Chris

Lives in Netherlands Near Amsterdam, Netherlands
Works as a IT Architect
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Joined on Jan 8, 2001

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  • The computer itself is a lowly spec'ed pc, with touchscreen running a locked down linux, with a desktop that provides easy access to most functions (mail, chat, etc...).
  • A lot of reactions point at the ludicrous price point for what is on offer. But I think you would also need to consider that many people that never grew up with pc's, internet, have some aversion ...
  • Given the specs, if you're that person that knows how, any reasonably spec'ed machine can be built to work like this. It's simply Linux with a special desktop. I'd be a little worried about the ...
  • You can replace KDE by Cinnamon, and if you're happy, then remove KDE, but why would you do that? Kubuntu is tailored for a great KDE experience, and you'd be installing a vanilla Cinnamon, so ...
  • The message you're getting tells you that the package mate-desktop-environment is not present in the repositories you have configured. I installed mate from the debian backports, so you first ...
  • You can set the network to host only (no connection outside of the host) or private network, or... there are several options. But you can define a virtual network, which can only be used by ...
  • Windows 7, like Windows XP, at some point will not be interesting to companies providing solutions. For software, it is mostly an API kind of discriminator. For hardware, it is the cost of having ...
  • Accessing a bootable USB key is as simple as plugging it in and routing it to the VM. However, booting from a bootable USB key is not. Simply add the iso image to the CD/DVD drive to boot, that ...
  • Linux is mostly troublesome with stuff that is designed for Windows only. If the manufacturer then decides not to tell anyone how to drive the hardware, it is strictly YMMV. Some bits work quite ...
  • By far the easiest option is to simply add the iso to the CD/DVD Drive. But USB is supported, if you have the extensions installed. Plug in the USB stick, switch to the VM, press the hotkey, or ...
  • Of course, as NTFS is not a documented format, I would say it is a YMMV situation. My central files are on a NAS, which uses EXT4, and plays nice with both Linux and Windows, because of the ...
  • I use Windows 10 every working day, and only yesterday one of its nasty habits surfaced, a colleague, who runs only Win10 on his laptop, was kept from leaving the office, because when he tried to ...
  • Originally LMDE was the riskier of the Mint's, it has now become the safer of the Mints. I switched to Debian 10 after buying a new laptop. Debian 10 was ok, but quite a bit of customization ...
  • Generally I take a full installation image, write it to a n USB stick and install from there. Although I didn't try 9.5, I tried a couple of the earliers releases and all worked well. The netinst ...
  • I run Linux Mint Debian Edition. It is almost like running Debian stable, but in a more usable and visually appealing form. I run that because I want stability, I want to avoid the Ubuntu layer ...
  • No, just follow the instructions for Ubuntu 16.04. In general, seeing Mint 18 is based on Ubuntu 16, which in turn is based on Debian Stretch, your approach to installing software is simply trying ...
  • I'm not too familiar with Ubuntu, for Debian, 9.0 or stable would be 'stretch', for Ubuntu 16.04 it is 'Xenial' I believe. So use that.....
  • Also, some have reported that using the VB packages from the distro have not worked well. I also add the VirtualBox repository to my installation and only install their packages, not the distro's ...
  • Mint 18.2 is based on 16.04, so that's the one you need. AMD64, as you are running a 64bit kernel. In addition, make sure the stuff to build the drivers (DKMS, build-essentials (that's what Debian ...
  • Almost, any shared folders would need editing, but otherwise no problem If VirtualBox runs as a host, it will work. The VirtualBox websites list the supported host OS's, including the various ...
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