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Old 04-13-2009, 12:13 PM   #16
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guyman:

Clue: As commented by Dissilusionist above that "Linpus Lite is very restrictive" I should say that it is not very easy for a newbie to configure nay install commercial windows-intended game software. One obstacle you will face under linux is the issue called "dependencies" in installation of software, this obstacle is very tricky, and as a newbie I should insist that you avoid this issue.

This means in simple english:

That, technically, Linpus Lite is not for you; and you will find better or EASIER Linux experience by installing Ubuntu or Debian Linux, rather than Linpus Lite. Restrictive distros need more amount of "reading-learning" than a more open distro like Ubuntu.

Ubuntu can install in a netbook, notebook, desktop or even a server machine. I don't see (as you have not also posted the reasons) why you insist on a Linpus Lite rather than the easier distributions like Ubuntu, Mint, Debian or Redhat.

There are more users of Ubuntu and Debian than Linpus Lite, this means in plain english ---that there are more users ready to help you under that distro than that of Linpus.

Install Ubuntu or Debian, there Wine is easily installed by just few clicks. Run wine to have it install your game. Check back how it goes.

BTW: About "doubleposts" or "reported" don't worry, the moderators/ or senior members are not talking about your person, they're merely talking about the subject of your post because it is not easy to manage things like this.

FINALLY: After installing an easier Linux distro, try to read some good tutorials first, this way you'll save time, effort and keep you away from hypertension. Very often a small amount of intelligence can save tons of disappointments.

Hope this helps. Goodluck.
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:17 PM   #17
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At last , thank you , some pointers as to where to start , this is good feedback for stupid people like me.
I never douple posted either as my 1st questions on each post were different just lead the same way. Thought i was back in school for the minute then being grassed up on.
The 1st link wont open for me but the others are fine thank you once again for the helpfull pointers and excuse my short patience but the thing is driving me nuts !
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:21 PM   #18
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the Linpus lite came with the netbook (stupid me) thought it would be like windows, never thought of reading up on it 1st, normally look into everything 1st.
Can i download from the easier OS from the netbook already running Lite ?
Are they free ?
Do you know best place to download ?

Cheers again
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:24 PM   #19
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Can i download from the easier OS from the netbook already running Lite ?
Are they free ?
Do you know best place to download ?
Download what? Are what free?
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:28 PM   #20
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Guyman, take a look at some of the links in my Signature / blogpost. they are mostly for the Acer Aspire One Netbook that runs Linpus Lite.

Some of the Tweaks links explain some of hte more common questions people have about Linpus Lite.



While there is some merit in malekmustaq suggestion to install a different Linux OS, I think that may be beyond your current level of Linux knowledge. Most Linux Distribution require you to get under the hood and do a little work to get things working on most netbooks, and from your posts in this thread I'd say not quite yet.. Stick with Linpus Lite for a bit until you become more comfortable, before thinking of switching things up.


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Old 04-13-2009, 01:23 PM   #21
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To add to what Farslayer posted, installing a different version of Linux won't necessarily solve your problems, they will probably still exist but under a different system. Far better to solve the problems you have and leave reinstalling to another day. Linpus is designed for the machine you have so you will avoid a number of pitfalls that people who install to more general hardware will have. Take some time to read through the links and to look around the web - there are resources out there written by people like you: people wh have had problems and then solved them and then written easy to read pages on how to do it yourself.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 03:16 PM   #22
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hi, me again,(big sigh i here)
Right i am going to try and explain what i have done so far and what i am trying to achive......
1. site i downloaded Scrabbke from
http://www.spintop-games.com/word_game_download/scrabble.html?gclid=CJLgnuaF8ZkCFRBhnAodRxf0Qw
2. Trial game downloaded and worked on Linux Linpus Lite
3. Now i right click on home page, click other , click Play Scrabble
4. window pops up with an option "already Purchased Game?" Click here
when i click on this another window opens but stays blank with a little clock in bottom left going aroound
it seems an ok site as had the exact same on old laptop and have it on my new one and it doesnt seem to a powerful programe to run on the netbook ....????
PLEASE PLEASE IM BEGGING HEEEEEEEEEEELPPPPPPPPP !!!!!
ps i have read some of your links whilst good and still reading i just need a pointer or step by step help

PS is Ubuntu easier to use ? read more window based system.....
 
Old 04-14-2009, 03:41 PM   #23
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Did you try looking at pyscrabble ?
yum install pyscrabble

or for Ubuntu it would be
sudo apt-get install pyscrabble

I don't know that either one is similar to windows.. They are both different and they will both require a learning curve.


If you want to try a different OS (Ubuntu for instance) there are links in my Sig to how-to's for Installing various flavors of Linux on the Acer Aspire one (not sure which netbook you own) Please read through the ones you are interested in to see if it's something you are willing to take on. Some of the installs can get quite involved.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 03:58 PM   #24
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Spintop, Big Fish, Pogo etc are really flaky on Linux. Basically, if they work it means that the moon was in your house or somesuch. I have never successfully gotten any of them to work. I would definitely suggest going with a Linux flavoured Scrabble game - at least you know it'll work.

As to jumping to another distro, since all the distros are designed for netbook use I doubt you'll have better experience with any of the others. However, as long as you have the disks to reinstall your current version, it may not do any harm to test them out.
 
  


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