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Old 12-15-2010, 02:09 PM   #31
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Mint,huh? Just looked at their pdf manual.It looks good,at least to my eyes.Either download to cd/dvd or to pendrive,if the forum explains any problems about usbs.
My earliest question is the bit I have no reply to:downloading to the computer;on windows you downloasdf,open or save and run.On this linux I download,open or save and click on "downloads" then WHAT"? I get lost:"open" produces the same thing in the downloads,"open containing folder" gets me "open,add,extract etc etc"......brick wall time.Sorry
Once you download the iso file, open a CD burning program - I'm not sure what Linpus has though, look for something called Brasero or K3b, those are most likely - and select burn disc image. (Don't burn as a data CD.) Then navigate to where the iso is downloaded and select that.

It's possible, being netbook oriented, that linpus doesn't have a burning program installed by default. If so, you were able to get to a terminal right? Try entering this
Code:
su -c 'yum install brasero'
 
Old 12-15-2010, 02:28 PM   #32
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The "Windows key" isn't just for Microsoft. It was originally the Super Key and Microsoft decided the make keyboard manufacturers print the Windows logo on it ().

Many Linux apps call it the Super key, and I hope that it will eventually get it's correct, non-OS-biased name back, at least on Linux!
 
Old 12-15-2010, 03:07 PM   #33
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...downloading to the computer;on windows you downloasdf,open or save and run.On this linux I download,open or save and click on "downloads" then WHAT"?
open a terminal and enter
Code:
wget http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint/stable/9/linuxmint-9-gnome-dvd-i386.iso
this will download the Mint-DVD-image 32bit with Gnome.

I've inserted a fast mirror in Canada, if your on another continent, please use another mirror.

Markus

EDIT: i did not see the posts on page 3 of the thread when writing the post

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:23 AM   #34
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I took the liberty to merge your own thread w/ the initial thread-jack
post and its responses.


Cheers,
Tink
Just wondering,was the use of "hijack" typical rudeness or is it usual for geeks to have no social graces?I'm sure a politer word could be used.
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:36 AM   #35
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I use easypeasy on my netbook. I have an older netbook, an EEEPC 900. Can't get much easier than that. I got tired of the interface though and started running openbox.

Here are step by step instructions to download and install easypeasy.
Thank you sag47,you must have replied while I was posting mine and then I logged out.I think I'l spend xmas analysing mint,ubuntu and your easypeasy suggestion.Presumably aa mine is a laptop with a netbook type os then easypeasy could also be installed on mine.Probably,if I choose this one,I'll do it via usb stick.I notice,as per my other posting re ubuntu,the easypeasy site asks if I am downloading via windows or ubuntu/linux,so presumably I can download on to my linpus?Or would it be better to do it on a windows computer and transfer to my usb stick? If so,it sounds like we are still subservient to microsoft.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #36
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Once you download the iso file, open a CD burning program - I'm not sure what Linpus has though, look for something called Brasero or K3b, those are most likely - and select burn disc image. (Don't burn as a data CD.) Then navigate to where the iso is downloaded and select that.

It's possible, being netbook oriented, that linpus doesn't have a burning program installed by default. If so, you were able to get to a terminal right? Try entering this
Code:
su -c 'yum install brasero'

I'm looking at all these replies wondering whether to follow jokicloud,mint or ubuntu.I would prefer not to resort to windows if I can.
This is why I just picked one option that I think is good, rather than throw a whole array of options at you. Sometimes all this choice can be paralyzing. Basically know that you can't really go wrong with any of the major distros, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuse, or Mandriva. Mint is very very similar to Ubuntu, but has some added goodies and many people consider it one of the best distros for people coming from Windows. Just pick one and run with it.

If you prefer a more traditional looking operating system, don't use Jolicloud. In that case I would definitely recommend Linux Mint. I thought you had a netbook. (Though if you like social networking, you might still consider Jolicloud. It's very web oriented.)

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A friend has an older ubuntu on disc but advises me against if I don't know what I am doing.Ubuntu website download confuses me as they ask if I am downloading via windows,mac or ubuntubviously none of them
If you go with Ubuntu, don't use an older one. Use the long term release (10.04) or the latest release (10.10). It is one of the more beginner oriented distros. Any linux will have a learning curve, since it is different from what you are used to, but not ultimately more difficult than Windows. (Outside of relearning stuff.)

It doesn't matter which OS you are using to download the Ubuntu iso, or any linux iso file. It's just a matter of using the programs available to you for burning the iso to a CD/DVD or putting it on a flash drive so you can install it.

Thanks reed9,I have put the 2 replies together:
1-No idea if it has cd burning but putting the yum brasero line into a terminal produced not found.
2-I'll ignore the old ubunto then and,as per my previous replies,will look at mint,easypeasy and decide which one.Then download it on a friend's computer ovedr xmas and put it on my usb stick for installation when I get back.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #37
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Hi,

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Just wondering,was the use of "hijack" typical rudeness or is it usual for geeks to have no social graces?I'm sure a politer word could be used.
Actually hi-jack is appropriate whenever someone directs a thread by a errant personal post that is not constructive or contributes to the intent of the originator of the thread (OP).

Not rude at all! You committed the action therefore the mod moved your content to another thread to insure that your problem could be addressed politely and professionally.

