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Old 01-16-2015, 10:13 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by SeattleEvander View Post
I have a Dell Latitude E5440. ... I want to change this machine into a customized Linux Workstation.
A laptop can't ever be turned into a workstation.
Get a powerful desktop and start from there.
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ICOM Radio Programming software

Originally Posted by SeattleEvander View Post
I have a Dell Latitude E5440. It currently is Running Windows 7 pro. I want to change this machine into a customized Linux Workstation. In order to that right I need to get all my device drivers copied from Dells Website I want to then figure out if these drivers would work for linux.
I then want to create a virtual windows desktop to run all and not limited to:

Microsoft visual Studio
Ableton live (DAW)
Auto Desk Inventor
Mentor Graphics PAD
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Premier
Red Giant Special Effects suites (various)
Quark Express
ICOM Radio Programming software
Microsoft Office
Just to name a few programs I want to run on my windows virtual desktop.
I wont ever take the virtual desktop online. I also want to have a highly secured system where permissions have to be signed for anything. Meaning that my windows desktop is virtually helpless in screwing with the rest of my system.

SO I will need a good open source O.S. and many links for the device drivers I need and how to change them to work.

Please explain things clearly with precise directions and links. I haven't flashed my bios yet and installed DBAN. I will when I feel I have all my ducks in a Row and I am ready to create a monster laptop. please email me directly
evander.callie at gmail dot com
I notice in your post ICOM Radio Programming software,are you a ham or swl ,in linux synaptic package manager Amateur Radio you will find ICOM Radio Programming software you will find replacement for ICOM Radio Programming software,Chirp,

Your other concerns can be address as alternative apps can be found ,go through the software center and you can find the apps you need


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