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  1. Re: Can you install Ubuntu, or Xubuntu on a Acer c720 Chromebook?

    The original 2012 Acer C7 had a 360GB hard drive, and, with Chrubuntu, made for a great $200 Linux laptop. More recent Chromebooks have far smaller SSDs instead.

    I'd get a nice cheap new Windows...
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    Re: Need help, I'm a new user of Linux

    And you just might like nano, as well. I certainly do.
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Command equivalent to yum provides in Ubuntu

    Apt is very different from yum, which is very different from pacman or yay.

    Your best bet is to read the apt manpage.
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    [SOLVED] Re: 20.04 GOG-Galaxy comments...

    Bear in mind that Steam has over 3000 native Linux games, and, with Steam Play with Proton, over a thousand more Windows games are 100% playable.

    Gaming in Linux used to be the main reason people...
  5. Re: What I would like to do for starters with this Ubuntu

    Ubuntu MATE, in the Mate Tweak app, allows your desktop to look like Windows (Redmond), OSX (Cupertino), and Unity (Mutiny!) as well as the usual top-down menus.
  6. [SOLVED] Re: Which of these eSport games works on Ubuntu?

    There will always be games Linux gamers just can't play, but my own Steam library has few in the "Borked" category. There are a pile of games we can play.

    And https://www.protondb.com is your best...
  7. Re: Suggestions for a new Laptop which can run new games

    The new AMD APUs are very good indeed. I have an Acer Nitro 5, with a Ryzen 5 2500U which is a 4-core, 8-thread CPU, with Vega 8 graphics. According to benchmarks in action games, it's about as...
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    Re: Crusader Kings 3 coming this year!

    They're (the Paradox grand strategy games) incredibly complicated, and have a steeper learning curve than they should, but once one figures out what the fark is going on, much pleasure can be derived.
  9. Thread: Git Gud

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    Re: Git Gud

    Oh, certain games still have that kind of community. On the Steam Dominions 5 forums, people will propose a strategy and attract a number of comments about its efficacy, something which might work...
  10. Re: Install DOES NOT allow drive selection

    You should choose "Something Else," and not use the "Install" selection.

    You probably will have to use the top buttons to select the drive you want to install Linux on, but make sure that it...
  11. Thread: Git Gud

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    Re: Git Gud

    It's the thing that gamers use to show contempt for anyone without their mad skillz when they ask a simple question as you did.

    Here, and in just about every other distro's forums, we treat...
  12. Thread: Hi

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    Re: Hi

    Also, Google University will work for practically any Linux (not at all just Ubuntu) system's problems. It is Your Friend.

    For the more technically-minded, there is...
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    Re: xbox conteroller no start button

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/165210/how-do-i-get-an-xbox-360-controller-working
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    Re: Steam issue in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    The ONLY way to properly install Steam is from the repositories:

    sudo apt install steam

    There are thousands of games which run on Steam for Linux, both native Linux games, and, with Steam Play...
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    Re: Graphic Cards Recommendation

    You should do very well with either nVidia OR ATI. Both give excellent results for Linux.
  16. Re: Discussion of software that is not included in Ubuntu

    I moved from Ubuntu, after twelve years, to Manjaro for the huge software availability. I got sick of PPAs, and compiling the apps which disappeared long ago from the Ubuntu repos, which frequently...
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    My very bad Solus experience

    So, being an inquisitive guy, I downloaded the Solus .iso. Burned it, booted it, said, "that's interesting, and rebooted. The Solus live session came back up with no USB installed. I rebooted again...
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    Re: EndeavourOS-Easy Arch!

    I did try installing Arch, and realized that 12 years as a user had taught me little about fstab and other esoterica. Not being eager to hose my system, and try all over again, I used Manjaro and now...
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    Re: EndeavourOS-Easy Arch!

    They're real He-Men, spending a lot of time instead of just using Calamares and get it right automatically. As easy to install as Ubuntu itself, and, horrors! An easy-to-install Arch system! The Arch...
  20. [ubuntu] Re: Help Burning iso DVD files to disc ubuntu 18.04

    There are several DVD ripping apps, which extract the data on the DVD into a playable video file and are able to get past DRM, which then can be burned to that big DVD and should work fine.
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    Re: Unofficial repos for new software?

    Having moved to the easiest way to install Arch, EndeavourOS, which allows your choice of desktop during installation, and gets you into pure Arch, with the largest library of software available,...
  22. Thread: step zero

    by oldrocker99
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    [ubuntu] Re: step zero

    What you need is a Nero option to "burn an image." That is how to do it. A far better way is to burn the .iso to a USB thumb drive, using the free program Rufus, which works like a champ.

    Win7 is...
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    Re: Stuck at the very beginning

    I am now ROOT !!
    I am trying the package manager and (on a new/clean installation of Ubuntu 18.0.4) I get an error "Unable to fetch some archives ............" when I try running # apt-get -y...
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    Re: EndeavourOS-Easy Arch!

    And when I said "vanilla Arch," I meant just that. Pacman wasn't installed, and pamac had to be compiled. I had gotten accustomed to Manjaro's packages, which exceed the packages in the Arch repos.
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    EndeavourOS-Easy Arch!

    There was a much-loved Arch version called Antergos, which distinguished itself by installing your choice of DEs during installation. It was a project which ended last year, because the small team...
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