE, but CAcreeks who is a frequent poster here probably knows much more about it.

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