So suggest a word that would politely be presented to you for such a rude action on your part.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 09:52 AM   #38
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Hi,


Actually hi-jack is appropriate whenever someone directs a thread by a errant personal post that is not constructive or contributes to the intent of the originator of the thread (OP).

Not rude at all! You committed the action therefore the mod moved your content to another thread to insure that your problem could be addressed politely and professionally.

So suggest a word that would politely be presented to you for such a rude action on your part.
Well considering the meaning of hijack and its connotations,plus the fact that I am a newbie,hence the welcome from those same people,it is clear that my action was not hijacking;no malice was intended etc.Invade might be a better word but in the circumstances nothing needs to be said
apart from "please start another thread".hijack implies it was intentional.I was not rude as it was just a mistake following the instruction to "make my first posting"

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Old 12-16-2010, 10:02 AM   #39
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open a terminal and enter
Code:
wget http://mirror.csclub.uwaterloo.ca/linuxmint/stable/9/linuxmint-9-gnome-dvd-i386.iso
this will download the Mint-DVD-image 32bit with Gnome.

I've inserted a fast mirror in Canada, if your on another continent, please use another mirror.

Markus

EDIT: i did not see the posts on page 3 of the thread when writing the post
Just for "practice" I am downloading this but I suspect if you say Canada it will not work or work well.I am in Spain so probably a mirror,whatever that is,in Europe will be better.If it does download correctly at leastI can try to follow the instructions.
Thanks anyway.
 
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Some extra questions-whether it is ubuntu,mint or easypeasy,what is the browser? Is there one automatically there or will my shiretoko,a tyype of mozilla,just migrate?In fact installing any of these does not mean deleting linpus lite,does it? I can just ignore it?
 
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The whole point is to delete Linpus Lite for good! And what do you mean by "migrate"?

And how do you think it's not rude to "hijack" a thread? It's the equivalent of seeing a person asking a question to someone and you stepping in in the middle of the conversation, shoving away the person asking, and asking your own question.
 
Old 12-16-2010, 10:27 AM   #42
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Hi,

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Well considering the meaning of hijack and its connotations,plus the fact that I am a newbie,hence the welcome from those same people,it is clear that my action was not hijacking;no malice was intended etc.Invade might be a better word but in the circumstances nothing needs to be said
apart from "please start another thread".hijack implies it was intentional.I was not rude as it was just a mistake following the instruction to "make my first posting"
I'll give you the 'newbie' part but be forewarned that we are here to assist all that participate on LQ. Your interpretations but remember this is a moderated forum so I do suggest that you re-read LQ Rules.

By injection into a ongoing thread your personal non-related posts will be considered non-constructive thus 'hi-jacking'. No other word nor definition warranted. No one was hurt but damage to the flow of the original post and continuity of the thread can cause the thread to be difficult to read for understanding.

You posted, so it was intentional to the thread but not abiding simple netiquette caused corrective actions. So get over it and hopefully this will not occur again. Your continued participation here on LQ will benefit you and other members as long as we all abide by the LQ Rules. Add in professional courtesy along with respect and we all benefit.

Enough said!
 
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:13 AM   #43
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Just for "practice" I am downloading this but I suspect if you say Canada it will not work or work well.I am in Spain so probably a mirror,whatever that is,in Europe will be better.If it does download correctly at leastI can try to follow the instructions.
Thanks anyway.
then you may use this one in Portugal, it's even faster:
Code:
wget http://cesium.di.uminho.pt/pub/linuxmint/stable/10/linuxmint-10-gnome-dvd-i386.iso
Markus
 
Old 12-16-2010, 11:18 AM   #44
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Hi,



I'll give you the 'newbie' part but be forewarned that we are here to assist all that participate on LQ. Your interpretations but remember this is a moderated forum so I do suggest that you re-read LQ Rules.

By injection into a ongoing thread your personal non-related posts will be considered non-constructive thus 'hi-jacking'. No other word nor definition warranted. No one was hurt but damage to the flow of the original post and continuity of the thread can cause the thread to be difficult to read for understanding.


You posted, so it was intentional to the thread but not abiding simple netiquette caused corrective actions. So get over it and hopefully this will not occur again. Your continued participation here on LQ will benefit you and other members as long as we all abide by the LQ Rules. Add in professional courtesy along with respect and we all benefit.

Enough said!

While I welcome your "veiled" apology for a possible rudeness towards me,I am amazed that you still consider hijack appropriate in this instance.I'd be amazed to if you can make a valid comparison between my "unfortunate" error and the action of a hijacker.
Enough,as you say,said
 
Old 12-16-2010, 11:23 AM   #45
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The whole point is to delete Linpus Lite for good! And what do you mean by "migrate"?

And how do you think it's not rude to "hijack" a thread? It's the equivalent of seeing a person asking a question to someone and you stepping in in the middle of the conversation, shoving away the person asking, and asking your own question.
1-delete linpus for good,fine.I just was not sure if it is replaced or sidelined.
2-"migrate"-I wanted to know which browser any of these new os would have or if my install shiretoki would somehow pass over to the new one rather than just disappearing.
3-As I replied in another posting-when you make a mistake it is accidental,whatever the result.The act of hijacking has a lot more malicious connotations to it.
 
  


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